Gardening services – make your garden bonnie

If you would like some help with your garden, please get in touch. My ethos is simple – I treat every garden I work in with the respect and care that I give to my own garden.  That is what all gardeners should do. I offer a full range of gardening services, maintenance and advice for…

Hedge trimmer review – Einhell GE-PH 2555

A good hedge trimmer is an essential tool for any gardener – not just for cutting hedges but also for shaping larger garden shrubs such as photinia, cornus and aucuba. I recently purchased a new Einhell GE-PH 2555 from power tool and garden supply company FFX and while the hedge trimming season isn’t yet in full…

Creating a wildlife-friendly garden

Having a garden gives you a daily opportunity to see and learn about the wildlife that is living around your doorstep. There are things you can do to increase the amount of visitors your garden gets and here are a few tips: Plant a tree or shrub Having a tree or shrub in your garden…

Community growing at Glasgow’s Kinning Park

I like to help promote local good causes, so please read on if you are interested in horticulture and live in Glasgow.  This  blog post was brought to you by the Kinning Park Complex Herb and Sensory Garden in Association with My Park Scotland The Kinning Park Complex is an independent multi-use Community Centre in…

Artificial grass – a gardener’s friend or foe?

While artificial grass has been around for over 50 years, its only recently that we’ve seen a significant uptake in its usage amongst British gardeners and landscapers. In years gone by, artificial lawn installations were confined to sports clubs and professional or educational establishments, but recent improvements in the production of textile grass-like-carpet materials have…

Competition launches to find Scotland’s best gardener

The organisers of Gardening Scotland – the country’s national outdoor living show and garden festival – have launched a brand-new, nation-wide competition to find Scotland’s best gardener. The Gardener of the Year award is open to anyone with a passion for creating inspiring outdoor spaces, from novices to experts, young to old and amateurs to…

Tips to keep your garden neat & tidy

Every gardener has their own preferences for how their outdoor space should look and feel, but one thing we all tend to agree on is that we want to keep our gardens neat and tidy. If you are struggling to keep your garden in tip top condition, here are just a few tips on how…

Planning a raised bed for Spring

There’s no doubt that gardening is a year-round activity and even in the winter months there’s plenty to be done.  Thinking ahead to the spring is something we can do when the ground is hard and conditions are cold to inspire us for the exciting months ahead. One nice way to start plotting out your…

My love of herbaceous perennials

Since we moved to our new home in December 2015 I’ve been keeping a watchful eye on the garden. While I’ve been desperate to make a number of changes since day one, I’ve tried to remain patient (much to my frustration) and simply observe what happens in the garden from month to month, making a…

Guest blog – top ten garden gadgets

The advancement of technology means there are lots of sophisticated gadgets that will bring benefits to any gardening enthusiast. In this blog, guest blogger Lillian Danner – all the way from New York City – tells us what she thinks are ten of the best gadgets for gardeners.  They are all available for purchasing on…

December in the garden

I’ve been terribly neglectful of The Bonnie Gardener blog over the past couple of months, but I would like to assure you that that doesn’t mean I am not gardening or thinking about gardening. Quite the contrary, in fact – I have been kept fully occupied over the Autumn pruning, clearing out herbaceous beds, doing…