Designing A Garden To Match Your Home Style

I often get asked about garden design – particularly by people who have new build properties and have to design their garden from scratch.  Lucky them! So when Puma Landscaping in Edinburgh got in touch with me to ask about a collaboration on my blog I was really keen to get their ideas around different…

Feng Shui and your garden – Infographic

I’ve always been intrigued by Feng Shui – the idea that we can use energy forces to harmonise ourselves with our surrounding environment. That being said I’ve only ever thought about it in relation to indoor spaces, rather than outdoor ones. However, I’ve come to learn that the garden is an area which can be…

Haramaki – the key to staying warm while gardening

Anyone who knows me is well aware of how badly I feel the cold.  Winter is obviously the worst season but even a cold and wet day in late Spring or early Summer is enough to make my fingers and toes turn white and a bit numb!  For someone who spends most of their time…

Infographic – grow your own herbs

Fresh herbs are a great way to add flavour to meals and they are easy to grow from seed at home. Now is the time to sow seeds of lots of culinary herbs including basil, rosemary and thyme. Keep them on a warm windowsill or propagator until they germinate then prick the seedlings out and…

Edible Gardening Guide for Beginners

Gardening is a fantastic past time and spending time outdoors is a great way to keep mind, body and soul in great shape. Planting from scratch is incredibly rewarding and you’ll be treated to a riot of colour in your garden come summer. If you are interested in food and cookery then you should try…

Scotland’s gardens open to the public

Plantaholics, wildlife lovers and grow-your-own newbies are in for a treat this year as over 450 gardens open to the public for Scotland’s Gardens Scheme to help raise money for charity. Gardens of all sizes – in cities and villages, islands and lochs – will unlatch their gates  to welcome visitors throughout the year.  Fifty-seven outdoor spaces will…

Caring for wild birds in Winter – infographic

Winter can be a  hard time for wild birds, particularly when the ground is frozen. Food is often in short supply and they need to eat plenty to keep up their reserves to stay warm. Encouraging them into your garden, through feeding, not only helps them to survive but you will also have the pleasure…

Guide to companion planting

Companion planting is a subject which has always interested me since I first started gardening in an allotment.  Whether you plant onions with carrots to prevent carrot fly or nasturtiums with courgettes to encourage pollination, it makes far more sense to plant in a natural way than to use chemicals and other unnatural deterrents to…

Adding a touch of luxury to your garden

Is your garden getting a little boring and do you feel it lacks personality and life despite all your hard work? Fear not, hopefully this post will help to give you and your garden a new lease of life. Source: Pexels First of all, it’s important to remember that getting some inspiration is never a…

There’s more to gardening than mowing the lawn

Think back to when you first moved into your house. Was the garden a big selling point? Did you admire how pretty it was and all the potential for that outdoor space? Life has a habit of getting in the way when it comes to personal projects that we’d like to carry out around the…

Make your garden more pet friendly

All animal lovers know that our gardens are not just for us to enjoy, but also our pets. Planning a garden to accommodate the animal members of your family is not always easy in terms of safety and aesthetics, so if you are struggling with where to start, then read on for our top tips…

Garden jobs for Autumn

It definitely feels as if Autumn has arrived and for many people the dark nights and chilly days mean there’s a temptation to spend less time in the garden.  However, there’s plenty still to do and it’s important to make sure you find the time to get on with the Autumn jobs – for the…