Growing Gutter: Get down to your nearest Hardware store this weekend to invest in the latest gardening trend of GYO in a gutter. From vegetables to flowers – they will all grow in a gutter, using hydroponic principles The team couldn’t resist sharing with you some of the fantastic ideas some of our readers have […]
Paved with Green Intentions: If you need some [almost] instant gratification, here’s one way to get it. By creating a new feature like this, you’ll also be keeping the birds happy. Pop down to your local Builders for bricks, cement and a pretty birdbath, and you’re all set to start. MATERIALS: 80 clay bricks (circle) […]
Festive Water Bauble: We’ve got just the thing for you if there’s a place in your garden crying out for a small, sparkling water feature, and once it’s done it will be so nice to say “I made it myself”. Materials: Plastic bowl – to use as a mould (coat the inside with cooking oil) […]
Materials 1 bag PPC cement 1 bag plaster sand 2 bags charcoal pebbles Tools Bricklaying trowel Rubber mallet Sponge To add a decorative element, we circled the fire pit with a bed of pebbles laid in cement. This is how it is done. STEP 1: Combine 4 parts plaster sand with 1 part PPC cement […]
Upgrade unsightly garden spaces using ready-to-assemble kits, paving and plants Utility areas no longer need to be hidden at the back of the garden behind a building, or screened off with plants, as they can now become stylish features thanks to easy-to-assemble products, good paving and plants. This is how we repurposed an unused section […]
Large or small, a water feature will enhance your garden. With a little planning, a water feature can be installed in an afternoon or a weekend, depending on its size and the effect you wish to create.
A garden can help restore hope, reduce stress and promote a feeling of wellbeing, even for those whose eyesight if failing.
When the subject of fragrance is discussed we gardeners tend to think about the familiar, sweetly-scented flowering climbers and shrubs, and we sometimes forget there is a large group of aromatic plants that guard their fragrance until their foliage is disturbed or they are crushed underfoot.
Organic Art: Follow these simple guidelines to make a leaf-shaped bird bath or garden sculpture What you need: Cement River sand Leaves – larger leaves like this Colocasia (Elephant’s ear) are ideal. For bigger shapes you can use Gunnera A piece of shutter-board or scrap wood to work on What you do: Step 1: On […]