Gardening jobs for February

If you took up gardening during the previous lockdowns, you might be thinking there isn’t much you can be doing at this time of year on your plot. However, there is still lots to be getting on with. As part of our #GetGardening series, we’ve put together a list of jobs you can do in […]

November gardening tasks

Continuing with our gardening series, we’ve put together some top tips for jobs you can do during November. Before you attempt any tasks, please ensure you are doing so safely. If you have limited mobility, please only attempt tasks when you have a family member or carer present. Pruning This month you can prune deciduous […]

Don’t stop gardening in autumn and winter

We’re big on encouraging the elderly, who are able, to get out and do some gardening, especially during the recent pandemic when we’re spending more time at home. Just because summer is over, doesn’t mean gardening has to be. It can continue well into autumn and winter and there’s lots to be getting on with. […]

Create a wildlife haven in your garden

We recently shared our tips on making your garden hedgehog-friendly, but if you want to also attract other wildlife to your plot, read on for our handy advice. The creation of a wildlife garden will attract a diversity of wild creatures. It will go some way towards redressing the balance of human interference with nature, […]

Have a go at Hyacinth vases

If you or an elderly loved-one are looking for something to do on a rainy day, why not have a go at growing your own hyacinth in a vase? As well as growing in pots and borders, hyacinths can also be grown on water using specially designed vases. You will need a vase with a […]

Pot up some autumn colour in your garden

If your garden summer hanging baskets or containers are on their last legs, it’s time to start thinking about your autumn/winter options. You can choose from spring bulbs for an early splash of colour, to evergreen shrubs for an all-year-round display. Now is the ideal time to plan and plant up spring bulbs. You can […]

Ensuring your garden is hedgehog-friendly

We’re advocates of the elderly getting out into their garden as much as possible. We have lots of blog posts here on our website full of helpful advice on gardening and attracting wildlife. Hedgehogs numbers have plummeted in the UK by more than a third during the last 10 years, so it is crucial that […]

Gardening jobs to do in August

August is a great month to get outside and do some gardening. Hopefully, the Great British weather will be on our side and we can enjoy lots of glorious time in our outside spaces. If you’ve recently taken up gardening during the lockdown and are still relatively new to it, we’ve put together some helpful […]

Gardening jobs to do in July

We’ve been running our gardening during a pandemic series throughout the lockdown restrictions. Many people have found a new love for gardening during that time, so we’re continuing with our help and advice as restrictions ease. This week, we’ve put together a list of jobs you can be doing in the garden this month. Cut […]

Gardening during a pandemic – saving and re-using water

If you’ve found a new love for gardening during the pandemic, it doesn’t have to stop as restrictions continue to lift. Ensuring all your plants get enough water is a big job and we should all be conscious of our water usage in the home. We’ve put together some top tips on how you can […]