Plants that Pack a Punch

By Caitlin Bellamy | June 17, 2021

If you’re looking for plants in your garden that are going to get a lot of attention, are brightly coloured or smell incredible, look no further. We have a few blooms for you that will really pack a punch in your garden. This plant will be no surprise to anyone. With so many amazing roses…

Activity – Collecting Rainwater

By Caitlin Bellamy | June 17, 2021

Collecting rainwater is simple really, and there are many ways to go about it. In the summer, when the weather has been warm for a long period of time you may be grateful for the extra collection – especially when you want to limit the amount you’re using your hose. So, be prepared for when…

Summer Weeding

By Caitlin Bellamy | June 17, 2021

Weeds are a common problem all year round, but after a bout of hot weather then some rain, they seem to sprout up out of nowhere. Our guide to summer weeding will help you pick the best time and techniques to get your garden weed free. Pulling weeds is fine if you get the roots…

It’s All White

By Caitlin Bellamy | June 14, 2021

Many of our gardens have an assigned space where people go to read, meditate, or just reflect on their day. Having a peaceful space is so beneficial when it comes to being able to destress and recuperate from the stresses of day-to-day life. If you’re looking to create something similar in your community or school…

Welcoming Wildlife

By Caitlin Bellamy | June 11, 2021

So many of our garden’s focus is on the wildlife they can attract to their garden. Protecting bee’s, feeling birds and housing bugs seems to be a common staple in most of our entries and we love it! If you’re a new garden, or an established garden looking to generate some wildlife activity, here are…

6 Sun loving Plants

By Caitlin Bellamy | June 9, 2021

When the weather warms up in the summer, and we have a consistent amount of sun and no rain, it’s easy to start panicking about whether or not your garden will look more like the desert than the botanical gardens. Honestly, DON’T PANIC! There may be some of you who have what we like to…

5 Bedding Plants for instant Colour

By Caitlin Bellamy | May 27, 2021

With May being quite the wash-out weather wise, you may have not been able to get into your garden as much as you’d have liked. We are forecast a gorgeous weekend and a pretty warm June so you may be wondering how to get that instant summer garden. Here are 5 bedding plants you can…

What to Do, Sow, Grow and Harvest in June

By Caitlin Bellamy | May 26, 2021

With summer well and truly on it’s way, we thought we’d suggest to you some Growing Sowing and Harvesting suggestions, a long with some jobs and things to think about. As we step towards summer, we suggest you sow your salads. There are many different varieties such as rocket and spinach which will be ready…

Keeping your mind Happy with Nature

By Caitlin Bellamy | May 14, 2021

On Mental Health Awareness Week, we think it’s only appropriate to help guide you in nurturing your mind. This year the theme for Mental Health awareness with is ‘Connecting with Nature’ and we are over the moon that it has been recognised how much being outside can benefit your mental health. We thought we would…

The Wonky Garden

By Caitlin Bellamy | May 13, 2021

The Wonky Garden was set up in 2017 after the founders met at a wellbeing event during their cancer treatment. In the last 3 years, the team have focused on creating beautiful outdoor health and wellness spaces designed by, and for, the community. The wonderful, productive spaces are enjoyed by hundreds of individuals and groups,…