Category Archives: Gardens

The Ultimate Guide to Blackberries

Blackberries in a hedge

Late summer and early autumn is the perfect time for blackberries, and you can find the fruit in abundance across the countryside. Our ultimate guide will give you tips on where to find them, recipe ideas and storing them to use at a later date. All you need to get started is a place to Continue Reading →

Your Guide To Growing Herbs All Year Around

Herbs grown indoors during the autumn and winter months

Fresh herbs can be a fantastic addition to your culinary delights, adding a new depth of flavour to your dishes, and adding a touch of freshness and vibrancy to its aesthetic. If you love to get out in the garden, or are somewhat of a gardening rookie, herbs are a great plant to grow. Traditionally, Continue Reading →

Grow a wildflower meadow in your garden

grow a wildflower meadow in your garden

Growing a wildflower meadow creates a vibrant feeding and nesting ground for small animals, birds and insects. Our gardens and the British countryside were once full of wild flowers and flowering plants supporting various wildlife, but in the last hundred years, the country has lost a lot of these areas. However, you can create something Continue Reading →

Stunning stately homes to visit on the Easter weekend

Stunning stately homes to explore on a family outing this Easter

Britain has many fine stately homes and grand country mansions. Surrounded by beautifully cultivated gardens and expansive grounds, they are ideal for strolling around on a warm bank holiday weekend and make for a fun destination on a family day trip.

Plan a fun family spring and summer with our bucket list ideas

children in country clothing

With spring on our doorstep, and summer following close behind, you’re probably already planning what to do with your family while making the most of the sunny weather. In addition to the family holiday planned for the coming weeks, why not try a few extra special activities you can enjoy together and do something different?

Preparing your garden for spring

wear ladies country clothing when preparing your garden for spring

Gardens require little help during the winter months, and it is often a great time to let it run a little wild, providing for any wildlife looking for shelter in the colder months. But spring will arrive before you know it, and you will be swept up in the growing and nurturing of your garden Continue Reading →

Make your garden more wildlife friendly this year

transform your garden to be wildlife friendly this year

Looking after our gardens really matter, and with an estimated 16 million gardens in the UK, together they form a refuge for species declining in the wild. Make this year the one to change your garden to be more wildlife friendly, and follow these tips to transform your garden space, whether it’s a small one Continue Reading →

World’s first ever gardening manual to go on display

Ruralia Commoda, early medieval gardening manual suggesting how to use gardening tools

Among the items from the Royal Collection to be displayed in a new exhibition in Edinburgh is the world’s first ever gardening manual, which was acquired by King Henry VIII in around 1543.

RSPB survey reveals interesting statistics on the UK’s garden animals

Bring your favourite wildlife into your home with our range of embroidered wildlife cushions

Data collected from the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch wildlife survey has revealed some interesting statistics about many of the country’s favourite garden mammals and reptiles.

Making your garden wildlife-friendly

Bees attracted to the plants in the garden

With urban expansion continuing to destroy much of the UK’s valuable wildlife habitats, the great British public need to ensure that our wildlife is here to stay. Whether you have a small garden or a plot of land, there are several simple ways to keep your green spaces wildlife-friendly.