Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Up the apples and pears...

'Tis the season to be jolly, fa la la la la la la la la! But did you know that it's also the season to prune apple and pear trees? In my last blog of 2013 I tell you how, why, and what to do (I do love telling people what to do ;)) And if you don't have an apple tree in your garden don't worry, I have included a cool craft project telling you how to make your own!


Good pruning is important in order to get
a good crop of yummy fruit from your tree

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Going Native...

Hey, Lulu here again! Have you met my parents? M&D are very clever garden designers and they can suggest all sorts of suitable boundaries in your garden - many clients opt for stone walls or one of the many different types of fencing available. But one of my favourite kinds of boundary is a native hedge. Now is the perfect time to plant a new hedge. In this blog I will explain to you why they are so special and how to plant one...


Native hedging can provide beautiful year round interest

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Wild Child!

Sometimes M&D say I am a wild child - I think they mean that as a compliment ;) Wildlife are wonderful creatures and we are always looking for ways to encourage them into the garden as they help us gardeners with pests. (1)  At this time of year we need to pay particular attention to helping out our furry (or not so furry) friends. So here are my top and super-easy ways to help look after the wild life in your garden over winter. Oh and a cute hedgehog project you can do one evening as it's too dark to go out and play...

Wildlife needs our help over winter