Building beds and growing veg – an enthusiasts tale

After spending six years battling the weeds on our vegetable plot we decided enough was enough. Trying to keep it under control was taking up too much time and the rest of the garden was starting to suffer. Something drastic had to be done and we decided raised beds were the answer.

Posted on 22 August 2014 by Rolawn

Growing for garden glory

This year, our dream-like Hampton Court garden has been inspired by the way that nature's gentle hand can subtly alter and improve a manmade creation, in this case The Forgotten Folly. At Horticolous, we dream beautiful gardens like this one but nurturing a dream requires much more than our own inspiration and passion. 

Posted on 28 July 2014 by Rolawn

A day at the Palace

Not Crystal or Buckingham but Hampton Court. There are few more pleasing sights than when you see your own products being used to engage all strata of society with the beautiful, educational and sometimes intriguing. Welcome to the summary of my trip to this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

Posted on 14 July 2014 by Jonathan Hill

When it comes to turf – it depends

When growing ‘Britain’s finest turf’ there is undoubtedly an expression that covers a multitude of situations and which can be used to answer virtually any question about turf. ‘It depends!’ 

Posted on 4 July 2014 by Rolawn

Repairing a flood damaged lawn

If the state of your lawn after the wet and thoroughly miserable winter has reduced you to despair, the situation may not be as irreparable as your fear. With a little time and not necessarily a lot of money most lawns can be rescued.

Posted on 31 March 2014 by Rolawn

Let your garden look its best this November

Now is a great time to make the most of any bright & dry days, as gardeners far and wide are making their final preparations for the winter.

Posted on 11 November 2013 by Rolawn

October gardening tips

With winter on the horizon, it's time to tidy the garden and prepare for the cooler are making their final preparations for the winter.

Posted on 9 October 2013 by Rolawn

Preparing for Autumn - September Gardening Guide

Where has the year gone? With the summer winding to a close, it's time to prepare for the autumn and winter months that lie ahead.

Posted on 4 September 2013 by Rolawn

Tips for saving water in the garden

Parched, dehydrated and beginning to show a few cracks? If that's just you 'the gardener' imagine how much your outdoor space may be suffering in this recent spell of very hot, dry weather we are either enjoying or enduring, depending on your perspective!

Posted on 22 July 2013 by Rolawn

You can't have too mulch of a good thing!

For those of us growing things in drier parts of the UK, water conservation has always been a cause for concern

Posted on 15 July 2013 by Rolawn

Summer's Here! July Garden Maintenance

Now that summer has finally arrived, it's time to start enjoying all of your hard work put in through the spring. 

Posted on 11 July 2013 by Rolawn

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2013

The next RHS Flower Show of the season is fast approaching. Hampton Court Palace Flower is the world's largest flower show.

Posted on 3 July 2013 by Rolawn

Mowing your lawn in spring

Mowing is the most important maintenance operation for any lawn: without it you would not have a lawn.

Posted on 18 April 2013 by Rolawn

March Maintenance: Welcome in Spring

This winter has presented a particularly harsh time for our gardens. A combination of the freezing temperatures, snow fall and heavy rain will no doubt have left your garden looking a little worse for wear.

Posted on 21 March 2013 by Rolawn

Shaded Lawn Turf Key Maintenance Advice

Even with all the best advice in the world, growing a turf lawn can be problematic depending on one very important factor - shade.

Posted on 13 January 2012 by Rolawn

Lawn turf - dealing with worm casts & deterring worm activity

Worms are beneficial in the garden as their burrowing activities improve the aeration and drainage of the soil. 

Posted on 27 October 2011 by Rolawn

How To Protect Your Lawn Turf Against Animal Urine

We all love our dogs, but not when they destroy our turf. Animal urine, especially from dogs, is one of the leading problems all lawn owners face.

Posted on 16 June 2011 by Rolawn

Springtime for Bark Mulching

As with lawn turf care, spring is the time of year when the garden's beds and borders need some serious attention in order to prepare them for the onslaught of green growth, flowering plants and of course - protection against the dreaded weeds.

Posted on 13 April 2011 by Rolawn

Turf Maintenance Following Winter

The warm weather has been sprung upon us as spring time has finally arrived. For many, winter has been very cold and the early snow and persistent cold and wet weather will have undoubtedly led to garden turf being affected to some degree. 

Posted on 13 April 2011 by Rolawn

Mole Invasion and Lawn care - Some Ways To Get Rid Of Moles

Moles are all very well when their hills scatter the grass verges at the roadside - they lend a picturesque feel to a rural lane - but when molehills start popping up all over your lawn and ruining the view, it means war. Lawn care can become twice as hard when moles are present.

Posted on 28 May 2008 by Rolawn

Dealing With Garden Slugs and Snails

Nobody makes friends with garden slugs and snails and if these slimy intruders are enjoying themselves at the expense of your flowerbeds or veg patch, there are a few simple, cost-effective and pesticide free ways to deal with them.

Posted on 12 May 2008 by Rolawn

Dog Urine and Your Lawn Turf

Dogs might be man's best friend, but they can be a nuisance as far as your lawn turf is concerned.

Posted on 1 May 2008 by Rolawn