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Gift your garden goodies at Christmas

Have you got a glut of garden produce that you’re struggling to use or give away? We’ve put together a summary of our favourite ways to preserve some of the crops we often find ourselves overrun with – and they make delightful gifts for loved ones.

Posted on 24 August 2021 by Rolawn

Slugs – dealing with our least welcome garden visitor

Of all the creatures great and small that share your piece of outdoor heaven, slugs probably have the biggest image problem. In this post we share some tips on how to control them naturally.

Posted on 2 April 2019 by Rolawn

Making room for some wild things in your garden

Inviting wildlife into our gardens, whether we are city, suburb or country dwellers, is essential if our native species are not to be pushed further into cut-off pockets of wildness that shrink even more as civilisation encroaches.

Posted on 28 June 2018 by Rolawn

Coming up Roses – how gardening can help you thrive with your long-term health condition

If you're not as fit as you used to be, gardening is a great way to stay active. In this blog post we offer tips and advice to help you tailor your gardening jobs to your individual needs.

Posted on 29 May 2018 by Rolawn

Creating an outside space for you and your dog

Dogs may be man (or woman’s) best friend but, depending on the breed, they are not always the keen gardener’s best mate. We’ve all seen pictures of muddy canines cheerfully transforming a nice lawn into a lunar landscape or flower beds into trenches, but does dog ownership really have to mean bidding farewell to your outdoor haven?

Posted on 30 April 2018 by Rolawn

Beekeeping – it's in the blood

Following in her grandad’s footsteps, Davina explains how she & her husband became seasoned beekeepers after getting their first hive in 2012.

Posted on 19 April 2017 by Rolawn

Opening my East Yorkshire Cottage Garden for the National Garden Scheme

Ever thought of opening your garden to the public? Our friend Justine Dixon is opening her garden for NGS for the first time in May this year. Here she tells us what's involved.

Posted on 28 February 2017 by Rolawn

Setting up and running a successful gardening club

There are a wealth of organisations promoting and supporting gardening as an activity and we are proud to have links with clubs in the local area. Ever thought of setting up a gardening club, read on… 

Posted on 22 November 2016 by Rolawn

Gardeneering – the new health and happiness hero

As our previous blog attests, the physical and mental benefits of gardening are proven. So much so, that in parts of the country, GPs are prescribing gardening as a ‘medicine’ of sorts as there is evidence to confirm that it reduces the need to see a GP or attend A&E, enhances wellbeing and even promotes better sleep.

Posted on 1 August 2016 by Rolawn

Gardening: A full body workout for the mind & body

Instead of heading to the gym in the Summer evening you can create a moderate intensity workout whilst working on your own garden, which is not only good for keeping your body fit and healthy, it is also good for the mind and soul too. 

Posted on 8 July 2016 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