Blogs

Dogs and gardens – what could go wrong?

You love your dog. You love your garden. But what happens when the two don’t get on? Is your dog a saint in the house, but as soon as he steps outside, heads straight for your flowerbeds for a sniff and a roll? Or even worse, do you own a dog that likes to follow…

Planting for pollinators

Do you want a garden buzzing with activity? A hive of excitement for all kinds of wildlife? Have you considered planting specifically for pollinators? Whether you intend to support pollinators or not, the fact remains that plants cannot flourish without their pollen being spread by bees or the other hundreds of species of other insect…

Chelsea calling

The world’s most prestigious flower show which inspires millions is soon to descend on its Chelsea home for another year of showcasing innovative and inventive gardening. From 22 to 26 May, visitors are warmly welcomed to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and the astounding variety of exhibits planned will ensure there is truly something for…

Getting the best from grow bags

The ever-popular grow bag makes soil problems a thing of the past and gives valuable growing space for those who may be lacking. Needing no digging, little moving around and a great option for those growing a variety of plants in a small area, a grow bag offers an ideal way to propagate vegetables, fruits…

Bath time!

You’ve given the house a good spring clean and tidied the garden but what about your lovely pet’s? For times when you don’t think a brush will suffice, a relaxing bath can get rid of any ground in dirt and leave your pet smelling lovely and fresh! Many dogs love bath time – especially water loving…

Embracing home-grown

Growing your own veg has certainly come to the fore in recent times, with a whole variety of products entering the market to help you with every step of the process. No matter your experience, setting up your very own a vegetable patch can be a great success that keeps your cupboard full of tasty…

Keeping current with worming

Controlling worm burdens in your cats and dogs is vital to maintain their health and happiness. Worms can cause suffering, illness and even death – and even healthy-looking pets can be carrying worms – so it is vital to have a control program in place, especially focused on roundworms and tapeworms. Roundworms are the most…

Loving your lawn

It has been a very testing start to the year weather-wise! From snow and ice to torrential downpours and very few sunny spells in between. Spring is usually the perfect time to give your lawn a makeover, but for most of us, the first big job this year will be improving drainage! Spring brings with it…

Comfy collars

Spring – it’s finally here in all its glory! The sun has made a very welcome appearance and with daylight hours increasing, it is more than likely those of you with dogs in the family are making the most of it with long walks around our glorious countryside. Just like you’ll want to wear a…

Horse owners – keep an eye on your grass

With the days getting longer, those of you with horses and ponies are no doubt looking forward to a summer of fun! But this warmer weather also brings with it something more serious – lovely rich green grass. For some, this change in grazing may only cause a slight difference in behaviour (with horses acting more sprightly and fresh)…