My top tips for gardeners to save and recycle water from around the home to water plants in the garden. Gardeners should take a bath not a shower because a bath allows more water to be saved and recycled. The average bath contains enough water to fill over 10 garden watering cans.
The latest data shows that tuberculosis cases have increased by over 10% in the latest quarter in North West England. The proportion of these cases starting treatment within 4 months has dropped by 20 % points. Treatment delays are likely to lead to increased transmission within communities.
There is a British tradition going back centuries of telling scary ghost stories around a log fire on Christmas Eve or a campfire in summer. Here are three tales of phantom dogs that are bound to send a chill down your spine!
This cheese dog treat recipe is so simple to make. There are just four basic ingredients: flour, an egg, cheese and water! They are perfect as training rewards or as a gift to your dog pals! So why not pamper your little furry friends today?
Here's a guide to giving your dog a simple nose-to-tail health check at home. Regular home checks may help you notice any changes to your dog's health early on so you can seek professional treatment sooner.
The red lily beetle is a destructive pest that can ruin your lily plants. Here are some organic options to try to rid your garden of the lily beetle and keep your pet and friendly insects safe!
This guide to owning a Labradoodle includes facts on temperament and behaviour and is written by a labradoodle dog owner.
Find out the best places to stay when you visit the island of Malta. Malta is a hidden gem of a holiday destination situated right at the heart of the Mediterranean. Malta combines history, culture, stunning coastlines, great food together with year round sun!
Find out the best plants to grow to create a wildflower garden. Wildflowers are easy to grow and are low maintenance. They are hardy, resilient and well adapted to our climate and soils. They're also incredibly beautiful adding colour, structure and scent to your garden.
Tomato seeds can be difficult to germinate in compost. You can wait weeks and nothing happens. Read my top tip to improve the speed and success of seed germination using handy kitchen products that everybody owns.
Slugs and snails are the biggest pests in my garden. Slug pellets are not an option to control them as Florrie Labradoodle may eat the pellets and be ill. So these are my top recommendations for the best flowering plants to grow in your garden that slugs and snails hate and leave alone.
French marigolds are popular as an easy to grow colourful annual. They are smaller and more compact than their African cousins. Garden centres sell french marigolds as plug plants. The price per plant is quite eye watering. You can grow your own for free by harvesting just one seed head each summer.
Florrie Labradoodle likes vegetables in her dinner! You can see her licking her lips in the photo! A butternut squash is like an elongated pear. Cut through the thicker section and you will find the seeds. Many people roast and eat the seeds for a snack, but as a keen gardener I grew them!
Yellow flowers bring sunshine to your garden even on a cloudy day—just what we need in current times! Yellow is a happy colour and yellow flowers are known around the world as a symbol of hope and friendship.
If you are looking to grow a bright, vibrant garden this summer, try pink flowers. This list contains my top ten suggestions to choose from that will look beautiful in any garden.
Growing perennial plants from seed is not as hard as you might think! There are some beautiful perennials that you can grow quite easily and cheaply, and they will return year after year!
Try planting these five easy-to-grow, bee-friendly, annual flowers. They'll both beautify your garden and help out the local bee population!
Florrie Labradoodle loves Halloween! Learn some top Halloween facts including the legend of Stingy Jack and why we carve pumpkins.
Summer and autumn are both great times in the year for walking your dog, but beware of heatstroke and grass seeds! This article tells you what to look out for and what to do.
Florrie Labradoodle had a lovely floral smell for a week after brushing against aromatic lavender whilst walking round a lavender farm. Here are my top aromatic plant options to consider growing to banish doggy smells forever!
Some plants grow and flower in the harshest of environments. Take this Calendula I found growing in a crack between tarmac and a driveway. So I harvested a seed head to see if it would grow in my own hot dry garden.
This is a simple guide to growing dahlia plants in containers from seed in your garden for a beautiful display of flowers. An easy method to store your dahlias over winter is described.
Learn all about the "Chelsea Chop," a pruning technique for perennials to extend the flowering season.
Gardening can be difficult when you have a dog. Our furry friends have a habit of standing, sitting or lying on our most precious plants! Here are my top 5 robust perennial plants recommended for dog owners.
Florrie Labradoodle and I love to listen to classic rock when we are doing jobs together around the house. So we were both excited to hear of a new album by one of our favourite bands, Mike + the Mechanics. Here is our review of the album.
Here are five easy-to-grow options for container or in the ground flower growing that will give you a garden full of flowers all summer with little effort.