Garden

31 December 2021

January Edition: Get your garden New Year ready

For those of you who are new to this page – I am Roz Chandler, a flower farmer for over 10 years based in Milton Keynes, UK. I have a ...
9 December 2021

December Edition: Maintaining your garden throughout winter by Roz Chandler

So, December is the month for plotting, planning, resting and relaxing. The days are much shorter, and colder. Here are our top seven things to do this month: 1) Prune ...
3 November 2021

November Edition: Get your garden winter ready by Roz Chandler

Bulbs should preferably be planted earlier in autumn, but there is still time this November for tulips, daffodils and crocuses. These bulbs can be planted through to the end of the month if the weather ...
1 October 2021

October Edition: Seven 'must-do' garden jobs this autumn by Roz Chandler

There is something lovely about this time of year. I find Autumn the season of putting the garden to bed and looking forward to cutting flowers for 2022. There is ...
8 September 2021

September Edition: Jobs in the cutting patch by Roz Chandler

How did we end up in September. For us on the flower farm, it’s the season of change. Autumn brings new challenges and lots of jobs in the garden. Below ...
24 August 2021

Bringing technology into the garden: How to create your own Garden of the Future

Following the new research from TalkTalk which revealed that Brits have spent over £6 billion upgrading their garden over the past year, and that 59% say they spend more time ...
4 August 2021

August Edition: Jobs to do in your garden by Roz Chandler

Well as I write this today, it’s raining hard. Now I know this suits me as a flower farmer but its not good for gardening in. Below is a list ...
7 July 2021

Garden jobs for July by Roz Chandler

Here at Field Gate Flowers, we are busy cutting our blooms for weddings. We can’t wait to get back to these and hit the ground running. Do follow us on ...
1 June 2021

Seven things do do in the garden in June

Roz Chandler is a Flower Farmer and Founder of Field Gate Flowers (www.fieldgateflowers.co.uk), running online courses in flower growing. She is Female First's new Gardening Columnist and here is her ...
4 May 2021

Seven things to do in the garden in May

Roz Chandler is a Flower Farmer and Founder of Field Gate Flowers (www.fieldgateflowers.co.uk), running online courses in flower growing. She is Female First's new Gardening Columnist and here is her ...
12 April 2021

Minimalism: Seven benefits of a minimalist garden

Now is the perfect time to turn your attention to your garden, as new shoots are beginning to poke through and the weather is more welcoming. If you have spent ...
1 March 2021

Seven things to do in the garden in March

Spring is starting, bringing with it warmer weather and lighter, longer days. Drifts of bright yellow Daffodils give us all some much needed hope that brighter days are on the ...
27 November 2020

Seven things to do in the garden in December

There is no doubt that winter has well and truly arrived, with and darker evenings encouraging us all to stay home and get cosy. However, there is still plenty to ...
27 September 2018

Grow how know how, with the future face of gardening, Huw Richards

The UK’s leading garden centre is delighted to announce a partnership with leading YouTuber, Huw Richards. With a popular gardening channel, Huws Nursery, Richards has already been proclaimed as the ...
3 August 2018

Get snap happy in your garden this Summer with these top tips for the perfect pictures!

With the arrival of August, summer is in full swing and gardens all over the UK are blooming, meaning photo opportunities galore. Watering your garden is key this month, particularly ...
5 May 2017

Gardening as a couple – The dos and don’ts

Gardening as a couple isn’t always a bed of roses. But ahead of the summer season, it’s important to make sure your garden is in tip-top condition for outdoor parties, ...
11 April 2017

Top tips for the lazy gardener by Ann-Marie Powell

Getting the garden ready for summer can be a daunting task after a long winter and it can be hard to find the time or motivation to get out there ...
16 February 2017

Colouring in at the dinner table by Michael Kelly

More than ever there is a need to move children away from ‘beige’ food towards brighter, healthier foods. Recent research found that 84% of parents believe children would be more ...
1 December 2016

Read an exclusive extract from Build a Better Vegetable Garden

Extract p60-63 - Build a Better Vegetable Garden by Joyce Russell and Ben Russell Make your own planters using this simple technique to fill your garden and patio with fruit, ...

20 September 2016

Garden lighting - The basic do’s and don’ts

Lighting is increasingly something that as a garden designer I am being asked to factor into my schemes, especially in town gardens. These small spaces have to work hard to ...
22 August 2016

Property guru Phil Spencer reveals Britain’s best beach hut

A nationwide search to find Britain's best beach hut is over! A fairy-tale red and white polka dot beach hut called 'My Happy Hut' in Dovercourt, Harwich has been crowned ...

16 February 2016

Exclusive interview with Charlie Dimmock on her new range at Poundland

Poundland has teamed up with Charlie Dimmock to launch the new garden range at their affordable price point of just £1 each. We caught up with her to talk about ...

13 July 2015

Top beach huts of 2015

With schools soon to break up the UK summer holiday season is officially beginning. Whilst this can mean package holidays abroad or day trips to theme parks it can also ...
8 July 2015

10 Random facts about sheds

As eBay sees a rise in purchases of sheds we asked them to come up with ten facts that we might not have known about these handy additions to any ...