The right plants will make gardening in the shade quite enjoyable, even to novice gardeners. Let’s take a look at which plants grow well in the shade.
This climbing vine needs sunshine, rich soil and some support as it climbs. Read on to see how you can provide the best trellis for clematis.
Selecting a trellis for honeysuckle is important to keep the plant tamed. Here’s everything you need to know to select the best trellis for your honeysuckle.
Trellis is a support we use for climbing plants such as vines and roses and its use dates back centuries. Let’s take a look at trellis round the world…
Nasturtiums are wonderful climbers which will provide colour in your garden for months. Discover 4 simple ideas to trellis nasturtiums.
Whilst jasmine can grow rogue, it will eventually end up becoming a tangled mess. Train jasmine to grow against a trellis to gain maximum visual impact.
How does draining affect our plants? Find out the importance of well-draining soil for plant health, how to recognise draining problems and how to fix them.
Mulching and composting is very important for gardening, but knowing the difference between them is what makes your garden the talk of the town.
Climbing roses look stunning. To help you enjoy your garden, read on for tips and tricks for selecting a trellis and training your climbing rose.
Why build a trellis you ask? If you’ve been shopping for one, you saw how overpriced they are. So here’s how to build a trellis for half the money.
Let’s look at how to create a garden plan in stages, so that you can better visualise your ideal garden and begin making it a reality.
Vegetable garden ideas for every space, from full-sized beds to balconies and patios – get growing today!
Maximise your yield and minimise your effort with square foot gardening – a practical, easy way to grow crops in any garden.
Raised bed gardening can make a cluttered garden look tidy, or create depth in an empty space. Read our tips for raising your garden beds!
Whether it’s an arrangement of plants or an architectural structure, having a garden focal point is what gives your landscaping purpose.
Check out our list of the 10 easiest, most rewarding and all-round best vegetables for container gardening.
Starting a container garden? Here are my top 10 best plants for container gardens, pots and planters.
Container gardens are fantastic for anyone that’s getting to grips with gardening, growing plants in a limited space or adding a pop of colour to paved areas.
Who doesn’t want to spend less time weeding? These tips to stop weeds growing in flower beds will make your garden much easier to maintain.
Welcome wildlife to your garden with these bird friendly garden ideas, including bird feeders, bird boxes and bird baths.
Our tips for growing a shade garden includes a stunning variety of plants that will grow in partial shade, in a garden without full sun.
Do you wish you had more outdoor space? Learn how to grow a bottle garden and bring nature inside with these helpful tips and stunning ideas.
Enjoy a garden that’s literally good enough to eat by growing a foodscape. These 22 foodscaping ideas will get you started.
Amazing fairy garden ideas for creating your own fairy garden indoors or outdoors.
There’s nothing quite as satisfying as serving up a plate with food that’s come from your own garden.
Sick of slugs and snails? Try these natural, chemical-free ways to keep snails out of your garden and off your crops and flowers.
We have an incredible range of common species across the UK, and encouraging insects, birds and animals into your garden is an easy way to learn more about them.
Fed up of hearing and seeing the neighbours? Take a look at these fast-growing hedges for privacy in your garden.
Restore the tranquility of your outdoor space with fences that reduce traffic noise in your garden.
Long, narrow gardens are a staple in British towns and suburbs. The thing is, the dimensions of a long garden can be quite tricky. Read our best tips and ideas for long gardens.
Concrete is an incredibly versatile construction material that can bring all kinds of surprising style to your garden design.
Even in a rented home, your garden can act as an extra room, giving you somewhere to relax with your family, play with your kids or pets, and get a bit of fresh air in private.
An unkempt garden can undermine your asking price, but experts estimate an attractive garden could boost the value of your property by up to 5%.
Ready to add some extra greenery to your garden? Here are the best ground cover plants for UK gardens.
When you’ve got a busy life, a manicured lawn isn’t necessarily worth the effort. Take a look at these practical, imaginative and low-maintenance grass-free garden ideas.
At Garden Patch, we’re keen to be outside as much as possible, as I’m sure you are too! Getting your garden heating right is essential for relaxing in your garden over winter.
Urban gardening is all about finding innovative ways to create green spaces when there’s barely room for a garden. My favourite examples of this? Green roofing and living walls.
When outdoor space is minimal, you should be using every inch that you can! These side return garden ideas can transform even the narrowest walk-through area.
How can you grow greenery when there’s barely any space for a plant pot? The answer is to look for a new angle – quite literally – and start employing vertical, green wall ideas.
Cottage gardens are about letting go of formal garden design and embracing the wild beauty of nature.
Any outdoor area can be transformed into a sensory garden, filled with fragrant plants, tactile surfaces and gentle ambient sounds.
A crisp border is both functional and beautiful, resulting in a flawless finish for your lawn, patio and flower beds.
Looking for new ways to bring plants into your living space? A bit of greenery instantly makes a living room more welcoming, offices more vibrant and kitchens more cosy. If you’ve already taken a look at our indoor plants guide and decided you want something more unusual, building a terrarium might be right up your […]
In this post, we’re going to look at some of the most important French themed garden ideas and features to consider if you’re going to attempt this beautiful style at home.
Read all about ways you can maintain a beautiful garden while making it an exciting, stimulating place for your dog to explore and get some exercise.
When it comes to gardens, it’s not the size that counts, it’s what you do with it.
A huge benefit of synthetic grass is that it’s super versatile and you can use it in all kinds of ways that wouldn’t work with real grass.
Do you love the idea of a garden, but hate the idea of gardening? …Or maybe there’s nothing you’d like more, but simply don’t have the time, energy or ability to stay on top of constant plant care? No problem! Maintaining a garden can often be a tiring, tedious activity, but it’s perfectly possible to […]