Known collectively as cucurbits (Latin name: Cucurbitae), the squash family includes cucumbers, pumpkins, melons, and summer and winter squashes. Squashes in particular include a range of weird and exotic shapes and sizes such as Patty Pan, Spaghetti and Hokkaido varieties. Common to many of these plants are their gorgeous, edible yellow or orange-coloured flowers. Many […]
From the diminutive spring snowdrop to the mid-summer glory of gladioli, discover how to plant and care for our best-known flowering bulbs.
The 6 different soil types and our interactions with them have a huge impact on what can and can’t be grown successfully in your garden or plot.
Are you wondering what to plant in your home or garden to brighten it up this winter? Even though most flowers can be seen in spring and summer, there are a few varieties that flower in winter.
You don’t need a huge garden to grow vegetables, a sunny windowsill or balcony can be home to a great selection of pot-grown edible plants. You can enjoy tasty homegrown food from May to October.
The passionflower grows wild in South American rainforests but it will also grow happily in a pot in the UK, provided it is placed in full sun and you give it lots of fertile soil.
There are a few things you can do over the colder months to help protect your strawberry plants and boost their summer fruit yield.
Discover the best vegetables you can plant in spring to harvest all through summer. We’ll also share some spring gardening tips with you.
It’s never too early to get a head start on your home-growing journey and there are several flower and vegetable seeds that you can sow in january.
Raspberry plants are fairly easy to care for and you’re thinking of adding autumn raspberry treats to your collection of edible plants, you won’t be disappointed.
Although raspberries are generally easy-to-grow and care for plants, there are quite a few pests and diseases that may affect your raspberry plants. Here are the most common ones to be aware of.
Soil is the main provider of nutrients for your plants so it’s important to know each plant’s nutritional requirements before filling a planter box with soil for the first time.
In late winter it’s time to think about planting flowers for spring colour. We will also list some beautiful annuals, biennials, and perennials that you can easily start from seeds.
After the cold settles over your green patch and the soil freezes solid, you can take your gardening indoors. Here are 11 easy vegetables to grow inside this winter.
You can grow plenty of crops in winter, even in an unheated greenhouse. To help you get started, we’ve put together a list of some of the easiest crops to grow in a greenhouse during the colder months.
In this article, we will look at the perfect bee-friendly flowering plants for an autumn garden. Let’s take a look.
Do you love Autumn Joy sedum? If you want one of these beauties in your garden, this article is for you. This sedum looks great on its own, but it’s always good to complement it with a few other plants.
Would you like to inject some colour into your dull winter garden? Pansies won’t let you down. These stunning smiling flowers will bring some life back to winter.
From asparagus to spinach, there are many vegetables to plant in your autumn and winter garden. Some you can harvest in winter, while others will give you earlier spring or summer crops next year.
Would you like to have fresh vegetables throughout the winter season? There are many varieties of vegetables that do just fine in the cold, in fact, some even prefer it.
Like the idea of growing your own produce? Find out what to grow in a vegetable planter box and how to get the best results.
Here’s our guide to the best herbs to grow in a planter box and how to get the best results.
Flower boxes offer a creative way to add colour to your outside space. Here are some ideas for creating beautiful, unusual and even edible flower boxes.
Nature has designed many climbing vegetables and fruit from beans to fruiting squash. Read on to see which vegetables will benefit from using trellis and why to use it.
Most wisterias can grow up to 20 metres high and expand to approximately 10 metres wide. Find out how to trellis these vigorous climbers and be rewarded with spectacular blooms.
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.
Are you wondering when or even how to trellis your squash plants? Squash belong to a group of fruits that grow on large plants. Trellising them might seem like a great idea, but is it possible? Find out!
Grapevines can’t cling to walls or fences so you’ll need to provide support for them. There are a few ways to successfully trellis a wandering grapevine:
Whether you are growing vine or bush tomatoes, there are several reasons for trellising these cheery fruits as they grow.
A climbing trellis is not ideal, but find out how your strawberry plants can thrive by understanding just what they need to provide you with juicy red fruit!
A vine cucumber needs a trellis or climbing frame. Learn how to train your cucumber on a trellis and what types of trellis might suit your pot or garden.
Growing beans in your garden? Let’s look at the most commonly grown bean varieties that need the support of a trellis and the best time to trellis them.
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.
Learning how to grow basil is a practical way to get your fingers green and start cultivating edible plants, even in a small space.
Learn how to improve your garden soil in six, simple steps, and enjoy happy, healthy flowers and crops year after year.
Our list of the 10 best plants for kids to grow will encourage them to have fun in the garden and have a better understanding of the natural world.
Growing crops can be tough without full sun in your garden. Here are 21 vegetables to grow in shade, with tips on how to keep them healthy.
Choosing to grow vegetables in hanging baskets is an efficient use of space, giving you fantastic foliage and also leaving you with something delicious to enjoy at the end of the season.
An aphid population can destroy gardens, houseplants and vegetable patches. Read these tips for getting rid of aphids to save your plants!
Learn how to grow strawberries at home, and enjoy the perfect treat for a summer’s day – with cream, in Pimm’s, or as a fresh treat on their own.
Learning how to grow sweetcorn in your garden will reward you with stunning foliage and delicious golden cobs to enjoy at the dinner table.
If you like a little bit of kick in your kitchen, learning how to grow chilli peppers is going to be a very satisfying experience.
Companion planting is all about knowing which vegetables can be grown together to get the best out of your kitchen garden.
Versatile, delicious and packed with nutrients, carrots are a winner at the dinner table. Learn how to grow carrots in your garden at home.
Enjoy more fresh salads and crunchy garnishes with home-grown ingredients by learning how to grow cucumbers in your own garden.
It’s time to bring life back into your vegetable patch, and prepare your plates for these delicious garden vegetables to plant in spring.
There are so many ways to enjoy potatoes that it makes them one of the most practical crops to start producing at home.
Tomatoes are a rewarding crop, and you can get an excellent harvest from just a few plants. Learn how to grow tomatoes in your garden here!
Green beans, also known as string beans or French beans, are super easy to grow in the UK.
Cabbage is a nutritious plate-filler, and a fantastic crop to start growing at home.