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Beaches, booze and barbecues: The recipe for the perfect summer

Beaches, booze and barbecues: The recipe for the perfect summer

Six barbecues, nine days sunbathing, three packets of hayfever tablets and two jugs of Pimm’s - those are the ingredients of the typical British summer, according to new research.

Give your garden a summer makeover

The sun is shining in the sky and bumble bees are dozily humming on a breeze. You’re curled up on a swinging chair with your favourite book and nothing but the sound of a lawn mower in the far off distance…at least that’s the scenario you could be enjoying if you give your garden a summer makeover!

5 gardening blogs you NEED to read

When it comes to advice and your garden, perhaps you’ve relied solely on printed magazines or your grandparents' inspiring words over the years and then headed out and toiled in the great outdoors.

Take your garden to the next level

Take your garden to the next level

Spring is in full force, and that means it's gardening season in much of the UK. Even without considering planting, this is a great time of year to get out in the yard or garden and tidy things up, organise, and generally improve the layout.

Living off the land: How to grow and maintain food in your garden

An increasing number of people are using their allotments and gardens to grow fruit and vegetables. This isn’t some time of idealistic ‘back to nature’ trend.

Eat fresh this season with new edible plant collection from Seed Pantry

Eat fresh this season with new edible plant collection from Seed Pantry

Seed Pantry has launched a new range of fresh food plants to grow your own seasonal produce at home, indoors and outdoors.

Urban bee keeping workshops

Urban bee keeping workshops

With our bees continuing to face major challenges, Camilla Goddard of Capital Bee is keen to mobilise more of us to step up for bees and is holding small group taster bee keeping workshops at St Ermin's Hotel, central London during the Chelsea Fringe

Housebuilder creates a buzz with new partnership

Housebuilder creates a buzz with new partnership

Leading housebuilder David Wilson Homes has joined forces with British skincare company Bee Good to highlight its support of, and the importance of bees.

Beware of 90mph children’s trampolines and balance bikes

The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for this weekend ahead of predicted winds that could reach 90mph in exposed areas.

Great British Garden Revival returns to BBC Two

Great British Garden Revival returns to BBC Two

The award-winning series returns to BBC Two with a brand new 10-part series in January 2015. Britain's top television gardening talent will inspire viewers to save the nation's rich garden heritage.

Seed Pantry Christmas gifts that keep on growing all year round

Seed Pantry Christmas gifts that keep on growing all year round

Christmas is just around the corner and Seed Pantry offers some great gift ideas for green-fingered, grow your own fans this festive season.

London Honey Show 2014 at Lancaster London

London Honey Show 2014 at Lancaster London

Lancaster London is buzzing with excitement, as the date for the London Honey Show has just been announced as Monday, 6 October 2014, from 6-9pm.

Cost of green-fingered theft rises to £2.6m

Cost of green-fingered theft rises to £2.6m

Garden tools and equipment are some of the top items targeted by thieves, according to the UK’s leading rural insurer.

Protect your garden from thieves and vandals this summer

Nearly a quarter (23%) of those with garden sheds admit to leaving it unlocked, with more than one in ten saying they never secure it, despite the contents of a typical shed being valued at £597, according to research by M&S Bank.

Essence of Australia garden at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show

Australia will take centre stage for visitors at this year’s prestigious RHS Hampton Court Flower Show in London. An inspirational Essence of Australia show garden will be presented for the first time by the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne in partnership with Tourism Victoria, Tourism Northern Territory, Qantas and leading UK tour operator, Trailfinders.