Perk the place up: Add a splash of colour to your patio pots

container gardening

If you’re a fan of fresh cut flowers (and please tell us who isn’t?!) then you’re going to love this. Outdoor space comes at a premium when you’re a townie or city resident – all the more reason to embrace it and make it as attractive as possible.

We all love flowers around the home and outdoor containers and patio pots can do the exact same job – al fresco!

You can grow lovely flowers, no matter what hand your landlord or the unforgiving property market may have dealt you. Even if you’ve got the most petite of patios, then read on for advice on how to transform it into something special: Continue reading

Grow your own piece of paradise

Urban gardening

…And make it bright and beautiful!

If you’re one of the many city or town residents with previously frustrated green fingers and a budding interest in gardening (with a difference), then you’re most definitely not alone. Gone are the days when the very notion of gardening was restricted to the hobby and interest lists of our parents or general suburbanites reveling in more space.

With austerity measures and the credit backlash came a refreshing do-it-yourself approach and, as times have changed, so too have attitudes to growing our own and enjoying the fruits of our labour. Whether it’s flowersplants or organic fruit and veg; growing your own (successfully) is one of life’s simple and very rewarding pleasures – and more and more people are realising it. Continue reading

Summer-ready your garden with Mail Garden Shop…

200252356-001Preparing your garden for summer time is one of the most wonderful things that both avid and reluctant gardeners alike can do. The fruits of your labour are suddenly there for all to see and the prospect of spending time outside enjoying them is all the reward you need.

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A garden fit for Saints and Royals

177426349 (1)In celebration of The Queen’s birthday, The anniversary of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and by way of marking St. George’s Day we take a majestic approach to beautiful blooms and extravagant outdoor displays… Continue reading

Get the Chelsea look


With Britain’s most prestigious flower show just around the corner, find out how you can get the Chelsea look in your garden with Mail Garden Shop…

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Easter does it, take time outside and relax…


One of the most celebrated events within the Christian calendar is approaching and with celebrations come holidays. Why not make the most of the long weekend and spend a leisurely few days enjoying the beauty of spring time in your very own back garden?

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The beauty and majesty of Highgrove Gardens


As YOU magazine begins a two-part special on the gardens of Highgrove House, HRH Prince Charles’ home in Tetbury, Wiltshire, we look at what makes Highgrove’s stunning gardens such a place of interest to gardeners everywhere. Continue reading

Flourishing Fragrant Flowers


Spring may be the busiest season of all in your garden but always make time to sit back and smell the roses… Continue reading

Add a splash of colour to garden and home


As winter passes and the weather turns a warmer corner, the focus for most gardeners will switch to potting up bedding, patio and basket plants.

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Grow your own…

…with a little help from Mail Garden Shop


Growing your own can be quite the labour of love, and it’s definitely a test of patience, but there’s nothing like the swell of pride when you first grow your own (successful) crop of fruit or vegetables – whether it consists of a couple of strawberries or something far greater!

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