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What to plant to help bees in late summer

What to plant to help bees in late summer

There are over 270 species of bees in the UK and all play a vital role as pollinators. We depend on them to get crops from many of the plants we eat. Whether you've got a garden or just a few pots on a balcony, you can make a big difference to bees by choosing plants that provide them with pollen and nectar.

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Top gardening jobs for August

Top gardening jobs for August

There's plenty to do in the garden so you can enjoy being outdoors too. Things you do now make a real difference to keeping everything at its best.

Five plants for quick summer colour

Five plants for quick summer colour

If your garden has run out of steam or you just want to get it looking more colourful, try our favourite plants for colour from midsummer onwards.

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Gardening jobs to do in June

Gardening jobs to do in June

Long summer nights in the garden make June special and the plants love the extra light too, putting on plenty of growth. There’s plenty to do this month to get...

Top gardening jobs for April

Top gardening jobs for April

With visitors now allowed in our gardens again, we need to get busy to get them looking good both for now and for the summer ahead. Spring bulbs are filling...

Top gardening jobs for March

Top gardening jobs for March

March is the official start of spring and the garden starts to fill with colour as daffodils and other bulbs begin to bloom. There’s plenty of job to do, but...

Top gardening jobs for February

Top gardening jobs for February

Snowdrops, cyclamen and hellebores are just some of the flowers starting to brighten up our gardens this month. With the extra time at home that lockdown gives us, it’s wonderful...

Top gardening jobs for January

Top gardening jobs for January

While many of us are cooped up at home, it’s a good opportunity to go into the garden on dry days and get ready for spring. There’s nothing better than...

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Top gardening jobs for December

Top gardening jobs for December

On sunny, fresh days there’s nowhere better to be than in your garden. Wrap up warm and enjoy being outside. Garden centres go Christmas-crazy in December but there’s still some...

The cheapest place to buy a real Christmas tree in 2020

The cheapest place to buy a real Christmas tree in 2020

It might be shaping up to be a different sort of Christmas this year, but a tree is still going to be at the heart of most celebrations. Many of...

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