Do you live in the UK’s gardening hotspot?

Where is the UK's gardening hotspot?

Do you live in the UK’s gardening hotspot? A new infographic from compost and growbag retailer Compost Direct has analysed the various components of successful gardening to establish where in the UK is best for green-fingered gardeners. Considering factors like rainfall, sunshine and soil type – the garden retailer has identified Sheffield as the UK

How your garden transforms through the seasons

Winter to summer

We often think as spring and summer as being the only season during which time our garden is active but, as this infographic from Rattan Direct shows, the garden is alive with growth and bugs in every season. The garden in WINTER Winter is the time the garden slumbers but, as a gardener, you will

NASA reveals the 18 best houseplants for filtering your air

NASA guide to air-filtering houseplants

Back in the late 1980s, NASA teamed up with the Associated Contractors of America (ALCA) to try and combat poor air quality in buildings. In the process they discovered a list of houseplants that are excellent at removing common toxins from the air.

The garden where every plant could kill you

Alnwick poison garden

The Poison Garden is locked away in the grounds of Alnwick Castle in Northumberland. It is home to around 100 plants that could end your life, or at the very least make you extremely ill.

Garden of the week – Masoala Rainforest

Masoala Rainforest

First opened in 2003, the Masoala Rainforest is an exhibit in Zürich Zoo where visitors can view tropical plants & animals in a mini rainforest ecosystem. To commemorate it’s 10th anniversary the rainforest was given a treetop walkway and two observation towers, giving guests a whole new perspective from above the unique jungle habitat.