Gardens

 

Royal Horticultural Society

UK charity established to share the best in gardening and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.  Full of advice on top jobs to do now, advice for this month, beginner’s guides, wildlife gardening, planting, weeding, fruit, vegetables and allotments. Also details of campaigns, shows and open gardens, courses, workshops, online shop and holidays.

 

Gardening at Pinterest

Inspiration for gardeners from gardeners. Will definitely become one of your favourite gardening resources on the web. Stock up the food cupboard and say au revoir to your family!

 

UK Gardening

Clear and concise information for novice gardeners including jobs to do in the garden this week, seeds to plant now,  (indoors or out) gardening basics, design and planning tips, pest problems, how to’s and current shows and events.

 

Thompson & Morgan

Thompson & Morgan published their first seed catalogue in 1855 and have grown to become one of the nation’s largest and best loved seed and plant mail order companies. With gardening guides, articles, month by month to do’s, Q + A page, video library, blog and social community, it’s a one stop shop for most of your horticultural needs.

 

Weed Identifier

Identify and eradicate common UK weeds then play the Weedkiller game to test your knowledge.

 

Great British Gardens

If your perfect Summer afternoon includes strolling around an English garden smelling the roses and taking tea in a pretty tea room then you will find inspiration, ideas, advice and even details of places to stay nearby on this site. Search for gardens by county, by index, by plant type or season. A treasure.

 

David Austin Roses

A rose lovers paradise. How to plant, place, prune and purchase hundreds of the most beautiful and often most fragrant roses. You can also request a catalogue, get free design advice, enjoy the gallery and find a link to their inspiring Pinterest page.

 

Jekka’s Herb Farm

Serial Chelsea Gold Medallist Jekka McVicar has curated the largest collection of culinary herbs in the UK at her Herbetum in  South Gloucestershire, with the aim of inspiring visitors and ensuring that the history, culinary and medicinal usage of herbs are not lost for future generations. Displayed in easy to view raised beds you can enjoy strolling around and then purchase any that take your fancy on the farms’ open days. The A-Z of herbs lists the many varieties available for purchase on open days or as seeds by mail order. There is also a shop, calendar of events and details of her popular masterclasses.

 

Bird Watching iPhone Apps

While you are enjoying your flowers and produce, take a moment to spot the other inhabitants of your garden, the garden birds that make time spent outside such a joy. Choose from this page of reviewed apps that will  help you identify, log your sighting and learn the calls of hundreds of British garden birds. Great when out walking or on day trips with the kids too.