It’s an undisputed fact that food tastes better when you eat it outside. It’s even tastier when you know it comes from a BBQ and you’re revelling in the sunkissed nostalgia delivered by summer hits blasting out of a stereo speaker.
Hosting the BBQ bash of the summer requires many things; a well-kept garden being the most fundamental. So is your garden ready to entertain?
Over the past few months our gardens have had to deal with all sorts of weather, so it’s no wonder they’re in need of a little more TLC than normal. No matter what size your garden is, if you’ve let things go a little bit wild, it’s always going to be hard to find the time, money and let’s face it - the enthusiasm to venture outside and get things back in shape.
Solar-powered lights are by far the most cost-effective and energy-efficient way to bring some illumination to your garden when the sun goes down. Not all of us have the luxury of being a landscape designer, so it’s tricky to know how to choose, position and maintain lighting to get the most out of your space.
There’s a titanic battle going on in your greenhouse.
While your pretty plants are popping up, pesky pests are ready to take them down. From weevils to whitefly – everyone’s looking for a slice of your harvest; nibbling leaves, sucking sap and causing a general all-round nuisance.
Fear not, we’ve got the lowdown on the perpetrators, and how to fight back…