Driftwood Garden

My garden escape

When life is challenging, our gardens offer a form of escapism and self-healing too says Geoff Stonebanks.

Wildflower meadow

Get the wildflower meadow effect

You don’t need a huge garden to create a wildflower meadow-effect. Even small urban gardens can get the wildflower meadow effect, says Debi Holland.

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How to style your garden

Sometimes gardening is like dressing a theatre set. Geoff Stonebanks shares his successful gardening style.

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Gardening for hope

Over recent years there has been much research indicating that gardens and green spaces are associated with better physical, social and mental health.

Silver birch trees in winter

White winter wonderland

You don’t need to wait for some frost or snow to add some white magic to your garden, Jean Vernon has plenty of ideas.

Early morning sun at Driftwood garden

The winter garden

Glimpses of Driftwood by sea in the depths of winter.

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Minimal Maintenance

As Geoff Stonebanks marks a landmark birthday, he shares some secrets he has learned along the way.

The corten steel patio at Driftwood by sea

Discover Driftwood by Sea

Take a walk through Driftwood by Sea with owner, Geoff Stonebanks.

The view out to sea from Driftwood

How to enjoy your garden

When a garden is open to the public, can you still enjoy it yourself? Geoff Stonebanks is well-qualified to explore and explain. Spoiler alert – yes you can.

roses cut flowers

Roses as cut flowers

Rose expert Michael Marriott shares his love of roses and advises how to use these garden favourites as cut flowers.

Garden projects for kids

Debi Holland shares some effective ways to get the kids out into the garden.

RHS Chelsea 2023. Teapot Trust Elsewhere Garden.

Gardens at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

We can all glean ideas and inspiration from RHS Chelsea, even if we don’t have a ticket. Jean Vernon highlights five fascinating plots at this year’s show.

containers and pots around pond at Driftwood

What is the secret of great summer pots?

Summer pots can either make or break a garden. If you get it right and maintain them throughout the summer months, then your garden will come alive and be the envy of your neighbours. Here are a few of my secrets of success for great summer pots and planters.

Easter egg hunting

Garden Easter egg hunt

Easter is the perfect time to get the family outside and to make the most of your outdoor space. Get decoration and craft ideas including dyed eggs.

lawn and flower border edging

Design for easy maintenance

Top garden design tips for designing a garden that is easy to maintain. Including ideas on designing paths, borders and where to put sheds and compost bins.

tulips and hyacinths in patio pot

Get ready for spring

March the 1st is the first day of meteorological spring and the launch date that most gardeners yearn for in the depths of winter. Read Jean Vernon’s tips on how to get our gardens ready for spring.

HOTBIN Mini composter in use

What are the golden rules for making compost?

Making garden compost is easy. It is a process that goes on around us in nature, all we need to do is to harness the ingredients within our composter.

Vase of wild flowers

Ways to save money in the garden

f you have any kind of outdoor space there are lots of ways to make more of it without busting the budget. Not only that but you can use your garden to grow and create things that you might otherwise buy.


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