WM James Gardening Blog

  1. Protect Plants From Frost: A Guide For Savvy Gardeners

    Protect Plants From Frost: A Guide For Savvy Gardeners It's that time of year again: the weather is getting colder, and we're all beginning to think about how we protect plants from frost. Fail to do so, and you may end up with some very sad looking plants come springtime! Horticultural garden fleece and plant jackets will most certainly keep your plants toasty this year, but there are plenty of Read more...
  2. How To Grow Food Without A Garden In Pots & Containers

    How To Grow Food Without A Garden In Pots & Containers According to the ONS, 1 in 8 people in the UK don’t have a garden. That means for 12% of the UK population, pulling on some wellies and digging a spot in the garden for a veg plot just isn’t realistic. But a lack of outdoor space doesn’t need to stop you. Whether you have a small garden, a balcony or just a window ledge, there's plenty Read more...
  3. What To Do After Seeds Sprout - Growing Your Own Vegetables

    What To Do After Seeds Sprout - Growing Your Own Vegetables It’s easy to find vegetable garden inspiration online, but it can sometimes be difficult knowing how to take care of your vegetable plants, especially in the important early stages. Once your seeds sprout, you need to guide your fledgling plants on the next stage of their journey. If you’re unsure about what to do now that your vegetable seeds Read more...
  4. 5 Simple Ways To Find Vegetable Garden Ideas & Inspiration

    5 Simple Ways To Find Vegetable Garden Ideas & Inspiration Growing your own food can be as simple as having a couple of planters or pots on your decking area to using your whole garden to grow produce. Regardless of where you're growing, you'll most likely want a vegetable garden that has a selection of produce, is visually appealing and easy to manage and maintain. To create your vegetable garden Read more...
  5. How To Grow Strawberry Plants In The UK

    How To Grow Strawberry Plants In The UK If you're looking for a guide to growing strawberries in the UK you're in the right place. Luckily, strawberry plants grow really well in the UK - you just need to know what strawberry plant varieties grow best here and how to look after them. All types of strawberries have their own unique qualities so it's worth knowing what type of berries your Read more...
  6. How To Create A Fun Vegetable Garden For Kids

    How To Create A Fun Vegetable Garden For Kids If you are searching for ways to encourage your young ones to eat more vegetables, then it might be worth considering creating a vegetable garden for kids. Growing your vegetables at home is a great way to encourage your children to learn more about where their food comes from. Curious by nature, children will be overcome with joy planting and Read more...
  7. 8 Winter Vegetables To Grow In Spring Ready For Christmas Dinner

    8 Winter Vegetables To Grow In Spring Ready For Christmas Dinner Over the past year, many of us tried our hand at gardening, planting colourful flowers, trees and also growing vegetables due to the free time the pandemic created for us. This caused a sharp increase in the number of new gardeners getting their hands dirty in the garden. Luckily, growing your own vegetables is a fun and easy way to not only Read more...
  8. Your Essential Gardening Equipment List - 12 Basic Garden Tools For Summer

    Your Essential Gardening Equipment List - 12 Basic Garden Tools For Summer Your gardening equipment list should start with the basic gardening tools and expand to include some specialist types of gardening tools. Here we take a look at some of the basic garden tools you can buy, their uses and some of the more specialist items that might be on your gardening equipment list. If you’re new to planting fruit and veg, Read more...
  9. Vegetable Planting Monthly Calendar: When To Plant Vegetables

    Vegetable Planting Monthly Calendar: When To Plant Vegetables You can sow seeds, plant or harvest from your vegetable garden almost all year round. When you look at the ideal vegetable planting calendar, you can see the main planting period is Spring. Knowing when to plant vegetables is easier than knowing what to plant. So a vegetable planting monthly calendar is an excellent place to start.  If you’ Read more...
  10. 10 DIY Gardening Tips for Beginners

    10 DIY Gardening Tips for Beginners 1. Make Your Own Homemade Weed Killers Homemade weed killers may seem like an ambitious suggestion for number one on the list of gardening tips for beginners. However, in the spirit of starting how you mean to go on, it’s a good habit to get into. And it’s fun and straightforward. All you need is a few basic ingredients like vinegar, salt Read more...

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