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February 2016

British garden birds that you may spot in your garden!

Top 10 British garden birds that you may spot in your garden!

If asked to describe what we love so much about seeing birds in our garden, it would probably make us think about their incredible sense of cheer and an exhilarating charm that spreads from one corner of our window to the other. As a population, we probably don’t spend anywhere near enough time gazing into […]


Give beneficial pollinators and organic pest control a home

  Sir David Attenborough once quoted: “If we and the rest of the back-boned animals were to disappear overnight, the rest of the world would get on pretty well. But if the invertebrates were to disappear, the world’s ecosystems would collapse.” That’s why Chapelwood’s range of innovative bug and insect huts have incorporated all the […]


Create a lasting memorial for your loved one…

  As a trusty follower of our Grow Your Ideas posts, you will be more than familiar with our many uplifting and exciting new projects which we just love to share. But today we focus on something a little less jovial yet significantly more sentimental. Memorial planters are a wonderful choice when it comes to […]


Your garden’s answer to fast and effective seed growth

Don’t worry. You’re not the first person to question why your seeds aren’t germinating properly. There is nothing quite as disappointing as preparing a patch of soil to the best of your ability, sowing the seed and then waiting… and waiting…. and wai… “Oh come on??!!” A complete fail? Yes – we know the feeling […]


Rejuvenating tired terracotta wall planters with a wonderful sedum collection

So… your garden lacks space, looks tired, drab and dull during the colder winter months? Of course it does. That’s why you have clicked onto this article. We all know how it feels to walk down the street, peering into everyone else’s beautiful garden, admiring their imaginative ability to transform a small space outside of […]


5 Easy steps to achieve a “WOW” garden feature: Alpine Walls using Clay Drainage Pipes!

Ever wondered how to create an eye-catching feature for your garden without compromising on space? Well we are here to show you how it’s possible in just 5 easy steps! At Grow Your Ideas we are always looking for new ways to get creative but as you will realizing by now – our designs don’t […]


Large Urn with Sedums

If you think that transforming your garden into a dazzling haven of colour warrants the re-mortgaging of your house – think again! Yes – “Self Sufficiency” is our middle name here at Grow Your Ideas and we take great satisfaction in finding ways to innovate gardens up and down the country with the simplest of […]

Wildlife Wall Using Recycled Materials

It’s not as easy as it looks when trying to strike that perfect balance between a conservation-friendly outdoor space with stylish appeal, so we have created this wildlife wall which acts as a refuge for many spectacular and extraordinary species of nature.     As you will remember – not all that long ago we […]


Horatio’s Garden | Creating gardens for people with spinal cord injury

  Horatio’s Gardens are places of peace and tranquility. Set up in memory of its original founder, Horatio Chapple – a schoolboy volunteer at the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre in Salisbury, the gardens were developed to offer relief to suffering from Spinal injuries. Horatio came up with the idea of creating beautiful gardens […]