Christmas gardening gifts for kids

Vialii Guide to Kids Gardening Gifts for Christmas 2017

If you’re like us, you will have been writing (and re-writing) your list for Santa for some time now. If you are looking for some more ideas or a lovely garden related gift to give to someone you love, read on for our MUST HAVE list for 2017… Superhero Planter…Read More

I've only got eyes for yummy strawberries!

Grow Your Own Strawberries

We just love growing our own fruit and you can pretty much find us in our raspberry patch at this time of year, catching the end of those rosy jewels! But we think we would like to grow some more strawberries for next summer. Did you know what now is…Read More

Deadly or Woody Nightshade

Deadly v Woody Nightshade

We have heard a lot of chat recently about deadly nightshade and fears that it is appearing in domestic gardens. However, in many instances it is actually a completely different plant called Woody Nightshade which is growing. It evens grows out of my school hedge! Whilst it’s not as toxic as…Read More

Double book review

Double Book Review: “Growing Perfect Vegetables” & “The Salad Garden”

This week I have had my head in the books as I have two new books to review for you! So I better crack on and tell you about them: Square Foot Gardening: “Growing Perfect Vegetables” Square Foot Gardening (commonly referred to as SFG) is a planting method that was…Read More

Slug on a leaf

Our 9 Favourite Ways To Slay The Slug!

We love our garden but sadly slugs do too! This year we have LOADS of slugs and snails in the garden. Our latest blog gives you some tips on how to deal with them. With a little help from your friends One of the most effective ways to help deal…Read More

Jam Maker's Garden

The Jam Maker’s Garden: An Interview by Lulu Burt

I LOVE fruit. I love growing it. I love eating it. And I love cooking with it. So I was really pleased to be sent a copy of “The Jam Maker’s Garden”. I was also really lucky to be able to ask the clever author, Holly Farrell, some pretty cool…Read More

bee on eryngium

Get The Buzz – Planting for Bees

There are many reasons why bees are so very important to us, but one fact really stands out to us and makes us appreciate how hugely important our buzzy friends are:  “It is estimated that one third of the food that we consume each day relies on pollination, mainly by bees, and it is…Read More

Lulu growing potatoes

How To Grow Potatoes

My latest blog tells you all you need to know to grow the perfect potatoes in an easy to follow guide. It’s gotta be simple, I’m only 5 right! How to grow potatoes… Buy some seed potatoes Chit your potatoes on a window sill as soon as you buy them.…Read More

Lulu eating an apple

8 Best Apple Trees to Grow in Scotland

Our latest blog is short (like Tilda!) and sweet (like me!) If you don’t already have an apple tree in your garden then pop along to your nearest garden centre and make sure you have one fruiting away in your garden this summer. If, like us, you live in Scotland,…Read More

Tilda on a toadstool

Archerfield Willow Walk & Fairy Garden

We were recently in East Lothian for a long weekend so popped into Archerfield Walled Garden on the recommendation of a friend. Whilst the walled garden was getting a lot of work done so there wasn’t a lot to see, we had a lovely walk round the Archerfield willow walk…Read More

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