The Plant Listener
Written by Gardenzine editor, Julie Kilpatrick available in paperback or on kindle
To find out what makes a great child-friendly garden, Notcutts formed a research panel of six to seven year olds from East Anglia and asked them to design their perfect garden.
Low maintenance, child friendly and mud-free, it's not difficult to see the attraction of artificial grass.
If you want a lawn you can actually walk on after the rain without it turning into a mud bath, then you should install an underground drainage system of land drains.
For those of us who want to do as little work as possible, then composting in a cold system is about as easy as it gets. It's all about knowing the right things to put in.
With a bit of care and some nice finishing touches, a deck made from pallets can be a good low-cost choice for a small patio area.