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Fill your bug hotel with lots of things for creepy crawlies to hide in

How To Make A Bug Hotel

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Bug hotels are a wonderful additions to any garden. They can be made with lots of things you can find in your garden or on a walk round the woods.…Read More

Lulu, Tilda and Bob!

How To Make A Scarecrow

Monday, 15 June 2020

With your veggie patches full of promise, the last thing you need is for pesky birds to steal your treasures! A fun way to keep those pests at bay is…Read More

The completed picture - well done Tilda, it looks amazing!

Make Your Own Leaf Art

Tuesday, 09 June 2020

Like many of us, we have been finding lots of fun new projects to try with the kids as part of their home schooling. Ones which combine learning and nature…Read More

Keep your broccoli covered with netting to protect the leaves from being eaten by caterpillars

Gardening Out of Lockdown

Monday, 01 June 2020

As we ease our way gently out of lockdown, we will ease our way out of our weekly updates on our own garden going forward. We’ll keep you posted through…Read More

Rhubarb Friands Recipe

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

After the popularity of our recent Rhubarb & Lemon Cake recipe, we thought we would share another favourite rhubarb recipe of ours. Friands are bite sized delights – small enough…Read More

Alliums are looking amazing in our garden at the moment

Gardening During Lockdown – Week 9

Monday, 25 May 2020

Week 9 has been a week of extreme weathers, with scorching hot sunshine and paddling pools to battening down the hatches in the storms. We did manage to fit in…Read More

Feed blueberries in early and late spring with an ericaceous feed

Gardening During Lockdown – Week 8

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

The beauty of lockdown is that we get to spend a lot more time in our gardens! Ours has never looked so good (if you don’t look at the grass!)…Read More

Rhubarb & Lemon Cake Recipe

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

We discovered this recipe several years ago and has been a firm favourite ever since. At this time of year we have plenty rhubarb in the garden and are always…Read More

Afternoon tea in the sunshine - it doesn't get much better than that!

Gardening During Lockdown – Week 7

Monday, 11 May 2020

The weeks keep on ticking past. We are so lovely to have a garden to help pass the time, to relax and eat in and to just enjoy nature. The…Read More

Enjoy uour spring bulbs - our tulips look beautiful just now

Gardening During Lockdown – Week 6

Monday, 04 May 2020

Another week and lots more sunshine (and thankfully for the gardens a wee bit rain!) Everything is sprouting at quite a rate so there are plenty of jobs to keep…Read More

Our upcycled archway is starting to really take shape

Gardening During Lockdown – Week 5

Monday, 27 April 2020

Can you believe we are now five weeks into lockdown? The weeks are flying past here at Vialii Towers and we haven’t tackled half the jobs we had on our…Read More

This little ladybug is in our front garden

Gardening During Lockdown – Week 4

Monday, 20 April 2020

Can you believe that’s been 4 weeks of lockdown? A whole month? It’s a long time in gardening and with all the sunny weather things are growing at a pace…Read More

The painted stones are a beautiful addition to the garden

Make Your Own Plant Labels

Thursday, 16 April 2020

With extra time on our hands we decided to tackle a project we have wanted to do for some time. We collected some lovely pebbles on a holiday last year…Read More

Get our gang HQ in top tip condition for when lockdown ends

Gardening During Lockdown – Week 3

Monday, 13 April 2020

So, as we come to the end of Week 3 of Lockdown, many of us seem to be getting into a new rhythm. And in many ways, this strange new…Read More

We have a shiny new fire-pit made from an old washing machine drum

Gardening During Lockdown – Week 2

Monday, 06 April 2020

As we skip, hop and jump our way to the end of week 2 of the Covid-19 lockdown, our gardens continue to flourish and provide a safe haven for us…Read More

Start chitting your potatoes

Gardening During Lockdown – Week 1

Monday, 30 March 2020

As the first, bizarre, unsettling week of lockdown due to coronavirus comes to an end, we have collated some of the things we have done in our garden during the…Read More

Set up a good work station. Maybe don't have a dog on your knee though, reduces productivity somewhat!

The Vialii Guide To Working From Home

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

In these extraordinary times, more and more people are finding themselves working from home. “Indoor Vialii” have been largely working from home for years so we reckon we are pretty…Read More

Vialii Guide To Top Garden Pests And Diseases

Thursday, 12 March 2020

Gardening is well known for being good for the heart and soul. But when garden pests and diseases start to shoulder in uninvited it can get those stress levels rising…Read More

The Glory of Seedheads

Monday, 13 January 2020

We are great advocates for the glory of seedheads in gardens. They provide interest and structure in the winter garden as well as being important for wildlife. Birds will eke…Read More

We created this wonderful oasis in a corner of a city garden

Vialii Garden Trends for 2020

Friday, 03 January 2020

We all know that gardening is not just for the retired. Trend setters everywhere are looking to create their own cool places to relax outdoors. They want to have their…Read More

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