David’s Patch

David Domoney shares his invaluable advice and help – for gardeners with any level of knowledge and experience. Check back regularly for updates.




Late autumn/winter makes for a perfect time to move things around in the garden. It sets you up to be ahead of the curve before growing season kicks in during spring next year. Put in the work now and you’ll find that plants have been busy building strong root systems and gearing up for healthy growth to prepare you for a plentiful garden by spring!

Planting & propagation

It’s easy to grow your dream garden when you choose spring bulbs. These flower batteries are ready and waiting to emerge with scent and colour, and best of all, you don’t need much skill to grow them. Just plant them and nature will take care of the rest.

Cool cultivating kids

Banish boredom this summer holidays with these fun gardening projects I can guarantee kids will love. The Kent & Stowe kids range offer a range of tools that are designed to be significantly smaller than regular tools, suitable for children 4 years and up they’ll be a gardening pro in no time!

Tidy topiary vs carefree corners

When it comes to kitting out your garden in lush green life, it’s difficult to know whether to go for neat streamlined edges in the form of tidy topiary and manicured lawns, or for rustic features to suit relaxed homelife and local wildlife. Let’s take a look at both of these styles and how to make the most of them for gardening glee.

Gardening deeds should be injury free

A lot of the time we get used to the rusty well-loved tools we’ve had lying around for years, but there are a whole host of modern implements out there that no longer have to put a strain on your body.

Luscious leaf-free lawns

Right now, at a rate undetectable by eye, your garden grass growth is rocketing upwards towards the sun and grows around 4mm every day.

New gardeners & new growth

Spring is all about new beginnings, so it’s the perfect time to pick a trowel for the first time or to get the kids started with the gardening bug

For spring cleaning, get weeding

Like a perennial flower, the gardener emerges from indoor dormancy in winter out into the seasonal sunshine in spring.

Now is the perfect time to prune

Pruning is vital to keep plants healthy and encourages them to produce flowers and fruit, so neglect it at your peril!

Christmas Tree Care

Keeping your Christmas tree maintained is a tremendous way to put on a terrific tree display even after the festive season has ended.

Planting Made Simple

Planting is the bread and butter of the gardening world and, contrary to popular belief, winter is a great time to get started.

Spring bulb planting season

Autumn is now well and truly upon us and for many gardeners, this means it’s time to start planting bulbs for spring.

Kids & School Holidays

The school holidays are a fantastic opportunity to get kids out in the garden.

Cultivation and Digging

Autumn is not the end of the gardening year but the start of next year’s growing season.

Manicure and Topiary

There's something so satisfying about a perfectly trimmed hedge or an expertly manicured lawn.

How do reduce strain when gardening

Gardening is a fantastic hobby that can be so rewarding

Love your lawn

Repair, Improve, Maintain

Essential Tips for the New Gardener

We were all new gardeners once

Top Tips for a Weed Free Garden

How to keep your garden clear of undesirables!