Help & Advice

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Our blog provides lots of useful tips and advice from our garden expert Phil McCann about garden maintainance, design and growing your own fruit and vegetables.

FAQs and glossary

Here at Great Little Garden we totally understand your frustration if, when reading plant descriptions and gardening advice you throw your hands up in the air and shout ‘what does that mean?' Yes, we know the world of horticulture has a language all of its own with complicated botanical plant names as long as your arm and descriptive terminology that means very little, if nothing to the average gardening enthusiast.

With that in mind we've made it our mission to make gardening as easy as possible for you and with our extensive help and advice centre we've compiled all the knowledge we can squeeze out of our experts to provide you with all your need to be a complete whiz in the garden!

Our garden expert Phil McCann will be keeping us informed about what's he's been up to each week in his garden with his Gardener's Diary. From how he's dealt with the weather each week brings to keeping an eye on that bird food theif, keep up to date with Phil and his gardening right here.

He'll also be keeping us up to date with all the gardening events which will be happening over the country, check in his diary and below to see what's happening near you this week. Keep an eye out, you may spot Phil there too!

monthly gardening advice

The different seasons bring us different tasks in the garden and greenhouse. Each month, our garden expert - Phil McCann - shares his top tips for the month.

How To videos with Phil McCann

Our video library is filled with 'How To' guides from our garden expert, Phil McCann. He's sharing his top gardening tips from how to sow the smallest seeds to how to deter cats from your garden. Gain all the knowlege you need to inspire you to create your dream garden with all the practical advice from Phil including crafty ways to re-use generic household items in your garden for a cost effective alternative to shop bought products.

Inspire me

Here at Great Little Garden we want to make designing and maintaining your garden as easy as possible. We have found the best garden inspiration around so you don't have to!

Garden pests

Garden pests are, as the title suggests - a pest! Our garden experts have put together a selection of Q&A's to answer all your questions regarding these pesky creatures that you will find in your garden and how you can keep your plants safe.

extreme weather advice

Our garden expert Phil McCann has listed all his top tips and tricks to help you keep your garden safe from floods, frost and ice, high winds, and heat and drought. If you’re in an area that experiences regular severe weather, take a look at each of our infographics below to find out how to protect your garden from extreme weather conditions, and what to do if your garden suffers.

Garden Projects

Phil McCann is always working on his garden and thinking of new ideas to get creative and enhance his outdoor space. He's put together his favourite gardening projects so you can see how he did it and have a go yourself.

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