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. 

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Sowing seeds videos

How to sow seeds has now never been easier, Phil's top tips for How-to sow different types of seeds are shown below. From tiny seeds such as petunias to much larger oblong seeds such as runner beans. Phil's covered it all...

   

How to sow runner bean seeds -

Phil McCann, our gardening expert, shows us how to sow runner bean seeds to help you get started with your own vegetable garden. Take a look at the video to learn about Phil’s seed sowing technique.

How to sow beetroot seeds - 

Phil is showing us how to sow one of the most popular vegetable seeds - beetroot - to help you get started with your own vegetable garden. Take a look at the video to learn about Phil’s seed sowing technique.


   

How to sow cucumber seeds - 

Ever struggled when sowing cucumber seeds? Phil McCann is here to help you get started with your own vegetable garden. Take a look at the video to learn about Phil’s seed sowing technique.

How to sow cabbage seeds in egg shells - 

Phil McCann, our gardening expert, shows us a little gardening hack - how to sow cabbage seeds in egg shells. This great idea will ensure you give your cabbages the best start as well as deterring slugs and pests.  Take a look at the video to learn about Phil’s seed sowing technique.


   

How to sow tiny seeds such as petunias - 

We know how difficult it can be to sow tiny seeds such as Petunias. Phil is sharing his top tips on how to help you conquer the dreaded minute sized seeds. Take a look at the video to learn about Phil’s seed sowing technique.

How to sow sweet peas - 

Everyone loves the fresh scent of a sweet pea. Phil is showing us how to sow the classic sweet pea seeds to help you create a beautiful fragranced garden. Take a look at the video to learn about Phil’s seed sowing technique.


   

How to choose a decent compost - 

Phil McCann, our gardening expert, shows us how the difference between composts and how important it is for your garden to ensure you are using the best compost.Take a look at the video to find out more

How to sow small seeds - 

Sowing small seeds which can always be tricky due to their size.Take a look at the video to learn about Phil’s seed sowing technique and how you can combat the dreading sowing of tiny seeds.


Gardening hacks videos

Gardening hacks are great ways to achieve the best results without spending any money and by using unconventional objects. Phil has shared some of his best gardening hacks and who knew that you could grow a pineapple on your windowsill using the top of another pineapple and what about using your old whiffy water which you've cooked your vegetables in to strengthen your plants! Phil's sharing all his best gardening hacks below...


    

 How to use Camomile tea as a natural insecticide

Phil McCann, our gardening expert, shows us how you can use camomile tea as a natural insecticide. It's very cheap to buy and is a great simple way to keep the bugs at bay. Take a look at the video to find out more.

How to clean a spade with motor oil

Phil is showing us his favourite way to clean a spade by using just a bucket of sand and motor oil. Take a look at the video to learn about Phil’s spade cleaning technique which uses minimal effort and is a low cost solution to keeping your garden tools clean and ready for action.

   

How to protect peas from mice using holly -

Are you ready to see one of Phil's favourite gardening hacks - how to protect peas from mice by using holly. Take a look at the video to learn about Phil’s ingenious way to keep your plants protected from pesky mice. 

How to grow a pineapple from a... pineapple! -

Now pineapple plants are a very 'in' thing at the moment and our gardening expert is showing us how you can grow your own with the help of a pot of soil and a... pineapple! It couldn't be easier, take a look at the video to see how it's done.


   

How to strengthen plants with vegetable water -

This video is all about vegetable water and how it can help your plants. Old vegetable water - It may be a bit whiffy but don't throw it away as you can use it to strengthen your plants.Take a look at the video to learn about Phil’s great gardening hack.

How to deter pests from bulbs in pots -

Phil McCann, our gardening expert, shows us a simple way to keep pests such as squirrels and cats away from bulbs planted in pots.Take a look at the video to learn about how to deter pests from your potted bulbs.


Gardening recycling DIYs

We love when Phil gets crafty and he's shared some of his best DIY recycling tips to create ingenious creations for your garden and all just using old household items which you would throw away. From using old juice cartons to create inexpensive seed trays to using an old shoe boxes to organise your seeds. Take a look at our selection of videos below to get crafty and turn some old rubbish into useful garden tools.


   

How to use empty milk containers in your garden -

With a (little) help from Pickle the pug, Phil is showing us how you can use empty milk containers in your garden. Don't throw them away as they can be re-used in your garden. Take a look at the video to see more about this nifty money saving idea.

How to turn juice cartons into seed trays -

Phil McCann, our gardening expert, shows us this great trick of using old juice cartons and turning them into seed trays to get your plants off to the best start in life. Take a look at the video to see how you can recycle your own cartons and turn them into these cost effective seed trays - ideal for putting in a greenhouse, shed or on a windowsill. 


   

How to deter cats with plastic water bottles -

Again, with (little) help from his pug companion, Phil shows us his favourite cost effective trick of deterring cats from his garden with an old water bottle. Take a look at the video to learn about this cheap and easy cat deterrent and how to make it.

How to organise seeds into planting times -

Phil McCann, our gardening expert, is getting all 'Blue Peter' by showing us how to efficiently organise your seeds into planting times with the help of an old shoe box! Take a look at the video to see how it's done.


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