About Us

Our Mission

To share knowledge about gardening and have fun along the way

About Us

We are just two friends with a passion for gardening who take great joy in sharing knowledge we’ve picked up along the way.

We don’t pretend to be professionals at all, hence the name of our website.

Explore our site here at DIY Gardening and we are sure you’ll find plenty of hints and tips to help you further your gardening adventure.

Daniel Woodley

Daniel spent over 17 years working in the construction industry, from running a small business serving local customers to working as part of a team on large projects in London.

He now works as a publisher and has created this website as a side project for his spare time when he’s not busy pottering about in the garden.

Expect plenty of hints and tips for things like patios, decking, sheds and the “hard” aspect of landscaping along with price guides for workmanship and projects.

Favourite plant? Lavender for the aroma and also because he feels pollinators such as bees need more plants like this. 

Danny Woodley

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Hannah Miller

Hannah Miller

Hannah “please choose a nice photo of me for the website” Miller is the most green-fingered of the trio here at DIY Gardening.

Having spent over 12 years working full-time for the NHS, she’s now switched to part-time employment and is delighted at the opportunity to spend more time in her garden and share knowledge about her favourite plants with readers of this website.

Her favourite plant? Dahlias of course!

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Doogie the Labradoodle

At age 7 months we are still convinced that Doogie the Labradoodle is in fact, a Cockapoo. We’ve been told that as puppies they look almost identical and we most certainly agree!

Doogie helps in the garden by chasing cats, squirrels and other unwanted pests while also regularly pruning plants by munching and pulling on them. He frequently aerates the lawn by digging holes and tests the hardiness of our beautiful grass with the occasional yellow shower.

The garden just wouldn’t be the same without him.

Doogie the Dog

Get in Touch

You can contact Daniel or Hannah here.

Our Favorite Pages

You’ll find tons of informative pages here on DIY gardening but these are our favourites:

 Long Trailing Petunias

These plants grow so quickly and produce an abundance of flowers all the way from spring to autumn. We really enjoyed creating this guide and taking lots of photos too.

 Lawns in Shaded Garden

The team here at DIY Gardening really enjoyed the challenge of growing a healthy, lush and dense lawn in a shaded garden, we also learned which grass seeds are best for shaded gardens too.

Black hanging basket

 French Lavender Guide

We’ve grown English lavender before but never the French cousin. While not as hardy, we found this lavender an absolute delight to grow and perfect for our small compact garden.

Coconut coir

 Winter Garden Colour

The arrival of winter doesn’t have to mean dull, grey and sparse, not with our guide to adding colour to your garden in winter! Explore these plants and shrubs that produce deep, rich winter colour.

fast growing Red Dogwood shrub