To share knowledge about gardening and have fun along the way
Daniel and Hannah are just two friends with a passion for gardening who take great joy in sharing knowledge we’ve picked up along the way.
They both have expertise in different areas as Hannah has volunteered in several countries, and even helped facilitate the construction of eco-friendly water irrigation systems in Africa.
Daniel has qualifications in landscaping but spent most of his working life in the construction industry.
Together they make quite a team.
Explore their 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 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 at work, busy pottering about in the garden or hiking in Snowdonia.
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.
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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. She is delighted at the opportunity to spend more time in her garden and share knowledge about her favourite plants with readers of this website.
She spent several years volunteering and has travelled all other the world, but she has a sweet spot for Africa and Eastern Europe.
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 actually 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 accident.
The garden just wouldn’t be the same without him.
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.
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.