Category: Gardening

Save money on plants for your garden

Buying plants for the garden can cost a fortune but whether you want to fill up the pots and planters in your garden or install ornamental shrubs there are a few ways that you can reduce the costs and bag a variety of plants for free. Joining a local horticultural group if there is one [Continue]

Delightful water lilies without a pond

Maintaining a garden pond can be quite a commitment especially if there are fish to be cared for but some of the joys of having a pond can be experienced with a garden water feature instead. Pond owners often associate the summer months with the opening of the water lilies in their ponds as the [Continue]

How easy is it to grow bamboo?

Bamboo makes a great statement plant in any garden and as long as the variety is one that grows in clumps rather than the species that spreads it can be grown in a sunny spot in large and small gardens alike. Bamboo thrives best in soil that is rich in organic matter, so a good [Continue]

Easy ways to keep on top of a large garden

If you are fortunate enough to have a large garden then you will be aware of the need to keep up with the maintenance of it in terms of mowing the lawn, weeding the flowerbeds and other general tasks required in a garden. This can be a time-consuming job and unless you can afford to [Continue]

Are certain plants taking over your garden?

When it comes to gardening you do not need to be an expert to do the basics. Things like cutting the lawns, pulling out weeds and watering the grass or plants are all very easy steps you can take to help maintain your garden. Certain plants and shrubs can grow very fast and can quickly [Continue]

Which plants are best for hanging baskets?

It is at this time of year that gardeners need to be thinking about which flowering plants they want to plant in hanging baskets, tubs and planters so that there is sufficient time to plant seeds and grow the young plants on before final planting. There are a variety of plants on the market that [Continue]

Grow your own potted potatoes

Even if you do not have a vegetable garden it is still possible to grow your own produce as long as you are willing to be a little bit inventive. Most vegetables and salad can be grown in pots either on a patio or a balcony so that the resulting produce can be enjoyed without [Continue]

It’s easy to grow your own herbs

You do not have to be a gardening expert to grow your own produce and this is even more the case with growing your own herbs. All you need is a suitable container, some soil and either seeds or young plants to start you off. It is a good idea to have a range of [Continue]

Is gardening enjoyable?

For some people, there is nothing better than getting out in the garden and getting your hands dirty, for others, there is nothing worse! Gardening really is one of those things you often either love or hate. You may not enjoy gardening but do it because you get satisfaction out of it looking nice afterwards. [Continue]

How to build the perfect rockery

If you have an area of land within your garden that doesn’t have a purpose then you may want to turn it in to a rockery. A rockery can look extremely attractive and once established, is often very low maintenance. To create a rockery you first need to lay the foundations. You may wish to [Continue]