Category: Gardening

Protect those delicate plants from frosts

When the temperature plummets and frosts are common, gardeners need to have taken steps to protect non-hardy plants growing in their gardens but how cold is too cold for plants? Different plants are affected by frost and can fail at different temperatures. That is why most plants are given a hardiness rating. It is not [Continue]

Festive winter hanging baskets

Have you ever thought about having winter hanging baskets as part of your Christmas outdoor decorations this year? It is not too late to get them planted as most of the plants will be evergreen and winter hardy. Variegated sedge and bronze and purple-leafed ajuga will look amazing in a winter hanging basket and will [Continue]

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]