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Category archives: Advice from Spalding Plant & Bulb Company

Chemicals

Next to the peat issue, chemicals are probably the most emotive topic on the gardening front at the present time. Garden chemicals are basically either organic (derived from[...]

The Peat Issue

A decade ago, if you wanted to use peat in the garden, you did so with a clear conscience. Then some of our best-known media gardening pundits suddenly became aware that a lot [...]

In Due Season - December

Most of the work suggested for November can continue through December as long as the weather does not deteriorate. Seed catalogues will usually arrive this month, so you can sor[...]

The 'Green' Gardener part 2

Indigenous wildflowers are vital to the ecology of an area, not just for their attractive appearance, but because they are host plants to many species of butterfly and moth. It is [...]

The ‘Green’ Gardener

It cannot have escaped your notice that ‘environmentally friendly’ is the phrase of the moment. Green is the ‘in’ colour, whether it be in relationship to cleaning products, constr[...]

The water saving garden part 3

Containers Generally speaking, container growing is a water-extravagant form of gardening as most plants grown in containers dry out much faster than if they were planted dire[...]

The Water Saving Garden part 2

The lawn If seeing your lawn turn straw-like every time the temperature rises and rainfall drops off worries you, you may be happier replacing it with gravel or paving. Paving a [...]

The water saving garden

Most gardens can be modified to use much less water than they already do. There are many ways to make a garden much more thrifty where supplementary watering is concerned. How many[...]

In Due Season - November

This is the month of clearing and planting. In all parts of the garden, move spent plantings and crops and compost or burn. Cut-down dead perennials and shred the prunings. Sweep u[...]

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