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Category archives: Garden Care

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 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[...]

Maintenance of containers

In winter, very little need be done if suitable containers were used in the first place and the planting done properly. Large, heavy stone troughs, tubs, etc., should not freeze so[...]

Choosing a summerhouse

Inspect your prospective purchase for workmanship. If you are satisfied on all counts in that respect, the choice is up to you. Again, you will find a larger one of more use, as yo[...]

In Due Season - October

The ornamental garden. This is mainly a month to continue those jobs started last month – dividing and replanting herbaceous perennials, taking up old bedding plants and replacing [...]

Pests and diseases

Most of the trials and tribulations affecting other garden plants also affect those under glass, only worse, because the increased warmth and close atmosphere will encourage them. [...]

Plants to grow

You can grow just about everything in a greenhouse, providing you can give the conditions that suit the plants. The cold (unheated) greenhouse. This has no heat as a matter of c[...]

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