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Category archives: Plants

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 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 [...]

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[...]

Wall containers

Again, there is a wide choice available and while it is possible to improvise by screwing or suspending plastic food containers and the like on the wall, much more of the receptacl[...]

Free standing containers

In theory, as long as a thing is capable of holding a reasonable amount of compost, you can grow something in it, and you do not have to spend a lot of money on something specifica[...]

The Invisible Garden continued

Mobile homes Some sites allocate a small amount of garden per unit, but if the site owner or local authority prefers the public open-plan approach to the overall landscaping, ther[...]

The Invisible Garden

The Invisible Garden Unless you are an obsessive plantsman, or want to spend every waking minute in an intimate relationship with the soil — and if you are, you would not have nee[...]

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