Avoid growing plants of the same family in the same soil each year. By using crop rotation, not only will you be maintaining soil structure and nutrient levels by using crop rotation but you can also prevent diseases and pests from becoming established in the soil. Think about the roots of your plants. It’s a […]
When deciding where to plant your roses, keep the sun in mind. Roses do best in plenty of direct sunlight, at least 5 to 6 hours a day, if possible. The sun in the morning is the most important because it helps prevent diseases by drying the leaves of your roses. If your roses are […]
Here’s a great tip from the organic gardening channel MIGardener. He shows how to flick your tomato flowers to increase your harvest from about 25% to about 100%. What would be some other great plants to try this method with?
When digging a hole for your roses, size matters and is a key factor in giving them a great start. Whether you’re planting container roses or bare-root roses, you will need to dig a hole that is both wide enough to accomodate the root structure. Having your hole deep enough is paramount to good drainage. […]
Research has shown that spending time outside is good for our bodies and our minds. I’m sure you’ve experienced these benefits: After feeling stressed out or bored indoors, you step outside and your spirits lift. This article was written by Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D. for Psychology Today. One great way to spend time outdoors is to garden. […]
When the client is almost in tears because they are so happy with the job you have done for them; you know it’s a job well done, and a bank holiday to enjoy it as well! On time, on budget and onto the next one on Tuesday! ??? Enjoy the last long weekend everyone, I […]
Working in my own garden today. I think I’ve become a bit obsessed with plants ? Alliums.. Can you have too many Alliums?
Here’s a question about mulch asked by Dexter Roona. Can compost be used as mulch? What is the purpose of compost? Mulch reduces moisture evaporation, moderates the temperature of the soil, reduces compaction of the soil, suppresses weeds and should eventually break down and become part of the soil. So, in answer to your question […]
Nicotiana Paniculata: An ornamental plant with many uses. Tobacco has been used by humans for thousands of years. It’s been used for medicine, rituals, gifts and pleasure; just to name a few of its many uses. In 1492, when Columbus landed his ships on the North American continent, he was greeted by Native American tribes […]