Gardening tips: plant a Hydrangea for summer-long colour

Beautiful colourful Hydrangea flowers in kent

   Hydrangea ‘Kardinal Violet’ is compact enough for most gardens. Photograph: Alamy Blooming in spring and summer, the hydrangea is considered a shrub. But despite their ability to be rather large showstoppers in your yard, how to grow hydrangeas isn’t a question even the novice gardener will need to ask – these beauties all but […]

25 Questions to ask your landscaper

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If you are considering hiring a professional landscape gardener, you may find some of these tips and questions helpful. Before reaching out, consider creating a list of your wants and needs. Decide on a budget, determine your priorities and If you’re trying to save money, consider which parts of the process you will need outside help with and which you are capable of handling yourself.

Tips for growing healthy, beautiful roses: Plenty of sun

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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 […]

Rose gardening tips for growing healthy roses: Dig a big hole

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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. […]

10 Mental Health Benefits of Gardening

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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. […]

Can you have too many Alliums?

Can you have too many Alliums landscaping in kent

Working in my own garden today. I think I’ve become a bit obsessed with plants 🤔 Alliums.. Can you have too many Alliums?

Can compost be used as mulch? What is the purpose of compost?

Can I use compost as mulch what is the purpose of mulch

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 […]

List of some herbs to grow inside the home.

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Between the convenience of having flavourful herbs on hand whenever you need, and the satisfaction that comes with knowing you grew them yourself, there are lots of reasons to consider starting an indoor herb garden. Imagine seasoning your fresh tomato sauce with a few leaves of freshly picked basil, sprinkling a pinch of cilantro in […]

3 Tips on planting and how to stop plants from wilting

Planting tips keep plants from wilting

Here are three quick tips from Blossom on Instagram to make your plants grow healthy and fast while preventing them from wilting. View this post on Instagram You will wet your plants with these unusual gardening hacks! A post shared by Blossom (@blossom) on Mar 23, 2019 at 9:20am PDT Use an ice cream coneIn […]