I recently received a request for a list of non-toxic plants. It came from a friend of mine who’s son has a rare disorder called pica. Pica results in an unnatural desire to eat non nutritional substances such as soil, sand, grass and of course anything
White and red, fuchsia-like blooms followed by edible and delicious guava-flavoured, green fruit. Hardy in mild winter areas within the UK. Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. Buy Feijoa sellowiana seeds now!
An usual assortment of great tasting and nutritious vegetables that will also make great additions to the ornamental border as well as the dinner plate!
Improve you health and happiness levels by growing your own vegetables on your allotment plot this year.
Get on top of that powdery mildew from your squashes with a simple and organic solution that you are bound to have in your kitchen cupboard.
Over the years, I have found several uses for the troublesome stinging nettle. It makes an excellent soup with a similar taste to seaweed. With it’s roots firmly established in folk-medicine, it can also be used to produce a detoxing
For the past ten years, I have been collecting various members of the sun loving Aizoaceae family. You could put it down as just another one of my plant obsessions, but I think you’ll agree that these excellent little adapters
I have been wanting to try out copper tape as a method for snail and slug control for a number of years now. Copper is said to repel these slimy destroyers by giving them a small static shock as they
A gardeners guide to how and when to prune roses to get the most out of your blooms.
A simple guide to sowing seeds with the absolute beginner in mind. You don’t need green fingers, just follow these steps.
Learn how to plant, prune, feed and guard your clematis against disease.
There are plenty of great garden plants to grow in partial to full shade. Here is a list of all of the varieties I can think of.
There are plenty of vegetable seeds to sow during February. The perfect remedy for the winter blues.
The hardy hibiscus really is a reliable shrub for growing in the UK. It will be a talking point for your neighbours as well as add a splash of the tropics to your garden.
They grow like trees, flower like nobodies business and add a splash of colour with up to 30 flowers per bulb. Who doesn’t love the majestic Tree Lily. Learn how to grow, care-for and propagate these garden lovelies.
Growing succulents in your garden can be extremely rewarding. Easy to grow, propagate and these plants will thrive in places where others wilt.
Are you rock-garden phobic? Does the mere mention of the word ‘rockery’ throw you back to the 1980’s? Well, I don’t care. I love my rock garden and I’ll explain why.
Now that June is well away, make sure that your borders are weed free. They will soon take over, compete with your plants and set even more seed for many seasons to come. So make sure you get on top
Deadheading (the removal of spent flowers), is an important process for most annual and some perennial plants. It will not only tidy up a display, but will also encourage more flower production.
Capture that holiday feeling by growing Osteospermum in your garden this year. Now there is a UK-hardy collection to try out.