Tag Gardening Techniques

Does copper tape really stop slugs & snails?

I have decided to give copper tape a go as a method of slug control this year. Here are my findings so far from March to late June in my garden.

How do you prune Roses & when’s the best time?

A gardeners guide to how and when to prune roses to get the most out of your blooms.

Sowing seeds – A beginner’s guide

A simple guide to sowing seeds with the absolute beginner in mind. You don’t need green fingers, just follow these steps.

Deadheading flowers – More buds, more blooms

Advice on deadheading (the removal of spent flowers) for most annual and perennial plants. Encourage more flower production.

Storing Gladioli over winter

A simple method for storing your gladioli corms of the winter months.

Potato Blight: Organic control methods

Organic methods for avoiding the dreaded potato blight which will turn your potatoes into a black mush unless quick treatment.

Mildew resistant Courgettes varieties

Courgette can take a real hammering from powdery mildew. Here are a few resistant varieties and methods for minimising infection.

Cottage Garden – Plant guide

Get the most out of your outdoor space and cram in your favourite flowering plants to create your own cottage garden.

Vegetables to grow in containers

As our gardens shrink, it’s a good idea to start growing our vegetables in containers. There are many benefits to this method of gardening.

Growing Runner Beans [how-to guide]

An organic guide for growing runner beans in any size garden. How to get the most out of your crop and recommended bean varieties.

Small garden vegetables

Here are some vegetable selections that you might want to try if you want to use the space in your garden sparingly

Lining hanging baskets on a budget

You don’t have to spend a fortune on expensive hanging basket liners. With a little creativity, you can save a money and create and impressive display in your garden.

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