Category Garden Care

Everything you need to make the best of your garden and keep it in good condition

Baking soda – Organic mildew treatment – courgettes, pumpkins & cucumbers

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.

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.

The importance of good quality cheap topsoil

Grow plants and vegetation in your garden? Remember that good topsoil means good growing. For plants to thrive – topsoil is essential.

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.

Hedge & hedging plants – information for allotments

Hedges, Fences and walls can all serve similar purposes – marking and maintaining boundaries, keeping children or pets contained or to provide a greater sense of privacy. It is fair to say we are a little biased! But here are some good reasons for choosing a hedge.Hedges have greater ‘kerbside appeal’ offering beauty and interest in all seasons while softening the lines of buildings making houses look more in keeping with their gardens.

How to take hardwood cuttings

A complete guide on taking hardwood cuttings from your favourite shrubs and trees. How to raise each cutting and get a better yield.

Warming soil – The hot-bed method

What’s the best method for warming soil? The temperature of soil is an important factor for yielding a productive and early crop. Warm soil will speed up the growing process and give you a head start this Spring.

Dahlias – How to overwinter within the UK

Dahlia are tender perennials and must be protected from hard frosts. Here is a guide to storing Dahlia tubers during the coldest winter months and an answer to the question: can you leave dahlias in the ground over winter?

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