Preparing an Allotment – Recycle Grass Turves After Clearing Your Plot?
The first time plot owner can be faced with a large square of meadow grass or a grass and weed covered plot. What to do next?The Best Ways to Prevent Orchid Diseases
If you have a lot of orchids, then the most annoying aspect caring for these plants is preventing orchid diseases. If you do not take steps to prevent these diseases or treat them on time, not only can they kill your affected orchids but these diseases can even spread to your healthy orchids as well. So, the best thing you can do is to prevent them from affecting your happy and healthy orchids.How to Get Vandas to Rebloom?
Almost 50 species are included in the Vanda orchid, which is a genus in the orchid family. Typically, they have vividly colored blooms, and they can live for up to four months as long as they are appropriately taken care of. If your Vanda orchid’s bloom has died or is about to die, then you can get your Vanda to re-bloom and produce another flower in the same season by taking certain steps.Top 5 Attributes to Look For in a Local Garden Centre
Taking the family on a trip to the garden centre in your town can either be stressful or stress free. This can all depend on how well maintained and organized the garden centre happens to be.Your Roses Versus the Insects
How to find and identify insects damaging your roses. Natural and chemical methods of eliminating the nasty bugs.Are Heirloom Tomatoes Worth the Hype?
Heirloom tomatoes were the norm prior to the 20th century. For centuries most families in our current first world countries grew their own vegetables and fruit, collecting seed and replanting it season after season. This meant that the tomatoes grown in different areas, and on individual plots, were often distinctly different, as the seed was passed down through the generations.Preparing an Allotment – Why Choose Forged Tools?
The choice of allotment tool suppliers has vastly increased in recent years with the entry of the giant manufacturing machine that is China. The humble digging spade and many agricultural tools that were once forged by local blacksmiths in pre-industrial revolution times have now become a cheaply produced item. The parts of the spade can now be cut from simple sheet steel, shaped and then riveted to a tubular shaft with a plastic handle.Gardening on Mars
Do you want to be the first to go and live in a Martian colony? Many people do, and there are many people who would sign up for a one-way ticket. Knowing they could never come back to Earth during their lifetime. Once they go to that the colony, they would remain there the rest of their lives. Some might say this is a prison sentence, but it would be a chance to make history, and do something great. Of course before you go there are probably some things you need to learn, one of them is horticulture and gardening. Why you ask?Lilac Growing Tips
Now that Fall is right around the corner, it is time to start thinking about planting for the Spring season. Many plants do better when they are planted in the Fall and allowed to settle in slowly over the Winter. Lilacs are one such plant. Lilacs are a beautiful, fragrant flower that does better in areas that get a Winter freeze. This and other lilac growing tips will help you grow beautiful lilac plants.Controversial Quest to Protect Potatoes in Ireland From Blight
Once the basic diet of the Irish, potatoes are once again the centre of attention in Ireland, with a decision by the country’s environmental protection agency to approve a trial of genetically modified potato crops. According to scientists, the motivation is to improve resistance of potatoes to blight.