Giving too much or too little water is not good for your succulents. Find out why.

How to Set Up a Wormery

A wormery is a purpose built container that uses special types of worms to help break down organic matter and produce compost. As well as producing compost, the worms also create a nutritious liquid fertiliser which drains down through the bin and collects at the bottom.

What Composting System Is Right for You?

What composting system is right for you? There’s a number of different systems out there, and they all have their pros and cons. Let me show you what these composting methods are all about and help you decide what will work best for your needs.

How to Grow Aubergines and Varieties to Try

The aubergine is a member of the potato family. Native to India, it is commonly known as Eggplant and is widely used in cooking. It is a delicate perennial and as such is often grown as an annual. Here is a short guide on how to grow aubergines from seed and some varieties to try.

To Shrub or Not to Shrub

Having a shrub wall on the patio or balcony is perfect for adding privacy and seclusion. It’s a great way to shut out the noise and craziness of the city life, allowing you to sit back and relax in your own space.

St Augustine Grass: Some Problems and Solutions

St Augustine grass is primarily of tropical origin and is native to salty and fresh water marshes, sandy beach ridges, the outskirts of swamps and lagoons, and limestone shorelines. Though it will survive in most types of terrain, it does best in moist and reasonably fertile soil. Two things it will not stand are waterlogged areas and very dry areas, so watering St Augustine correctly is an essential dynamic to its general health.

Growing Sunflowers From Seed

Originally from the Americas, the sunflower is an annual with large round flower heads whose shape is often used to depict the sun. Indeed, indigenous American peoples used the sunflower as a depiction of their sun god. In Britain the sunflower has also become synonymous with all that is summer, either grown in borders or as a magnificent cut flower. It is so easy to grow that it has become a favourite plant for children to grow. Here is a short guide on growing these stunning flowers from seed.

How to Create a Box Ball

In horticulture topiary is the name given to the practice of shaping live plants by clipping the foliage of trees and shrubs to form clearly defined shapes. Perhaps the simplest form to create is a ball and the easiest plant to do this with is the box or buxus sempervirens. As buxus is an evergreen, a box ball will provide you with an all-year-round focal point in your garden. They are easy to look after and you will be able to see the results of your efforts quickly. Using a few rooted cuttings you should be able to develop an impressive ball shaped plant in just two years.

Start a Home Herb Garden

There are many great reasons to start your own home herb garden. Generally herbs are easy to grow and can be enjoyed by the whole family. With many varieties of colors, textures, and scents of plants available, you can literally customize your garden to suit any needs you may have.

Organic Rose Gardening: The Best Way to Grow Roses

If you are an environmentalist or just a person concerned with your surroundings, then organic rose gardening is the best way for you to grow roses. Without the use of pesticides and harmful chemicals that may be bad for insects that benefit the flowers, organic rose gardening, as its name suggests, promotes the use of natural, “organic” and biodegradable or environment-friendly elements to be used as fertilizers and pesticides. Still, you are getting the results you have always wanted for your roses.

Easy Wild Flowers

Detailed article with regards to low maintenance Native Plants. Often times in my thirty year career, I have often been asked various questions that leave me lacking for an honest and sincere evaluation and without sounding critical at the same time, regarding garden plants and flowers that have few demands for continuous maintenance and care, be it pruning, division, watering and insect control.

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