Treating Mealybugs on Succulents

Plants for February

It may be cold outside and the garden a little bleak but there are still some stunning plants to be had that will really give your garden a lift at this time of year. From early bulbs to flowering shrubs, here is a short list of some of the very best.

Defending Your Garden Plants From Waterlogging

Recent flooding has brought the dangers of waterlogging to the centre of the gardening community’s mind. Fortunately there are a few easy precautions you can take to protect your plants from excessive rain.

August in the Flower Garden

August in the flower garden can be a bit of a challenge. Summer is well under way and many herbaceous plants have reached their optimum flowering peak. You could be forgive for thinking that this month is a month of tidying up. However, with a bit of forward planning and some gentle encouragement you can design a planting scheme that will ensure that you have plants that flower well into the autumn as well as encouraging those earlier flowering ones to produce second flushes. So in-between relaxing and enjoying summer in your garden, take a moment to check this short reminder of things you should be doing in the flower garden during August.

Our Bodies Thrive on Raw Vegetables

There’s a lot that’s been written recently about the value of raw food that includes nutritional information about many of the vegetables that we can grow in our own backyards. But if you’re serious about the value of raw, which veggies should you concentrate on producing?

August in the Vegetable Garden

August and the summer is in full swing. By now you should be harvesting many of the fruit and vegetables you have worked hard to grow throughout the season and enjoying the unique taste of fresh salad crops, potatoes, tomatoes, peas and beans homegrown. However, in-between enjoying the fruits of your labour there is still plenty to be doing in even the smallest vegetable garden. So take a minute to read through this short reminder of some of the vital jobs to be doing in the vegetable garden during August.

A Self-Fertilizing Lawn?

After one too many trips to Home Depot, I’d finally had it with the rising costs of lawn fertilizer that I was paying in my losing battle with my front yard. With it not raining as much as it is normally does in the past few months, our city had watering restrictions and that, combined with the heat, had my lawn looking horrible. I was just about to give up on my lawn altogether and just call it a lost season when I read something interesting on a gardening forum about a self-fertilizing lawn.

Introduction to Organic Garden Fertilizers

Having high quality soil is a key aspect of a successful garden, in a normal garden one would use chemical fertilizer to boost the quality of their soil. With an organic mindset using chemicals should be avoided at all costs. The following article covers an introduction to organic fertilizers which can help you achieve a healthy and productive organic garden.

Aquaponics Basics

Aqua farming or aquaculture, and hydroponics are different technological systems establish for the growing of fishes and plants respectively. Despite being 2 totally unrelated systems, they share a similar concern, which is the build up of unwanted substances in the water leading to a build up of toxic levels in the medium.

How to Create a Green Wall With Succulents

Our nursery created a beautiful green wall for a flower show using succulent plants. We documented the process and what follows is a brief guide showing how we created them.

Buying Professional Supplies for Your Indoor Growing

Hydroponics is a very interesting way to grow plants, and one of the great things about it is that it can allow you to easily do your growing entirely indoors. There are many different ways to circumvent the limitations that this would otherwise impose on you, and modern science has made it remarkably easy to maintain your growing steadily without too much effort. You just have to make sure that you’re using the right kinds of tools for the job, and that you’re always exploring options that can potentially improve your results.

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