Gardening Advice

  1. Sustainable Gardening Tips

    Sustainable Gardening Tips

    It seems the world of today is at unrest, partly due to environmental damage and climate change.  While there are macro environmental issues that are beyond the control of the average person, there are opportunities on a micro level that individuals can take advantage of to not only help protect the environment as a whole, but also provide themselves with some of the best and freshest food possible. 

    Most people have the ability to garden sustainably in their own back garden with just a

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  2. 5 ways to make your garden even more eco-friendly

    5 ways to make your garden even more eco-friendly

    When it comes to creating the most eco friendly garden possible, you’ll be pleased to know that there are a variety of ways to make a more self-sustaining environment that not only reduces waste, but is more reliant on renewable sources of energy as well. And best of all, your local wildlife will certainly thank you for providing a range of habitats right outside your house.

    Gardeners play a unique role in lessening the ever-growing pressures within the ecosystem. Studies have also shown t

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  3. Everything You Need To Know About Soil

    Everything You Need To Know About Soil

    Whether you’re growing a bountiful vegetable garden for your own produce or want to have beautiful flowers surrounding your home all year round, the key to your garden’s success will significantly be impacted by the kind of soil it’s growing in. Simply put, the healthier the soil is, the healthier your garden will be.

    Though some of the best ways to enhance the nutrients of the soil is to add compost, fertiliser, manure, and other environmentally friendly nutrients, it’s

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  4. Treating Your Garden After Autumn Harvest

    Treating Your Garden After Autumn Harvest

    After the period of the autumn harvest has ceased, it is important to take proper care of the garden.  Post autumn gardening is actually the first stages of creating a healthy and successful garden in the next growing season.  One of the major tasks of this post-autumn gardening time involves winter pruning.  Some people are unsure about pruning and may even fear they may cause harm to plants by pruning them incorrectly.  However, pruning a plant the wrong way is often like

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  5. December: The Best Time for Rose Pruning

    December: The Best Time for Rose Pruning

    Rose pruning is a measure taken to ensure that plants will have vigorous growth in the new season and so they will flower each year; it is one of the winter garden jobs that must be done.  This is the ideal time for pruning flowering roses, though pruning roses can be done at any time during the time when the plant is dormant.  Rose pruning now can even give a winter garden an architectural look as well as help to prevent long shoots from suffering wind damage.  Follow these general

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  6. Cold frames and greenhouse clean up!

    Cold frames and greenhouse clean up!

    Well, it’s that time of year again to clean out your greenhouse and cold frames, ready for next year! Refreshing that soil and cleaning those pots now, prepares yourself and your garden for the spring/summer that is ahead of us!

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    Tip number 1: Do no

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  7. Creating Compost

    Creating Compost

    Advice on producing your own compost at home

    By making your own compost, you will save money and help the environment by recycling food scraps and reducing the amount of waste you send to landfill. Effectively you are using your kitchen and office waste as a free soil improver. You can use this compost to enhance your gardens soil to grow fruit, vegetables or other plants – either directly on the soil or within a 

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