12 Essential Gardening Tools for Beginner and Advanced Gardeners

Planting Summer Hanging Baskets

Hanging baskets are a great way to brighten up a wall or fence and showcase a colourful front door. They are even increasingly brightening up the centres of our towns and cities, making us feel good with a splash of bright colour in a concrete environment. Hanging baskets are just perfect for growing exotic annuals, particularly trailing varieties and can even provide the medium for a decorative display of vegetables and fruits such as tumbling tomatoes and strawberries. Here is a guide on how to plant a hanging basket and some suitable and decorative plants.

How to Deal With a Black Spot on Roses

The rose is probably the icon of the English garden. There is nothing quite like the bloom of bush, patio and climbing roses in June. They add elegance, colour and scent to the summer garden. On the whole I find roses quite easy to grow. Many of my old English specimens are grown in containers as well as the ramblers and bush roses I have growing in borders throughout the garden. However, the one problem even the most experienced gardener can’t avoid is that of a black spot.

Essential Plant Nutrients and Feeding Plants

An essential part of creating a colourful garden, rich in different forms of plant life, is to grow healthy plants. We all know the importance of adding compost and vegetable waste to our garden soil and this will supply your plants with some of the major nutrients they require, but it can be a bit hit and miss. Some plants require more of a certain nutrient than others, and how do you know that your soil contains enough nutrients to keep your plants happy and in good health? Here is a short guide to the main nutrients your garden plants need and whether it is best to use man-made plant foods or organically produced alternatives.

Five Significant Tips To Developing A Thriving Aquaponics Garden

Would you like to have a thriving aquaponic garden? Here are five important things to consider.

How to Reduce Water Usage in the Garden

If you live in the UK, then chances are that you are currently experiencing drought conditions. This means that the reservoirs and water supplies that serve your household and the surrounding area are somewhat lower than their normal levels. In order to prevent supplies drying up it is essential that everybody in a drought area reduces their water usage.

Gardening Ventures for Children

Gardening is a simple activity that can be very enjoyable, rewarding and educational for children. Gardening projects can be a fun way for you and your child to spend quality time together.

Growing and Caring for Sempervivums

The sempervivum is a succulent plant belonging to the Crassulaceae family. Originally from the hot dry climates of Southern Europe, it grows in rosettes of fleshy thick leaves that store water and give them the ability to live on sunny rocks and stony mountain terrain. The sempervivum has a number of affectionate common names such as liveforever, house leek and hen and chicks. Often overlooked, this little plant is actually a real stunner and comes in varied and beautiful varieties. Here is a sort guide on how to grow them, where they look best and some of my favourite varieties.

How to Design Your Dream Garden – Tips for Important Corporate Managers

You may start by wondering about the title and about the connection between the two apparently completely separate worlds – what has an important corporate manager have to do with gardening? Well, the following article is going to explain this strange idea. In our ever changing world and at the very fast pace we are living and working, a new tendency has arisen especially amongst those who have the harsh experience of working in a large corporate environment.

The Versatility and Great Benefits of Aeroponics

Aeroponics sounds like a process that is meant for master gardeners and something left for the professionals. Yet, the thing is, anyone can take it up and have successful growing gardens. It may have a big name, yet the process is simple and brings in big results.

Gardening With Aeroponics, A Family Affair

Having a garden each year not only provides an outlet for you but a creative way to get the family together. Yet, in that process, we also want to produce an abundance of fruits and vegetables to last the entire summer. Why not enjoy those benefits of a garden and instead use an aeroponics gardening system.

Easy Aeroponic Gardening Systems – Even Easier Set Up

Aeroponics gardening systems are great additions to any backyard, not only are they easy to set up but you can easily grow plants all summer long that produce amazing plants with lots of fruits and vegetables. With aeroponics, traditional garden beds are days of the past. No longer will you need to build beds, fill them with soil and pray that elements in the soil such as pests, disease and other contaminants do not destroy your hard work and take everything else down with it.

How to Grow Your Own Tomatoes

Learning how to grow tomatoes at home is a simple way to ensure you don’t have to waste another penny on the mushy, tasteless grocery store options. Instead of eating tomatoes trucked across the country, you can gather your own crop right in your own back yard. The key to successfully growing tomatoes is to ensure they get plenty of heat.

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