Creating Privacy in a Small Space Garden

Bay Tree – So Much More Than An Ornamental Tree

Bay Trees or Sweet Laurel, as it is otherwise known as, is an evergreen tree or shrub. It is often grown in containers and trained into shapes – from cones to standards – as an ornamental tree to adorn gardens the world over. However, this herb has so much more to give us than a pretty statement plant. It is a handy herb to have around to.

Sage – An Essential Herb for Any Garden

Sage, or to use its Latin name Salvia Officinalis, is one of the strongest flavoured herbs. It is also an attractive plant, which makes it an ideal herb as well as an attractive addition to any border. The good thing with a Sage plant is that most people will only need one, so it is easy to find a place to position it in any garden. Sage has medicinal as well as culinary uses, as well as being grown for its ornamental looks.

Chamomile – The Pretty, Calming Herb

Chamomile or Camomile, is a pretty, daisy-like creeping herb that is frequently used to make herbal tea. It has pretty white flowers that have yellow centres that appear above its delicate feathery leaves from May through to October. There are several varieties of this herb – some are used to make tea, whilst others are excellent for making lawns or for edging paths.

How to Grow Plants Using Hydroponics

As prices keep going up for fruits and vegetables people want to learn ways to grow their own. Hydroponics is a great way to grow your own fruits and vegetables year round in any climate. Many people want to learn how to grow great plants with hydroponics.

Five Steps to Maximize Productivity of Fruit and Nut Trees

You need to plan and prepare the soil first if you want maximum productivity. Waiting till you plant is far too late! Ideally you need to prepare the land where you plan to plant fruit or nut trees at least one year before planting.

Planting Peas – Five Tips to Plant Peas in Your Garden

One of the great pleasures of the summer vegetable garden is picking fresh peas and eating them sweet from the pod. Here are five tips for planting peas in your garden.

Soil Conservation – A Natural Resource

Permaculture gardening emulates nature, and soil conservation is a major concern. Protecting the soil your crops are grown in is very important. Crops thrive when the soil they are planted in is healthy. Organic methods of gardening will greatly benefit the soil and plant life in your gardens.

Build a Greenhouse the Right Way

Having your own greenhouse provides many benefits. For instance, greenhouses give you the power to extend your growing season and provide a space for growing plants year round. In addition, they protect plants from insects and other pests and so plants grown in a greenhouse need less pesticides.

Aquaponics – Sustainable Solutions to Feed the World

Aquaponics is an Earth friendly, sustainable solution to feed the world’s hungry population. By the use of aquaponic gardening we can conserve water, grow crops and raise fish to eat in areas that in the past were impossible.

Rosemary – A Universal Herb

Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis) is an attractive, evergreen, shrub that has glossy green needle like leaves and a scent that is similar to pine needles. It is actually a member of the mint family and there are many varieties to choose from; some dwarf, others upright or prostrate. It also has a wide range of uses – from culinary to medicinal, as well as cosmetic and craft making. The tiny flowers appear in spring and can be pale blue, pink or white, depending on the variety you have chosen.

Kelp, the Wonder Supplement

Many gardeners preach the fantastic benefits and incredible results they have in their gardens after adding kelp. That’s right, kelp, also known as seaweed, is a brown algae the can make your garden bloom bigger and brighter than ever. To begin, kelp photosynthesizes sunlight and absorbs nutrients from the seawater through its leaves.

Parsley – The Underestimated Herb

Parsley is often used as a garnish to adorn the side of a plate in restaurants. It is often pushed to the side, as we don’t bother to eat the ‘decoration’ on our meal. However, Parsley is so much more than a decoration. Parsley or Garden Parsley (Petroselinum Crispum) is from the Apiaceae family, which includes celery, carrot, parsnip and anise.

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