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Greenhouse Shapes and Styles

The main purpose of a greenhouse is to grow plant life in a balanced and maintained environmental climate. While the purpose of a greenhouse is always the same the style and shape can vary a great deal. From plastic to glass, large to small there are many different styles you can choose from.

Planting a Woodland Garden

Some of us are lucky enough to have a few mature native trees as part of our garden. It can be a challenge knowing what to grow around and under trees and what will thrive in soil deprived of moisture and light for most of the year. Gardens don’t always have to be manicured and laid out to a rigid plan. In those areas where you have a number of trees growing, why not do a bit of research and create a semi wild woodland area. Our native woodland plants can be both beautiful and delicate, and left to their own devises will quickly colonise an area so that all you really have to do is enjoy it. Here are some of my favourites.

Different Ways to Cook Spinach

Spinach is an incredibly easy vegetable to grow, particularly Swiss chard or silver beet. But what do you do when you are faced with kilo after kilo of fresh spinach? Different types of Spinach True spinach (Spinacia oleracea) is not grown as widely as high yielding Swiss chard (Beta vulgaris) which is, to many non-horticultural people all over the world, the only spinach there is.

Examples of Features You Can Add To Your Garden

Many people looking to hire landscape gardeners are also in search of some ideas of what to do with their gardens. There are many things that you can add to your garden which will make it look very attractive and beautiful.

Why You Should Grow Disease Resistant Potatoes

The great Irish famine of the mid-19th century shows us how vulnerable potatoes can be when it comes to disease. Potato blight, caused by a rampant fungus caused a massive crop failure throughout Ireland, leading to famine and starvation. Many of those who survived the famine decided to emigrate to far-off lands like North America and Australia, leading to a drop in the Irish population of some 50%.

Plant Diseases – Fungus, Bacteria, Viruses and More

Plants are living organisms, and like any living organism, they are susceptible to disease. From fungal diseases to bacterial infections, there are many different diseases that plants can fall victim to. Even the most tightly run hydroponics garden can fall prey to root rot and powdery mildew.

Gardening – Good for the Planet, Good for Your Health?

Many gardeners feel that gardening is a great way to de-stress, and to get in a moderate amount of exercise while doing something they truly enjoy. There are many sites devoted to gardening, and within them you will find that avid gardeners are truly passionate about the process, as well as the outcome, of gardening. I am going to talk about some of the benefits of gardening.

Great Reasons Why Any Serious Gardener Should Make Compost

Gardening is as popular today as it has ever been and there seems to be no sign of this changing any time soon. It’s fair to say that this type of hobby does take work and whether you have a lawn you must attend to or a full allotment, there is no end of garden waste which must be disposed of one way or another. In short, this leads my onto the subject of today and the many reasons why you should take the time to make use of such waste in an efficient way through the use of composting.

Some Handy Tips on Dealing With Pests and Weeds in the Garden

As Thomas Fuller once said ‘a good garden may have some weeds’. No matter how lovingly we tend our garden, there will always be weeds. And, as our gardens are natural habitats for wildlife, there will also be those creatures that frequent our gardens that we would rather do without. Here are some useful and inexpensive ways of dealing with both those creatures in the garden we describe as pests and with those ever present weeds.

Growing and Using Scented Plants

Our sense of smell is probably one of the most important of all our senses for wellbeing. Scents can be very evocative, provoking emotions and memories, but more importantly, they make us feel good. Gardening provides many benefits to our health but one which sometimes gets overlooked is the power of scent in a garden. Growing plants that look beautiful is a joy in itself, but combine that with plants and herbs which are scented and you have something magical.

Heartland Sheds – A Great Solution for Your Garden Storage Needs

Creating a storage unit in your yard by yourself from scratch, can be a difficult task, but this job is made a lot easier with the assistance of Heartland sheds. They are extremely versatile wooden sheds, that can be used as a storage or recreational construction.

What Are Open Pollinated and Heirloom Variety Vegetable Seeds?

Over the past few years there is a large movement towards growing your own fruits, vegetables and herbs from seeds. The top three reasons people gave in a recent study conducted by the National Gardening Association, were to put fresh produce on the table, save some money and to know that what they were growing was safe.

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