The Ecological Cost of a Polytunnel

Landscaping Your Garden Can Add Value to Your Home

Landscape gardening services are not just for the rich and famous but can certainly add value to your home. You may be surprised to find out that there are landscapers who can transform you garden on a small budget too meaning you make more money when you sell than what you pay for the landscaper!

Tomato Planting – Get the Best Results

Everyone loves fresh tomatoes! There is nothing better than plucking a fresh tomato from your own garden. Tomatoes are easy to grow and no matter what size garden space you have you can grow a tomato plant. They will grow well in a backyard garden, in a pot on the patio, or even in a hanging basket.

Gardening Jobs to Do in May

May is such a wonderful time for gardeners and also very busy. Finally the growth speeds up and as jobs are completed the fruits of our labour are showcased around us. It can be a full time job keeping on top of everything, yet when the weather is good it’s one that we’d all do every day if only we had the time. We may have had a long winter yet May gardening jobs still beckon. You’ve probably already enjoyed the first mow of the lawn, the smell of freshly cut grass and the first fresh beer on the patio. Here are some more jobs to catch up on in May, however do keep an eye on the temperatures as although it is very mild, we can be caught unaware!

It’s Spring – Flowers For Fragrance and Color

Oh the glory of flowering and fragrant Spring time bulbs! All about spring flowering bulbs.

Euonymus Caterpillar

The euonymus caterpillar (Yponomeuta cagnagella) is an invasive pest that is widespread in northeastern North America and is reported in the Midwestern states of Wisconsin, Michigan and Illinois. It sporadically appears in other states such as Iowa and Georgia. It was first introduced into Ontario in 1967. It is most commonly a pest on European spindle tree euonymus (Euonymus europaea), but it is also reported to be on spreading euonymous (Euonymus kiautschovicus), burning bush euonymus, (Euonymus alatus), eastern wahoo euonymus (Euonymus atropurpureus) and winter creeper euonymus (Euonymus fortunei).

Gavita Pro 1000DE HID Lamp 240 Volt Complete Unit, 906050

Any person looking to light their garden needs to look into Gavita. With the Pro 1000DE HID, you will have something extraordinary. This is because this is an all in one unit, offering everything that you need to provide light to your plants. You have both ballast and reflector with this unit, all in a powerful and capable package. This will help you to do everything much more easily and with less stress. You are not going to have to manage multiple pieces in a set up nor are you going to have to deal with a mess from many systems in place. You have everything that you need with this one unit.

Kale Is Nutritious, Delicious and Easy to Grow

Currently regarded as one of the most healthy vegetables on Planet Earth, kale is packed full of nutrients, has incredible health benefits, and when well prepared, has a delicious flavour. It is easy to grow, needs minimal care, and will reward you with an awesome harvest for much longer than most of the other veggies in the Brassica family. There are many different types of kale, all of which are very easily sown from seed.

Questions Answered About Cut Roses

How long should my rose bouquet last? Why roses don’t open is one question we hear all the time. Why do my roses have black edges? Read the answer to these questions and more.

Greenhouses and the Plants That Thrive in Them

This article explains greenhouses and their function. It also cites some of the more popular plants and flowers that are grown in these structures by gardeners.

Make Your Own Trellis Netting For Flower or Vegetable Vines

Did you know you can make your own trellis netting for supporting flowers or vegetables in the garden? When you make the netting yourself, you can customize the size of the grid or even the color of the netting. It takes a little time, but it’s not very difficult. This article tells how to make DIY trellis netting in a simple and efficient way using a door as a frame to hold it all together as you work. All you need are cotton string, masking tape and scissors.

Landscaping Tips for Planting Summer Annuals

The best way to prepare your beds to plant Summer Annuals is to take soil samples and have them tested by a soils lab. They will give you recommendations as to what the soil needs to grow healthy plants.

Top Gardening Tips For Spring

It is nearly that time of year again. When we put on a hat and gardening gloves, and step outside to bask in the sun and play in the dirt. Gardening has always been an interesting piece of my life, when I was a child I would cry if I had dirty hands and gloves were not my favorite fashion accessory. So when I moved to Erie I knew I HAD to learn how to get over the dirt phobia and grow all the beautiful flowers and produce that I dreamed that I could. So I have come up with a few tips that I have learned through trial, error and a little education.

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