Companion Plants to Protect Vegetable Crops

Companion Plants to Protect Vegetable Crops
As the war against the common pest raging on the varieties of pest control options at gardeners disposal continues to grow. But alongside this fact is the ever narrowing range of garden chemicals that are permitted for use in gardens. The EU continues to blacklist a range of garden chemicals meaning that gardeners need to ...

Designing with Summer Flowers

Designing with Summer Flowers
The highlight of any summer is the colourful display of blooms that fill gardens around the land. Summer time is the peak of the flowering season and is the one time that the entire garden is putting on its best display. Working with summer flowers can be both a joy and a chore as sometimes ...

Time to Hang Those Hanging Baskets

Time to Hang Those Hanging Baskets
May is upon us and we are heading straight for sunnier and warmer days. The middle of May is the best time to get your baskets out and on display. That said, the best time to prepare and plant your baskets is the end of March. Assuming you are lucky enough to have your own ...

Water Storage Systems to Suit Soil Conditions

Water Storage Systems to Suit Soil Conditions
Our lovely politicians have been busying themselves and we are now a little closer to knowing the extent of the water charges that every household is to incur each year. The results don’t make for good reading for those of us who use free tap water to irrigate our gardens. It certainly looks clear that ...

Self Watering Kit with Hydroponics

Self Watering Kit with Hydroponics
Hydroponics is a clever system for automated watering of plants. There are a range of systems that use hydroponics and its benefits there to be seen for intensive growing in greenhouses & indoors. Self watering kit and hydroponic kit includes Ebb & flow Self watering kits – temporary flooding the root zone Aqua Culture – ...

How to Install a Water Butt

How to Install a Water Butt
Its all about water charges in the News these days and with 3 days of no rain, water is becoming a treasured commodity. Storing water is a great and simple way of keeping your garden plants and lawns in top condition without incurring any additional water charges. There is a strong argument as to why ...

Lawn Weed Killer to Control Dandelions

Lawn Weed Killer to Control Dandelions
Dandelions are surely the most unsightly of all the lawn weeds and in recent years there number appear to be getting totally out of hand. They generally start flowering in mid April and by the beginning of May they are at their peak. Lawns can be completely swamped in their big bold foliage and yellow ...

April is the Time to Apply Rose Clear

April is the Time to Apply Rose Clear
Rose care is an art within itself. There are many facets and tricks of the trade to achieve the healthiest and best performing plants. But if you can keep on top your pest issues through the use of rose clear and pruning requirements then there is no reason why your roses won’t be blooming from ...

Water Storage Systems & Gardens

Water Storage Systems & Gardens
There are many benefits to using water butts and water storage systems in your garden and greenhouse. The first and obvious reason is because of the water charges that will be coming into effect in 2015. As of yet we still don’t know what the rates are or what the annual fees will be. Some ...

How to Plant a Bare Root Beech

How to Plant a Bare Root Beech
Beech hedging is a very popular choice of hegding and for good reasons. One down side that I hear from time to time is that beech hedging, which is semi evergreen, looks ‘dead’ in the winter months! unfortunately there is little I can say to convince people of otherwise and so for those who don’t ...
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