The Ultimate Hanging Basket

The Ultimate Hanging Basket
With spring on our door step attention turns to well, our door step and how to add colour and interest to create a welcoming display over the summer months. Hanging baskets and containers are a great way to add colour to a dull front door or to freshen up a tired old wall. But to ...

What is the Right Raised Bed for You?

What is the Right Raised Bed for You?
The benefits of growing in raised beds includes ease of soil preparation, ease of crop maintenance, ability of modify your soil, added pest control possibilities and a neat and organised way to grow your own. If you are considering using raised beds then there are a number of factors to consider. Height of your raised ...

Mesh Wire can make Your Garden Dog Friendly

Mesh Wire can make Your Garden Dog Friendly
For those of us who have a dog it can seem like a tough decision has to be made regarding who stays and who goes; the dog or the garden. Of course this is not a decision anyone should make and not a decision anyone needs to make as there are many ways in which ...

Why Raised Beds are Great for Vegetables

Why Raised Beds are Great for Vegetables
There are many ways in which to grow vegetable and herbs. Whether you have a large garden or just a small yard in which to work, there is always a way for you to grow your own juicy fruit, tasty vegetables and yummy herbs. Raised beds are a great way to optimise your garden and ...

Plants that Dogs Won’t Eat

Plants that Dogs Won’t Eat
Unfortunately this isn’t a  long list of plants, but these plants can be used in a garden alongside your pet and won’t be damaged. These plants can also be used as a barrier to protect more delicate plants beyond. Dogs avoid these plants because of their coarse or prickly nature which doesn’t suit their mouths ...

Bird Feeders will be Busy this Nesting Season

Bird Feeders will be Busy this Nesting Season
The first of March rings in the beginning of the breeding season for our wild birds and a time when birds of all kinds meet and gather around feeding stations, bird feeders and bird baths in the hope of finding a mate. With the inclement weather, it has become all the more important to stock ...

Position Garden Trays & Propagators for Best Light Levels

Position  Garden Trays & Propagators for Best Light Levels
With the extended winter that we are experiencing and the cold nights set to last for another week there has been a gradual build up of garden trays, plant pots and propagators eagerly awaiting better light conditions in which to grow. If you are like me and you’ve already been busy potting up this summer’s ...

Delayed: Spring Time

Delayed: Spring Time
Spring Time: DELAYED!!! We are sorry for any inconvenience caused but it appears spring is somewhat delayed this year. Of course it is not my fault but it certainly is an inconvenience for all us eager gardeners who want to get started on our vegetable patches. Weather has been significantly cold over the past weeks ...

Before Planting Potatoes, Get to Know your Plot

Before Planting Potatoes, Get to Know your Plot
All that stands between a bountiful crop and a determined gardener is the plot which he has to work with. There are a number of elements to consider when looking over your plot and assessing its suitability to grow potatoes and other vegetables. Size: How big is your plot? For a family of 4 you ...

Trays, Plugs or Modules. Which is Best for Sowing Seeds?

Trays, Plugs or Modules. Which is Best for Sowing Seeds?
Which is the best pot or tray to start seeds and to raise seedlings in? The short answer is; all of the above. This is because the different of seeds we sow grow in different ways and all have different potting requirements.  The different modules, pots, plug trays and seed trays offer different sizes and ...