Tips for Growing Seed Potatoes

Tips for Growing Seed Potatoes
If you are thinking about growing potatoes in your vegetable garden this year be sure to take the time to plan out and prepare your plot before sowing. Potatoes are hungry vegetables and like a lot of nutrients and soil that is slight acidic to grow well. If you prepare your site just right, you ...

Choosing your Apple Varieties

Choosing your Apple Varieties
Growing your own top fruits is a rewarding pastime which will reap its reward every autumn giving you a juicy crop without requiring the same intensive labour that a vegetable garden can consume. There is an endless range of apple tree varieties, both new and traditional that can be grown while adding other fruits such ...

Weed Killer to Kill Scutch Grass

Weed Killer to Kill Scutch Grass
Truly the tyrant of the weed world, Scutch is a scourge for gardening and farmers alike. If left untreated, Scutch grass will growing and develop an extensive network of roots under the soil meaning they completely dominate the soil. This is a common occurrence on farmland and unkempt gardens. The control of this weed is ...

How to Lay Weed Control Fabric

How to Lay Weed Control Fabric
If you are new to gardening and you want a low maintenance garden that still looks good and neat, then it is likely that you will be laying weed fabric at some point. But there is one fundamental question that you should ask yourself before beginning this gardening project. That is; should I lay the ...

Fork in the Bark Chippings for effective Weed Control

Fork in the Bark Chippings for effective Weed Control
The low maintenance garden would not be possible without two things; weed membrane, bark chippings, oh, and a garden fork. Bark chippings is commercial mulch, and something that has been around for many years in one form or another. Its benefits are endless, as not only is mulch great for keeping weeds at bay, but ...

Use Frost Cover when you Need it Most

Use Frost Cover when you Need it Most
The Ground may be frozen and the plants still, but as ever busy gardeners is still pottering around a garden putting the last things in place before he himself hibernates for the winter months. That right, all of two days from December 24th to December 26th are the gardeners only days off, but don’t assume ...

Feed Bird Peanuts to your Wild Birds over the Winter Months

Feed Bird Peanuts to your Wild Birds over the Winter Months
Now is more important than ever to go out and top up your Bird feeders. With the cold temperatures and it being in the middle of winter, the food available to birds will be scarce. Birds are active creatures and therefore needs lots of energy and nutrition to survive. On Average a bird can make ...

Lettuce and Carrots are great Vegetables for a Novice Gardener.

Lettuce and Carrots are great Vegetables for a Novice Gardener.
If you are facing into the new year and looking for a new year’s resolution that will guarantee healthy living, exercise and a better diet then I’ve got just the answer; start your own vegetable plot! Growing vegetables is a great and rewarding hobby. The amount of work required can discourage a lot of people ...

Use your Lawn Mower now for Winter Lawn Care

Use your Lawn Mower now for Winter Lawn Care
Even though grass hasn’t grown since the onset on our cold winter weather which began in mid October, our lawns can begin to look unkempt and untidy due to the small spurts of grass growth over these months. The untidy look of winter is often also due to the few remaining autumn leaves that somehow ...

Heathers always Benefit from a Growmore Plant Food

Heathers always Benefit from a Growmore Plant Food
  There are two types of heathers; summer flowering heathers and winter flowering heathers. On first appearance they both look the same, but they are quite different plants. As they are different plants, they require different growing conditions to thrive and put on the best show of colour. They both however benefit from a feed ...