A Stumpery is a garden feature that is a sort of like a rockery but made with tree stumps and other wood. It can be a charming feature, easy to maintain and set up, not a budget buster, and will offer hours of pleasure and coolth. With these advantages try ? it?s different, green and hospitable!
Garlic is one of those vegetables that everyone can grow and that everyone should grow - it is so healthy and crammed with vital minerals and it seems crazy to suggest that a clove of garlic swallowed whole a day will help keep the doctor away ... sorry apples! If you haven't grow it yet please try!
We seem to keep making mistakes, often unknowingly, that lea t poor container gardeining actions and dead or dying plants. It's easy to avoid these, and if you have read parts one and two of this series, then you've seen how to change if you need to. Temperature? Roots? Fertilisers? Neglect? Phew!
There’s a cornucopia of plants with heart-shaped leaves and flowers to choose from to give something lasting for Valentine’s Day instead of only gobbley chocolates. There’s still time to treat your sweetie so get going today, give your message of love to someone even if you're your own sweetie!
From a stark space to a sparkle place – that could be the sub-title to this article especially if you seek an entrance that is inviting and very welcoming.You may already have such an entrance – so then is it time for a change of focus or a new idea?
Why did you start gardening? What lifestyle influences were there that made your interest in plants and flowers and pots become a reality? Life is a casserole influences, and while it is difficult to choose just one or two, perhaps you can remember something about what made you fall in love!
As an organic soil conditioner and fertiliser for plants, spent coffee grounds make a fine 'green' compost that will enhance your gardening space without a fuss – it’s a green gardening practice that costs very little except your effort. Smell the coffee and get going – it’s an amazing product!
Beauty, grace, fragrance and charm - and all in one lovely plant; not much more you can ask for and yes ... you will get this and more in an Easter Lily plant. Its shapely white trumpet blooms and deep green foliage are a real treat and then when the blooms fade you can plant it out onto your patio.
Containers hide things like ugly walls or utility areas or provide a restful patch. How about setting up a pergola or archway entrance to your patio or front door? Containers are so versatile; one has just got to love their multitasking properties. Add your ideas to use them creatively, read on!