Buy the biggest greenhouse you can afford for the space available. You will find you never have quite enough room for your plants. Alternatively choose an add-on model so that you can increase your growing space when you are able to afford it. To make the most of available sunshine, site your greenhouse with the […]
Gardening is pleasurable hard work, made easier by using the appropriate tools. If you care for them properly, they should last a lifetime. When purchasing tools, always choose quality over quantity. Look for ergonomic tools that are designed to spare backs, shoulders, and wrists. Space-age materials make tools lighter, more balanced, and easier to grip […]
All top fruit trees like apples, pears and plums are grafted on to special root stocks. When planting them it is essential to make sure this graft is well above soil level. Apples and pears trained as cordons instead of bushes not only take up less space but give more fruit. Both Cox’s and Bramleys […]
Bulbs are embryo plants packed with their own food supply, and go on from year to year, producing offsets (baby bulbs) round them in time. A corm looks very like a bulb but lasts only one season, during which it makes a replacement corm for the next year. Crocuses and anemones, come from corms. A […]
Clay is a fertile soil but it can become water-clogged. Check the drainage by digging a deep hole or two, and seeing how quickly they empty of water, after rain. Sand or gravel, compost too, added to clay will improve its drainage. If the soil tends to get very waterlogged you may need to run […]
All gardeners want their gardens to be beautiful and memorable. Take care of the beauty of your garden with various decorative materials – gravel, mulch, decorative stones, etc. Materials can be found in hardware stores, and you can calculate the amount with this mulch calculator.