ver the past few years the latest sensation in growing roses is the Knock Out Family of Roses. More recently the same breeders introduced the Drift Family of miniature roses -the newest rose and ideal for small gardens. These beautiful roses are tough, disease resistant, winter hardy, and basically maintenance-free. ...
March 9, 2018support
Why grow cabbages, and other brassica, from seed - when you can clone them! You simply dig up a cabbage root and split the stem length-ways in four, ensuring there is some root on each piece. Dip the pieces in a rooting compound and store them in slightly damp sand ...
March 6, 2018support
Building regulations and planning permission "My garden and my rules" is unfortunately not exactly the way it works with setting up a summer house or any other building in your garden. Whether you need to apply for a planning permit or not depends on the size and height of the building, ...
March 3, 2018support
Worn out, depleted soil is a major concern for both farmers and consumers, as studies continue to reveal the problematic effects of chemical fertilizers. With no rest from cultivation or fertilization, farmers and agriculturists are noticing that because the soil is so depleted, crop fields are still not yielding despite ...
February 28, 2018support
If you are a new homeowner, planting your flower gardens, bushes and trees are something you thought about from the time you first looked at your new home. You probably have a picture in your mind of what you want your flower gardens to look like. There are pros and cons ...
February 25, 2018support
For successful grafting to take place, the tissues of both the stock and scion plants must be placed in contact with each other. Both tissues must be kept alive till the graft has taken, which takes a few weeks. While successful grafting only requires that a close connection takes place ...
February 22, 2018support
Everyone knows that grass is green, but did you know that your lawn can change its color slightly throughout the year? The color of grass depends on the environmental conditions - how much sun and rain it gets and what the soil is like. Most subtle color changes are harmless, ...
February 19, 2018support
Keeping cats out of your garden is an age old, common problem for most gardeners, especially with the UK cat population exceeding 7.2 million in 2008 last year. The following tips explain some popular methods on how to keep cats out of your garden. When cats enter your garden, they will ...
February 16, 2018support
A green roof is known by several names such as eco-roof or living roof. They have been built on buildings for centuries. Many countries in the world have green roof subsidies or programs that encourage eco-roofs. Scandinavia has long had farm house buildings that have sod covered roofs. Some cities ...
February 13, 2018support
Not everyone is privileged of having his or her own compost pile in their backyard, so I'm going to discuss some info on how homemade compost bins are done and how to compost in a garbage container. Composting is not as hard and as expensive as it looks - not like ...
February 10, 2018support