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Guide To Growing Aucuba
Flowers, Garden
Guide to Growing Aucuba
This evergreen shrub can reach a height of 3 m (10 ft) if left unpruned. It also has a similar spread. Spotted Laurel grows slowly and increases in height at…
The Art Of Relaxation Hammocks Unveiled
The Art of Relaxation: Hammocks Unveiled
In a world that seems to be constantly on the move, there's an undeniable charm to the idea of swaying gently in a hammock, cocooned between two trees, or lounging…
Top Six Skirting Board Buying Tips
Top Six Skirting Board Buying Tips
Every homeowner wants their house to look stunning so they can enjoy living there and wow visitors. Skirting boards are one of the things that no one considers that may…
What Is Plant Based Landscaping
Garden, Garden Planning
What is Plant-Based Landscaping?
There is a landscaping technique that prioritizes plant life over man-made materials such as concrete and stone. This practice is what they call "plant-based landscaping".  You can use this landscaping…
How To Grow Lettuce Leaf Basil
How To Grow Lettuce-Leaf Basil
Lettuce-leaf basil is a great option for those who love basil but cannot seem to grow enough. This is the Japanese basil variety, which is known for its large leaves.…
How To Grow Toothache Plant (spilanthes)
How to Grow Toothache Plant (Spilanthes)
Toothache plants contain a natural analgesic in their bitter-tasting, spicy-tasting flowers and leaves.  Planting The Toothache Plant There are two options for starting to grow this herb. There are two…
How To Grow Marshmallow Plants
How To Grow Marshmallow Plants
Marshmallow is a very easy herb to grow and has thrived in benign conditions. In a frenzy of nesting activity, I planted marshmallow seeds along with a dozen herbs right…
How To Grow Lovage
Herbs, Perennials
How to Grow Lovage
Lovage is known to be used in soups, stews, and salads. The whole plant can be eaten, root to tip. It has a bright, crisp flavour that reminds me a…
How To Grow Myrrhis Plants
How to Grow Myrrhis Plants
Although the Myrrhis genus only has one member, Myrrhis Odorata (the only Myrrhis Odorata), it goes by many other names. It is a perennial that can withstand extreme temperatures and…
How To Grow Anise Hyssop
How to Grow Anise Hyssop
Anise hyssop is a wonderful addition to herbal teas or a great tea by itself. The tea has a subtle aniseed or liquorice flavour. It is sweet enough as it…
How To Grow Feverfew
How to Grow Feverfew
Feverfew, a perennial that looks like a daisy-like flowering herbaceous perennial, can be used in gardens to add beauty and utility. This is a small perennial that grows to approximately…
Midsummer Vegetable Sowing
Sowing, Vegetables
Midsummer Vegetable Sowing
The vegetable plot becomes a place for harvesting, not midsummer vegetable sowing or growing. Space often remains empty after the potatoes and early greens have been picked. As early-season enthusiasm…
How To Grow Daylilies
How to Grow Daylilies (Hemerocallis)
Hemerocallis daylilies are beautiful perennials that bear exotic trumpet-shaped, lily-like daylilies. Hemerocallis is a Greek term that means "beautiful for one" and the individual flowers last for only one day.…
Top Tips In Watering Your Garden
Top Tips For Watering Your Garden
Gardening is a relaxing pastime which has many mental health benefits. Making your garden look neat and presentable can evoke feelings of pride and joy from all the hard work…
Plants For All Seasons
Garden Planning
Plants for All Seasons
Many people ask me for tips on how to keep a garden looking good throughout the year. You can keep your garden colourful and interesting in the spring, summer, and autumn. It…
How To Get Your Garden Ready For Spring
How to get your Garden Ready for Spring 
While it might seem as though Christmas only wrapped up recently, the fact is that we’re almost done with winter entirely. It won’t be long before we’re basking in the…
How to Avoid Indoor Garden Pests
Garden, Indoor Plant
How to Avoid Indoor Garden Pests
Indoor gardening is a popular choice because it offers many advantages over traditional outdoor gardening, such as fewer pest problems. However, this doesn't mean those pest problems aren't possible. Rather,…
How To Grow Wheatgrass Indoors
Garden, Indoor Plant
How To Grow Wheatgrass Indoors
Wheatgrass is the tender, newly-sprouted shoots of Tritium Aestivum, a wheat plant. It is actually grass. You have probably seen small pots of "cat grass" in pet shops. This is…
Growing Carrots During The Winter
Growing Carrots During the Winter
There is often not much to do in the early spring. Unless, of course, you grow carrots during the winter in colder climates. As gardeners in warmer climates, we can…
Essential Forest Ranger Equipment
Working as a forest ranger can be hugely rewarding. You’ll spend a lot of your day outdoors, you’ll get plenty of physical exercises, and you’ll get the satisfaction of seeing…
Geodesic Dome Greenhouse Ideas
Geodesic Dome Greenhouse Ideas
A geodesic dome greenhouse is simply a greenhouse that has a dome structure. It improves the growing conditions of plants in colder regions. The dome separates the air from the…
How To Build A Geodome Greenhouse
How To Build A Geodome Greenhouse
A greenhouse is almost essential for gardening in colder areas. It can extend the growing season and give plants more heat. A greenhouse also allows us to grow plants and…
How To Grow Lacinato Kale (cavolo Nero)
How To Grow Lacinato Kale (Cavolo Nero)
Lacinato kale, also known as cavolo nero (literally "black cabbage") in Italian and cavolo nero (meaning "black cabbage") in English, is a kind of kale that has a long history…
Flowers, Garden
How to Grow and Propagate Euphorbia
Euphorbia is large group of plants known for their strikingly designed architecture and brightly colored bracts. There are over 1000 species to choose from, and it's difficult to give a…
Sarcococca Confusa Growing Guide
Sarcococca confusa, also known as 'Christmas Box’ or 'Sweet Box, are evergreen shrubs that are compact and native to China. Jozeph Hooker, a botanist and plant hunter introduced them.  What…
The Varieties of the 5 Best Mahonias
Garden, Plant Care
The Varieties of the 5 Best Mahonias
Mahonias are bold, often architecturally designed foliage plants. To make unique leaves, rows of richly coloured, holly-like leaflets can be elegantly laid out. They grow upright and spread more as…
Garden, Winter
Gardening Jobs For December 2024
You might be tempted to do some armchair gardening as the temperatures drop. However, there are still many things you can do in and around your garden to prepare it…
Garden, Winter
Gardening Jobs For November 2024
It is getting colder now, and there are fewer daylight hours. However, don't forget to prepare your garden for winter! In this article, we will discuss some of the gardening…
How To Care For Bog Garden In Winter
How to Care for Bog Garden In Winter
It is now time to prepare for how to care for your bog garden in winter. When your bog plants start to turn brown, which is usually after the first…
Garden, Trees
Acacia baileyana: Growing and Caring Guide
The Acacia baileyana (Cootamundra Wattle) tree is compact and graceful. Its evergreen canopy and brightly colored flowers will brighten up any corner of your garden. Their elegant appearance and vibrant…