The Rain Shadow

If you have pots which nestle up against your house or a garden wall or fence, they may not be getting a good soaking during rainfall. This because they are in the rain shadow of the house, wall or fence: the dry area which is sheltered from rain-bearing winds.

Never Tyre of your Garden

With the continuing trend for recycling all manner of materials for use as planters and objects of interest in your garden, you might like this clever use of old tyres, painted white and used as planters.

Tips for Hot Weather Watering

How are your plants surviving in this fantastically, hot weather? You may be struggling to water your plants as often or as much as you would like but do not despair as there are steps you can take to water more effectively in hot weather.

Should you deadhead your Rhododendrons?

Deadheading prevents the flowers from going to seed and rhododendrons should be deadheaded too in order to give the plant energy for more flower production next year. Deadheading will also give your rhododendron a tidier appearance until next year's flowering period.

99p Compost – too good to be true?

In every garden I visit, there are bags of Aldi UK's 99p compost lying in wait! Don't be afraid to use this thinking it might be too cheap to be true - it's perfect as a Spring mulch for all around your borders.

Forgotten Bulbs

I had some bulbs lying around that I had forgotten to plant in the Autumn so I planted them in this planter on 22nd February and, a little later than would be seasonal, they are just glorious! Nothing ventured, nothing gained!

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