Impulse plant buys can turn out to be far from bargains. In order to thrive in your garden, you need to find the right plant for the right place. This is where it is useful to understand plant labels to help you decide which plants would be suitable for your garden.
Anyone who has ever bought soil to fill a large pot quickly realises how much soil is actually needed. Here's a tip to fill your big pots the cheaper, lighter and greener way!
You may know that eggshells are a great way to deter slugs from chomping on your prized plants but how do you gather enough eggshells in order for this barrier method to be successful?
If you want to prolong those flowers in your garden which are still blooming, then you need to keep deadheading!
Here is a cost effective way not only of building up garden stock but of trying out plants and colours in the garden which you may not otherwise have bought.
If you've worked hard to grow your own potatoes this year, you need to store them properly to ensure they do not rot.
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.
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.
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.