Flower Garden During June

Flower Garden During June – June in the garden and the season is in full swing. Even in the smallest garden there is plenty to do at this time of year. From More »

Garden Path Edging

Garden Path Edging – Edgings can he used to dress up a plain path, provide crisp lines between paving and landscaping materials, or hold paving slabs or bricks in place. In most More »

Grow Your Organic Garden Using Aquaponics

Grow Your Organic Garden Using Aquaponics – Organic produce has become a huge seller in our local supermarkets. These products however come at a price. What if you could grow organic products More »

Creating A Jungle In Your Backyard

Creating A Jungle In Your Backyard – Creating a hardy jungle. A jungle is lush with foliage, with many large, differently shaped leaves growing at different heights in curtains of green, all overlapping More »

Garden In The Barrels

Garden In The Barrels – During the creation of your garden you may find that you require an especially big container – perhaps to grow shrubs, small trees, or simply a large More »

 

How To Help Wild Birds During The Winter?

How To Help Wild Birds During The Winter?

How To Help Wild Birds During The Winter? wild birds could survive fairly well in the winter. The combination of climate change and declining bird habitat has made it tougher for birds to survive. There are some pretty simple things that you can do to ensure that the birds in your area can be healthy through the winter. It is great if you can do all of the things on the list, but as with all things, starting small is just fine.

1. If possible, place a variety of bird feeders out so that you can feed multiple types of birds. Purchasing higher quality feeders will be more economical in the long run.

 

 

Having A Garden Workshop In The Backyard

Having A Garden Workshop In The Backyard

Having A Garden Workshop In The Backyard – den enthusiasts require not just a patch of grass or simple tools to be able to prepare plants within the backyard. There is also a need to have garden workshops where you’ll be able to have usable spaces in preparing your plants, storing equipment as well as growing your plants from seedlings to full bloom. However, just like any other garden sheds which you can have, there are numerous ways and considerations before you are able to have completely functional and desirable garden buildings.

The initial step to have garden workshop in the backyard would be to decide how you are going to use the available location within the yard where you need to build these garden sheds.

Growing Brussels Sprouts

Growing Brussels Sprouts

Growing Brussels Sprouts – If you love Brussels sprouts you will find that home grown ones taste far better than those from the supermarkets, especially when harvested after a first frost. Brussels sprouts are particularly suited to our cool climate and provide lovely fresh vegetables throughout the winter months when not much else is available. Brussels sprouts like a firm, free draining, non-acidic and fertile soil and are suitable for growing in sun or partial shade but need a sheltered spot and protection from strong winds.

Preparing your site

Start preparing your site in the fall or winter months before sowing by digging the soil well, removing any large stones and adding lots of garden compost or well-rotted manure.

Topiary In The Winter Garden

Topiary In The Winter Garden

Topiary In The Winter Garden – Topiary can be as traditional or as modern, as abstract or representational as you wish. All that counts is that you choose the right plant for cutting, pruning and shaping and that it fits in with the rest of the winter garden.

For traditional evergreen topiary use Buxus (box). It can be used to make all kinds of shapes, from squares to balls and peacocks. The small leaves mean you can create precise shapes with tight angles, and it is quite fast growing, at about 30 cm (12 in) a year. Box responds well to regular clipping.