Garden Edging

Garden Edging – Any ‘fluid’ surface, whether concrete, tarmac or gravel, will need a firm edge to hold it in place while laying, and prevent it moving once it is down. This More »

Organic Weed Prevention

Organic Weed Prevention – Organic weed prevention is an alternative to conventional gardening. But, the question of why should you do organic is still up in the air. Garden is a beautiful More »

The Tea House Garden

The Tea House Garden – It is thought that the Zen monk Muratushuko (1422-1502) probably originated the tea ceremony. He built a little tea hut in the middle of Kyoto, furnished with More »

Setup A Worm Farm For Your Organic Garden

Setup A Worm Farm For Your Organic Garden – Having an organic garden is a great way to produce fresh chemical free vegetables to feed your family and friends. When growing organic More »

Gardening To Do List In Early Spring

Gardening To Do List In Early Spring – The clean-up is one of the central parts of your early spring garden preparation. Collect and dispose of any dead branches and other large More »

 

Spring Plants In The Window Boxes And Pots

Spring Plants In The Window Boxes And Pots

Spring Plants In The Window Boxes And Pots – You cannot beat a bright show of colors right outside your window. Unlike hanging baskets, which usually look better with an array of plants, window boxes can be elegant and stylish with just one kind of plant. That can be a row of hyacinths, so that their scent can waft indoors on warm days when the window is open, or the smaller, elegant narcissi like N. cyclamineus ‘Jack Snipe’, with white petals and a yellow center.

The effect can be enormously improved by placing shapely pebbles and stones on the soil surface. You can even go one better by painting the window box a contrasting color, for example rich blue or slate grey, or for something slightly livelier try dark red with thin yellow, curving wispy lines.

Care For Your Rose Garden In The Spring

Care For Your Rose Garden In The Spring

Care For Your Rose Garden In The Spring – Spring is coming and the soil in our garden is warming up, so the roots of our favorite plants are waking up from a long sleep. It’s time to don the gardening gloves, grab the secateurs, and make sure we give our roses the best possible chance for healthy growth and a long-lasting bloom of flowers in the summer and fall months ahead.

While rose growers living in warmer climates generally prune over winter; for those people living in a cold climate, April is ideal the time to prune. Wait until the leaf buds begin to swell. For cold climate dwellers, this is also the time to clean up around the base of the bush, removing any old leaves or mulch that was used to protect the bush over winter.

Planting Daffodils

Planting Daffodils

Planting daffodils is relatively easy to give because daffodils are very resilient flowers that are easy to grow. It is almost as easy as putting the daffodil bulbs in the ground and waiting for the growth. Almost, but not quite.

The first word of advice is to decide what kind of daffodil you want to plant. There are many different varieties of bulbs available.

For this you need to envision what you want your flower bed to look like. Do you want daffodils with large blooms? Then you would pick the King Alfred daffodil.

Gardening To Do List In Early Spring

Gardening To Do List In Early Spring

Gardening To Do List In Early Spring – The clean-up is one of the central parts of your early spring garden preparation. Collect and dispose of any dead branches and other large debris, then rake and collect any fallen leaves around your property. The next step is pulling dead weeds, making sure to pull with them as much of the root as possible. Even seemingly dead weeds are often just dormant and remaining fragments of roots will often give rise to new weeds in the summer. If you don’t have a compost pile, collect all your debris in yard waste bags for disposal.

The soil is the base of your garden beds. If you don’t have good soil, you don’t have a good garden. Start your gardening off right with the best soil you can.