Category Archives: Gardening basics

Gardening Techniques: Grafting And Budding

Gardening Techniques: Grafting And Budding

Gardening Techniques: Grafting And Budding – A graft is a union between two plants, the roots and lower stem (the stock or rootstock) of one plant uniting with the shoot of another plant (the scion), so that they grow together as one. The main role of grafting in horticulture is the propagation of trees and shrubs where one or more of the following difficulties prevent easier means of producing planting material: 

Planting In Hypertufa Containers

Planting In Hypertufa Containers

Planting In Hypertufa Containers – Hypertufa is a mixture of cement, sand and peat that you just mix up and slap on. A coating of hypertufa is a great way to make a whole lot of tatty old pots instantly match. Turn a grotty dark damp garden into a romantic grotto in just a few hours by coating a breeze-block wall with craggy hypertufa and teaming it with a collection of tufa-clad containers –  looks lovely planted up with a few fern and hostas, for example.

Early July Gardening

Early July Gardening

Early July Gardening – In the flower garden there is now profusion as we enjoy more roses, phloxes, campanulas, heleniums, hemerocallis (day lilies) and gladioli etc. etc. Indeed there are enough flowers for everybody. There are few bulbs that can compete with the autumn crocus’ bright performance given during the last months of the year.

They are best ordered this month for planting in August. Nurserymen seldom hold large stocks and the gardener who leaves his order until August may be disappointed.

3 Tips to gardening your yard this summer

3 Tips to gardening your yard this summer


Taking care of your yard especially in the summer season can be challenging. Months prior, you have to prepare the soil, add some shade, pump some fertilizer in and so on. This article will show you three simple tips to help your garden stay blooming this summer.

What Is Organic Companion Planting?

What Is Organic Companion Planting?

What Is Organic Companion Planting? Organic companion planting is the process of grouping certain types of plants together to achieve better results. Other times, it’s better if certain plants were not placed together. To simplify how this works, let’s do a little experiment. Imagine you are a plant. Living in the plant world is a lot like living in the human world. There are some people you like, some you don’t, and some relationships you have are one-sided. It is the same way with organic companion planting.

Why Husqvarna leaf blowers are a great choice

Why Husqvarna leaf blowers are a great choice


Anyone with a backyard has had their share of piles of leaves waiting to be cleaned up. Gathering leaves into a pile can be a tiring task especially if you have a lot of trees in your backyard. And there’s nothing that could speed up this task than with the use of leaf blowers. But with the many choices in the market, how do you know which one to buy? Well, look no further because a Husqvarna leaf blower is the right tool for the job.