Some people enjoy the natural look of a clay pot, especially when the appearance of the plant rather than its furnishing value in the room or garden patio is all-important. The overall effect of most Specimen Plants is, however, improved by being placed in a pot holder. These pot holders come in many materials, shapes and prices – you can buy ones made of wire, plastic, pottery, wood, glass fibre, cane or metal. Apart from these shop-bought types there are also many ordinary household objects which can be used – popular examples include copper bowls and kettles. The one rule for any pot holder is that either the lower part or all of it must be waterproof.
You don’t want to be caught out at the last minute when it comes to planning your winter garden. The coldest months of the year are also the most barren when it comes to the natural world, so if you want to avoid your garden looking like a plant and shrub graveyard, it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to ensure your yard keeps up with the season. It’s a common misconception that gardens during the winter have to look drab and dull compared with their summer counterparts. This is simply not true. By selecting the correct plants to put in your garden during December, January and February, you can add a splash of colour and more to help brighten up those cold wintry days.
So what can you do to help your winter garden survive the cold?
Country living gardening can be as simple as a tulip out your front window, or as complex as water lilies in an aerated water garden pond. Knowing how to get from there to way over there isn’t always as easy as the beautiful country living garden pictures in magazines portray. Great country living gardening takes hard work, patience, and determination.
If you’re a beginning gardener, in your garden you may want to start with planting flower bulbs first. Tulips, especially, are an easy first try and will bring you long lasting blooms year after year – an excellent reminder of your successful gardening beginnings.
Snails and slugs are one of the most common pests in the garden. Even experienced gardeners tear their collective hair out at the destruction these creatures can cause. We would give you a few tried and tested tips, and some others perhaps not so well known, to help you deal with them – you won’t get rid of them all together, but at least you will be able to keep them under some sort of control!
They may not all work for you – a lot depends on just how bad the problem is where you live – but it is certainly worth trying some if not all of them. This article gives practical suggestions on how to minimise slug and snail damage in your garden!
A garden is like a blank canvas, in which you can put almost anything you want. Whether it’s a place to sit, or things to eat, or just things to look at, you can put them in your garden – an outdoor space of your very own. If you are dreaming of having your own vegetable garden in your backyard then you must follow my three important tips for vegetable garden planning.
The most common thing to do with basic garden planning is to fill them with plants, especially grass lawns, but also bushes and trees. It can be very rewarding to see what you planted only a few months ago starting to take root – and then, over the years, seeing it grow larger and thrive. While it takes care and attention, gardening is a hobby that many people feel they can get into.
Are you in a wheelchair, and long to dig in the dirt and create flowering beauty and grow far more zucchini than you can give away? Or are your knees just starting to age and even though you’ve loved gardening all your life, you’re having more trouble getting up and down and are afraid you’ll have to give up gardening altogether? Did you botch the last pruning of your roses because of the worsening arthritis in your hands?
Welcome to the world of the physically challenged gardener. Continue Reading