How to Prepare Your Garden for Spring


Evenings are starting to stay lighter for longer and the crocuses are starting to pop out from the ground, which can only mean one thing, Spring is just around the corner! After a long, cold winter there is nothing more exciting than getting ready for spring, welcoming those fresh, sunny days with open arms. With just a few weeks to go before spring arrives, now is the perfect time to get everything ready and prepare your garden. Continue Reading

Early March Gardening

Early March Gardening – March makes for the perfect time for gathering in bedding and patio plug plants and seedlings, to give you the biggest and best bedding displays ever! Pot up and plant out after the frosts have disappeared over the next few weeks to give you the best results this summer. Don’t forget all the essentials you’ll need: pots, seed trays, labels and the all-important compost! Continue Reading

The Best Plants For Shades

The Best Plants For Shades – Not all plant enthusiasts are fortunate enough to have a sunny window at their disposal. They may find themselves with a room facing north or northeast, where plants can simply fade away through lack of sunlight. Another handicap is that such a sunless room can be very cool in the summer. But not only people in the proverbial bedsitter or limited accommodation have this problem. Continue Reading

Monstera Plant

Monstera has been a favorite house plant for many years. With proper care young specimens (sometimes mistakenly sold as Philodendron pertusum) soon develop large adult leaves which are perforated and deeply cut. Sturdy support is essential, and stems can reach a heigh of 20 ft or more. If your aim is to grow a tall Monstera plant with giant leaves you must care for the aerial roots – push them into the compost or use a moss stick. Continue Reading