If you have a garden and a library you have everything you need”- Marcus Tullius Cicero 106BC-43B.In the hustle and bustle of city life, people need, somewhere to pause and recover the equilibrium...
It’s all in the soil
There’s nothing like a spell of hot, dry weather to expose the crusting, cracking, nutrient-depleted state of your soil. Heavy clays and apparently lifeless sands really show their flaws in the warmer months.
Plants and soil types
Your favourite plants don’t seem to thrive in your garden? Check your soil- it’s structure, acidity, alkalinity and fertility have a major impact on what will or won’t grow.
Sweet and sour soils
How to Improve Garden Soil With Amendments Dirt by any other name will still stain your clothes, but for gardeners, that dirt becomes soil as soon as there are plants growing in it. Although garden-variety soil seems ordinary, it is actually a complex mixture of mineral particles, elemental nutrients, and organic material that combine to…
Soil health and soil testing
Imagine you’ve been busy working all day and haven’t had a chance to eat. When you finally get to the door of your favorite restaurant, you pull the handle only to find that the door is locked.
Have a mosquitoes-free yard
Love being outdoors but sick of those annoying blood-sucking mosquitoes? The threat of contracting diseases from a mosquito is very real. Not only are humans infected with dangerous illnesses each year because of mosquitoes, so are animals, including household pets and veterinary animals.
The aromatic herb garden
When designing your scented herb garden, don’t forget to focus on more than just the smells of the plants remember to plan according to their color, the time of year they bloom, their size and their individual needs.
The aromatic herb garden
When designing your scented herb garden, don’t forget to focus on more than just the smells of the plants remember to plan according to their color...
“Where people gather the scent should be sweet” Make Sweet Memories Flowers are admired for their beauty, exquisite shapes and seemingly unending spectrum of colours, but some varieties are most loved and respected for their amazing scents. Many favorite memories are triggered by our sense of smell, so it’s no surprise that garden flowers are…
War of the roses: The French vs. English garden
In the words of Milburg Francisco Mansfield, an early-20th-century historian, “Turning back the pages of history one finds that each people, each century, possessed its own specious variety of garden.”
Growing roses: Queen of flowers
From the earliest times, indeed throughout the history of civilization, people around the world have held the rose close to their hearts.
Pet owners know the struggle of keeping a plant alive with curious paws nearby. From nibbled leaves and trampled fronds to entire plants felled within a day, there’s no end to the damage pets can do to houseplants. Unfortunately, plenty of houseplants can do damage to our furry friends too, making them weak, vomit and…