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Garden Bees

Far too few gardeners seem to take seriously the welfare of bees in their gardens. This is unfortunate, for not only do honeybees produce honey for someone else, but bees of all types (together, of course, with many other types…

Cactus and Succulents growing tips

– Many cacti will flower only if kept cold in winter; allow the temperature to fall to 2-4°C (36-39°F), even to freezing, provided compost is dry – this does not apply to rat’s-tail cactus.  Christmas cactus, epiphyllum and prickly pears,…

Saxifrage center collapse

Saxifrage is Just one of a number of ground-hugging plants which spread out from the centre, seeking fresh nutrients in new ground. The healthy young growth is at the outer edge, and in time, the centre of the clump dies…

Acidic soil plants

Selecting Plants for Acidic soil A great many plants thrive in acidic soil, headed by the rhododendrons, azaleas and callunas. These come in a wide range of shapes and colours, and in sizes to suit the smallest garden. Gaultheria, pernet-tya,…

Climbers for East facing wall

Only the hardiest plants can survive on east facing wall because an east-facing wall really is a stern test of any plant’s durability. An east wall catches the first warmth of the winter sun, so any plant you put there…

Growing Climbers from seed

Too many people think of climbers as permanent residents in the garden, yet many excellent types can be grown from seed. Perhaps the most familiar is the climbing form of nasturtium, often used to cover walls during the summer. Nasturtiums…

Garden Hedge and Fence

Depending on circumstances, it is sometimes necessary to fence the site of your new garden. This may be an obligation which has to be carried out within a specified time of acquiring the property and the type and height of…

Buying Plants

As spring arrives it is very tempting to buy plants, however most important thing about buying plants is buying only when whether is suitable for planting them out. Unless you have a suitable place to provide shelter and protection, do…

Woodland garden design

Creating a woodland garden An area devoted to a wild or woodland garden is an unusual feature, but if space allows it can be both satisfying to develop and extremely attractive. It does not mean, as the name might suggest,…

Slope Garden Design

The most effective way of dealing with a sloping site is to terrace it and so create a series of small, level gardens linked by several nights of steps. These give an opportunity to include several different types of gardens…