Beating Slugs and Snails – 10 Strategies that Really Work
How to get rid of Snails & Slugs in your Garden Slugs and Snails. Words that strike terror into the hearts of gardeners everywhere. The most feared of all the garden pests, slugs and snails can destroy plants and flowers in matter of hours and are notoriously difficult to control. With their voracious appetite they […]
CCTV in Botanic Gardens?
Under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, it is an offence to: “intentionally uproot any wild plant without permission of the owner of the land”. There are stringent international laws in place to help prevent the movement of particular plants and flowers such as orchids, without having special certification in place. The hope with these […]
The Build-up to RHS Chelsea Show 2016
Few events excite the gardening world and their social calendars quite like the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. This year it is taking place 24-28th May. These five days transform the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea into, what many believe to be, the world’s greatest flower show. While RHS members receive entrance to all of […]
Best plants for your type of soil
A common mistake that novice gardeners make is to associate the wrong type of plant for their particular soil type. Poor growth, loss of plants are common problems which can often be associated with the type of soil that the plant has been planted in. So to help, we have produced a simple guide to […]
How to design your garden effectively
Top Garden Design Tips for 2016 The design of your garden is important. The layout, styling and use of available space defines the garden itself. But for many people the simple premise of how to design their available outside space eludes them. Creating a specific well thought out design ensures that your garden does exactly […]
The basics of hydroponics?
What is a Hydroponic Gardening System? Hydroponics is a process whereby plants are grown without traditional soil. Typically using a variety of substrates such as liquid, gravel or sand, the inclusion of additional nutrients is the key element. The purpose of this way of growing plants is in essence to increase the productivity of the […]
What are automated watering systems?
One of the key issues that most gardeners face is the regular watering of their plants and the lawn, especially at times such as when your away from your garden such as holidays. Busy schedules dictate our lives however irrespective of our schedules and holidays, our gardens still require regular nutrients and watering. This is […]
BBQ Food sauces and rubs to enhance your BBQ cooking
When it comes to BBQ food, we all have a favourites. Whether its a monumental burger, vegetable skewers or a stunning fish dish, the fact is that the BBQ provides us with the opportunity to try out new things alfresco style, especially when the weather is being kind. Scouring the internet will no doubt provide […]