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How weeds thrive
In this post in this series on weed control, I cover not just how weeds survive, but how weeds thrive[...]
How do plants grow? Becoming a Gardener – Step 1
For most people gardening is about plants. Admittedly, features like paths, walls, fences and decks play part in creating the[...]
The 10 steps to get you gardening for life
I’m guessing that if you are here you may be new to gardening. If you are, then you are in[...]
English Ivy – Hedera helix
Hedera helix Common name : English Ivy Family : Aralicaeae Hedera helix is a vigorous self clinging climber or ground[...]
Weeds of North America
Here you will find a comprehensive list of weed identification resources for the USA and Canada. Given the vast size[...]
Suburban garden makeover: Part 5 – the vegetable garden
The productive garden I've featured the development of the fruit and vegetable garden separately, as the images seem to work[...]
Urban garden transformation: small space, big plants … and lots of them
This urban garden transformation was the first gardening I ever did. The garden was in Tooting in South London and[...]
What are weeds?
In part 2 of this weed control series, I try to answer the simple, but not entirely straightforward, question -[...]
A short guide to garden soil
For a gardener, the garden soil is probably the single most important thing in your garden. Everything good in the[...]
Why get rid of weeds?
In the other posts in this weed control series, I've written about what weeds are and made the point that,[...]
Suburban garden makeover: from lawn to lush
In this 5 part series, I'll show you the process of transforming a good sized suburban garden from boring lawnscape[...]
Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’: Japanese Garden Star
Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’ Common name : Japanese Maple Family : Aceraceae Acer palmatums are tremendous garden plants, probably amongst the[...]