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Taking care of dahlias: the trick with deadheading
To my mind, one of the greatest strengths of dahlias, is that they can go on flowering from mid-summer right[...]
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[...]
Soil texture: digging deeper into the soil in your garden
It's hard to overstate how important it is for gardeners to understand the soil in their garden. The soil dictates[...]
Gardening convert: the story of a new gardener
When I was a nipper, Mum and Dad were not gardeners. Our garden was so overgrown me and my mates[...]
Weed control – is this the gardener’s toughest job?
It is said that gardening is all about the gardener’s efforts to control nature and controlling weeds must be one[...]
English Ivy – Hedera helix
Hedera helix Common name : English Ivy Family : Aralicaeae Hedera helix is a vigorous self clinging climber or ground[...]
Acanthus mollis: For foliage and flowers, sun and shade
Acanthus mollis Common name : Oyster Plant, Bear’s Breeches Family : Acanthaceae Acanthus mollis is a plant I very often[...]
Suburban garden makeover: Part 4 – the garden after 1 year
The mature garden - after only one year On this page you'll see the garden at its zenith in its[...]
My beautiful flowers
I'm delighted to introduce the first reader's contribution to be featured on the site. This post was submitted by Connie[...]
Suburban garden makeover: Part 2 – the garden layout
In progress: the garden design and its execution There were several design ideas at work when I was planning this[...]
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[...]
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[...]