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English Ivy – Hedera helix
Hedera helix Common name : English Ivy Family : Aralicaeae Hedera helix is a vigorous self clinging climber or ground[...]
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[...]
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[...]
How to grow dahlias
According to the late Christopher Lloyd, whose Great Dixter garden featured multiple dahlia cultivars, dahlias are best in in late[...]
Suburban garden makeover: Part 3 – growing plants in the maturing garden
The pictures on this page show the garden in its first spring and early summer. One thing to note is[...]
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[...]
Soil texture analysis: what kind of soil do you have?
It is important to carry out a soil texture analysis for any garden that you want to plant in. This[...]
How weeds thrive
In this post in this series on weed control, I cover not just how weeds survive, but how weeds thrive[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]