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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 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 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 to grow bamboo: growing conditions, planting, maintenance
Bamboo is undoubtedly one of my favourite plants. I almost always use it in gardens I create. Bamboo has striking[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’: Japanese Garden Star
Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’ Common name : Japanese Maple Family : Aceraceae Acer palmatums are tremendous garden plants, probably amongst 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,[...]
English Ivy – Hedera helix
Hedera helix Common name : English Ivy Family : Aralicaeae Hedera helix is a vigorous self clinging climber or ground[...]
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[...]
How to Grow Narcissus: Daffodil Plant Notes
Narcissus spp. Common name : Daffodil Family : Amaryllidaceae A bulbous soft wooded perennial with around 50 species and countless[...]