A survey has come up with interesting findings where the majority of children have been found to be unable to identify most vegetables that we grow and eat. The survey for children under 16 came to the conclusion that half of them did not know how a cucumber differed from a courgette. Similarly, a survey [...]
Moisture is very important when you start to grow crops given the fact that you need to minimise any effects of drought should drought occur in your area. To do this you must make sure that soil is able to capture the rain that falls on it at all times so that it can store [...]
The RHS is kicking off its national gardening week by highlighting various careers and also pushing for more wildlife in gardens. The Royal Horticultural Society has planned many events to take place during their National Gardening Week 2013 from April 15th through April 21st. As part of the scheduled week, talks and events will take [...]
For Ralph Hoare, a green-fingered centenarian, Twitter has become his preferred medium for sharing his horticultural suggestions. Having reached the age of 104, he still maintains a healthy passion for vegetable and rose cultivation.
Due to his age, he has to use a grabbing tool to pick up items, and a hoe for weeding. Age may [...]
In April the days start to get noticeably longer making it the perfect time to get ready for the summer. If you want to get started on your garden here are a few tasks that you can take care of now.
First of all, as the ground starts to inch closer to 6C you can start [...]
According to the rosesuk website, not to mention a large percentage of the population, the English rose is the nation’s favourite flower, and just about everyone with a sunny patch of soil is growing them or wants to do so. Contrary to frequently heard complaints that roses are difficult to grow successfully, i.e. with gorgeous [...]
Cold snaps are rarely good news especially when they come directly after what feels like a very drawn out winter season. It’s hard for members of the public to experience that lift associated with springtime when a cold snap brings snow, ice and biting winds long after such weather conditions are expected!
Of course, there is [...]
There are two different types of garden that you can consider if you are planting on your rooftop. The very first type is called a roof garden, and this is the much more intensive choice. Most people see this on an office block or hotel top because it requires a large effort, a great deal [...]
A new range of giant garden gnomes has surprised many chefs by simply flying off of the supermarket shelves over the past few days. ASDA bosses stated that their new three feet tall garden gnomes are a big hit. So much in fact that on average they are selling about one gnome per every three [...]
When we talk about farming and gardening methods, there are just usually two classifications that ate taken note of, that of the organic, and that of the conventional. However, if the goal is to have a more eco-friendly space, without wasting time or money that comes with going completely organic, then integrated pest management may [...]