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September in the Flower Garden

September is the month to start tidying up in the garden and preparing for both the winter ahead and also for the next year. As well as clearing away dying annuals and tidying spent perennials, there is also propagating to be done to ensure you have more of those plants you love for next year. So before you take your secateurs out into the garden take a moment or two to check this short reminder of some of the essential jobs to be doing in the flower garden during August.

How To Avoid Gardeners Knees – A Serious Concern

Gardeners knees is a serious concern for everyone who gardens. While you may not think so when you are in your youth those things you do today will affect how you feel when you get older.

September in the Vegetable Garden

Although there is still much to harvest in the vegetable garden, September is the month to start tidying up, prepare for the winter ahead and plan for next season. From planting for winter and spring vegetables to harvesting remaining crops, there is still plenty to do even in the smallest vegetable garden. So before you grab your trowel take a few minutes to check this short reminder of some of the essential things to be getting on with in the vegetable garden during September.

Permaculture – What Is It?

A brief overview of what permaculture is, and where to find out more about it. Includes the 12 design principles of Permaculture.

9 Amazing Reasons to Grow Your Own Food

Growing your own food allows you to know the exact source of your food. You do not have to worry about hormones or pesticides pumped into your plants. We show you 9 amazing reasons to start growing your own food today!

Plants for February

It may be cold outside and the garden a little bleak but there are still some stunning plants to be had that will really give your garden a lift at this time of year. From early bulbs to flowering shrubs, here is a short list of some of the very best.

Defending Your Garden Plants From Waterlogging

Recent flooding has brought the dangers of waterlogging to the centre of the gardening community’s mind. Fortunately there are a few easy precautions you can take to protect your plants from excessive rain.

August in the Flower Garden

August in the flower garden can be a bit of a challenge. Summer is well under way and many herbaceous plants have reached their optimum flowering peak. You could be forgive for thinking that this month is a month of tidying up. However, with a bit of forward planning and some gentle encouragement you can design a planting scheme that will ensure that you have plants that flower well into the autumn as well as encouraging those earlier flowering ones to produce second flushes. So in-between relaxing and enjoying summer in your garden, take a moment to check this short reminder of things you should be doing in the flower garden during August.

Our Bodies Thrive on Raw Vegetables

There’s a lot that’s been written recently about the value of raw food that includes nutritional information about many of the vegetables that we can grow in our own backyards. But if you’re serious about the value of raw, which veggies should you concentrate on producing?

August in the Vegetable Garden

August and the summer is in full swing. By now you should be harvesting many of the fruit and vegetables you have worked hard to grow throughout the season and enjoying the unique taste of fresh salad crops, potatoes, tomatoes, peas and beans homegrown. However, in-between enjoying the fruits of your labour there is still plenty to be doing in even the smallest vegetable garden. So take a minute to read through this short reminder of some of the vital jobs to be doing in the vegetable garden during August.

A Self-Fertilizing Lawn?

After one too many trips to Home Depot, I’d finally had it with the rising costs of lawn fertilizer that I was paying in my losing battle with my front yard. With it not raining as much as it is normally does in the past few months, our city had watering restrictions and that, combined with the heat, had my lawn looking horrible. I was just about to give up on my lawn altogether and just call it a lost season when I read something interesting on a gardening forum about a self-fertilizing lawn.

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