Aerial Roots: What Are They

aerial roots

Plants have many types of roots but one of the those seen more frequently on houseplants is the Aerial root. So what roots are described as aerial roots? And can aerial roots be planted to propagate new plants? We’ll hopefully answer those questions below, so keep reading on. Aerial roots on Plants As the name … Read more

Cordyline: Problems, Pests, Diseases and Solutions

Cordyline: Problems, Pests, Diseases and Solutions

Cordyline Australis, or simply cabbage palm, is a plant popularly grown in many gardens across the United Kingdom and across America. It is usually grown usually due to its evergreen nature and its resemblance to palm trees. Depending on the varieties, the sun loving plants attains a height that ranges from 3- 20m (10ft – … Read more

How to Care for Conifers – Feeding Requirements You should Know

Conifer plants are arboreous, gymnosperous seed plants which are spread across most of the planet. Due to their evergreen nature and ecological importance, gardeners and home owners around the world seek to grow these woody plants. Some facts worth noting before choosing conifers includes; Although conifers provide the world with its tallest, largest and thickest … Read more

How To Grow African Violets

How To Grow African Violets

African Violets are flowering plants with small sizes and beautiful blooms from the Genus Saintpaulia under the family Gesneriaceae and are usually used as ornamental plants. Contrary to its name, its colours vary, ranging from lavender, violet to blue, pink, white. Though, blue and purple appear to be the dominant colour in species. Unlike other … Read more

How Do You Prepare a Garden for Winter?

How Do You Prepare a Garden for Winter?

As we exit autumn and head into the winter months it can be a perfect opportunity to get rid of dead plants, vegetation, organically rejuvenate your soil, and prepare for the spring. Garden connoisseurs use the winter months to their best ability, by planning the garden for spring and reviving their natural soil nutrients which … Read more

How to Get Rid Of Caterpillars On Rose Bushes

How to Get Rid Of Caterpillars On Rose Bushes

Growing and keeping a rose bush in your garden or allotment as a gardener or rose lover is a lovely sight especially when you have a large collection of them around. As much as keeping them around your garden is a joy to behold, they come with their complications. One of the complications when looking … Read more

Can You Use Bleach to Kill Weeds?

Can You Use Bleach to Kill Weeds?

The short answer is – yes. You can use bleach to kill weeds. Do we recommend that you use it? Well, that would take a little bit more explaining. As most gardeners already know, killing weeds is never straight-forward. We might anticipate that it would resemble pouring some weed killer or a herbicide on top … Read more

How To Grow Hydroponic Herbs

How To Grow Hydroponic Herbs

Within the past six decades, the culinary world in Britain has experienced a major transformation. Foods with evoking flavours are chosen in place of plain meat and veggies. Gardeners tending to parsley, mint, and a bit of rosemary in small patches of land have become archaic. This can be attributed to the intense search for … Read more

Tips On Epsom Salt Gardening

tips on epsom salt gardening

For those not familiar with Epsom salt [1] and its inherent qualities, imagine that all-round, super edible item that seems to work for everything and can be used in a variety of ways. Honey? Ginger? You got it right! The delicious flavour and peculiar scent of ginger leave so much to be said about the … Read more

How To Add Calcium To Your Garden

how to add calcium to your garden

Calcium, the mineral that is commonly known for helping us build strong teeth and bones, is also essential in your garden as your plants need calcium too! One of the macronutrients in soil, a healthy level of calcium is needed for your plants and produce to thrive, as plants use calcium to build and maintain … Read more