Best Compost for Bay Trees

Best Compost for Bay Trees

Bay trees are an essential part of any garden. They provide shade in the summer and the leaves can act as a natural buffer against strong winds. But, there’s one thing that bay trees don’t like: cold weather. Bay trees are a beautiful addition to any garden. Bay tree leaves emit a refreshing and pleasant … Read more

How to look After Standard Bay Trees

How to look After Standard Bay Trees

The bay tree (Laurus nobilis) is a culinary herb that is used in a lot of dishes. Are you considering making Gordon Ramsay‚Äôs Pomme Puree, a Caribbean jerk chicken, some beef stew, Indian biryani, Thai curry or Philippino adobo? These dishes cut across continents yet they all have bay leaves in common. They are also … Read more

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

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

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