Tag Archives: weeds

How to show garden pests the cold shoulder in autumn

Autumn is a great time to show pests the cold shoulder as you clear up plant debris and piles of pots in the garden. Here’s what I do. First, though, it’s true. Autumn is starting to make its way across the country. There are conkers, blackberries and some leaves are turning colour. The swallows and… Read More »

6 tips to help you keep on top of the weeding this spring

Spring is now well underway and everything is growing fast, weeds included. Weeding now stops weeds getting well established. It makes all the difference! Here are six tips to help you. 1. Know your enemy A regular stroll around your garden will show you where the weeds are and where action is required. Get to… Read More »

Develop a low maintenance garden by working with nature

Mowing, weeding and watering are the most disliked jobs in the garden. Follow our suggestions about working with nature to create a low maintenance garden. After the initial work you’ll soon see the benefit. Gardening is made very, very much easier when we work with nature and our soil conditions, climate, rainfall and local wildlife.… Read More »

Self-seeding plants: the green, amber and red options

Self-seeding plants are starting to fill my garden with lots of new ones. And I haven’t paid a penny for them. At this time of year self-seeding (a.k.a. self-setting) plants start to make themselves known. These are plants whose seeds have found an ideal niche in which to germinate and grow. New strawberry plantlets are… Read More »

Hoe, water, deadhead and then relax in a (rattan) garden chair!

Keep the hoe moving Gardening’s routine creates the security for fruit and vegetables to grow in the best way possible. It provides the framework within which amazing and unexpected things sometimes happen. And routine actually cuts down the amount of work you have to do. That just has to be good! Keeping the hoe moving… Read More »