Tag Archives: weeds

Know your weeds: check out our seven least loved weeds

By | March 28, 2018

Not sure which plants are weeds to pull out of your garden space? Read on! What are weeds? Simply, ‘plants in the wrong place’. More complicated, ‘a wild plant growing where it is not wanted and in competition with cultivated plants’. That definition assumes ‘wild’ plants are not being cultivated. But sometimes they are.  I… Read More »

How to show garden pests the cold shoulder in autumn

By | August 25, 2017

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

By | April 21, 2017

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

By | February 13, 2017

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 »

Weeds – some ideas on how to wage war

By | September 19, 2016

It’s not easy to get rid of determined weeds. Before you pick up a spray (dangerous and not always effective) try some other methods. Read on and good luck! Weeds can be so annoying There are a handful of weeds in the average garden that really annoy. Everyone has their own favourites (not!) but it… Read More »

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

By | August 10, 2016

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 »

Weedkillers – beyond glyphosate-based herbicides

By | July 1, 2016

Despite our fine words about weeds and wild flowers, there are some plants that are downright annoying. Couch grass and other grasses are my personal bugbears at the moment: on the path and in the flower bed, between the vegetables, creeping along through the fruit. I’m not over the moon about dandelions either. And I’m… Read More »