The poppy family (Papaver) includes 50 species of annuals and perennials with crinkled, cuplike blooms reminiscent of crepe paper.
Coordinating your porch furniture and plants will create a more inviting environment. Rattan or wicker pieces look best with exotic tropicals like palms, hibiscus, and oleanders; ferns are also a nice complement.
Apples naturally contain this setting agent. If your jellies aren’t setting up properly, place a cheesecloth sack filled with the apple parts that have the highest pectin content — peelings, cores, and seeds — into the pan.
Do your hedges need some pruning? Curious how often you should trim your hedges? Here are helpful instructions and guidelines to keep your hedges looking beautiful:
In some instances, bulbs are best removed for storage instead of being left in the ground.
Taking cuttings is a simple, quick way to propagate plants so that you can multiply all sorts of species in your garden, and it’s cheap!
1. Measure windows carefully. To work out how much fabric you need, measure the height between the curtain rod and the ground, then add 300 mm for the header and hem. For the width, allow at least two-and-half times the width of the window, with three times being the ideal. 2. Choose good-quality materials that […]
See our guide below for vital informaiton on harvesting and storing vegetables:
If you have enough room, dedicate an area of the garden to the orchard. A well-drained position in full sun is best. A north-facing slope is ideal.
Herbicides are chemicals used to kill weeds. Some are selective, specially formulated to kill a particular weed, whereas others are broad-spectrum, designed to kill a wide range of plants.
A worm farm is small enough to be kept on a balcony, so if you have a limited amount of space, it’s ideal for producing your own fertiliser. Here’s how to build your own. You’ll need a moisture-proof container that is 30 centimetres deep with drainage holes in the base, bedding (in the form of […]
A no-dig garden can be built on soil, over existing lawn or even on hard, barren ground. It’s a great way to recycle waste materials, and, once established, a no-dig garden is virtually maintenance free. No matter where you live or how fit you are, it’s an easy, cheap and practical way to grow plants.