Gardening is a beloved British pastime and one that has been enjoying a resurgence of interest in recent years. As with any hobby, it is important to have the right tools for the job and we have covered the gardening basics in a previous article. However, there is one piece of gardening equipment which is often forgotten or disregarded altogether, gardening gloves. A lot of people choose to forgo gardening gloves, but a good pair is essential and allows you to accomplish more in your garden. From keeping your hands clean to pruning thorny rose bushes, the humble garden glove is a must-have for any serious gardener.
Author - Fantastic Gardeners Team
The humble potato has been a staple of the British diet since the end of the 16th century, it has earned its place in the pantheon of British dishes by adding tantalising delicacies such as mashed potatoes and roast potatoes, along with many others, to our palette.
For generations, gardening has been a popular pastime in the UK. Regardless of whether it is an ornamental or vegetable garden, the act of sculpting the land around us to create our very own oasis of tranquillity provides a sense of comforting accomplishment, as well as a great way to express creativity and individuality. However, gardeners across the country must remain vigilant as there are many threats which seek to destroy our hard work. These forces of gardening darkness come in the form of pests and diseases. We have written about garden pests and how to deal with them before, so be sure to check our blog if there are any critters feasting on your garden. It is now time to arm yourself with the knowledge to identify and treat a common garden disease - box blight.
If there’s one thing which can help your garden stand out from all the rest, it’s a neatly kept and luscious green lawn. Grass is a fragile family of plants and as such requires a great deal of care and patience. If everything is done right, it will grow to become an incredible sight to behold. That’s why it’s important to have basic knowledge of how to take care of your lawn. For that reason, we’ve prepared a handy-dandy lawn care calendar just for you.
Ants. Love them or hate them, it is undeniable that they are amazing creatures. With large, complex societies, fungus-farming techniques and an empire which almost spans the entire globe, it is a blessing that they are so small and have not yet developed an overwhelming collective intelligence.