It is well known that plants grow and flourish at different times of the year. This is especially true in regards to vegetables and, if you are new to gardening, it can be difficult knowing when to plant. Some plants, such as tomatoes and onions, should not be planted in containers directly as the seeds are at risk of rotting before being given the chance to sprout. Plants with this requirement should be planted indoors and allowed to grow for up to 2 months before being transplanted to larger containers. In order to cultivate a successful container garden and receive a bountiful harvest, follow our planting guide below.
Spring is finally here and so is warmer weather, as well as the urge to open every window to let fresh air inside your home once again. For one in five people in the UK, however, the latter presents a dilemma. As most hay fever sufferers know, the beginning of each year becomes an internal struggle between the desire to welcome the fresh spring air with open windows and the knowledge that, as soon as you do so, your home will be invaded by sneeze-inducing pollen. Usually, the longing to dispel stale air wins the battle and your home becomes a minefield of pollen, which patiently floats midair waiting to trigger an allergic response. To help you overcome this predicament, we have put together a list of ways to minimise the amount of pollen which enters your home.
While the advent of Spring is welcomed by most people, for a significant portion of the population season change brings only dread. Bags and pockets will be filled with extra packets of tissues and allergy medicine. That’s right, hay fever season is here and with it come the usual blocked or runny noses, watery eyes, […]
We could all do with more energy and when a boost is needed most people will reach for the coffee or even energy drinks. But as a wise man once said “Coffee is a way of stealing time that should by rights belong to your older self.” (Terry Pratchett, Thud!). With this in mind, we […]
Ask a gardener of any skill level what the hardest part of having a garden is and they will all tell you the same thing – getting rid of weeds. Invasive plants are everywhere and it’s no wonder why we have so many commercial weed killers on the market. However, synthetic pesticides pose a threat to children and pets if swallowed. Fortunately, there’s quite a lot of ways to get rid of weeds naturally. Some of these eco-friendly methods include...