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Frost Damaged Plants

By Ben / October 19, 2020

The appearance of wilting leaves, and leaves that have a water logged look can be a sign that your plant is suffering from frost damage. Another sign of frost damage can be the appearance of brown patches on the leaves. Other signs are shown when the shoot tips on your plants start to die back. […]


Feeding Your Plants

By Ben / August 9, 2020

Just like people, plants have their own particular requirements and it is not the best policy to assume they all need the same feeding. Some plants need a lot of attention whereas others require very little. You can actually harm the growth of your plants by feeding them too much. Once again there needs to […]


Feed for Your Plants

By Ben / July 12, 2020

The best time to start feeding your garden is in spring. At this time of the year, the ground is still moist from the winter and early spring rains. As the ground warms up with the hotter spring weather you get ideal growing conditions in your garden. This is a crucial time for growth in […]


Express Yourself

By Ben / June 4, 2020

Gardens offer you one of the best opportunities to express yourself. You can often get a good idea of a person’s personality just by looking at their garden. It can show you whether they are free-spirited with color and plants splashed everywhere or prefer a more organized and regimented approach to life. Planting your garden […]


Diseases in the Garden

By Ben / May 13, 2020

The disease can spread more readily in wet conditions so you need to be careful when working in your garden during the wet season not to transfer disease from one plant to the next. If you find any diseased parts on your plants cut them out and discard them in the rubbish. If the plant […]


Crop Rotation for Vegetables

By Ben / March 11, 2020

When growing vegetables in the garden, most people tend to grow the same crops year after year. This is not surprising really, as we grow the crops that we prefer to eat and we also tend to grow the plants that we have the most success growing. One thing that most gardeners seem to do […]


Creating a Raised Bed

By Ben / February 11, 2020

If your current planting goals involve plants that require good water drainage, I am sure you know how frustrating it is to have a yard that just won’t cooperate. Some plants can handle the excess water that comes about from being in an area that doesn’t drain properly. In fact, it might just cause them […]


Choosing Plants that are Healthy

By Ben / November 15, 2019

When you are buying or receiving plants from someone there are a few things that you need to look at before deciding to plant them in your garden. You will generally get a better quality plant from a garden center and it will be less likely to have diseases or other problems that could spread […]


Lifesaving Tips For The Indoor Gardener

By Andrew J. / July 26, 2019

It can be a difficult task to keep your indoor plants healthy. That being said, it’ll make your life significantly easier if you select plants that do well indoors and adapt to the inside environment (less light, heat, and water) easily. Below we’ve listed a couple of dos and don’ts to give you a head […]