Five tips for container gardening success

Courtesy of Bonnie Plants Container gardens are an easy way to incorporate color, edibles and interest into the landscape. Container gardens allow you to easily dress up your balcony and patio, create a colorful welcome for guests and keep edibles close at hand for cooking and entertaining. They’re also […] Click here to view original […]

On Gardening: Follow a pruning strategy for evergreen shrubs

Daphne bloom. (Tom Karwin — Contributed) Let’s consider evergreen shrubs, which differ from deciduous shrubs by continuing in leaf year-round. This is not the same as retaining leaves all year: evergreen shrubs sometimes are described as dropping their leaves year-round, for on-going renewal. A separate group of evergreens is […] Click here to view original […]

Good weather and renewed interest in shrubs helped Wyevale Nurseries to best March sales since 2012

Wyevale Nurseries says the sales increase has been driven by demand from independent garden centres, trade customers and cash and carry. Sales and marketing director Adam Dunnett said: “It’s fantastic news. March has been a great month for us and our best March since 2012 and in fact it […] Click here to view original […]

RHS Garden Bridgewater clears city planning

View of the Welcome Centre. Image: Hodder and Partners The application for the 63-hectare garden will now be referred to the Secretary of State because it is being built on the green belt, on the site of a former historic garden at Worsley New Hall. An RHS spokesperson said […] Click here to view original […]

Kid crops: Getting started with family gardening

Provided Gardening is one of the most rewarding things a family can do together. Spring has finally arrived bringing with it the promise of a new season for many things — baseball, landscaping, recreation, graduations and moving on to new schools or careers. It’s also time for gardeners to […] Click here to view original […]

Seed Now, Eat Later: The Urban Dweller’s Guide to Indoor Gardening

  Though it may not feel like it, spring is just around the corner, and farmers are in full swing prepping their seedlings for a lush summer harvest. For home gardeners and urban dwellers—whose unseen gardens dwell on rooftops or tucked into windowsills—that means it’s time to start planting, too. […] Click here to view […]

You’ve been raking leaves wrong your whole life

Looking for a way to cut down all that time spent on autumn chores? Look no further. Raking leaves in the yards is a cumbersome, tedious task, only worsened by the likelihood that a child will destroy hours of work by jumping into the pile. But did you know that you’ve probably been raking leaves […]

No backyard, no problem: how to grow your own vegetables in an apartment

We are increasingly disconnected from the food we eat. What better way to fix that than to grow your own stash? Madeleine Somerville explains how For the five years I spent as a youth worker, I spent my days playing pool and handing out condoms, functioning as an advocate and running a gardening program called […]