How (and Why) to Leave Your Vegetable Patch Fallow Over Winter

There are many gardeners who take pride in growing wholesome, organically-grown produce right throughout the year. But I’m not one of them. I’m a distinctly “fair weather gardener”. Living in the UK as I...

10 Fantastic Low Effort Crops for Busy Gardeners

This year I did something a little bit crazy; I went travelling for the entire summer and left my beloved vegetable plot in the hands of my mother-in-law. There were two impacts of this...

Avoiding Overwhelm as a First Time Gardener

If you’ve been carefully suppressing a passion for gardening then finally being the proud of owner of your first piece of land can be an overwhelming experience. All those dreams and ideas you’ve had...

10 Fantastic Pergola Plants You Should Know

Do you have pergolas in your garden’s patio or deck that could use a little natural bedazzling? If so, here are ten of the most awesome climbers you can deck your pergola out in. Roses What’s in...

10 Great Plants for Garden Screening

Are you looking for new, ingenious ways to create a gorgeous natural screen in your garden, whether for your privacy or for aesthetic reasons? Well, luck is with you today, as there are plenty...

10 Evergreen Trees Every Gardener Should Know

Evergreen plants are plants that retain their leaves year around. As their leaves fall off more are growing to replace them. While the term “evergreen” brings to mind Pine and Christmas Trees, there are...

The Best Perennial Climbing Plants

Climbing plants are an ideal versatile way to add some character and color to any yard. They wind their way around until they can hug, claw or use thorns to stick to a surface...

How to Keep Pond Water Clear

Don’t you hate it when your pond gets overwhelmed by disgusting, mossy, weedy growth that doesn’t seem to go away? It makes the water in your pond look absolutely terrible. Visitors to your garden...

Growing Leeks from Seed

There are two traditional ways to grow leeks. The first of these is growing leeks from seed; the second is to buy "starts" which are essentially leek seedlings. Growing leeks from seed is just...

Fast Growing Annual Climbers You Should Grow This Year

Annual climbers are the perfect way to quickly cover up an unattractive fence or wall, or to block out your neighbours, without having to wait years for a "standard" hedge to grow. Started early in...