How to Grow Lavender

Lavender (genus Lavandula) is a classic flowering garden plant/herb because it’s easy to grow and has many different uses. Lavender can be used for beautifying the garden, soap making, medical applications, plus it’s edible. The spikes of purple flowers also…
How to Grow Aloe Vera

Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis), aka ‘the burn plant’, is a plant that has been grown for thousands of years, both for its beauty and medicinal purposes. In ancient Egypt, the plant was called the “plant of immortality” and it is…
Introduction to Drip Irrigation Systems

Watering the garden is one of those gardening chores that surely elicits drudgery at least from time to time. Some of the options to water a garden include installing a lawn or garden sprinkler, or watering the garden the old…
Tips to Increase Fruit Production from Fruit Trees

If all you’re getting from your fruits trees is beautiful spring blooms, you’re only getting half of the possible benefits from the fruit tree. Unfortunately, this scenario plays out quite often in landscapes every spring. After a full season of…
Gardening tips to combat air pollution

In a matter of months, London has already reached its air pollution allowance for 2019. There’s no denying that the cities of the UK have a staggering air pollution problem then, even outside of the capital. Each year, thousands of…
Garden Space Trends for 2019

How our gardens are growing for 2019 With spring in the air, you may well have made your way to the garden shed to dust off the trowel and rake. After all, spring is a great time to get that…
How to Grow Rosemary and Lemon Balm

Rosemary and lemon balm are two versatile and easy to grow herbs for the home garden. Both are useful in the kitchen, plus they both have medicinal uses. Both of these herbs are easy to grow at home, indoors, or…
Growing Sweet Corn at Home

Fresh corn on the cob, plucked right from the garden and placed on the grill is hard to beat flavor-wise. Growing sweet corn at home is easy, and the stalks take up very little space since they grow upwards. Do…
Growing Cucumbers at Home

Growing Cucumbers at Home If you’ve only ever seen cucumbers in the vegetable section of the supermarket, or in jars in the pickle aisle, then you might be surprised at how many different kinds of cucumbers there are in the…