Category: Gardening

10 Things to Do in the Garden in December

1. Protect Your Tender Plants. Ideally this would have already been done in November before the first frosts arrived (depending on where in the country you live), but December really is the last chance. Fully tender plants should ideally be brought inside under cover – a frost free greenhouse, a conservatory, a porch, basically anywhere …

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Basil Care in Winter: 10 Golden Rules

Basil is one of most popular plants in herb gardening around the world, and their flavorful leaves are a wonderful addition to any home cooking. However, for those who do not live in a tropical climate where Basil can thrive all year round and easily reseed themselves, it could be a challenge to keep your …

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The Garden in November

You could be forgiven for thinking the November is a time when the garden starts to shut down for winter and nothing much is going on. Look more carefully and you might be surprised. November is often thought of as the start of the gardening year, the month when traditionally trees and shrubs are planted. …

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Fall Garden Cleanup

Fall garden cleanup can be a sad time for many gardeners. Why? It marks an end to the growing season and all the spectacular bursts of color they’ve enjoyed since that first sprig of green peeked into their gardens last spring. Yet for other gardeners though, fall cleanup signals a time of preparation and anticipation. …

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November in the Flower Garden

It’s November in the garden and winter has really begun to creep in. This month is all about last chances and tidying in readiness for the cold months ahead, from cleaning out bird nesting boxes to raking up fallen leaves and removing dead foliage. However, there are still some planting jobs that can be done …

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Fall Gardening: Planting Daffodil Bulbs in Your Garden

Daffodils are amongst the most popular flowering plants that are grown throughout the world. They are known for their unmatched beauty that has the potential of transforming the garden completely. Daffodil is also known as Narcissus and it has many spring flowering varieties. The varieties of this flowering plant are very diverse and they come …

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5 Easy-to-Grow Fall Flowers

You don’t have to let your garden die out for the fall! By adding selective plants into your borders, beds, around trees, and in other strategic locations you can extend the beauty at least until the first hard frost, if not a little longer. Following are just five of the best fall flowers, all which …

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How to Collect Rainwater

Many of us are trying to be environmentally conscious these days and water conservation is part of that. If you are like me and have a number of plants to water, there are several ways you can accomplish that task while saving water at the same time. Rain Barrels One of the most obvious ways …

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How to Start a Compost Heap

Creating compost is an environmentally-friendly way of recycling rubbish. It reduces the bulk of rubbish that needs to be collected from your house and saves money because you will have produced a very valuable garden product for free. The compost will improve your soil and help feed your crops in order to increase yield. Make …

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October in the Flower Garden

October and Autumn is making its presence known in the garden. Leaves are beginning to fall and the flower border is looking a bit sad. Tidying up and preparing for the winter ahead are the main tasks in the garden this month. However, there is also plenty to be done in preparation for next spring. …

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