Why Roses Fail

Why Roses Fail

A good quality rose bush planted correctly should grow and flourish for many years. Failure to survive will almost certainly be due to one of the following causes: Loose planting-Top Tip: Tug the stem gently in spring after planting. If the plant moves easily, tread...
Garden Privacy

Garden Privacy

This is an exceprt from “The Gardener’s Problem Solver” by Miranda Smith. City gardens especially can be true refuges from the world outside their boundaries. But you must plan for privacy. If you don’t have walls around the garden, you may...
Pruning Hedges

Pruning Hedges

It’s a good idea to begin pruning hedges from an early stage to establish a shape and prevent leggy, unhealthy growth. The amount you prune back will depend on the type of hedge. Start shaping the hedge as soon as practical – a formal hedge whether new or...
Gardeners Soil Problems

Gardeners Soil Problems

Soil and knowing how to fix soil problems is one of the most important elements of your garden. Without good soil, you could have a lovely exposure, just enough rainfall, a totally pest free environment, and still be unable to grow a thing. Soil is the plants...
How to use Plants to Make a Wall Attractive

How to use Plants to Make a Wall Attractive

My garden backs onto a wall, what can I do to brighten the area up? It’s inevitable that some gardens, especially in densely populated town and city centres and other urban areas, will back right onto a wall. This has the advantage of increasing privacy, but it...