Coming soon

I have been asked to post reviews of Gardening Books, tools etc that I have found to be useful, and so over the next few weeks, (on wet days) I will be doing just that.

I hope you find them useful…

A new challenge

I have just set myself an interesting challenge on The Plant Enthusiast website. The challenge is everything down to just 100. I am trying to define my top 100 Perennials, Tropical Plants, Trees and Shrubs. It is easy at the start, but as the places fill up, I think there may be some difficult choices…

When only a Watering Stone will do

I am often asked, both on the Radio and at talks to Gardening Clubs and Ladies Luncheon Clubs about looking after houseplants, and in particular making sure that they are not overwatered. The easiest way to stop yourself overwatering houseplants is actually very simple. 1. Go out into the garden and choose a nice pebble…

Honey!

Have you heard the latest gossip that seems to be rife on gardening blog sites? It would seem that honey is being used as a substitute for rooting powder. This is interesting as an idea and worth of some thought and reflection. Firstly most softwood cuttings in my opinion root very well, if taken in…

Don’t be a foliage wetter…

Shrubs  and trees which have been planted recently are at risk of water stress due to the prolonged dry conditions and the heat. I would always advise that they are watered in the evening at least once a week, so they don’t dry out at the roots. To prevent the water running away from the…