Category: Guides

What To Do With Broad Beans?

Broad beans are a great, versatile vegetable, that have a great deal more that is good about them than memories you might have of them in a soggy pile on a plate at your Granny’s Sunday dinners. They are delicious, versatile, very good for our general health – and there …

Why Is My Honeysuckle Not Flowering?

Honeysuckle’s foliage is beautiful, trailing and attractive – but the flowers are something else. The delicate scent evokes spring and summer, and they are especially delightful in the early evening. So you have planted your honeysuckle and you are looking forward to the flowering season. But what to do when …

How To Make Organic Compost For Gardening?

Compost in the garden is an incredibly useful addition, especially if you are growing vegetables that need a lot of nutrients. You can buy compost from a garden centre, of course – or you could save money and make your very own! How to make organic compost for gardening is …

How To Cut Back Honeysuckle?

Honeysuckle is a beautiful plant, that not only makes attractive foliage, but also the most deliciously scented blooms. Honeysuckle is a plant that, once you smell it, you won’t forget it soon! This is a good, hardy, strong plant, that can cope with all the different types of weather and …

How To Divide Alstroemeria Tubers?

Some plants grow from seeds, others from tubers – also known as rhizomes. Alstroemeria is one of the latter, and this is actually a great way for plants to propagate themselves. By growing as tubers under the ground, the plant can not only produce flowers and seeds and grow that …

How To Revive Bamboo Leaves Turning Yellow?

Although bamboo is a relatively hardy plant, it can suffer damage and disease as much as the next plant. When a plant’s leaves turn yellow, there is always a reason behind it, whether that reason is a specific plant illness or a nutrient deficiency. But how to revive bamboo leaves …

How To Prune Bamboo {A Simple Guide}

Bamboo is a lovely plant to have in your garden – it has attractive, leafy foliage; redolent of an exotic garden somewhere in Asia; and it acts as an excellent screen. However, bamboo does grow very well. And it tends to spread. And… spread a bit more. Eek! You may …