Category: Guides

Best Practices For Pruning Soft Fruit

Naturally, you want your soft fruit vines and bushes to be as productive as possible. Proper pruning is an important aspect of supporting and encouraging optimum fruit production. In this article, we present the best practices in pruning your soft fruit producers for the greatest yield. Read on to learn …

What Are The Best Ways To Heat A Conservatory?

A conservatory or sunroom is a wonderful addition to any home, but keeping it warm in winter and cool in summer can be a real challenge. In this article, we discuss some smart ideas for managing the temperature in your existing conservatory or planning and building the most energy efficient …

How To Build A DIY Or Kit Polytunnel Greenhouse

Polytunnels (aka: grow tunnels, high tunnels, polyhouse, hoophouse or hoop greenhouse) are becoming more and more popular for use on allotments for very good reason. These steel framed, polyethylene covered buildings are a durable, affordable, preferable alternative to an old-fashioned greenhouse gardening. Passive solar energy heats the interior of the …

Gardening Month by Month: Gardening in June

Summer has finally arrived and it’s time to celebrate in your garden gazebo. Your garden will be bursting with life, the sky will stay bright long into the night, and this month even gives us the longest day of the year. Unfortunately it’s hard to celebrate for too long, because …

How To Water Your Garden Effectively

Water is a precious and finite resource, so it behooves us all to use it carefully. Doing so saves money and benefits ourselves and the world around us. But what if you want to keep a lush and beautiful garden? Plants need water, is it possible to skimp on water …

What Are The Best Tools For Pruning?

Pruning is one of the most important gardening and lawn care jobs. Skilled pruning keeps your plants attractive, encourages blossoming and new growth and helps prevent the development of disease. Good tools make your pruning tasks easier and more effective, so it’s well worth it to choose your pruners carefully …