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Gardening Information

Gardening Information, Tips, Help & Advice

Gardening InformationA selection of general gardening information articles from constructing paths to weed control. Many of these articles have sub-articles.

For example, for information on controlling nettles look at weed control and you’ll find the article on controlling nettles.

Do check out the section on garden hints and tips – we’ve got 18 pages of useful tips to help you garden and grow better.

If you have an article you would like to contribute please don’t hesitate to contact us – we’re always interested in publishing articles of interest to our visitors as well as your comments and things you would like to see covered.

Cats Toileting: How to Stop Cats using Garden or Veg Plot as a Toilet

Cats Toileting: How to Stop Cats using Garden or Veg Plot as a Toilet

Cats toileting  = 'doing their business', 'leaving their calling card', 'digging up the plot and toileting', 'using the garden as a toilet', 'doing a poo in my raised beds', 'Cats defecating on the plot' are the (repeatable) subjects of emails I've ...
Garden Hints & Tips

Garden Hints & Tips

Henry's Garden Hints & Tips I first met Henry on the forums and he kindly penned some gardening tips for me to publish for him. These are his hints and tips on a wide range of gardening problems along with tips others have sent in since and...
Includes: 18 Pages
Top tips for amateur gardeners: get started today

Top tips for amateur gardeners: get started today

People with green fingers know that gardening season never ends. There are different jobs you can do in your garden throughout the year and what you really need is the right set of tools. What it actually means depends of the level of your interest and...
Raised Beds - Vegetable Growing in Raised Beds

Raised Beds - Vegetable Growing in Raised Beds

Vegetable Growing in Raised Beds In recent years the popularity of raised beds for growing for fruits and vegetables has increased but I've noticed many people decide to start growing this way without an understanding of the benefits and drawbacks....
Includes: 1 Pages
Seed Saving

Seed Saving

How to Save Your Own Seeds Why Save Your Own Seed Saving your own seed will obviously save you money on buying in seed from the merchants. However, seed saving also enables you to select for the best plants to grow in your area, on your soil. Although...
Includes: 10 Pages
Lawn Care Guides and Advice

Lawn Care Guides and Advice

Very few gardens are without a lawn yet most gardeners give them little thought. They drag out the mower in the Spring and scalp the turf every Sunday like a religious ritual. The mowings are dropped into the compost bin or even into the dustbin taking...
Includes: 5 Pages
Fluid Seed Sowing & Seed Pre-Germination

Fluid Seed Sowing & Seed Pre-Germination

Fluid seed sowing is a simple method to help you handle tiny seeds, spacing them further apart and more evenly than you can by hand. It is particularly effective with pre-germinated seeds Fluid Seed Sowing Many small seeds, such as carrots, are...
Home Made Pesticides & Unlicensed Use of Pesticides

Home Made Pesticides & Unlicensed Use of Pesticides

The law in the UK requires that only pesticides approved by Ministers shall be sold, supplied, used, stored or advertised. 'Pesticide' is a broad term, covering a range of products that are used to control pests. The slug pellets, ant powder, weed...
Decorative Garden Arches - Roman, Gothic, Ogee Garden Arches

Decorative Garden Arches - Roman, Gothic, Ogee Garden Arches

Add an architectural feature to your garden with an arch over a path or even a tunnel formed from decorative garden arches. Garden Arches Endorsed by the RHS - 10 Year Guarantee These garden arches are endorsed by the RHS and designed,...
Grow Your Own Vegetables, Fruit, Herbs & Nuts

Grow Your Own Vegetables, Fruit, Herbs & Nuts

There are all sorts of reasons to grow your own vegetables, fruit and herbs. The economical amongst us save money by home growing, others worry about the provenance of their food and, by joining the grow your own movement, ensure they know exactly what...
Weed Control

Weed Control

Controlling Stinging Nettles, Dock Leaves, Dandelions, Bindweed, Couch or Twitch Grass, Horse Tail (or Mares Tail) There is an old saying that ‘one years seeding is seven years weeding’ . Unfortunately this is very true. Most annual weeds spread tho...
Includes: 4 Pages
How to Build a Concrete Garden Path

How to Build a Concrete Garden Path

This concrete path is not the most attractive, but it is relatively cheap, long lasting and the surface is not slippery which is a boon in wet or icy weather. Start by planning exactly where the path is to go. I'd suggest seeing how you walk...
Concrete Garden Path Construction - Step by Step Photo Guide

Concrete Garden Path Construction - Step by Step Photo Guide

This guide is designed to be read in conjunction with the article How to Build a Concrete Path that covers the details. This photo guide should give you a quick over view of the process. Step by Step Guide To Building Concrete Path Preparation - Marking...
How Can Gardeners Cope with Climate Change?

How Can Gardeners Cope with Climate Change?

When the concept of global warming first started to appear in the press and the public began to take notice, most gardeners in Britain were not convinced this would be a bad thing. After all, British summers have a reputation for not being the best, so...
Gardening & Growing Vegetables Under a Hosepipe Ban

Gardening & Growing Vegetables Under a Hosepipe Ban

Here in Britain summer usually consists of grey skies and rain with three fine days followed by a thunderstorm. Just occasionally we have a glorious summer, blue skies and blazing sun to rival any Spanish resort. The downside of a good summer is lack...
Water Conservation: Garden Techniques

Water Conservation: Garden Techniques

Half the time the UK seems to be drowning yet when we have a good summer it turns into a drought! So it appears we can either garden in the rain or try to garden without water! Hopefully this article will be of use to those affected by drought...
Flood! Safe Growing & Harvesting of Crops After a Flood

Flood! Safe Growing & Harvesting of Crops After a Flood

In recent years many people have suffered flooding in urban and country areas. Once the waters recede this leaves gardeners with the problem of what to do on their plot. What is safe to harvest? What is safe to grow? And what about the crops that are...
Day Length and Growing Plants

Day Length and Growing Plants

Effects of Light Levels When Growing Vegetables and Other Plants Out of Season.
Gardener's Back Pain - Look After Your Back in the Garden

Gardener's Back Pain - Look After Your Back in the Garden

Gardening is wonderful, as well as getting to eat the fruits of your labours, you actually get some good healthy exercise in the fresh air. But gardening and allotment-keeping also have their strains, and that includes your back pain. A Gallup...
Become an Urban Farmer and Start Growing Potted Plants

Become an Urban Farmer and Start Growing Potted Plants

As I'm not rich, I'm always keeping an eye out for a business opportuntity that might allow some of the finer things in life to become affordable. This back garden business opportunity might be applicable in the UK as well as the USA. It sounds fun, anyway....
Allotment Vegetable Plot Planning Software

Allotment Vegetable Plot Planning Software

Online Planning Software for your Allotment & Vegetable Plot Taking on an allotment or vegetable plot requires plenty of organisational skills as well as gardening ones. There are many areas that need careful planning in order to produce a successful...
Start Your Seeds Indoors For A Jump On Spring Planting

Start Your Seeds Indoors For A Jump On Spring Planting

Starting your seeds off early indoors is a great way to get ahead of the season and to have plants ready to go as soon as the weather is right for them. As regular visitors to this site will know, our bedrooms and lounge turn into impromptu nurseries...
An Eco-Friendly Garden Backyard - Green Gardening

An Eco-Friendly Garden Backyard - Green Gardening

When I came across this article on an eco-friendly garden by James Paul, I thought the author was saying what I have felt. Our gardens can be a positive force for good in the general environment as well as a place of relaxation and enjoyment. Imagine...
Lunar Gardening, planting and gardening according to the phase of the Moon

Lunar Gardening, planting and gardening according to the phase of the Moon

I have been gardening using the rhythm of the planets and the moon for many years and I apply the same principal passionately to every aspect in the garden and allotment. This includes planting, sowing, weeding, pruning, picking, turning the compost heap...
Gardening in Spain - Growing in the Mediterranean Climate

Gardening in Spain - Growing in the Mediterranean Climate

Whilst this site is UK based, I know we have visitors from all over the world. Gardening in hot climates requires different approaches to the UK which is why I am suggesting you take a look at Richard Handscombe's web site on Gardening in Spain. Dick...
Growing Healthy Vegetables in Spain Organically

Growing Healthy Vegetables in Spain Organically

Growing Healthy Vegetables in Spain, By Clodagh & Dick Handscombe Reviewed. If you, like me, have dreamt of buying a place in the sun with a little land and living the good life, then one of the questions is 'how to grow vegetables in a warm climate?'...

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