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Garden Hints & TipHenry’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 some from me of course.

They’re all fascinating and a good read. I’ve not tried them all and some of them seem a bit unlikely but you never know until you try.

If you try a tip, do let us know how it worked out for you in the comment boxes after each page.

I’m always happy to get comments, tips and even full articles for the site from gardeners: just contact me.

Garden Hints & Tips

10 Great Gardening Tips & Ideas

10 Great Gardening Tips & Ideas

Ten gardening tips that will help you solve those small garden problems that drive you mad. Written for Spring, most will help you grow better year round.
10 Winter Tips for Allotment & Garden

10 Winter Tips for Allotment & Garden

10 Winter tips to help keep you warm and the garden in good shape until spring arrives to warm us up.
3 Tool Tips - Keeping Your Tools Well & Saving Time

3 Tool Tips - Keeping Your Tools Well & Saving Time

These three tool tips should help you keep your tools tidy and in first-class condition and save you a lot of time in the long run.
6 Propagating Tips

6 Propagating Tips

6 propagating tips for you. These quick tips should help you get more success when starting and bringing on new plants. All tried and tested by me.
Aphids - Natural Helpers & Organic Controls for Aphids

Aphids - Natural Helpers & Organic Controls for Aphids

This great tip for organically controlling aphids and using natural helpers against aphids was sent in by a reader. Get nature's army on your side to win.
Avoid Spreading Clubroot - Planting Early in Spring

Avoid Spreading Clubroot - Planting Early in Spring

Two tips to help all gardeners. Clubroot is an awful problem with no cure and we're often asked when it's OK to start planting in the spring.
Avoiding Backache

Avoiding Backache

Avoiding backache is one of my priorities. I suffer badly with sciatica and have found that following the rules of exercise, warming and cooling, is the way
Birds Eating Strawberries | Caterpillars off Cabbages

Birds Eating Strawberries | Caterpillars off Cabbages

We've all had birds eating our strawberries and problems getting caterpillars off cabbages. Easy ways to solve both these problems
Carrot Growing Tips - Carrot Fly, Growing & Harvesting

Carrot Growing Tips - Carrot Fly, Growing & Harvesting

Some great carrot growing tips sent in to us on growing carrots, harvesting carrots and an new method of controlling carrot fly that is mad enough to work!
Cold Frames - Extending The Usefulness of a Cold Frame

Cold Frames - Extending The Usefulness of a Cold Frame

This great tip for extending the usefulness of a cold frame shows how to make it as useful in the summer as the spring
Controlling Insects & Mosquitoes in Water Butts

Controlling Insects & Mosquitoes in Water Butts

Controlling Insects and Mosquitoes in Water Butts is incredibly easy with this organic method. Other methods cost lots more money and are less effective
Defeating the Slug - The Winter Campaign!

Defeating the Slug - The Winter Campaign!

Winter is the best time to help yourselves in the ongoing slug battle. Tidiness and good garden house-keeping can help at lot at this time of the year
Discouraging Badgers | Stop Badgers Destroying Your Plot

Discouraging Badgers | Stop Badgers Destroying Your Plot

This great tip for discouraging badgers shows how you can stop them destroying your plot - cheaply, legally and kindly
Growing Courgettes on Poor or Sandy Soil - Organically

Growing Courgettes on Poor or Sandy Soil - Organically

This great tip for organically growing courgettes on poor or sandy soil was sent in by a reader. It may well help with other greedy crops like squash.
Molehills & Turn Feathers into Fertiliser

Molehills & Turn Feathers into Fertiliser

Two great tips. The first involves molehills, which drive some gardeners mad. The second is how those who keep poultry can turn a waste product to use.
Providing Water for Drought Sensitive Plants

Providing Water for Drought Sensitive Plants

This tip for Providing Water for Drought Sensitive Plants makes best use of what water you may have available to keep your plants alive.
Stop Lettuce Bolting | Runner Beans Another Crop

Stop Lettuce Bolting | Runner Beans Another Crop

A glut of lettuce often results in waste and bolting, so a tip to stop that. The second tip is how to get one last season flush of runner beans
Winter Tips: Kale, Cabbage & Broccoli

Winter Tips: Kale, Cabbage & Broccoli

Winter tips for helping your brassicas in harsh, cold weather. How to cut Kale, save winter cabbage and stop frost damage to broccoli.

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