Gardening Tips

This site is a place where you can find all the information that you need to know about gardening, including tips and tricks on how to grow your own plants at home.

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Vegetable garden fencing ideas

Have you ever wondered what the best way to protect your vegetable garden from unwanted wildlife is? We've done the research and come up with ten great options that are cost-effective and easy to build. From temporary plastic fences to expensive wire fences, we have a fence idea that suits any backyard garden. Learn more about how to secure your garden with these twelve vegetable garden fence ideas:
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Bird with red head? Here are 25 that you might see

There are many different species of birds that you may see in your backyard or while out on a hike. Some of these birds are very colorful, and some are drabber. But one thing that many of these birds have in common is that the ones we are interested in have red heads! Let's find out what that bird with a red head is:
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Which plants like seaweed fertiliser – Explained

If you’re a seasoned gardener, I’m sure seaweed fertiliser isn’t a new term for you. However, for newbies, seaweed fertiliser is generally recommended by eco-friendly and organic farmers and gardeners. Made from the natural by-products of marine life, seaweed fertilisers are a wonderful option if you are looking for a sustainable way to fertilise your plants and bring down their carbon footprint. If you're considering using seaweed as a fertilizer, you might be wondering, “Which plants actually like seaweed fertiliser?”.
Fast-Growing Evergreen Shrubs for Shade

Fast-Growing Evergreen Shrubs for Shade

Whether you need bushes for your front garden, shrubs for your fencing, or vibrant flowering plants to glam up your space, this list will give you a great deal of inspiration. To maintain a garden that stays green throughout the year coupled with lovely blossoms, here is my choice of fast-growing evergreen shrubs for shade.
What plants don’t like horse manure

What plants don’t like horse manure? Explained

If you have a garden, there's no doubt that you care about maintaining it and getting the best results from your plants. I can see why you'd want to make sure they're healthy and provide plenty of fruits or vegetables. When it comes to applying fertilizer to your plants, whether chemical or natural, you may be unsure as to which is best for you. So, what plants don’t like horse manure? Here in this article, I’ve included everything you need to know about the topic.
How to make podocarpus grow thicker

How to make podocarpus grow thicker – My tutorial

So you're looking at growing your Podocarpus or "Japanese Yew" thicker. This makes sense, I've grown it multiple times in yards over the years and it's a great way to create an aesthetic barrier between your garden and your neighbors. The plant really is a delectable shrub to behold when it's grown correctly! So let's find out how to grow it thicker and faster:
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Mushrooms in garden bed – a cause for concern?

To keep your garden beautiful and free from pests, bugs, and weeds, it’s important to maintain it the right way. Homeowners generally look for simple and effective ways to maintain the grass in their garden. Most of them resort to dish soaps to get rid of pests and take good care of the garden.
What do potato plants look like

What do potato plants look like? Everything you need to know

Now, I don't know about you, but, in my experience, knowing when to harvest your potatoes can be a bit of a tricky undertaking. There's a bit of a mixture of information on the internet talking about when exactly they are ready to be dug up, so I thought I'd put together an article discussing everything you need to know about potato plants and when to harvest them.
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Are crabapples poisonous to dogs? Find out here.

While it’s great to have an apple flowering plant with vibrant colours and edible fruits in your garden, crabapples are unfortunately unsafe for your dogs. The seeds, stems, and leaves of crabapples are known to contain toxic substances, which when ingested in large amounts, can be fatal for pets.
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Problems with Salvias – Here’s what to do!

So you're having problems with your salvias? Don't worry, it happens to the best of us. I have a few tips that will help you get your plants back on track. Salvia microphylla plants are lovely and simple to maintain, but they have one significant drawback: They tend to flop, wilt or even worse, die altogether. However, be rest assured that there are some things you can do to prevent this from happening: