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Water Alone is Never Enough

Water Alone is Never Enough

Plants need water, but plants grown in only water will not be healthy and will soon die. Plants also need nutrients. We sometimes call the nutrients plants to absorb ‘plant food’.

What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

Common names of organisms are often different from one country to another, from one area to another.

Beneficial Insects

Beneficial Insects

Beneficial insects are your garden's first and most natural line of defense against the pest insects that can damage your garden plants.

Who are the Goodies in Your Garden?

Who are the Goodies in Your Garden?

You will often hear tell of the beneficial insects and other organisms (goodies) in your garden that help you control the pests (baddies) and protect your plants and flowers.

How to Stop Birds Eating Grass Seed

How to Stop Birds Eating Grass Seed

Grass seeds are a natural food for many birds such as sparrows, finches, blackbirds and starlings.

Thrip Damage to Rhododendrons

Thrip Damage to Rhododendrons

If so, then your rhododendrons are suffering from thrip damage. These sap-sucking insects can cause considerable damage to rhododendrons and many other plants, particularly in hot dry conditions.

Fascintaing Facts - Flowers

Fascintaing Facts - Flowers

Flowers are the seed-bearing parts of a plant, consisting of reproductive organs (stamens and carpels) that are often surrounded by brightly coloured petals.

Non-Toxic, Non-Chemical Garden Pest and Disease Control

Non-Toxic, Non-Chemical Garden Pest and Disease Control

The use of non-toxic traps and natural (non-synthetic) chemicals has always been an important part of pest control.

Gardening Quizzes and Crosswords

Gardening Quizzes and Crosswords

Here you will find regularly changing gardening quizzes and crosswords to test your knowledge and hopefully help increase your knowledge and enjoyment of gardening.

What’s in Your Soil?

What’s in Your Soil?

We think of soils as sandy, gritty stuff in flowerbeds, under lawns and pasture and generally covering the ground.