Filter by
Natural Control of Slugs and Snails

Natural Control of Slugs and Snails

Slugs and snails are common garden pests and can be great foe of gardeners. Seedlings planted one day only to find that the molluscs have eaten them all by the...

Ideas For Keeping the Kids Occupied this Easter Weekend

Ideas For Keeping the Kids Occupied this Easter Weekend

This Easter weekend may seem like just another part of the lockdown, but here are some ideas for making it more fun for your kids (and yourselves).

Is Your Recycling Bin Not Being Collected?

Is Your Recycling Bin Not Being Collected?

With many councils suspending collection of recycling bins, what can you do to stop your bin over-flowing?

What To Do in the Garden With Time at Home

What To Do in the Garden With Time at Home

One of the things you can do in the garden is to get down to getting rid of those weeds.

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’.

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.

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.

Organic Matter, Humus, Humic Substances and Humates

Organic Matter, Humus, Humic Substances and Humates

Organic matter is a substance containing carbon compounds originating from living organisms and deposited on or within the soil.

Plant Elemental Nutrients

Plant Elemental Nutrients

Plants get carbon (C), oxygen (O) and hydrogen (H) from water (H2O) and carbon dioxide (CO2) in air.