Bottle Garden Growing

Bottle Gardens and Terrariums Bottle Gardens or Terrarium are very popular and ideal for homes of all sorts and particularly apartments and flats. Planting correctly is very important but it's not difficult. Using the right tools, equipment, compost and feeds makes it...

Mulching makes sense

Mulching makes sense simply because it solves or reduces the impact of so many problems. Mulching is adding a layer of organic material over your soils to protect plants from the cold, reduce water loss in the summer, improve soil AND can completely stop weeds...

January 2019: Kentia Palm Houseplant of the Month

The story of Kentia Palm Kentia Palm (Howea forsteriana) is a plant with a relatively small base from which slender stems grow upwards bearing soft, elegant green palm leaves. It’s one of the few palms that thrives on little light, low humidity and cool rooms. Kentia...

Autumn & Winter Colour

Scroll down for plants and ideas for late winter.    Autumn/Winter Gardens, plants & green landscapes are good for you! Increasing research results indicate that gardening is good for you, plants improve your local environment & greenery improves your health...

Ask the expert

The expert team is lead by Neil Grant who is also BBC Radio Sheffield  garden expert.  In our daily team we always have the expertise here to answer your questions and give advice. Listen to Neil every Sunday morning from 9 on BBC Radio Sheffield. 

Carnivorous Plants

There is something really fascinating about plants that eat insects. It doesn't really compute in our brains. Carnivorous plants? Really, is that possible? The easiest and most popular to grow are Venus Fly Traps, Sundews and Pitcher plants and hey all need similar...

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Watering in Summer 2018

As gardeners and even non gardeners the summer weather this year is superb. Plants are flourishing and pests and diseases are too bad either. However, the elephant in the greenhouse, is the potential of water shortages and hosepipe bans. Watering in summer 2018 is a...

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Glyphosate, Wayne Johnson v Monsanto

The following statement was issued 13th August 2018 by the Horticultural Trades Association in response to the Glyphosate, Wayne Johnson v Monsanto case in the USA. We emphasis the point below regarding the correct use and applications of garden chemical - always...

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