Monthly Archives: February 2015

  1. Garden trellis projects – what to grow

    Garden trellis projects – what to grow

    Trellising plants, fruits, and vegetables is a long-standing gardening technique that may be utilised for various reasons. Growing plants vertically on a trellis that produce fruits and vegetables is especially beneficial. Plants that climb do so with a wide range of versatility; they can climb by way of clawing and thorns, twining and hugging, suckering and rooting, or just flopping until some sort of climbing support is found by the plant. Plants that climb can be invasive and quite adventurous, but there are some that may be quite dainty as well. There are climbing plants available for all garden situations, including sunny, shady, damp, or dry. There are varieties of climbing plants that need space while others do well indoors and in limited space. Some climbing plants like to climb walls and fences while others can be grown as ground cover. The majority of climbing plants are shrubs or perennials while some are annuals. The list below highlights some of the best climbing plants

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  2. How to get the perfect lawn

    How to get the perfect lawn

    While many gardeners enjoy taking care of their flowers and other plants, some often do so to the detriment of their lawns. The lawn is sometimes overlooked and not given the same amount of care or concern as a garden. This is a mistake. The lawn is often the backdrop upon which the garden is viewed. After all, most gardens sit within and/or around the larger part of the plot of land, which is the lawn. There are a couple of considerations that should be given to the lawn. The most evident is the general and regular maintenance of the lawn during the spring and summer that will surely improve its health and appearance. The other consideration is the care it should be given during the autumn to prepare the lawn for a healthy spring.

    Spring and Summer Lawn Maintenance

    Mowing the Lawn
    The best outcome for a lawn comes from regular maintenance and cutting. This keeps the lawn thick, tidy, and it deters the growth of weeds. In the spring or the sta

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  3. The history of allotments

    The history of allotments

    The importance of allotments in the UK often gets overshadowed by financial incentives in that the government has to close the allotment sites so the property can be developed for financial gain. Unfortunately, the current state of allotments is in decline. Freedom of Information has revealed that the government turned down only four (4) applications out of one hundred and ninety-nine (199) to close allotment sites. The decline has been the result of councils across the UK choosing to sell off these land allotments to developers. As time has passed the value of the land on many of these allotments has increased. The irony is that in recent years there has been increasing interest in growing food crops. This renewed focus has a great deal to do with the concerns people have with genetically modified food, as well as the concern about chemical pollution and contamination of food supplies. People want to know where their food comes from and have the confidence that the food is fresh an

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