October is a great time to start nurturing your soil for the coming year. So what are some of the things you can do to help boost your soil’s health? Continue reading How to Boost Your Soil’s Health in October
I was surprised and pleased to see Amateur Gardening magazine had a section in one of their September editions dedicated to organic gardening, mainly because the magazine always seems to endorse all kinds of sprays and pesticides. But here they were making the case for national charity Garden Organic, compost, reusing resources, stopping chemical usage … Continue reading Be Brave, Go Organic and Save Your Corner of the Planet
If you want a great garden, you can’t do it by yourself. There’s an army of little helpers beneath the soil. With a spring in their step, these bees of the soil are doing wonders for your plants. Continue reading Springtails: The Wee Beasties Helping Your Plants
While ‘mulch’ may be utterly charmless as a word, it is full of potential to transform your garden from an ugly duckling into a preened swan. Find out all your need to know about mulch in this week’s blog. Continue reading What Is Mulch and Why We Should All Be Mulching
After 5 years of tidying, lack of organic matter and absolutely NO mulching, the Vinca minor (lesser periwinkle) and other groundcover plants had left behind a wasteland. Was it possible to re-grow my soil? Continue reading Grappling with Groundcover to Save My Soil
I hate taking instructions with no explanation. 2×2 is 4? But why. Add in baking powder to make your cake rise…how does that work? Mix cardboard and grass cuttings in this ratio and get compost – but why that ratio, what’s breaking them down? How can I make it go quicker? I find that if … Continue reading Composting: How it works and why you need to make it?
If you want to turn a black thumb into a green thumb, then you need some gardening side-kicks. Enter the FUNGI!! Fungi can help you have happier healthier plants. Continue reading Why you need fungi in your garden