Pruning can be a daunting task to some gardeners. “How do I prune... (insert name of plant here) ?” or “When should I prune my … (insert name of plant here) ?” are two questions I hear a lot. The answer depends on what the plant is and what you're trying to achieve through pruning. There is … Continue reading 4Ds of Pruning: Easy Pruning in Any Season
1. Feed the Plants....and SOIL! Rain easing off in spring is your sign to start spreading some slow release fertiliser all around the garden. But did you know that by also feeding the soil you can boost your plant's health? Well composted manure, worm castings, seaweed and compost are just some of the easily accessible … Continue reading Top 5 Things to Do in Spring
The Dirt on Kids & Gardening Gardening is dirty work and kids love getting dirty - think mud-ball flinging and mud pies. This affinity with getting dirty and to explore the world around them makes it easy to steer kids into gardening.
Good compost brings the soil and plants to life in many ways synthetic fertilisers can't. When mixed in with soil, it creates an environment where earthworms, fungi, bacterias and other soil microbes can live and multiply happily.