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Seed Potato Varieties

Seed Potato Varieties

What Are Seed Potatoes? When you first hear the term ‘seed potatoes’, you’d be forgiven for thinking it refers to potatoes grown from seed. That’s not quite the case, though. Seed potatoes are actually potato tubers – specifically, ones that are used to propagate a new plant with the same traits.  Seed potatoes are effectively […]

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What Is A Succulent?

What Is A Succulent?

Succulents are not a particular species or even a family of plants. Instead, they are a diverse group that shares some particular traits, the most recognisable of which is their pleasingly thick, fleshy stems and leaves.  These plants are adapted for survival in extreme conditions such as deserts and steppes. As well as giving them […]

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Bulbs To Plant In Autumn

Best Bulbs to Plant in Autumn

Flowering bulbs may steal the show in spring, but autumn is when it all begins. For a breathtaking floral display from September onwards, it’s essential to start planning now to get your bulbs in the ground before winter.  Read on for a few tips on getting the most from these seasonal stunners. Bulb Life Cycle […]

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Effects Of Soil Ph

Effects of Soil pH on Plant Growth

At a glance, soil pH can seem like a topic best left to scientists. However, for gardeners wanting to create optimal conditions for plants to thrive in their garden, it’s well worth exploring. Once you’ve gained a basic understanding of the concept, it’s surprisingly simple to apply it to making practical improvements to your garden. […]

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Wollemi Pine

Wollemi Pine

The Wollemi Pine is one of the rarest trees in the world, as well as one of the oldest. Thought to be extinct for thousands of years and studied only in fossil form, the discovery of a wild grove of Wollemi Pines in 1994 took the botanical world by storm. As a result, a massive […]

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Bulbs, Corms, Rhizomes, Tubers And Stolons

Bulbs, Corms, Rhizomes, Tubers and Stolons: What’s the Difference?

Bulbs are known for producing some of the world’s most prized perennial flowers. Less well-known is the range of other underground stem types, which offer everything from showstopping flowers and ornamental foliage to a variety of edible produce and sought-after culinary flavourings. Understanding the differences between these plant types gives insight into their growth cycles, […]

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Can Trees Help Tackle Climate Change?

Can Trees Help Tackle Climate Change?

There are many good reasons to plant trees in the garden. They offer an abundance of benefits, from landscaping and edible produce to shade and habitat, enhancing the beauty and utility of virtually any outdoor space. Of course, they’re also pillars of the world’s forests. With climate change an increasingly urgent issue worldwide, there’s more […]

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Best Fast-growing Hedge Plants

Best Fast-Growing Hedge Plants

The best fast-growing hedge plants for your garden will depend on the effect you want to create. From privacy screening or covering an unsightly facade to formal borders and path edging, the possibilities are endless. Regardless of what type of hedge you’re aiming for, you’re probably hoping to see it become established sooner rather than […]

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