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What Causes Powdery Mildew On Plants

One of the most common issues faced by gardeners – hobbyists and professionals alike – is powdery mildew. This disease is easily recognized by its namesake powdery residue.Most commonly found on young leaves and shoots, powdery mildew is not ...

Type of Greenhouses

There’s nothing more satisfying than eating fruit and vegetables you’ve grown yourself. Yet, in most climates, it’s too cold for plants to grow outdoors for much of the year. Luckily for gardeners, nowadays many greenhouses are quite affordable and ...

Garage Floor Paint vs Epoxy

The title of this article means more to me than to most people, because I have learned the hard way, the difference between ordinary floor paint and epoxy resin floor paint. I have an insulated room which I wanted to have a wash clean floor in. I ...

Pea Plant Growth Stages: how do peas grow and what to do with them.

Peas are one of the first things I like to plant in early spring. They love to germinate in cool temperatures, and can handle being planted as early as a month before the final frost date for your area. They don’t like to be transplanted, as the ...

Cutting Back Overgrown Hedges

Having a nice looking hedge around your home or garden is something everyone enjoys. Studies have shown that homes with plenty of green space nearby provides a positive mental boost to those who live in the home. I have a yew hedge at the front of ...

Tools Used By Gardener: the essentials

Gardening is a great outdoor activity which anyone can enjoy. Usually there is a task to complete, such as weeding, digging a vegetable plot or flower bed, planting a new bush or shrub or pruning a plant etc… For each individual task there is ...

Why Is My Yew Hedge Not Growing Properly

Yew plants require deep, well aerated, drained and fertile soil to grow and thrive in. It will not matter if the yew is being planted to be a tree or as part of a hedge, if you do not provide these conditions you may end up with a yew hedge that is ...

How Long Do Turnips Take To Grow: sow to harvest

In this article i will be covering how to grow Turnips (and Swedes), how long do turnips take to grow and how to nurture them through the early (risky) period and the pests and diseases you may encounter along the way. Turnips Turnips and ...

Why Do Slugs Come In The House: how to repel them

It is only when you have your garden looking really good and things are growing well that you start to notice how much of a pest slugs and snails can be. When I am asked how to keep slugs and snails out of my house or out of a garden, the first ...

How To Dig Up A Flower Bed

In this article we look at the different ways you can go about digging up a flower bed. We cover what to do if you have an existing flower bed with plants already growing in it and if you don't have an existing flower bed how to go about creating ...