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Seaside Gardens

By Lisa Smith | 9th February 2013

The mild, moist climate of seaside gardens can provide an exceptionally favourable environment in which to grow plants. Plants must be tolerant of salt laden winds or evergreens need to be established to shelter more delicate plants from the salt. The most satisfactory forms of shelter are those that filter the wind not blocking it…

Hot and Dry Gardens

By Lisa Smith | 9th February 2013

There are numerous plants that thrive in hot, dry conditions and the plants that do well have adapted themselves, in various ways, to cope with heat and drought. Hairy leaves to protect the surface of the leaf. Thick, fleshy leaves in order to retain moisture and prevent drying out. Tiny or narrow leaves, limiting the…

Shady Gardens

By Lisa Smith | 9th February 2013

Shady Gardens have many attractive options for planting. When planting in shade it is usually better to plant a limited range of species or varieties of plant rather than growing a wide range of different plants, due to the fact that plant growth can vary from area to area within shade. If you have dry…

Easy Plants

By Lisa Smith | 9th January 2013

To make gardening easy it is far better to put most of the effort into preparing the site prior to planting. Eradicate all the weeds by either digging over the soil and forking out the weeds by hand or using a method to destroy the weeds by covering the ground or a total weed killer…

Wildlife Gardens

By Lisa Smith | 9th January 2013

When creating a nature friendly garden one of the most important principles to follow is to strive for as much variety as possible. In general, the greater the diversity of habitat you can provide the greater will be the range of species your garden will attract. Below is a list of plants that are suitable…