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Garden and greenhouse growers ‘can eat in on the cheap’

Gardeners who grow their own fruit and vegetables can save cash and still socialise, it has been asserted. Writing for examiner.com, Los Angeles budget events specialist Heather Heintz explained horticulture fans can use their garden to create fun evenings. She said dining in restaurants can be an expensive business, but those looking to save can […]

Five Vines to Grow in Your Greenhouse

Sometimes the only way to go is up. And when is that truer than late spring, with horizontal space at a premium for the burgeoning seedlings we began last winter? Going vertical isn’t merely practical, vines are lovely too. Many grow outdoors during the summer. But greenhouse environments are ideal for them – depending upon […]

‘Choose large container plants’ for visual effect

Gardeners have been advised to keep large container-grown plants to help make a visual impact. According to 9news.com, doing so can enhance the effect of smaller flowers, while the bigger plants can also be kept under glass in a greenhouse or behind a window during winter to save them for the next spring and summer. […]

Strawberries a ‘simple plant to grow’

Greenhouse enthusiasts have been told strawberries are a simple fruit to grow. The plants can be classed in three groups, according to stargazette.com – June-bearing, ever-bearing and day-neutral. Planting should take place in spring, with the specimens being located in a sunny, well-drained area. Gardeners should be careful not to over-fertilise as this can cause […]

Containers an ‘easy starting point’

Horticulture enthusiasts who find their greenhouse is fit to burst with plants may be interested to hear the advice of garden designer Jon Carloftis. The expert suggests people can grow vegetables, herbs, flowers and even trees in containers. He said this is an easy way of introducing greenhouse plants to the outside world as they […]

Mind your feet, gardeners told

Garden and greenhouse enthusiasts have been urged not to forget to look after their feet this summer. According to OurHealthNetwork.com, many horticulture lovers will experience foot pain this summer. The online resource advised this is avoidable through preparation such as wearing the correct footwear and stretching. “Gardening is an exertive weight-bearing activity and should be […]

How to deal with garden pests in summer

A master gardener has been distributing summer gardening tips in the San Marcos Daily Record. Linda Keese advises growers to take care the powerful effects of the sun do not overwhelm them by restricting their greenhouse and yard work to the cooler morning and evening periods. She suggests using mint to keep aphids and flea […]