Hartley Magazine

All the latest news, hints, tips and advice from our experts

Texas grower doesn’t let wheelchair stop him

A Texas newspaper has paid a visit to the garden of David Gary – a wheelchair-bound horticulture lover. The green space is beautiful and a “living manual” for those concerned about gardening with a disability, according to the Dallas Morning News. The Dallas Arboretum volunteer was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy more than three decades ago, […]

Tips for dealing with snails

A Massachusetts newspaper has distributed tips on how best to deal with unwanted snails in the garden and greenhouse. Salem News explained the vermin can be as troublesome as slugs, laying hundreds of eggs each season. It revealed that the pests can eat their way through almost any variety of plant – damaging fruit, leaves, […]

Before You Bring Plants into Your Greenhouse

Cooler evenings and shorter days—everything points to summer’s end. It’s time to move plants indoors. Here are a few things to consider before you do. Realistically assess your indoor space. Whether you plan to begin spring seedlings or grow winter crops, remember to allow room for these activities. Most plants you move in grow larger […]

New York paper gives bulb-growing tips

A New York state newspaper has been distributing growing advice for garden and greenhouse enthusiasts to make use of during the colder months. The Daily Mail suggested that now is a good time to get spring flowering bulbs into the ground, although it said the recent weather could make successful growing a challenge. Major bulbs […]

Gardening tips for Minneapolis growers

A Minneapolis newspaper has featured a number of growing tips for garden and greenhouse fans in Minnesota. The Star Tribune spoke to Mark Campbell, who suggested that horticulture lovers aim to grow plants that suit the region they reside in. He explained that he has lost a number of specimens after trying to cultivate them […]

Hawaiians sample garden and greenhouse produce at market

Garden and greenhouse growers in Hawaii were able to sample each others‘ produce at a recent event. According to the Honolulu Advertiser, the new community market in the grounds of Kaua‘i Community College in Puhi, Oahu, is to take place every Saturday from 10:00 until 13:00 local time. It is a joint project between the […]

Master gardener gives growing tips

An advanced master gardener has been distributing growing tips to readers of the Fort Wayne News Sentinel. Jane Ford explained that fall is an important time in the garden and greenhouse world, with numerous tasks to be carried out. She said horticulture fans should remove any dead or criss-crossing limbs when pruning, but take care […]

Initiative to boost young garden and greenhouse fan numbers

The number of garden and greenhouse enthusiasts in the US could be set to rise thanks to a joint initiative from the Green Education Foundation (GEF) and Lowe‘s. It is seeking to get 10,000 schools and youth groups to take up the Green Thumb Challenge of planting gardens by spring next year. The organisations are […]

Fall gardening tips from Cleveland expert

Garden and greenhouse enthusiasts have been encouraged to see the fall as an opportunity to prepare their plots for next year. Cleveland.com spoke to Cleveland Botanical Garden plant collections curator Ann McCulloh for some advice on autumn gardening. She suggested that now is a good time to test and address any issues with the soil […]

Greenhouse and garden enthusiasts ‘can still add colour in winter’

Garden and greenhouse fans who believe that the onset of fall means the colour will fade from their creations should think again, it has been suggested. According to downtownshortpump.com, savvy growers can plant species that will keep their outdoor space looking vibrant right through to the new year. It advised choosing winter pansies, evergreens and […]

New England horticulturalists given winter tips

New England garden and greenhouse enthusiasts have been given some growing tips for the autumn months. The Warwick Beacon explained that even though September is over, there are plenty of things for horticulture fans to busy themselves with. Mulching was top of the list of priorities, with the article suggesting that the added layer of […]