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

Simple tasks top gardeners’ New Year’s resolutions

Raking leaves, weeding garden beds and pruning shrubs are among the most common New Year‘s resolutions for American gardeners, it has been reported. While the cold weather means that many gardening enthusiasts won‘t be getting their tools out for some weeks, most have already thought about the year ahead. According to an informal study carried […]

Advice on Christmas indoor plants

Garden and greenhouse enthusiasts are likely to be tending to indoor plants during the holiday season and one newspaper has given advice on caring for them. According to the Lynchburg News & Advance, poinsettias are popular Christmas plants for keeping under glass. It said the flowering variety performs well when placed near a window and […]

Obama’s kitchen garden to extend season

Michelle Obama‘s kitchen garden at the White House is set to have its growing season extended by implementing some savvy techniques. The first lady made history earlier this year by breaking ground on the first food-growing project at the Pennsylvania Avenue address since the war-time victory garden. Now, the Obamas are set to continue getting […]

Garden and greenhouse site offers tools and advice

Garden and greenhouse enthusiasts who are spending their downtime over the festive period looking for things to enhance their green space may be interested in CornerstoneYardAndGarden.com. Founded by Wyoming native Debra Yeik, the site includes a range of decorations for the garden, as well as hints and tips on specific techniques. Ms Yeik started the […]

Container gardening tips

Garden and greenhouse enthusiasts have been urged to try container gardening as it provides flexibility and can be an excellent source of gifts. According to news-journalonline.com, a class on the issue was recently held by Florida master gardener Liz Morrison at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park. The expert gave the news provider a number of […]

Christmas tree tips for garden and greenhouse fans

Garden and greenhouse lovers have been advised to think carefully about what type of Christmas tree they choose and how they will deal with it after the festive period. Some opt for artificial trees, while others prefer the real thing, but the Sun News has suggested that those who opt for real specimens should either […]

Suggested Holiday Gifts for Gardeners

If holiday gifts are on your mind, these suggestions may help with the gardening recipients on your list. Or perhaps, like me, you’ll add a few of these items to your personal wish list. Globally, gardening as a pastime is enjoying an all-time high in popularity; new gardeners sprout every day. The Curious Gardener’s Almanac […]

Five Specialty Nursery Catalogs for the Holidays

The hunt is on for the rare and unusual It’s the darkest time of the year, when your outdoor garden makes few demands—although you may be enjoying the plants in your greenhouse—so now is the perfect time to curl up and read catalogs. Start your armchair hunt for the next fabulous wow-factor plant to give […]

Garden and greenhouse Christmas gift tips

Garden and greenhouse fans making their Christmas shopping lists should think if there are any people who would appreciate a horticulture-related gift, it has been suggested. According to the Daily Press, books are always appreciated – and there have been a number of recent releases which have caught the eye. It advised that the New […]