Hartley Magazine

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

Look to the garden and greenhouse for gifts

American garden and greenhouse fans have been advised to look no further than their own back yard when seeking ideas for what gift to give that hard-to-buy-for person. According to the Victoria Advocate, most people have everything they want or need and a present plucked from your garden or greenhouse can make a great personal […]

Garden and greenhouse fans ‘should treat themselves’

A garden and greenhouse expert has urged growers to treat themselves to a horticultural gift this Christmas, noting that many of the contents of the recent Jackson & Perkins Christmas catalogue have caught her eye. Lilly Rabalais told the Town Talk that there are also a range of tools to assist elderly gardeners with weeding […]

Garden and greenhouse owners urged to grow food

Garden and greenhouse enthusiasts Carl Hagstrom and Maria Novo have set up a website to promote growing your own fruit and vegetables. The pair believe that doing so can be a good way to look after the pennies and put healthy food on the table both during the recession and after the economy returns to […]

Garden and greenhouse growers ‘should apply mulch now’

Garden and greenhouse fans who can afford the time to spend a little extra energy in their green space this December should look to apply much to their soil, it has been suggested. While the Warwick Beacon explained that this is not essential, it claimed the process of mulching allows horticulture lovers to protect their […]

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 […]