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One of Gardeners’ ‘best tools’ is horticultural oil

Horticultural oil is one of the most valuable tools at a gardener‘s disposal because it allows pests to be controlled effectively. This is according to Heather Hamilton of the Tracy Press, who explains that the oils can be used to stave off the threat of insects by interfering with their metabolism and disrupting their eating […]

Gardeners warned against pruning as birds look to nest

While gardeners across the US may be keen to indulge in a spot of pruning in the next few weeks, one expert has advised those keen to encourage birds to their back yards in the spring to lay down their shears for the time being. According to Emily Green, the LA sustainable gardening columnist at […]

Advice for Pennsylvania growers as farm show begins

Pennsylvania garden and greenhouse lovers may be interested to know that the Pennsylvania Farm Show began over the weekend. Horticulture lovers can gain entry for just $10 and “will be in awe” of what they find there, according to the Pocono Record. The newspaper has also published a to-do list for 2010 gardening, which includes […]

Magazine publishes seed starting tips

Those who are new to garden and greenhouse growing may find the seed starting tips in Fine Gardening magazine helpful. The publication explained that there is a certain satisfaction that comes with growing a plant from seed and gave a list of ten hints on how to do it successfully. Firstly, gardeners should keep records […]

Make cash from garden and greenhouse

Garden and greenhouse enthusiasts have a unique opportunity to use their passion to keep the pennies rolling in, it has been suggested. With finding and keeping a job difficult at the moment, Associated Content has suggested that those with an interest in horticulture take it to the next level. It said that such people can […]

Use winter to read up on gardening and greenhouse techniques

A garden and greenhouse expert has suggested that horticulture fans use winter to read up on their passion to help equip them with new knowledge for the year ahead. Garden and greenhouse lovers have been encouraged to make use of their downtime during the winter to relax and read up on their horticulture. This, according […]

Gardeners ‘should learn from 2009’

A gardening expert has urged greenhouse owners and horticulture fans to learn from last year‘s trials and tribulations and use the experience to improve their crops in 2010. Harbour Garden Centre owner Tim Lamprey told readers of the Newbury Port Daily News that tomato growers may have experienced tough times over the past 12 months. […]

Forcing Branches and Bulbs in the Greenhouse

As we step into the new year, celebrate the transition with an early dose of spring by “forcing” some winter branches or dormant bulbs. (Not as violent as it sounds, forcing simply means encouraging plants to believe it is a different time of year—in this case, not winter—so that they bloom.) A sunny January day […]