Hartley Magazine

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

Introducing the new Hartley Grange Greenhouse

The new Hartley Grange Greenhouse is high, wide and handsome! Classically proportioned outside room gives ambitious gardeners scope to grow. Whether you are looking for a generously proportioned working greenhouse or an elegant outside room in which to relax and entertain surrounded by fragrant, prized specimens, the new Grange from Hartley Botanic with its distinctive glazed […]

Treat gardening like a sport, doctor advises

Gardening and greenhouse enthusiasts should treat cultivating their plants as a sport and prepare their body accordingly, a doctor has said. According to physical health expert Dr Michael Jones, back pain is the most common ailment that is overlooked, The Leader Corning reports. To combat this type of pain, it is vital to bend down […]

How a prairie works, and how to capture a little bit of prairie in the garden

As late summer falls on the Midwest, prairies turn golden as grasses dry, their seed heads ripen and flowers are in their glory. There’s little virgin prairie left today. But some prairie plants have found a haven in our gardens. Coneflower (Echinacea), black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia), blazing star (Liatris), blanket flower (Gaillardia), prairie dropseed (Sporobolus), switchgrass […]

North Memphis gardener reveals her golden moments

A master gardener in North Memphis has revealed her favourite aspects of cultivating crops in her outside space and greenhouse. Irene Elliott told the Commercial Appeal that she tends to her plants for around four hours a day, starting before sunrise. She went onto reveal that she has been interested in horticulture for around 40 […]

Soil is key to plants during hot spells, expert says

Greenhouse owners who have been concerned about the warm temperatures that garden plants have had to endure this summer have been told that soil quality is key. Host of Growing a Greener World Joe Lamp'l wrote in a piece for the Seattle Times that regularly adding organic matter into the earth is a good way […]

Mornings the best time to water plants, expert says

Greenhouse and gardening enthusiasts may be interested to hear that the best time to water their plants is in the cool of the morning. That is according to Todd Forrest, vice president for horticulture and living collections at the New York Botanical Garden, who told the New York Times that watering in the heat of […]

Top gardening tools revealed

Greenhouse and gardening enthusiasts may be interested to learn that FoxNews.com has revealed its top five tools for getting the most out of outside spaces. Firstly, a sturdy trowel and hand rake are essential devices for doing the digging necessary to prepare the soil for the planting of many different varieties. They are "two essential […]

Ohio prisoners using gardening ‘as a rehabilitation aid’

A prison garden in Ohio is into its third year of providing valuable rehabilitation opportunities to inmates, in news which could interest greenhouse enthusiasts. Prisoners at Sandusky County Jail are able to make use of its 11,706-square-foot vegetable garden – which was set up in 2009 – plus the recently added pumpkin and watermelon patches. […]

City Green opens new urban gardening site

A community gardening project in North Jersey has opened a new site, news which may interest greenhouse enthusiasts. Wyckoff non-profit organisation City Green, which promotes urban community green spaces and runs educational programs in schools across the area, officially opened a new five-acre farm in Clifton last week, NorthJersey.com reports. "We're already growing food there," […]

Soil and water ‘the keys to container gardening’

The secret to successful container gardening is to pay close attention to the soil and the way that plants are watered, an expert has said. In an article for thecalifornian.com, Christa Jennings – a California Certified Nursery Professional and Master Fruit Taster who works at McShane's Nursery and Landscape Supply in Salinas – said these […]