Hartley Magazine

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

Salad leaves ‘can be sown in a greenhouse now’

Greenhouse growing offers a very diverse range of advantages to green-fingered enthusiasts and gardening professionals alike. The very fact that it is a controlled environment means that the individual is able to grow a much wider range of produce than would usually be the case, as they are not as in thrall to climate conditions. […]

Grafting ‘is great for fruit and veg’

Gardening is a very rich pastime that has a lot to offer the patient individual – regardless of whether they are a green-fingered enthusiast or seasoned professional. Indeed, there are so many techniques to bear in mind that it can be difficult to really get a firm grasp of what is the best way to […]

February ‘is a great time to trim hedges’

After the cold winter season, green-fingered enthusiasts and gardening professionals alike are undoubtedly going to be very welcoming to the concept of getting back to work outdoors as the spring starts to make its presence felt. However, before flowers really start to bloom as the season gets into full swing, there are some really important […]

Cornelian cherry ‘among the first flowers of spring’

Spring is a delightful time of year to be a gardener. Everyone loves to see green areas come back to life after the downtime of the winter season, but it can be particularly satisfying for those whose hobby or profession is to maintain plant life. Indeed, the first flowers of the season should be starting […]

Asparagus ‘needs lots of compost’

Greenhouse planting can be a delightful experience, as it offers the gardener a near-total degree of control over the environment conditions that their plants are subject to. This means that it is possible to grow a much more diverse variety of species out of season, as well as in environments that are not necessarily native […]

What Makes a Winter Garden Look Good?

Designing a fabulous winter garden seems entirely appropriate for Northwest Garden Nursery owners, Marietta and Ernie O’Byrne. After all, they are the developers of the Winter Jewels® Hellebore Collection. With many plants dormant, the hardy surprises in their Oregon display garden stand out. So this month, I talked with Marietta about what design elements and […]