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North Carolina gardeners to get tutorials

Garden and greenhouse fans in western North Carolina are to be given some expert advice on how to get the best out of their green space.

According to Times News, a number of upcoming opportunities will give growers the chance to tap the minds of horticulturalists from the Henderson County Master Gardeners.

Running on Monday afternoons in September and October, the tutorials will take place at the Bullington Centre and incur a charge of $5.

The classes will cover a number of themes, from making your own organic soil to caring for the lawn throughout the autumn months.

Those who grow under glass might enjoy Betty Lockwood's Success with Houseplants presentation, which runs on October 4th.

Ms Lockwood will explain how growers should choose different plants for certain light conditions and how having the correct containers and specimens can make all the difference.

In other news, Helium.com has suggested that gardening could be a great way to help the elderly manage weight loss.