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

Greenhouse and garden fans told how to create senior-friendly area

Garden and greenhouse enthusiasts who have become less mobile have been given some design advice on how to make their outdoor space more accessible. According to the Examiner, raised planting areas can be useful additions as they involve less bending down, cutting pressure on muscles and joints. Water for hydrating the flora should also be […]

Wish Upon Next Year’s Plant Stars

The decisions about which new plants will appear at a nursery near you next spring are happening right now. Here’s a glimpse of the behind-the-scenes process so you can jumpstart your own plant wish list. I was recently one of three judges for the 2009 New Varieties Showcase at the Farwest trade show in Portland, […]

Gardener gives tips on growing tomatoes

An experienced garden and greenhouse enthusiast has been sharing his growing tips with views of Kansas City‘s KMBC. Larry Moore explained tomato plants can often look in need of some tender loving care at this time of year, adding the cool summer has led to increased problems. Growers may have noticed more blight and viruses […]

Pennsylvania to host garden and greenhouse events

Pennsylvania garden and greenhouse enthusiasts have a number of opportunities go pick up growing tips over the next week or so. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer‘s calendar of horticultural events, things kick off tomorrow (August 29th) with a sale of native perennials and woody plats at Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust. The event takes place at […]

New garden and greenhouse blog launched

A new garden and greenhouse blog has been set up to help enthusiasts access information on their hobby. Dirtchanger.com is aimed at providing hints, as well as views and opinions on new products and techniques. It was founded by Stephen Wolfram – an experienced horticulturalist who has worked on a number of different types of […]

Unusual Uses for Your Summer Greenhouse

We usually think of greenhouses as spaces devoted to growing plants, but they have other uses too. If plants aren’t growing in your greenhouse during these hottest months of the year– or if there’s extra space among plants that are there—why not utilize this sheltered place in other ways? So much we grow in the […]

Making the most of the fall growing season

Garden and greenhouse enthusiasts have been told they do not have to give up their hobby during the colder months. The cooler weather can be a good time to analyse the success of the summer and may be used to grow vegetables and flowers that fare better when temperatures drop, according to the Examiner. Horticulturalists […]

Try gardening ‘to stay fit and healthy’

Older people should indulge in a spot of gardening to keep themselves physically and mentally fit, a website has suggested. According to newsday.com, the activity can be good exercise for those who require more gentle activities to stay in shape. It quoted outdoorlivingwithstacy.com founder Stacy Walter‘s advice on warming up before carrying out work in […]

Ohio gets close to ‘record year for corn’

Ohio‘s corn yield has come close to breaking records this year, according to reports. ToledoBlade.com reports the cool weather, rainfall and sunshine experienced in the region recently has contributed to the success of the corn harvest. Gardening enthusiasts may be interested to learn these factors have combined to produce a “bountiful and very tasty crop”, […]

Garden and greenhouse growers ‘could save cash by collecting seeds’

A horticultural columnist has advised garden and greenhouse enthusiasts they can save cash by collecting seeds for next season. Jane Ford of the Fort Wayne News Sentinel stated growers often waste cash on buying new stocks of the same varieties each year. She added people can struggle to source the same seeds in consecutive years […]

New garden and greenhouse website founded

Following the recent announcement that gardenology.org has now posted in excess of 10,000 articles, another website for greenhouse growers has sprung up. TheGardenGeek.com is a new online community for horticulture enthusiast, which launched yesterday (August 12th). Site founder Patrick Albin explained ten million US citizens took up garden and greenhouse growing in the past 12 […]