Hartley Magazine

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

Ten Fruiting Plants for the Greenhouse – beauty plus food

Unusual fruiting shrubs and trees – where have you been all my gardening life? That was the question I asked myself while standing at One Green World’s tasting table in Molalla, Oregon. The nursery specializes in unique fruits from around the world. Affable owner, Jim Gilbert, presided over an enticing array of mouth-watering offerings. Landscaping […]

Firm invents winter protection for plants

While gardeners have traditionally taken plants inside the greenhouse during the colder months to protect them from the elements, one firm believes it has a solution for those that cannot be moved. Michigan firm Sun Stick is marketing the ShrubGuard – a non-woven winter jacket for plants – as the solution to issues caused by […]

Arizona gardeners given planting tips

A garden and greenhouse expert from Arizona has given local horticulturalists some advice on fall food growing. Writing for the Tri Valley Dispatch, Rick Gibson suggested August 15th was the ideal date to begin planting a number of varieties. He explained cauliflower, broccoli and sweet corn require extra time to mature, when compared to lettuce, […]

Greenhouse enthusiasts given fall gardening tips

Garden and greenhouse enthusiasts have been given a number of tips for what to make themselves busy in the fall. According to the Examiner, now is a good time to be saving seeds and bulbs – this will save money in spring and requires only a little effort for good results. It also advises mixing […]

Busy week for San Jose garden and greenhouse growers

Garden and greenhouse lovers in the San Jose area have been given a number of dates for their diary this week. According to the Examiner, today (August 3rd) marks the beginning of National Farmers‘ Market week, which should see a number of events being held around the country. Growers can also attend a free talk […]

Hand-pull weeds in asparagus, expert says

Outside of the greenhouse, keen gardeners may have strawberry and asparagus beds. But the best way to get rid of weeds here is hand-pulling, an expert says. Richard Nunally is a Richmond Times-Dispatch columnist and, in his answer to a question from a reader, states he does not really like using herbicides around food crops. […]

Garden and greenhouse programme to be shown on Retirement Living TV

Horticulture enthusiasts in the US are to benefit from getting garden and greenhouse tips on their television. A recent announcement from Retirement Living TV (RLTV) revealed the network is to broadcast the country‘s longest-running show dedicated to plant growing. The Victory Garden will premiere on the channel on Monday August 3rd at 11:00 EDT. A […]

Advice on harvesting fruit and veg

Garden and greenhouse growers have been given some advice on how best to harvest their fruit and vegetables. Speaking to KMBC, horticulture lover Larry Moore explained smokers should avoid cigarettes and cigars when tending to tomatoes. He said tobacco can spread diseases among the plants in the garden and greenhouse and damage the chances of […]

Make cash from gardens and greenhouses

Greenhouse and garden enthusiasts have been told they have a potentially profitable hobby. Writing for ABC Action News, Frugal Village owner Sara Noel explained a number of pastimes can be turned into money-making ventures. She suggested those looking to do so should think about the skills they have and take any local or federal laws […]

Cutting maintenance levels in gardens

Garden and greenhouse enthusiasts should consider the maintenance involved when redesigning their outdoor space, it has been asserted. Writing for the Star Press, Minnetrista horticultural manager Cassie Banning explained beautiful perennial borders can be lovely to behold but difficult to look after. She offered readers a number of hints on how to design a low-maintenance […]

Know what to do with infected plants, gardeners told

Garden and greenhouse growers in Pennsylvania have been advised on how to deal with infected plants. An article in the Philadelphia Inquirer suggested affected species can be spotted by lesions that appear greasy and a mix between green and brown in colour. It said plants in the garden and greenhouse should be checked on a […]