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Extend your days with illumination, greenhouse enthusiasts told

Garden and greenhouse enthusiasts saddened by the thought of the nights closing in again have been told installing lighting can extend their days. Illuminating the yard can give horticulture lovers an extra few hours in which to enjoy the fruits of their labour, according to the Examiner. Gardeners with a greenhouse may find working after […]

Horticulture fans given mint-growing tips

Greenhouse and garden growers have been advised against growing mint in the ground. The herb is easily grown, but should be kept to growing in pots, according to the Examiner. It explained the reason for this is the fact it will spread and can even take over the lawn due to its adaptability. Containers should […]

Garden and greenhouse growers ‘can eat in on the cheap’

Gardeners who grow their own fruit and vegetables can save cash and still socialise, it has been asserted. Writing for examiner.com, Los Angeles budget events specialist Heather Heintz explained horticulture fans can use their garden to create fun evenings. She said dining in restaurants can be an expensive business, but those looking to save can […]

Five Vines to Grow in Your Greenhouse

Sometimes the only way to go is up. And when is that truer than late spring, with horizontal space at a premium for the burgeoning seedlings we began last winter? Going vertical isn’t merely practical, vines are lovely too. Many grow outdoors during the summer. But greenhouse environments are ideal for them – depending upon […]

‘Choose large container plants’ for visual effect

Gardeners have been advised to keep large container-grown plants to help make a visual impact. According to 9news.com, doing so can enhance the effect of smaller flowers, while the bigger plants can also be kept under glass in a greenhouse or behind a window during winter to save them for the next spring and summer. […]

Strawberries a ‘simple plant to grow’

Greenhouse enthusiasts have been told strawberries are a simple fruit to grow. The plants can be classed in three groups, according to stargazette.com – June-bearing, ever-bearing and day-neutral. Planting should take place in spring, with the specimens being located in a sunny, well-drained area. Gardeners should be careful not to over-fertilise as this can cause […]

Containers an ‘easy starting point’

Horticulture enthusiasts who find their greenhouse is fit to burst with plants may be interested to hear the advice of garden designer Jon Carloftis. The expert suggests people can grow vegetables, herbs, flowers and even trees in containers. He said this is an easy way of introducing greenhouse plants to the outside world as they […]

Mind your feet, gardeners told

Garden and greenhouse enthusiasts have been urged not to forget to look after their feet this summer. According to OurHealthNetwork.com, many horticulture lovers will experience foot pain this summer. The online resource advised this is avoidable through preparation such as wearing the correct footwear and stretching. “Gardening is an exertive weight-bearing activity and should be […]

How to deal with garden pests in summer

A master gardener has been distributing summer gardening tips in the San Marcos Daily Record. Linda Keese advises growers to take care the powerful effects of the sun do not overwhelm them by restricting their greenhouse and yard work to the cooler morning and evening periods. She suggests using mint to keep aphids and flea […]

Master gardener gives time-saving tips

A master gardener has been distributing advice on how to save time when tending to the garden and greenhouse. Writing for StarNewsOnline.com, Pender County Cooperative Extension horticulture agent Charlotte Glen explained limiting the amount of lawn can reduce the maintenance time. She explained that although grass is simple to understand and care for, it requires […]

Colorado gardeners have university learning opportunity

Colorado State University has announced it will distribute gardening tips to those with an interest in yard and greenhouse growing. The educational facility will offer three programmes of workshops as part of its annual Twilight Garden Series. Each two-hour class will be held from 18:30 local time on June 2nd, 23rd and July 7th. The […]