How to prepare your mini-pond for winter
Since mini-ponds in gardens have become fashionable, many now boast such a feature. This small oasis of water offers a home to various water plants and animals. Quite often frogs, amphibians and newts will populate your pond, without any special effort from you.
Believe it or not, balconies and terraces are best suited for all-year-around gardening. Flowers or edible stuff – windowsill boxes planted up with trailing geraniums will set highlights; herbs grown for kitchen are not only useful but also very decorative. Besides, you can decide for permanent p…
There is an army of fans of Italian cuisine and herbs widely applied in it. Thyme and sage, basil and rosemary, oregano and lavender are present in almost each garden and on each kitchen windowsill. If you follow these tips and tricks, you are going to make your herbs flourish far beyond the Alps!
The grave throughout the seasons
Graves are usually planted seasonally. Pansies dominate in the spring season along with other early bloomers. These may also include forget-me-nots and violets as well as lilly of the valley, which are generally left in the ground permanently. In summer, plants already in flower, such as fusch…
Bromeliads, a passion in themselves
Many of us know only the bromeliads that appear on the table: as pineapples. The pineapple plant is probably the most well known of the bromeliads. However, some bromeliads are very popular as indoor plants.
Preparing your garden for winter
Before winter arrives in November there is plenty to do to ensure that everything in your garden survives the cold and wet period.
Champions among Vegetables
Everybody looks forward to harvesting delicious vegetables as soon as possible. Here we present some varieties that don´t need a lot of care and – and what’s more important– don´t take too much time to become mature. So, prepare your forks, as there are only few weeks to go…
Shake and quiver, little tree!
Not long ago, at least one apple tree growing in the garden was like some kind of tradition. Now, it´s high time to revive it! There is a huge range of fruit trees suiting each garden´s size. Quinces, pears, figs, cherries, apricots, peaches and even more delicacies are nowadays bred as miniature…
Have you ever thought of a vegetable garden that looks modern and smart, and not simply boring and outmoded? If you follow these simple rules, you would not only enjoy spending time in it, but also be able to harvest delicious crunchy vegetables!
Cottage Garden – Arrangement Tips
If you are keen on English charm of past centuries, then Cottage garden is the right garden for you. It could be a nice place, where you and your guests could relax – its abundance will provide for that atmosphere! Besides, you would be able to harvest fruits and vegetables that you grew with you…
Making your garden furniture winter-proof
As the garden year slowly draws to a close, the time for winter preparations begins. When the leaves fall and the days become shorter and damper it is also time to turn your attention to your valuable garden furniture and prepare it for winter. Of course, it is best if you can store your garde…
Urban gardening: going green in the city
Nowadays, there are even more ecologically ambitious gardeners living in cities who would like to make the most of their windowsills, balconies or terraces for growing fresh produce. The word „urban“ has its origin in Latin urbanus , from urbs meaning 'city'.
The English Lawn
Some garden owners would prefer a flowering meadow, some of them rather a good looking, tough lawn… Lawns have been an English obsession for centuries. But what does it mean and how to achieve a dense, good looking English lawn?
Similar to pelargonium, petunia is a very classic plant for a windowsill box. Many breeders give their best to produce petunias even more resistant to rain. So, there are many cultivars that keep their cute blooms until late summer, some of them flower even until the first frosts.
What to do with excess leaves?
A large and beautiful, old deciduous tree in your garden or the neighbouring park? Lots of fruit trees in the garden? They all look wonderful but in the Autumn they shed a lot of leaves that have to be disposed of? What's the best thing to do with them?