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How to Become a Master in Shade Gardening

shade garden and shade garden plants

Do you have a shady garden? Does your little paradise require special attention when it comes to planting the right varieties and organising your flowery display in areas with more shade? Well that’s completely normal. All types of green life need different things from Mother Nature in order to survive. And if you learn to listen to your garden’s needs, you will be rewarded in the end.

So, read on to get some useful tips on how to incorporate various shade garden ideas into your landscape design and get to know your shade loving plants before you grab your flower shovel!

How to Master Drought-Resistant Gardening

drought resistant garden

With the climate changing, globally and in the UK, comes the need for adopting a different approach, regarding resource preservation, sustainable food production or renewable energy generation, for instance. And gardening, be it for food growing or to create an aesthetic environment for ourselves, is no exception. British people, especially in the South, are more and more interested in creating drought-proof gardens, which can withstand the longer and hotter summers that the country experiences every five to ten years. (more…)

How to Water Plants in the Garden

how to water your plants in the garden

Oh, look, it’s raining. Again. Your Sunday picnic plans got ruined. Again. But wait, don’t just let some vitamin D deficiency let you down. Here is an idea:  why not curl up with a nice cup of tea, next to a window, so you can watch your beautiful garden? Such a wonderful sight to behold, isn’t it? But as you know, the pleasure to experience such a sensation comes with its price. You need to invest a lot of time and attention in your own personal Eden. (more…)

How to Improve Soil Water Retention

how to level soil before laying turf

So, you are absolutely sure that you are watering your plants correctly. The right amount at the right intervals. Yet, they are still showing signs of malnutrition. What is going on here? Well, the problem might be hidden in the soil itself. And no, it’s not the lack of nutrients. It is the lack of microscopic water-retaining pores. You see, it’s not about whether you are watering correctly or not.


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