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Epsom Salts as Fertilizer

Epsom salt is a chemical compound that has various household applications. It is one of the indispensable ingredients in bath salts, and is also used for treating sprains and bruises. It is widely used in agriculture and gardening too. You might have heard about the use of Epsom...
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Gravel gardens

A gravel garden is a great option for a low maintenance garden. It also lends itself to Mediterranean-style drought-tolerant planting so things like lavender, euphorbias, Cistus, Santolina and Phlomis are ideal and provide plenty of nectar and pollen for visiting insects. Quick facts Gravel gardens are low maintenance Lots of Mediterranean plants suit...
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Eucalyptus

This fast-growing evergreen tree can be planted in a large space as a stand-alone specimen or kept to smaller proportions using pruning methods such as coppicing or pollarding. The foliage is often used in flower arranging. Quick facts Common name Eucalyptus Latin name Eucalyptus Group Tree, shrub Flowering time Mid-summer to mid-autumn Planting time Spring...
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Acidifying soil

Acidifying garden soil will lower its pH so that ericaceous plants such as camellias, blueberries, heathers and rhododendrons can grow. It is usually only required if soil pH is neutral or alkaline. Sulphur is the most common acidifying material. Peat is no longer recommended Quick facts Suitable for All...
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Jasmine

Jasminum (jasmine) is a popular climber with a delicate scent, and there are many cultivars for summer and winter. Jasminum officinale (summer jasmine) is perfect for a sunny, sheltered spot in mild regions of the UK. The cheery yellow flowers of Jasminum nudiflorum (winter jasmine) will brighten up...
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Top Ornamental Grasses

Feather Reedgrass The most popular ornamental grass, feather reedgrass offers a distinct upright habit that looks fantastic all winter long. Like many grasses, this tough plant tolerates a wide range of conditions. Name: Calamagrostis ‘Karl Foerster’ Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 6 feet tall Plant This Grass Because: It...
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