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How to Attract Birds to Your Garden - finegardening.com - Usa
finegardening.com
25.01.2024 / 10:35

How to Attract Birds to Your Garden

Flittering, twittering, and singing—birds bring so much life to a garden. Apart from their beauty and pleasant songs, they also add to the biodiversity of our landscapes by spreading seeds and eating insect pests. How can we encourage birds to not only visit our yards but to nest there? Here’s a hint: it goes beyond hanging up a bird feeder. You must provide sustenance and shelter for birds to truly thrive in your garden. Here are some tips to attract them and make them want to stay.

Deterring rabbits from your garden and protecting vulnerable plants - theenglishgarden.co.uk
theenglishgarden.co.uk
23.01.2024 / 15:36

Deterring rabbits from your garden and protecting vulnerable plants

Little is more discouraging than discovering healthy and recently-planted spring borders and developing vegetable crops damaged or eaten by rabbits; it’s enough to bring the Elmer Fudd out in the mildest of gardeners. Annoyingly rabbits are most active feeders early in morning and at dusk, and so often hard to spot; they also seem attracted to newly-planted areas. But by employing a range of tactics it is possible to reduce problems. 

Brian Minter: Darker hues, more insects and climate protection top gardening trends for 2024 - theprovince.com - state Pennsylvania - county Garden
theprovince.com
22.01.2024 / 17:45

Brian Minter: Darker hues, more insects and climate protection top gardening trends for 2024

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Under the Stars: Crafting an Enchanting Night Picnic in Your Garden - gardencentreguide.co.uk
gardencentreguide.co.uk
22.01.2024 / 14:15

Under the Stars: Crafting an Enchanting Night Picnic in Your Garden

As the sun dips below the horizon, transforming the sky into a canvas of twinkling stars, your garden becomes a magical setting for an enchanting night picnic. The allure of dining al fresco takes on a new dimension when the moon casts its gentle glow on nature's stage. This celestial soiree explores the art of crafting an unforgettable night picnic under the stars, where the ordinary transforms into the extraordinary.

Sanctuary Gardens at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2024 - theenglishgarden.co.uk - county Garden
theenglishgarden.co.uk
22.01.2024 / 12:53

Sanctuary Gardens at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2024

Away from the Show Gardens on Main Avenue, the Sanctuary Gardens offer plenty of inspiration and often on a more achievable scale. A garden that honours 200 years of the National Gallery, a family space that can bounce back from heavy rainfall, and a sensory haven that supports the emotional wellbeing for children undergoing cancer treatment, feature in 2024’s line up.

All About Plants at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2024 - theenglishgarden.co.uk - Britain - county Garden
theenglishgarden.co.uk
22.01.2024 / 12:53

All About Plants at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2024

The All About Plants category debuted in the Great Pavilion at RHS Chelsea 2022. This year, six gardens supported by Project Giving Back and designed in collaboration with a UK charity, will be on display. A grief garden, a skate park with a focus on edible planting, and a vibrant design that champions good gut health are just a snapshot of the gardens putting plants at the forefront of the design and keeping hard landscape at a minimum.

Adding Color to your garden - backyardgardener.com
backyardgardener.com
21.01.2024 / 22:01

Adding Color to your garden

The colors chosen in the planning of a garden are very much a matter of personal taste but there are particularly pleasing combinations.

Plant garlic in your garden - backyardgardener.com
backyardgardener.com
21.01.2024 / 19:01

Plant garlic in your garden

The fall is the perfect time to plant garlic in your garden. Compared to spring-planted garlic, fall garlic produces larger bulbs, matures earlier, and often has fewer disease problems. Additionally, certain types of garlic, mainly hard-neck types like Rocambole, will not mature in time from spring planting.

Gardening: Is it too cold to move my butterfly bush? - irishtimes.com
irishtimes.com
20.01.2024 / 05:11

Gardening: Is it too cold to move my butterfly bush?

Q: I want to transplant a “dwarf” buddleia – which is much bigger than I expected – from a built-up flower bed to the ground. Is it too late/cold to do this? Should I cut back all the stems before I move it? It only finished flowering mid-November. Grainne Ward, Co Kildare

Protect Hedgehogs in Your Garden this Autumn - backyardgardener.com - Britain
backyardgardener.com
19.01.2024 / 23:45

Protect Hedgehogs in Your Garden this Autumn

The news has been awash with UK Environment Secretary Owen Paterson’s issues in relation to the badger cull. There has been fierce opposition to this issue. No one seems certain whether this strategy will help make a positive impact on the reduction of bovine tuberculosis in cattle. With fierce protests and ongoing issues yet to be resolved, it seems this is far from over.

How to make a Hypertufa trough - backyardgardener.com - Usa - county Garden
backyardgardener.com
19.01.2024 / 23:45

How to make a Hypertufa trough

Hypertufa is a cast “rock-like” material which can be used for relatively inexpensive bonsai pots and slabs for plantings. It looks like rock, can be cast into almost any shape, is very lightweight and also strong enough to withstand the freeze/thaw cycle of most northern climates. The American Rock Garden Society uses the following basic recipe to create alpine troughs. They can be textured anywhere from very smooth to a rough rocky look for a “natural pot”.

What do Lightning Bugs Eat? Welcoming Fireflies to Your Garden - savvygardening.com - Antarctica
savvygardening.com
18.01.2024 / 23:35

What do Lightning Bugs Eat? Welcoming Fireflies to Your Garden

As a kid, I remember the magic of seeing clouds of fireflies on a warm summer night. Nowadays, I get excited if I see one or two floating around our yard. Also called lightning bugs, these special little insects are an important indicator of environmental health. And they’re also good for our gardens. So, how does a gardener support them? What do lightning bugs eat? What’s the difference between lightning bugs and fireflies? What about glow-worms? (Are those even a thing?!) It’s easy to find confusing or conflicting information about these bioluminescent marvels online. In this article, I’m going to share some tips on what these special creatures need to survive, how we can help sustain them, and why we should make the effort.

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