How to Trim Hedges – Tips for Success

Trimming hedges isn’t hard. In fact, it can even be a relaxing way to get out into your yard for a few hours. But with a few tips under your hat before you head out to trim your hedges, things will come out a lot smoother.

Papaver Somniferum – Afghan Pink/White

If you are looking for beautiful Papaver somniferum poppies to grace your garden then you need look no further than the stunning variety Afghan Pink/White. A great new poppy, this delight is a wonderful mix of delicate petals and decadent flair, offering you something really special to sow and grow in your garden flowerbeds and borders.

Using Papaver Somniferum Seeds in Vegetable Patches

You may wonder why, when looking at vegetable patches, people often grow flowers alongside their lettuces and potatoes. With the land turned over to growing food for the kitchen table, space is at a premium and it is important to cram in as many vegetables as possible. So why is it, that flowers are often planted alongside crops due to be harvested for the kitchen?

How to Collect and Store Papaver Somniferum Seeds

For poppy lovers, having these beautiful flowers gracing your garden all year round is an absolute pleasure. With a range of fantastic blooms, Papaver somniferum plants are brilliant for use in any garden, whatever the design. Single, crisp petals are perfect for utilizing in a modern and chic garden, whilst doubled petalled and frilled flowers are ideal for those who want to create some drama to their garden. However, Papaver somniferum poppies, also known as Breadseed poppies, are annual in nature and so if you want to have new plants the following year, it is a good idea to collect and store the seeds.

Use Garden Compost for Great Blooms

Gardeners want great soil to grow great flowers and for this they need compost. Making garden compost is easy to do and the results are beautiful flowers on sturdy, healthy plants.

Autumn, A Season To Plan

Autumn should be celebrated in its own right. Many of the poets wax lyrical about spring and summer, and can be dreary about winter. Unfortunately autumn seems to generally miss out. Autumn is really a good time of the year.

Pine Needles in the Garden – How to Use Them For a Great Mulch

If you have mature pine trees you have pine needles. Pines drop their needles continuously as older ones mature and new ones form. They look like great material for a mulch and compost but some gardeners avoid them. How should you make use of this resource in your garden?

Papaver Somniferum Poppies – Mauve Form

There is a fantastic range of Papaver somniferum poppies available to brighten gardens with, from small and delicate flowers to frilled and double petal blooms that add real decadence to any garden setting. One of the fantastic newer varieties available is that of Mauve Form, a stunning little Breadseed poppy of pink and pale lavender hues.

Compost Bins – The Composter’s Secret to Success

There is nothing hard to composting. If you pile it, meaning organic matter, it will rot. That is how bacteria keep the world clean and working. However, if you want a lot of compost for your garden, compost bins hold the secret to success.

Need Tree Service? How To Choose The Best For Tree Removal Or Any Other Business Service

In a few days I will be opening up a new blog. About a week ago I met an amazing person, Coleman Tatum. You see I needed a tree taken down at one of my rental properties. Lightning had struck it and it was in danger of falling on my house.

Compost Worms: The Easiest Way to Automate Your Compost Pile

The easiest way to automate your compost pile is to use worms. The two species of worms to use are Eisenia fetida and Eisenia hortensis. Basically take a couple pounds of worms and put them directly into your compost pile, and they’ll turn, breakdown and process all that organic matter for you without all the hassle of a traditional compost pile.

Organic Vegetable Gardening – The Benefits Of What You Don’t Get

Organic vegetable gardening is one way to enjoy the health benefits of fresh produce. Although there are conflicting studies over the nutritional superiority of organics there is no question that the real benefit is what you don’t get when you grow organically.

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