Sowing seed straight into the ground is a great way to raise plants if you don’t have anywhere under cover to sow them. Some hardy annuals, such as sunflowers and dill, actually benefit from being sown direct.
Nettles have a bad reputation among gardeners. Although they sting and are invasive if left unchecked, there are numerous ways they can be put to positive use in both your garden and kitchen. Learn more, below.
Orchids are now an affordable luxury; their sensational and long-lasting blooms bringing a touch of elegance to any home or greenhouse. With the wide range of young orchid plants now on offer at local garden centres and florists, you can choose exciting varieties to grow on yourself.
Occurring in any month between March and November, it is however most numerous between June and October.
Plants are able to make their own food by capturing the energy from sunlight to convert carbon dioxide and water into sugar. But in order to stay healthy and give the best results they take additional nutrients out of the soil or compost, so it’s important to provide them with supplementary fertiliser.
While the adult causes some damage through feeding, it is the burrowing of the larva into the palm heart that can cause the most mortality. The adult female lays approximately two hundred eggs on new growth in the crown of the palm, at the base of young leaves, or in open lesions on the plant.
Lavender scent is known for its relaxing, calming qualities. This simple, rustic bath bag will scent your bath water and fragrance the room.