Gardening Articles: General

A selection of gardening articles on general gardening issues and jobs.

The Ultimate Guide to Killing Fungus Gnats

The Ultimate Guide to Killing Fungus GnatsA comprehensive review of the various methods that can be used to combat this common horticultural pest.

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5 Steps to Make your Garden a Leisure Destination

5 Steps to Make your Garden a Leisure DestinationA selection of ideas to help make your garden an even more enjoyable place to be during the summer months.

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The Garden in September

The Garden in SeptemberA guide to some of the jobs that need to be done in September and a selection of some of the plants that are at their best during the month.

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The Garden in August

The Garden in AugustA concise guide to some of the jobs that need to be done in August and a selection of some of the plants that are at their best during the month.

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Geranium or Pelargonium?

Geranium or Pelargonium?Confusion often reigns when we discuss these two popular garden plants.

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Christmas Gift Idea for Gardeners

Christmas Gift Idea for GardenersA festive gift idea for a keen gardener.

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How to Propagate Strawberries

How to Propagate StrawberriesA highlight of the british summer, strawberries can be grown at home and are easy to propagate.

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The Garden in July

The Garden in JulyA concise guide to some of the jobs that need to be done this month and a selection of some of the plants that are at their best in July.

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The Benefits of Raised Vegetable Beds

The Benefits of Raised Vegetable BedsRaised vegetable and gardens beds are all the rage at the moment and for good reason to. While looking nice, they more importantly have many practical advantages over traditional garden beds.

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The Garden in June

The Garden in JuneA short guide to some of the jobs that need to be done in the garden in June and a selection of plants that are at their best at this time of year.

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The Garden in May

The Garden in MayA short guide to some of the jobs that need to be done in the garden in May and a selection of plants that are at their best at this time of year.

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The Garden in April

The Garden in AprilA short guide to some of the jobs that need to be done in the garden in April and a selection of plants that are at their best at this time of year.

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Royal Wedding Plants

Royal Wedding PlantsPerfect plants for the Royal Wedding.

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Flower Arranging Using Spring Flowers

Flower Arranging Using Spring FlowersWhich spring flowers can be used for cut flower arrangements?

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Soil Science Simplified

Soil Science SimplifiedCare for the soil in your garden and your plants will look after themselves. This article explains the basic principles of soil science and why healthy soil is the key to healthy plants.

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Adding Late Summer Colour to your Garden

Adding Late Summer Colour to your GardenA selection of plants to add some often much needed late summer colour to your garden.

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Latin Plant Names Explained

Latin Plant Names ExplainedPlants are often referred to either by their Common or Botanical (Scientific /Latin) Name. While this scientific classification of plants may be confusing, it can also be demystified with a little explanation.

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Blind as a Daffodil

Blind as a DaffodilSimple steps to make sure your Daffodils bloom year after year.

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Top 15 Winter Plants

Top 15 Winter PlantsThe Gardening Guru selects 15 top plants that brighten up the winter.

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Nurturing a Dicksonia antarctica (Tree Fern)

Nurturing a Dicksonia antarctica (Tree Fern)Helpful advice about tree ferns and the importance of patience when waiting for the end of their dormant period.

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Heathers and Heaths

Heathers and HeathsA large group of plants that bring colour and interest to gardens throughout the year. Learn how to identify the different genera, discover their uses, attributes and cultural requirements.

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Greed Before Remembrance

Greed Before RemembranceSome of the larger garden centres need to show a little more respect.

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Physostegia virginiana, the Obedient Plant

Physostegia virginiana, the Obedient PlantA plant profile of Physostegia virginiana, commonly known as the Obedient Plant.

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Protecting Cabbages and Investigating a Peculiar Dahlia

Protecting Cabbages and Investigating a Peculiar DahliaInvestigating the namesake of Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' and how to spot the tell-tail signs of the Cabbage White Caterpillar before it's too late.

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A walk in the park for Perovskia

A walk in the park for PerovskiaA plant profile of Perovskia 'Blue Spire', particularly suitable to the current UK climate and our preferred method of pruning Hypericum 'Hidcote' (St John's Wort).

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Fantastic Foliage!

Fantastic Foliage!How a garden can still look stunning without flowers. Also this week: Discovering Chicory; Finding out about the ornamental attributes of this traditional salad crop.

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Land of the Giant Scabious

Land of the Giant ScabiousA plant profile of Cephalaria gigantea and the secret to a successful Moussaka: Tips on growing your own Aubergines. Also, Powdery or Downy? How to tell the difference between the two main types of mildew.

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June: It's Time for 'Love-in-a-mist'

June: It's Time for 'Love-in-a-mist'A plant profile of Nigella damascena 'Miss Jekyll' and don't blame it on the cuckoo!; information about 'Cuckoo Spit', plus the benefits of broad beans as a learning resource; the joys of teaching children about gardening.

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Beat the Bindweed!

Beat the Bindweed!A technique for controlling bindweed, pruning spring flowering shrubs and a profile of Iris pseudoacorus.

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Oriental Poppies, Ornamental Onions & Organic Tomatoes

Oriental Poppies, Ornamental Onions & Organic TomatoesThe magic of Oriental Poppies, drought tolerant Ornamental Onions and the benefits of garden recycling.

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Bleeding Hearts in May

Bleeding Hearts in MayA profile of Dicentra spectablis, be careful with ornamental grasses and advice about Hostas.

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Gladioli Planting and Broccoli or Calabrese?

Gladioli Planting and Broccoli or Calabrese?Planting Gladoili corms and sowing Calabrese seed.

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Blossom in the air and slimy rascals!

Blossom in the air and slimy rascals!Protecting plants from slugs and snails etc.

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Troublesome Weeds and Wildlife Gardening

Troublesome Weeds and Wildlife GardeningAny plant can become a weed and gardening for wildlife regardless of limited space.

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Hosepipe Bans and 'Guerrilla Gardeners'

Hosepipe Bans and 'Guerrilla Gardeners'The hot gardening topics of the moment.

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Spring has Sprung!

Spring has Sprung!Spring has sprung!

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Welcome to the Gardening Guru Blog

Welcome to the Gardening Guru BlogWelcome to the inaugural Gardening Guru Blog, hopefully the first of many to come.

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