Posts Tagged ‘garden’

ENCOURAGING CHILDREN TO GARDEN

We need to encourage our children and grandchildren to appreciate Nature by including them in some gardening activities. I believe that young children have a natural infinity with plants and insects when they are allowed to explore our gardens. Children learn many things by mimicking their parents and are often keen at a young age […]

No dig garden using cardboard (Wally Richards)

I’m currently doing this with my garden plot. Brilliant idea. Especially if you’re a bit past digging extensively! EWR Cardboard boxes are everywhere. A lot of products are transported in cardboard boxes, most products we ship out are in cardboard boxes. Supermarkets have heaps of medium to large cardboard boxes which they often put into […]

Psyllids in your garden and how to deal with them (Wally Richards)

Psyllidae, called the jumping plant lice or psyllids. (Note much of the following is from Internet research) They are a family of small plant-feeding insects that tend to be very host-specific, each plant-louse species only feeds on one plant species or feeds on a few closely related plants. Of current concern to tomato, potato, tamarillo, […]

Phosphorous for your garden (Wally Richards)

When we buy plant foods or fertilisers for our gardens we see on them the letters N:P:K followed by numbers which indicate the amounts of each of these elements. The NPK stands for Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium. Nitrogen provides growing power and helps make plant leaves and stems green. Nitrogen is used to form basic […]

Spring in the garden: things we might miss or forget (Wally Richards)

It is an very interesting spring and start to the new season. Most of us are saying where is spring? It is already into October and not much springy in the air. Mind you before the Polar Blast that had us adding another layer of clothes and lighting the fire we did have some not […]

More tips on beating those pests in your garden (Wally Richards)

It is a new gardening season and once it warms up the pest populations will quickly grow. So far the temperatures have been below what would be normal for this time of the year and considering we are only a few weeks away from Labour Weekend it is most strange. Temperatures have a great bearing […]

A green retreat: National Botanical Garden of Iran

TEHRAN— A green retreat and remarkable destination for nature lovers, the National Botanical Garden of Iran embraces plans from across the globe in open areas or greenhouses. Visitors may find native species of China and Japan well as other regular designs essentially made in little examples. Along these lines, strolling in this nursery may take […]

A green retreat: National Botanical Garden of Iran

TEHRAN— A green retreat and remarkable destination for nature lovers, the National Botanical Garden of Iran embraces plans from across the globe in open areas or greenhouses. Visitors may find native species of China and Japan well as other regular designs essentially made in little examples. Along these lines, strolling in this nursery may take […]

A green retreat: National Botanical Garden of Iran

TEHRAN— A green retreat and remarkable destination for nature lovers, the National Botanical Garden of Iran embraces plans from across the globe in open areas or greenhouses. Visitors may find native species of China and Japan well as other regular designs essentially made in little examples. Along these lines, strolling in this nursery may take […]

John Fetterman Voted to Free Murderer Who Killed a Man with Garden Shears, Hired a Hitman

Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman voted to free a murderer who killed someone with garden shears and hired a hitman to kill his accomplice. The shocking story, reported by the Washington Free Beacon, explains that Fetterman voted to free the criminal in 2019 when he was lieutenant governor. Charles Goldblum was sentenced to life in […]

Zucchini: The Superfood Growing in Your Garden

This tasty fruit is easily grown in your garden or containers and offers several health benefits The zucchini is an underestimated nutritional treasure. The peak harvesting season for this delicious member of the gourd family in the Northern Hemisphere is from May to August. When harvested correctly, zucchini (Cucurbita pepo) is dark green and has […]

Swinomish Tribe builds U.S.’s first modern ‘clam garden,’ reviving ancient practice

Michael Shenna of the Pauquachin First Nation, in North Saanich, British Columbia, helps the Swinomish Tribe build a rock wall on Kiket Island, Washington, on Aug. 12, 2022. CREDIT: KUOW PHOTO/JOHN RYAN Swinomish Tribe builds U.S.’s first modern ‘clam garden,’ reviving ancient practice SEP 01, 2022 at 12:02 PM BY  John Ryan PLAYING5 MINS left More Why you […]

UNESCO-registered garden to improve tourist amenities

TEHRAN–Kerman province’s tourism department is to implement development initiatives to improve tourist amenities in the UNESCO-registered Shazdeh Garden. “200 billion rials (some $690,000) have been allocated to improve the tourism infrastructure in Mahan’s Shazdeh Garden,” CHTN quoted the provincial tourism chief as saying on Saturday. The project is expected to bring more satisfaction to visitors […]

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Using Neem in your garden & elsewhere (Wally Richards)

Azadirachta indica, commonly known as Neem, nimtree or Indian lilac, is a tree in the mahogany family Meliaceae. It is one of two species in the genus Azadirachta, and is native to the Indian subcontinent and most of the countries in Africa. It is typically grown in tropical and semi-tropical regions. Each year the tree […]

Dealing with ‘wet feet’ in your garden (Wally Richards)

Recently I have been asked why some plants (and in particular citrus trees) are loosing leaves and look like dying? The problem is root roots and any plants, shrubs or trees that can not have their roots wet for any length of time will likely die unless some remedial action is taken during wet times.. […]

Deterring cats from your garden (Wally Richards)

A deterrent is a thing that discourages or is intended to discourage someone or something from doing something. The word ‘Deterrent’ is not a word that is used much in gardening but it is a means to prevent something that you do not want to happen from actually happening. For instance; you don’t want cats […]

Use This Companion Planting Chart to Help Your Garden Thrive

From livelovefruit.com Most people plant their gardens with little thought as to what plants grow well together. The secret to an amazing garden, though? Companion planting!  Companion planting not only takes nutrient uptake into consideration, but it also brings into account crop protection, pest management and positive hosting (aka. increasing the population of beneficial insects […]

More magic for your garden (Wally Richards)

Last week our article was about Magic Botanical Liquid (MBL) and how this natural product made an incredible difference to your plants and gardens. Then a few weeks back we used information from a reader about how he greatly improved his fruit trees with another natural product ‘Apple Cider Vinegar’. Lets now add another Magic […]

How to deal with powdery mildew and other diseases in your garden (Wally Richards)

This is the time of the year that the disease called Powdery Mildew will attack a number of plants in your garden. Powdery mildew is a common fungus that affects a wide variety of plants. It is easily identified and appears as light grey or white powdery spots usually found on infected leaves, but can […]

Boris Johnson Admits He Attended ‘BYOB’ Garden Party At Downing Street During Lockdown

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has admitted he attended a “bring your own booze” party at Downing Street during the height of the first coronavirus lockdown. Speaking at the start of Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday, Johnson apologized for the gathering on May 20, 2020. Advertisement But defending his actions, Johnson said he believed at […]

Colorado Springs’ Garden of the Gods: Red Stone Geological Masterpiece

Garden of the Gods is a public park located in Colorado, USA. The park was established in the early 20th century, and later designated as a National Natural Landmark. Garden of the Gods is renowned for its amazing geological history, which spans 300 million years. It is little wonder that the park received its designation […]

Dealing with bugs and pests in the garden

This is the time of the year some of a gardener’s bug enemies get out and cause damage. I have had my first phone call this week in regards to grass grub beetles eating the foliage of plants. The beetles are nocturnal, they will come out at dusk to mate and feed, lay eggs during […]

The importance of Phosphorous to the soil in your garden (Wally Richards)

Phosphorus stimulates budding and blooming. Plants need phosphorus to produce fruits, flowers, and seeds. It also helps make your plants more resistant to disease. Phosphorus doesn’t dissolve like nitrogen. The soil will hang onto phosphorus, not releasing it into water. Phosphate is needed by all life forms but if taken in too greater quantities it […]

Encourage your children to garden (Wally Richards)

We need to encourage our children and grandchildren to appreciate Nature by including them in some gardening activities. I believe that young children have a natural affinity with plants and insects when they are allowed to explore our gardens. Children learn many things by mimicking their parents and are often keen at a young age […]

Garden of Eden Depicted in Ancient Greek Religious Art

If the early chapters of the Book of Genesis present a true account of human origins, then ancient secular human history must connect in significant ways to that account. In fact, ancient Greek religious art connects in very significant ways with Genesis. While Genesis describes the early events and people in humanity’s past, the Greeks […]

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Inspiring Woman Growing a Huge Amount of Food in Her City Permaculture Garden

Happen Films 352K subscribers The Plummery is a suburban home where a tiny urban permaculture garden measuring only 100sq/m (1076 sq feet) produces over 400kg/900 pounds of food year-round. Kat Lavers describes her approach to gardening, including vertical and biointensive growing, and how important it is – and possible! – for city dwellers to be […]

How to collect rainwater for plants and garden as the summers get hotter and dryer

How to collect rainwater DIY Collection of rain water at your hobby farm can be done in many ways. Most setups collect water from the roof of a house, garage or small building using the rain gutter diverting the water into holding tanks. Once the water is collected in a storage container the water can […]

Grow Your Own Food with Tips from A School Garden Teacher

The coronavirus pandemic has inspired a lot of people to explore self-sufficiency in the form of scratch cooking and growing their own food. But for many first time gardeners, growing your own food is an intimidating task that brings up lots of questions: what to grow, where to grow it and, well, how not to […]

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