Feeding hedges, shrubs and roses

The first thing we should address is if it’s actually necessary to feed your plants. And the simple answer is yes. However, this differs between different types of plants; whereas Roses and containerised plants require regular feeding, hedges and shrubs can get by with the occasional feed. Many gardeners presume that plants only need feeding when they begin to show signs of poor growth, however poor growth can also be related to other factors such as drought, pests and weather damage, rather than a lack of nutrients. So when exactly... Read More


Composting for beginners

As autumn floods your garden with thousands of rusty leaves, there is no better time to start your own compost heap. Nature itself provides plenty of essential ingredients and with tons of household waste items available, creating your compost heap at home is easy and completely free! What is compost and why it is useful? Compost is organic matter made up of recycled materials that has decomposed over time and can be used as a fertilizer for growing plants. Where do I start? There are two ways in which you... Read More