• Knock out with Japanese beetles

    Controlling Japanese Beetles Naturally

    They’re back!  Just when we thought that perhaps the harsh winter had saved us from our annual scourge of these destructive pests, they’ve arrived in their full glory, chomping our roses, grape vines ...

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    Mixing Roses In

    If you haven’t been to Wisley in the UK, go. As you’d expect, it’s an extraordinary garden, filled with gorgeous landscape moments. It’s the work of the Royal Horticultural Society which carries inter...

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    Make a Teensy Mini Garden

    If at some point in your childhood there were faeries living at the bottom of the garden, then you’ll appreciate this project – I call it a doll’s house garden. Why? Well, it’s a green space in miniat...

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    Gardens are special places. Why?

    What is it about gardens that makes them so special, and makes us feel so special when we’re there?   As I sat pondering my latest topic for a blog post and battling to knock down the walls of w...

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    Gardening with kids

    No, it’s really not too late in the season to get your kids interested in gardening. It’s fun, it’s easy, and it’s a great outdoors activity!  Studies have shown over and over again that children who ...