Basic Gardening Advice - how to do!
can often be seen as a complex subject and certainly there is a deal of
snobbery with some sections that are happy to see gardening as an
Generally speaking, the gardening trade is not helpful to
novice gardeners, and for some reason best known to themselves,
seem happy to perpetuate gardening as a difficult to learn
If only they realised that their turnover
and profit line would be greatly enhanced if
they thought of the end user a bit more. Anyone
starting out on gardening - or even those who
have been doing it for some while - would spend
more if they knew how to spend it, and that if
that money spent turned out to be a satisfactory
The mailbox at Gardenseeker is full of
questions every day about basic gardening. The
question-asker usually bemused by the lack of
care and advice at their local garden centre or
Gardening is quite simple. We guide you and show you. Follow our
easy-to-use basic guide, and you should be well on the way to to
All about Gardening.
Gardening Guide and Ideas - start of our seasonal gardening
- Perennials - Main
Site Area about Herbaceous plants and borders. Often planted,
but not always understood. Gardening with perennials is a sure
fire way of covering space in the garden, and a good move
towards all year flower colour. Hardy perennials can be chosen
that will enhance your garden at any time of the year. It needs
a bit of imagination. We supply the help and information.
- Window Boxes and
- Basic information - Window Boxes and baskets are as popular as
ever, and more people are turning to these as their standard way
of gardening. And why not? A huge range of plants can be used in
both hanging baskets, window boxes and other containers.
Vertical Gardens - A photographer's and garden feature
writer's dream subject - BUT, there is also reality to be aware
- Roses - Main site area
about how to get the best out of your roses. Roses are still the
doyen of the English garden. Helped in no little way by the
efforts of the rose growers and hybridizers who bring us many
new varieties - often with names that we can associate with -
every year. May they continue to do so.
- Herbs - Grow them, smell
them, eat them. Gardening with herbs is so rewarding, and many
herbs can be grown in odd spaces within the garden. Yes, there
are those that thrive in hot sunshine, and also those that do
really well in dense shade! Add to that the fact that many are
edible, and that many more are coming to the fore in
scientifically proven medicine uses, and it is hard to see how
you can avoid gardening with herbs.
- Lawns - A greener lawn -
Here is how you do it. The lawn is still the centrepiece for
most gardens - in spite of what the doom mongers have been
prattling about re decking, patios and concrete drives. The envy
of many a neighbourhood is a velvet green lawn.
- Indoor Plants -
House plants are easy - if you choose the right ones. Just bear
in mind that many of them started their life in a warmer or even
tropical country. Even so, many are suitable for colder, darker
climes than their origin suggests. Just don't expect your rubber
plant to provide a second income for you! If you have little
space outside, then you can do gardening to your hearts delight
by being a bit adventurous indoors.
- Pruning Shrubs
- The biggest problem - easily explained. Many, many shrubs are
spoilt by pruning wrongly - or just by pruning. Learn how to
increase your gardening knowledge with our shrub pruning guides.
- Pests and
- How to identify and tackle pests and diseases. Before you go
running around with the spray gun, make sure that you have
identified the problem, and that you then have the right
ammunition to attack the problem with. You may also wish to
think in terms of prevention being better than cure! It is
applicable in gardening as it is in our normal health life.
- Propagation of Plants
- How to grow your own plants from seeds and cuttings
- Taking cuttings
from plants - is a good way to increase your plant stock -
maybe to give away to friends and family, or sell at a plant
fair. Whatever! It is a great way to learn more gardening
Gardening Terms Explained -A list of common gardening terms
to Garden - New section that will answer most of your