Trish Fenlon

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Houseplant Help: Is It OK to Reuse Potting Soil?

When repotting a houseplant or transplanting seedlings to a window box, the urban gardener has to answer a basic container-gardening question: Is it …

Feeding your plants – a simple guide

When I first started growing my own fruit and veg in containers, I found information about how, when and what to feed plants in containers surprisingly hard to come by. Perhaps this isn’t surprising. Crop nutrition is never going to be a sexy subject. At its best it’s a complicated and slightly …

The beginner's guide to starting a veg garden

There has never been a more interesting time for edible gardening. It is right on so many levels. It saves money, saves the planet and satisfies our epicurean appetites. Edible gardening is an opportunity to grow interesting flavours fresher than money can buy. It is the key to children being more …

2X4: Four Ways to Kill Weeds with Everyday Items

Nothing ruins a pristine yard faster than a bunch of crabgrass, but store-bought weed killers can pack a serious chemical punch! This spring, try …

Soil Types and Natural Soil Amendments

During the winter I like to get a jump on my gardens by working the soil and fixing any problems that may have occurred over the planting season. In …

Gardening

Ten Water Saving Tips for Your Garden

<b>Are you struggling to keep a garden alive in a dry climate? On water restrictions? Have limited access to water?</b> Want to save time and money? I know …

Gardening

Flowering relationship? Grow your blooms and vegetables together

We habitually grow flowers and vegetables in different beds. As a result, in a small garden, there may seem little point trying to fit in a vegetable patch. You may worry that it means less room for flowers, or that it might make the garden less attractive.<p>In fact, as long as each plant’s …

Tower of Herbs

Don't miss out on fresh herbs (or pay a lot for them at the market) just because you don't have a big yard. Situate this compact herb garden in a sunny spot near the kitchen door for easy snipping.

Gardening

Study sparks organic foods debate

A new scientific review claims organic foods are higher in nutrients and lower in pesticides compared with conventionally grown varieties.<p>Scientists at Newcastle University have spent the last five years studying organic crops and say they are significantly richer in antioxidants.<p>But critics of the …

Everything You Need to Know About Vegetable Gardening in One Graphic

Vegetable gardening is both an art and a science. Figuring out when and where to plant the vegetables, what pests to look out for, when to harvest, …

Gardens: taking cuttings

Last year, on a memorable evening, a friend took us to see a house in the woods. She said the place was worth visiting for the atmosphere. It was high summer and the grass was tall in the middle of a rough track across the fields, so we ditched the car and walked the last half mile. At the end of …

Succession planting for a non-stop harvest

As the last tomato seedlings are tucked into the garden in late spring, many gardeners turn off their grow lights for the season. Not me! In fact, my …

Gardening

Gardens: winter salads

If you took up my summer of salads challenge earlier this year, I hope you're enjoying a good harvest and didn't end up with more slugs than salads. Even if most of your lettuce got munched, don't give up: it's worth sowing some now, for harvesting this autumn and winter.<p>Salads that do well in cold …

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Growing Rose From Cutting In Potatoes

My neighbour has a row of roses, which he took as cuttings. I asked how he took them. He simply plunges the cuttings into the ground. But his secret …

Should you use the moon to garden?

The moon guided our ancestors in the cultivation of plants, and in this Cornish garden the old ways still work their magic<p>A good many years ago, I spent a small fortune on half a dozen biodynamic eggs – more fool me, you might say, but they were the most extraordinary eggs I'd ever eaten. It …

Choosing the Right Mulch for Your Yard

There are many types of mulch out there, from plastics and cocoa hulls to wood chips and more. It's important to do your research so you know what kind is best for your yard.<p><b>Black Plastic or Landscape Fabric</b><p>Plastic and landscape fabric are typically used as base layers for more decorative mulches. …

Alys Fowler: how I keep on top of slugs

I sow and the slugs mow. I sow and the slugs mow. I sow and the slugs mow. I sow and the slugs are busy mowing down the last row.<p>In my quest to be at one with slugs, I have got to the base of the mountain and it looks insurmountable. They seem to ooze out of every pore of this garden: it is the …

Attract Dragonflies to Your Yard for All-Natural Pest Control

Creating a pond that attracts dragonflies is like having your own team of live-in exterminators.<p><b>Dragonflies are ideal hunting machines.</b> More than 80 percent of their brain is used for processing visual information, and it is believed that some species can see objects up to 30 feet away and detect …

Self-watering Container Garden

HOW TO MAKE a RAISED PLANTER BOX<p>How to Choose the Right Pot or Planter for a Plant<p>How to Take & Grow Succulents From Cuttings<p>Starting a Handmade …

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

Housekeeping