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Five of my Gardening Guides are now available on Amazon Kindle Storeclick for this page to see the titles – they are inexpensive!

NEWSFLASH – New content – see the blog articles on the right column

See “HOW TO PRUNE ROSES” and a PLANT GALLERY page for a few ideas!

A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill
except for learning how to grow in rows.
–  Doug Larson

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Top Fiction Books – ideas for something to read & relax while sitting in your garden!

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I hope  my gardening tips and ideas, and resources for a complete gardening experience  can help you to take advantage of the points listed below.

Do you have a question? I am happy to answer the odd query or two if that helps – just use the form on the contact us page or where you find it on other pages.

Go to our Sustainable Homes & Garden section and explore the pages there for more information and tips

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We have added pages of recommended products which will save you money and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time. CLICK HERE

For ideas on chickens and their care, container gardening and other useful tips check out the DIY Gardener.

Good gardening practices means more than just plants and lawns!
Good gardening means

  • value adding to a home’s equity
  • saving on costs
  • lower maintenance
  • water conservation
  • carbon reduction
  • exercise and healthy outdoor activity
  • complete use of a property’s potential
  • simply pleasure

Although we are not a nursery we do include a list of some online garden nurseries for your convenience.

I started gardening years ago initially as a means of ”just getting away from it all” – stress relief and just a break to relax.

From there my interest grew as I learned more and eventually I changed careers and went landscape gardening full-time.

My Special Interest
is in rose gardening and being a bit old fashioned I also specialize in cottage gardens – believing that annuals not only give a garden loads of color, but ‘almost’ immediate gratification – in that they come into flower so much quicker than perennials.

In addition, I am a great believer in having trees in a garden – no matter what its size – from small courtyards and balconies to half acre sized yards. There is a way!

My Experience
My experience has grown over the years – ranging from designing new gardens, re-furbishing older gardens, developing ideas for making gardens more eco-friendly and now I also now provide coaching for new gardeners – set up at whatever level and requirements the client needs.

Even when I was living in the tropics, I still maintained a rose garden and grew many annuals – and simply devloped techniques of care to cater for the problems higher humidity causes.

This website is designed to share ideas and to promote gardening at whatever level a person may be interested in.

Our range of topics is always being expanded
Check “What Experts Say” in the ‘All about Gardens’ section

 

Gardens are an easy and affordable way to make an initial impact for a more sustainable environment. It is a means for every property owner to reduce their carbon footprint.

It is an affordable strategy, one any person can undertake and a real contribution.

Gardening is the world’s most active hobby or outside activity – for so many reasons:

• Love of beauty and nature
• Love of warching things grow
• Relaxation
• To enhance the home property
• To add more entertainment space – bringing the outdoors in.
• The practical – growing your own food

Frontyard Garden

Anyone can garden – there are ideas and solutions even for those who don’t really want to spend much time maintaining their garden.

Ideas and Tips
• Energy Saving
• More on eco-friendly gardens
• Gardening ideas – design, practicalities, ideas and suggestions
• Rose Gardening is a major feature here
• Home Improvement – this is a time to be more green
• The eco-friendly home – for ideas on insulation, energy saving, recycling

It has been estimated that a well laid out garden and lawn will add 5% – 10% value to a property, so it is also a well worthwhile investment of time and money.

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