Category Archives: Garden health

organic and ecological ways to keep the garden in good shape

5 tricks to zing up the garden for spring

1. Lawn care/ Cut the grass – it not only adds to kerb appeal it’s good for you. A green lawn lowers systolic blood pressure and the smell of cut grass switches off stress hormones. The best treatment you can … Continue reading

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NO DIG Gardening

At this time of the year Gardeners are often told dig over your plots now and the icy winter will break down the clumps into a fine fertile tilth. but if its not that cold a winter that wont happen … Continue reading

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10 good reasons or more to plant a tree

There is the old saying “The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now.” So here are some good reasons to act now. 1. Trees produce oxygen: We learn in school that … Continue reading

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Headache-free homemade rooting hormone

Willows (salix spp) are famed as the precursor of aspirin and other pain relief medicines due to their content of Salicylic acid which works by inhibiting the production of those prostaglandins that sensitize nerve endings to pain. Within plants containing … Continue reading

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truly blessed?

The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious of the rose. Khalil Gibran I say – The gardener who can see beyond the greenfly is truly blessed. but if you cant.. then … Continue reading

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getting a brew on – how to make some compost tea

Making a tea of your compost or manure makes it go further. Compost tea is great as a foliar spray to feed plants and supress foliar diseases whereas manure tea is best as a soil drench to invigorate or rejuvenate … Continue reading

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Letting the grass grow under your feet is no bad thing

There is an old saying that the best thing about a lawn is that it provides a place where weeds can stand out and be recognized. And that myth of a high maintenance patch of green that exploded into weeds … Continue reading

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