There’s lots of reasons why plants may die – old age, drought, the dog sat on it… But sometimes plants die for no apparent reason…
The importance of thorough soil preparation cannot be stressed too much – it is the key to creating a successful garden. The ultimate success of your garden depends just as much on soil preparation as it does on the correct choice of plants for your soil type and the conditions.
There are many ways of staking trees, and many old wives tales on how and why it should be done. This is the way we stake trees and the way we recommend you do it too.
It is most important to prevent grass and weeds growing around your plants and through your garden beds, since grass and weeds severely inhibit the growth of plants. Also another probem are Aphids are small insects which thrive on just about any plant. Any gardener knows what aphids are and may consider them there number one enemy.
So you want to screen out your neighbours, cut out the traffic noise or enclose an outdoor area. You could build a fence 2 metres high, but how sterile is that? You are much better to plant a hedge or screen of native or exotic plants to filter and cool the air, produce flowers, attract birds and create a lovely outdoor room.
Every gardener these days knows the importance of being water-wise in the garden. Here are some helpful hints from t he Texture Plants Team.
Espalier is the training of a tree to be decorative as well as producing fruit. They do not require any special skills by the grower, but take time to achieve good results.