How Trees Can Affect the Value of Your Home

So you have decided to sell your house, tidied away all the clutter, given all the rooms a fresh coat of neutral paint and the house has now been on the market for several weeks. But with plenty of viewings and favourable comments about your home you still haven’t had any offers and you really can’t understand why. Have you thought about looking at the condition of your garden?

Starting Your Garden Seeds: The Basics

Learn some of the basics on starting your seeds, including: what kind of soil to choose, how much light and heat to give, when to transplant, how to decide if the plants are healthy, and more. Enjoy some lesser known facts and a few hidden jokes along the way.

Common Orchid Plants Grown in the Home

Learn about the most common Orchid plants that are grown in a home environment. Pronunciation help included.

Orchids = Basic Types and Origin

A basic guide for beginners. Out of the 25,000 different types of Orchids, I’ve explained the four basic types.

Orchids Care Tips

An orchid could be considered to be one of the most beautiful and elegant flowers on this earth. This exotic and stunning plant conveys a strong message of strength, beauty or love. Between you and the recipient, it could also be a reminder of a special moment shared. Truthfully, growing orchids can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. To help you, I will share with you some tips that I have used in my own garden when growing and maintaining orchids that will have them lasting for years.

Western Hemlock Tree (Tsuga Heterophylla)

The western hemlock, not to be confused with the deadly poisonous herb hemlock and to which it bears no relation, is an evergreen conifer, broad in habitat, with a narrow conical crown and a drooping leading shoot. Having been introduced to the United Kingdom sometime in the 1800’s from its native western North America it quickly became commonly planted for its timber and being extremely shade tolerant made it ideal for planting underneath other trees in forestry plantations. This impressive specimen is capable of reaching heights of up…

Walnut Tree (Juglans Regia)

The walnut is a large, deciduous tree which can grow up to a 100 feet tall and with a spread of up to 40 feet. Native to Central Asia and South East Europe it is widely planted in the United Kingdom and is very popular in parks and large gardens.

“Even Solomon in All His Glory Was Not Arrayed Like One of These” (Matthew 6:28) Easter Lily

Of the mandatory (for some) Easter Lily. They come in just before the holiday. Often with only one flower open and many buds promising good value and good looks, too. It is of this plant the Easter Lily – Lilium longiflorum – that I wish to speak for it is, verily, the symbol of the day and its world-changing events.

How to Use Mirrors in the Garden to Add a Feeling of Light and Space

Why Use Mirrors In The Garden? 1. Frame a pretty view or plant 2…

It Only Takes One Seed

You may not have the ambition to become a farmer, but you do pick up a fork, stop and relish the beauty of a rose or even meditate at a garden of cacti – gardening brings all these pleasures and more if you just take the time to start with just one seed. When that first sprout breaks through, you can try all you want but you can’t stop that smile from lighting up your face and your day.

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