Pruning My Aerial Root Ficus, The Bonsai Zone, Nov 2021

My “Franken-Ficus” bonsai gets a pruning after a good summer of growing! The tree is a medium leaf size, Ficus benjamina.

To see previous videos of this tree click on the playlist here…


Ideas for Autumn Garden Ideas With a Creative Twist

How about a few Autumn garden ideas with a twist? There are plenty of articles out there of what you need to do practically in the garden over the season, indeed, we have written some to help out but this time we thought we would give you a few creative Autumn activities to try. So grab yourself a coffee and have a go at some of these.

Companion Planting With the Marigold

Marigolds are a versatile and lovely addition to most growing areas. They come in an array of color, height, and bloom size ensuring a marigold to suit every preference and growing space. Marigolds are believed to be one of the earliest cultivated flowers. Ancient Greeks used marigolds for their strong coloring ability to create makeup, and dye for both food and clothing. They are edible and have been used in cooking for centuries. In addition, marigolds have been and in fact still are used for many medicinal purposes. The marigold is known to have strong antiseptic properties and to be both antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. Marigolds have been used to treat cuts, scrapes, measles, stomaches, toothaches, urinary problems, and diaper rash. These are just a few of the many benefits of fully grown marigolds, but marigolds actually have benefits from the time they begin to root.

What to Do in Your Garden and at the Allotment During October

Need a few tips and ideas for October gardening? This article will give you some easy hints for your garden and allotment.

Choosing the Best Aquaponics Design

How can you choose the best overall design for your aquaponics design? Read descriptions of the major aquaponics designs and what they are best for, and then make your own choice in which one can work for you.

Making Your Greenhouse a Homely Green Haven

We spend so much time in our greenhouses yet overlook the potential to personalise the space but a greenhouse with a bespoke touch can enhance your hobby further and even add to the aesthetics of a garden. Of course work in a greenhouse is usually focused on production and results as it’s the return on our investment in time that urges many of us to return again and again.

Your Guide to Greenhouse Heaters

If you have a greenhouse, you should probably think about getting a heater to keep your plants thriving during the winter months. Here are some tips for choosing the best greenhouse heater.

Ten Tips to Spice Up Your Outdoor Spaces

Everyone wants a beautifully landscaped yard but no one seems to know where to start. Here are ten tips to get you started with your dream backyard.

Tropical Plumeria Plants And Their Exotic Flowers

Many gardeners from around the world have come to fall in love with exotic tropical Plumeria plants and their beautifully colored flowers. Plumeria flowers are known for they exquisite fragrances which range from citrus to rose, and beyond.

How to Prepare Your Herb Bed for Winter in Your Garden or Allotment

Herbs need to be carefully prepared for the cold winter months. This guide will give you some great tips to ensure you still have some tasty herbs the following Spring.

Helpful Tips For Your Garden

Plain and simple tips and advice for your garden, save time and energy. How to grow tree peonies.

Aquaponics Explained

In a nutshell, Aquaponics is basically a combination of Aquaculture and Hydroponics, hence the word Aquaponics. It is the perfect marriage that capitalizes the positive side of both systems and taking away the negative. Read on to find out more…

Does Your Garden Need A Facelift?

Does your garden lack lustre, character and too small? Do you need some inspiration to transform your garden? The first step is to stop and take a look at your garden and see what you want from it.

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