From our past NewsletteRS

On top of our monthly tips, we like to introduce and discuss new topics, interresting tips and facts in our newsletter..
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Below are some of our previous ones:
Baby it's cold outside -brighten up your garden during the cold winter months
How deep is your bulb? - Guide to bulb planting
ILL COMMUNICATION - Get busy during lockdown, growing micro greens
Shake the disease- the box hedge infestation
A hazy shade of winter - The box hedge infestation
Jungle rot - The composting issue
Ace of Spades
- The "no dig" issue, Bulbs planting

June in January - Why use manure? Top Wisteria tips
Stormy Weather - Fantastic Neem oil!, top tips for roses
Here comes the sun! - The Biochar issue
Subterranean Jungle - Rocket science
Soil is the new Prozac! - The New Year Issue


RHS Shows and events: List from the RHS

Visit beautiful gardens: RHS Garden finder

North London advice and support growing food: Master Gardener

Gardening advice and tasks calendar: here


Gardening resources from Daniele at learning heaven:

French Marigolds:
use them on your vegetable border, a Fantastic insect repellent!

Watering house Plants: Leave the water in a see through plastic bottle for at least a day before using it, this will get rid of the bleach in the water!

Surviving the frost:  Little clay pots make great cloches for protecting young plants from sudden, overnight frosts and freezes

Clear soup water revival: The next time you boil or steam vegetables, use the water on your potted patio plants, they will love it!

PH levels: Use leftover tea and coffee grounds to acidify the soil of acid-loving plants such as azaleas, rhododendrons, camellias, gardenias and even blueberries.

Dirty fingers: To prevent accumulating dirt under your fingernails while you work in the garden, draw your fingernails across a bar of soap and you'll effectively seal the undersides of your nails so dirt can't collect beneath them.


Controlling aphids: organic gardening

Controlling vine weevil: Green gardener

List of pest repelling plants: wikipedia

More tips

Magic pen your hydrangeas: Just put some slate in the soil, it will make your hydrangeas grow bluer than blue. 

Poted worms: If infested with worms (a few worms is good though!), stick matches into the soil, sulfur end down. For an ordinary sized plant, use four matches–six for a large pot. The sulfur does the trick.

Are they ready yet? You can test seeds for maturity by dropping them into a container of water. The mature seeds will sink to the bottom while the unripe seeds will float to the top.