Learn how to grow orchids the easy way, keep your veggies safe from pests, and more in our first monthly gardening roundup for 2016!
"What would you do if your home, your business and your allotment were deluged by water?" starts the wellywoman Louise Curley. Her post takes you on a tour around Hebden Bridge: a beacon of independent businesses, organic shops, and allotments – which found itself deep in floodwater after December’s harsh rains. Learn more about Hebden Bridge’s current situation and how you can help save the area – along with the people (and the plants) in it.
Excited for your orchids to bloom like it did last year – but they didn’t? If you’re having a tough time growing and keeping orchids alive, this Q&A with Longwood Gardens’ orchid grower Greg Griffins is a must-read. Discover the 6 orchids you can easily grow – plus actionable tips from a master orchid grower.
You may find raccoons adorable, but for your veggies, they’re a threat. Mr. Homegrown of Root Simple saw how vegetable gardening is futile without enough protection. And in this post, he shows you how to build serious fortifications to keep your vegetables safe from rampaging raccoons.
Want to start gardening in an urban area? Check out design student Alex Hofman-Walter’s creation: the Planter. It’s a seed dispenser and gardening tool that lets you garden almost automatically – even in tight city spaces!
The lack of exposure to natural environments led to increased vulnerability against asthma and allergies in urban city residents according to research. For me (and perhaps for you too), this is more than enough reason to garden – and this tidbit is just one of the shocking findings presented in this post over at One Green Planet.
Before buying a gardening cart, there are many things you need to consider. This could include space, size, the colour you want, its capacity, how much it costs, and much more. Visit this post from agreatgarden.com to discover how to choose the right gardening cart for you.
Orchids have been known as the exquisitely beautiful yet expensive and high maintenance specialist plant. Check out Lucy Clark's blog on how to revive them with as least stress as possible!