Plants You Don’t Need To Water

Plants You Don’t Need To Water

Talk about climate change appears endless. Most would agree that our summers feel warmer, sometimes too warm. And you will hear a lot said about carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and its role in warming our planet. Here is a little physics. Everybody knows that when...
Gazebos and Pergolas

Gazebos and Pergolas

By Kate and Len Lucas Now, here are a couple of fancy gardening terms that make a change from horse manure and wheelbarrows. While neither of these requires an explanation, overhearing “gazebo” and “pergola” at a posh Chelsea Flower Show...
Pest and Disease Spotlight – Slugs and Snails

Pest and Disease Spotlight – Slugs and Snails

Slugs and snails are very closely related, so close in fact that a snail is just a slug with a hard shell. The group they belong to is so diverse that it also includes squid and octopus. And to complete the picture, apart from a book on biology, the only time you...
How To Get That Tropical Look

How To Get That Tropical Look

by Kate and Len Lucas Create a tropical oasis with our guide to selecting the best exotic plants for your garden Creating the tropics in your garden is not as daft an idea as you might think. However, whilst putting it together won’t come with alligators and malaria,...