Growing Grapes – Care of Grape Vines

Grapes can be grown quite successfully out of doors in the southern part of the country, preferably given the protection of a warm wall. Plant between October and February in a rich, deep soil. Plant firmly and immediately after planting, prune the young plant to within 30cm (12in) from its base to encourage a strong shoot to grow. Plants out […]

Growing Blackberries – Rubus

Blackberries Blackberries are vigorous and exceptionally spiny, hardy perennial cane fruits belonging to the genus Rubus .The species and hybrids listed below are grown for dessert, bottling, tarts, jam and wine. Blackberries prefer deep, moist and rich loam but are adaptable to light sands and stiff clays, given free drainage and freedom from perennial weeds. Incorporate bulky organics such as […]

Fruit Trees for the home grounds

Even on the smaller home lots, there is usually a place for a few fruit trees. In many cases a small home orchard is possible. In smaller places, fruit trees can be worked in with the landscape planting. As a whole, fruit trees grow rapidly and if well cared for they are tidy and a desirable feature of the landscape […]

Starting the Giant Pumpkin Seedling

The first 9-10 days of the giant pumpkin plant’s development requires special attention to ensure a good start of a properly grown seedling. An understanding, by the grower, of the development and growth of the pumpkin seedling (and the entire plant & fruit) is necessary in an effort to eliminate any variables and set goals. This is most often gain […]

The Top Four Reasons Why Tree Trimming Is Important

Tree trimming, also known as pruning, is an important part of overall tree care. It involves hiring a qualified tree care company for the removal of dead, diseased, and unnecessary branches from the tree. The process of tree trimming helps to improve the general health of the tree and helps to stabilize the inner structure. Trees are also a vital […]

Robot Lawn Mowers Better At Backyard Maintenance?

Is A Robotic Lawn Mower Right For My Backyard? Most of us dread mowing the lawn during the summer. The mere thought of pushing your gas-powered across the yard under the sticky, hot weather every other week is exhausting. Also, if your weekdays are always loaded with work, you’d rather relax and unwind over the weekend than trim grass. But […]

Controlling Aphids in the garden

Aphids are the irritating insects commonly buzzing in our ears at night or getting in our mouths as we talk. These small sap-sucking insects are very common and very troublesome. There are over 4,000 different species of aphid, 250 which are pests. They originated around 280 million years ago, and scientists have yet to pinpoint their country of origin. Aphids […]

Top 10 Largest Pumpkins In The World & Records

Welcome to the original pumpkin record page. This is the official page identifying the heaviest pumpkins in the world per country. This is the current 2020 list of the Top 10 largest pumpkins grown to date.  The majority of these pumpkins were grown in the USA, but 3 of the pumpkins were grown in Europe and currently, Europe has first […]

Tips for Designing Your Outdoor Patio

Your outdoor space can be beneficial in plenty of ways. A lush garden of flowers and plants can bring relaxation and calmness to those who need it. It would also be nice if you consider a patio for your outdoor space and design it with your concepts in mind. There are plenty of suggestions from professional designers to formulate your […]

3 Ideas to Add Shade to Your Garden and Patio

One of the biggest perks of beautiful summer weather is a chance to spend more time outdoors. But while soaking up the sun can be a very pleasant way of passing your free time, long hours of exposure to direct sunlight are neither comfortable nor especially healthy. That’s why bringing shade to your garden seating area or patio is one […]