Preparing Your Pond For Winter

For any enthusiastic gardener, autumn is a perplexing time. Your arduous work throughout spring and summer begins to fade away, with the promise of next season and another fruitful crop just on the horizon. Pond keepers are no different in this respect; they toil all year to fight off algae blooms and keep their pond…

How To Prepare Your Garden For Spring

To save you wondering what to do in your garden this winter, we’ve compiled some advice that will help you get your garden ready for spring. Gardening isn’t just for the summer time; there’s a lot you can be doing while the nights are short and the air is cold.   Create a space for…

Why Do Ponds Go Green In The Spring?

Ponds turn green in early spring. That’s pretty much gospel among pond keepers; it’s just the way things are. Why does it happen? Basically, there are two types of bacteria in a pond – aerobic (good) and anaerobic (bad).  These two types of bacteria are in a constant battle to digest the organic debris that…

How to plant garlic the right way this winter

It’s really important to know what you’re doing when planting garlic in winter. There’s not much else you can be doing around the garden or allotment at this time of year so if you’re going to plant, you want to do it right. Generally speaking, your harvest will be more successful if you plant in…

Autumn leaves

My drive into the office this morning was different. Same route, same car, same tunes but something had changed. Something that I might have subconsciously noticed because of the date – autumn has arrived. Okay, that might be a bit dramatic, but I couldn’t help but feel slightly pessimistic at the brown leaves on the pavement and…