Monthly Archives: March 2011

Michelle Obama to publish gardening book

March 18, 2011 0 comments

Greenhouse enthusiasts may be interested to learn that the US first lady Michelle Obama is to publish a book on gardening. In a deal with the Crown Publishing Group, Mrs Obama will offer her advice on growing vegetables, healthy eating… Read More

Froghoppers ‘not a major garden enemy‘

March 17, 2011 0 comments

Greenhouse enthusiasts with lavender or rosemary bushes may notice small areas of froth appearing on their plants, but they should not panic as a result, an expert has said. Inside these dollops of white liquid are the eggs of sap-sucking… Read More

Titchmarsh: Pruning is essential for roses

March 15, 2011 0 comments

Pruning is an essential part of allowing certain plants to thrive in a garden or greenhouse, according to TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh. In an article for the Daily Express, Titchmarsh said many people worry unnecessarily about pruning. However, while it… Read More

Control pests in an eco-friendly way, expert urges

March 14, 2011 0 comments

Greenhouse enthusiasts with pests in their garden can use eco-friendly techniques to control them, it has been argued. In an article for the Daily Telegraph, Jean Vernon suggested pest control should be a last resort rather than a knee-jerk reaction.… Read More

Purple vegetables ‘all the rage right now‘

March 10, 2011 0 comments

Greenhouse enthusiasts may be interested to hear purple vegetables are in fashion at the moment and could even be healthier than other varieties, a writer has stated. In an article for the Daily Mail, Constance Craig Smith said the colour… Read More

Half Hardies

March 8, 2011 0 comments

I got my greenhouse two and a half years ago to shelter my burgeoning collection of exotic stuff, ensetes, aeoniums, daturas, which up to that point and through several mild winters had survived just by being pushed up by the… Read More

Prune in March ‘for vigorous re-growth‘

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Pruning in March, just as many plants start to grow dramatically, is an essential procedure for greenhouse and gardening enthusiasts in March, it has been suggested. In an article for the Daily Telegraph, David Hurrion remarked that during the third… Read More

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