Best Plants for a Dry Garden

 

What should you do if you want your dry garden to look stunning throughout the year? If you believe that the only solution is to water it daily and abundantly, or focus all of your energy on trying to (unsuccessfully) improve the conditions, you will be happy to hear that there is an easier way.

 

Agava Striata is a good choice for dry garden.
Leaf succulents, such as this variegated Agava, are ideal for dry soils.

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Winter Garden Tips – Preparations and Planting Ideas for Year-Round Interest

The year seems to pass by in an instant. Before you even get a chance to stop and smell the flowers in your little plant kingdom, it is time to say goodbye to summer opulence and start with winter garden preparations.

 

Winter garden design at Harold Hillier Garden
With careful planning, your garden can look stunning throughout the year. Pictured here is Harold Hillier Winter Garden.

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Autumn Fruit Tree Care: 5 Things Every Gardener Should Know

 

The first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of autumn is surely the splendid bounty of nature; from magnificent autumn colour of the foliage to abundant harvests of fruits.

 

Proper apple tree care will lead to more abundant harvest and healthier plants.
With the right fruit tree care methods, you can always expect a bumper harvest. Pick cultivars such as Malus Domestica Elise or Malus Domestica Gloster for a crop of red-flushed, juicy apples.

 

But, in addition to being the season when gardeners get to enjoy the rewards of their hard work, autumn is the time of the year when you need to pay special attention to fruit tree care. One of the most important parts of that process should be preparing your garden for the winter months. Read more Autumn Fruit Tree Care: 5 Things Every Gardener Should Know

5 Best Uses for Autumn Fruits and Berries

In addition to being the most colourful season of the year, autumn is the most bountiful, as well. From veggies to autumn fruits and berries, it can be a challenge to use up everything your garden produces as the summer ends. Naturally, you would not want to see your harvest going to waste after all that effort you put into your plants!

Plum Victoria is one of the most popular autumn fruits for preserves.
Plums are a favourite for making all types of preserves, such as this sweet and juicy Victoria variety.

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