Want wildlife to flourish in your garden? Keep dead tree trunks around

I like things to be tidy. Sometimes that’s not a good thing. My garden has some dead trees, including the trunks of long-dead palm trees. My first thought when I noticed the trunks was to have them cut down by an arborist, but after a few years of living in this house I’m so glad … Continue reading “Want wildlife to flourish in your garden? Keep dead tree trunks around”

Don’t remove the large trees from your garden!

I always feel a bit depressed when I see gardens that have had all of their palm trees and tall shrubs removed, presumably done to reduce the time it takes their owners to maintain them. A lush green landscape is good for everyone. It helps reduce noise, pollution and produces oxygen. Humans are hard-wired to … Continue reading “Don’t remove the large trees from your garden!”

The #1 secret to planting seeds to grow vegetables

Some people only ever buy and plant seedlings for vegetables, but if only they knew how easy it is to grow plants from seeds! As well as being loads cheaper to buy seeds, planting from seeds is more fulfilling. It’s exciting and rewarding to see the first shoots appear from the dirt. And if you … Continue reading “The #1 secret to planting seeds to grow vegetables”