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How to make the best Blackberry Jam

Blackberries are excellent plants to have around. Since blackberries don’t ripen after they’ve been picked, they have to be picked when they’re dead ripe. As a result, the berries you buy in the store tend to be bred more for durability during transportation than for flavor. The best timing to pick Black Berries are cooler climates north of zone 7, blackberries begin toRead More

MAKE A BORDER WITH SHADE PLANTS

Many people think that a beautiful border in the (partial) shade is impossible. Even in a place with little sun, you can enjoy a lot of green and blooming flowers. We have listed a number of shadow lovers. Camelia ( Camelia japonica ‘Brushfield Yellow’) The camellia is a real eye-catcher in the spring garden. This evergreen shrub blooms from March to AprilRead More

GARDEN CALENDAR MAY

Pruning Plants are just like people, they don’t like exercise in full sun. So prune on a cloudy day, otherwise you have a chance of yellow burnt edges on the leaves. Bamboo can be pruned back considerably, but does need extra food after pruning. Shrubs that bloomed in spring can now be pruned back. Think of a…

LAYING TURF IN 7 STEPS

Turf is ready-made rolls of grass. The grass is sown and grown by a specialized company, which then cuts and rolls up the grass. You only have to roll out those turf on a suitable surface. Making a new lawn with turf? It’s easy with our step-by-step plan. When is the best time to lay turf? It is best to…

TURN YOUR GARDEN INTO A BUTTERFLY GARDEN

Butterflies are special to almost everyone. Their fluttering flight has something clumsy and endearing. It’s great if one is perching on your arm and admiring its radiant wings up close. Would you like to see more butterflies in your garden?  Check our tips for a butterfly garden below! Nectar, food for butterflies Do you want more butterflies in…

MAKE A VEGGIE GARDEN BOX

To make your Vegetable Garden a success, start with the basics: the vegetable garden box. A good vegetable garden box is a sustainable investment for the coming years. You can easily make a vegetable garden box yourself. For example, make a tray on legs if you don’t have that much space. Then you can also put some stuff under…

FILL FLOWER POTS AND PLANTERS

Is it time to fill pots and containers with plants and flowers? Or do you want to transfer your big houseplant to a larger pot? It is still quite a trick to plant a pot or container in such a way that you can enjoy it for a long time and that it also looks beautiful. Are…

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CLIMBING PLANTS

Ellie’s Garden Advice Not all climbing plants climb automatically, because there are self-adhesive climbers and vining climbers. Vining creepers make long vines that they twist around. These species therefore need some support from, for example, a climbing frame. It is also possible to combine a vining climber with a self-adhesive climbing plant, so they climb up together. For example,…

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