David Domoney's Gardening Advice, Hacks & Tips
Expert Advice and Gardening hacks to make things easier for you in the garden. From Horticulturist and TV Gardener David Domoney.
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Household items to make gardening easier
The best gardening wisdom should be passed on, from one gardener to another. So here are my top gardening tips from years of experience. These tips will help you boost your plants and borders and repel pests, as well as saving you time and money in the garden. And all you need are everyday household items that you probably already have lying around.
Top 3 Wasp Deterrents
Wasps are an inevitable source of annoyance to any summer gardener. Often aggressive and with a nasty sting in the tail, many people turn to chemical repellents to rid their gardens of these banded nuisances. While wasps do have an important role in the world, such as pollinating plants and preying upon common garden pests like aphids and caterpillars, they often play the more annoying role of aggravating pest by buzzing around our BBQs and making nests in awkward places.
Top ten picks for ornamental grasses in your garden
Growing ornamental grasses in the garden adds elegance and charm with their movement. Although, they aren’t just great for foliage, but the spires of feathery flowers that bloom are sure to add something special to your garden space too. So, choose from deciduous or evergreen types that will complement the rest of your planting scheme.
How to grow ornamental grasses
A must have for any garden, ornamental grasses are low-maintenance plants that add a lot to the space. They can bring height and texture as well as adding to the soundtrack of your garden as they sway in the breeze.
Best plants for shade
Shade in the garden is inevitable. Some gardens have small pockets of shade amongst borders, and others have larger sections where trees or buildings block the sun. So, these shaded areas are an opportunity to display some beautiful sun-shy plants that are often passed by at the garden centre.
How to dry flowers and foliage
Dried floral arrangements are back ‘in’. With windowsills and fireplaces decorated with vases of ornamental dried flowers and foliage for enjoyment all year round. For a unique display, create your own at home using these methods of drying flowers and foliage.
Preserving and storing homegrown herbs
Growing herbs in your garden is a must for anyone who loves cooking or sprucing up drinks to add a little more flavour. Some herbs are evergreen so you can take your pick whatever the season, however some need to be cut and stored to have on hand when you need them. So, find out about preserving and storing homegrown herbs.
How to grow your own apricots at home
Apricots may not spring to mind as a fruit that we tend to grow in the UK…but we can! The juicy texture and delicious taste of homegrown apricots is magical. They are a popular fruit, so popular that in the US, every year there are National Apricot Day celebrations.
Gardening on a slope
Gardens are all different shapes and sizes, all with different purposes and aims. But, to make the most out of your garden you must work with what you’ve got! If you’re gardening on a slope, there are ways to level it out and use it to its full potential.
Gardening is a great way to lose weight and keep fit
We all find it hard to find the time to get to the gym and fit regular exercise into our busy lives. But whether you are looking to burn some calories, or just stay strong and healthy, exercise is key.