Growing

  • Beneath the Ground

    Much of the time when we think about planting trees, growing trees, and enjoying trees we think about what happens above the ground, and on the ground. But some trees and treelike plants, such as…

  • This Fast-Growing Succulent Tree Could Transform Your Garden

    Looking for a garden tree that’ll grow quickly, not demand too much attention, and give your garden a year-round “wow” factor? The Tree Aloe could be exactly what you need.   What is a Tree…

  • 5 Reasons to Plant a Grass Tree

    Looking for the perfect new tree to add to your garden? Here are five reasons why a grass tree could be exactly what you need.   A Grass Tree Provides a Dramatic Focal Point Let’s…

  • 6 Tips for Growing a Mango Tree in a Pot

    There’s a misconception that mango trees don’t do well in pots, but the opposite is true. Not only can a mango tree be perfectly content in a pot, but get things right and that tree…

  • Can Planting Garden Trees Really Help with Climate Change?

    The world is still debating whether or not mass tree plantings can really help with climate change. There’s no denying that huge expanses of trees will act as carbon sinks, but the counter argument is…

  • How to Use Trees to Give Your Garden More Privacy

    Whether your garden backs onto a busy street or your neighbour’s house is positioned in a way that gives them a bird’s eye view, trees are a great way to give your garden some extra…

  • How to Plant a Pot-Grown Tree

    If you’ve just purchased a new container-grown tree for your garden, then you’re probably wondering how to go about planting it. Here’s a step-by-step guide for you to follow:   Choose the Right Time Unlike…

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Basic Tree Care

    If you’re new to planting and growing trees and feel intimidated by the process – don’t be. While trees may look as though they require hours of care and maintenance, they’re actually much easier to…

  • How to Encourage an Avocado Tree to Produce More Fruit

    Is your avocado tree not quite meeting your expectations in terms of how much fruit it’s producing? Or perhaps you’re struggling to even harvest a single avocado from your tree. Either way, here’s what you…

  • Avocado Growing: Nutritious, Delicious, and in the News

    Nearly everyone loves avocados. They can be eaten as dip, added to a sandwich, substituted for mayonnaise, or simply cut in half and eaten with a spoon. They are high in fat, but it is…

  • How to Prevent Your Garden Trees From Growing Too Large

    Large trees are definitely majestic, but, if your garden is on the small side, oversized trees can quickly become a nuisance. The best way to keep things under control is by picking tree species with…

  • Are Coffee Grounds a Good Fertiliser for Garden Trees?

    In an effort to keep things natural and sustainable, many gardeners are now moving away from chemical fertilisers, turning to DIY alternatives instead. There’s nothing wrong with this – a good homemade fertiliser can easily…

  • Edible Landscaping: How to Get Started

    With sustainability and self-sufficiency being major trends at the moment, more and more people are trying their hand at edible landscaping. If the concept of producing your own food in a garden that looks beautifully…