Captivating Gardening

A selection of captivating gardening stories about experiences and general interest of gardens.

Our current captivating garden story

Starting to grow a garden. 5 simple tips for success.

Do you have a desire to start gardening but have never started? Well try these 5 simple tips and start gardening!

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An exciting vegetable story

The Legendary Garlic

The Legendary Garlic

The Legendary Garlic has a long history going back to 3000BC. There are more than 400 varieties of Garlic that add flavouring and texture to any meal. And Garlic is so easy to grow! Give it a go!

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More captivating gardening stories

Starting to grow a garden. 5 simple tips for success.

Starting to grow a garden - Here are 5 simple steps
Starting to grow a garden – Here’s 5 simple tips.

Do you have a desire to start gardening but have never started? Well try these 5 simple tips and start gardening!

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6 garden tasks for an awe-inspiring garden!

A beautiful garden setting with flowers, trees and a pond
An Awe-inspiring garden. Photo by Mike on Pexels.com

These garden tasks will make your garden awe-inspiring, and then you can relax and enjoy the garden!

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Learner Gardeners should keep a Gardening Journal – 9 reasons why!

Gardening Journal. Journaling is fun!
Writing up your gardening journal, in the garden that you created is simply superb. Photo by Negative Space on Pexels.com

Keeping a journal on your gardening experiences leads to improved gardens and better gardening experience, and a whole lot of reduced frustration. Here are just 9 reasons why you should keep a garden journal.

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Pesky weeds are a problem; identify the weed and rid yourself of them

Common weeds: the common daisy.
Common daisy is a weed known for its invasiveness and strong rampant growth.

Weeds, weeds, and more weeds, they grow at a brisk rate spreading through the garden unabated.

These plants are a problem in the garden for ornamental and native plants and can be labour intensive to rid your garden of them.

Find out how to rid your garden of these unwanted invaders.

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What is happening in the flower garden during Autumn?

Autumn Flower Chrysanthemum in full bloom on the house deck
An Autumn Flower – Chrysanthemum in full bloom.

Read about what’s happening in the Autumn flower garden and a selection of flowers, bulbs and shrubs you can plant in the Autumn.

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Veggie garden rotation; is it required?

Veggie Garden rotation
Vegetable Garden. Does the home gardener really need to rotate?

Is household crop rotation required? Or should the learner gardener understand their soil and plants more to learn what is happening in the garden?

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A whole new world – choose gardening

Good family time together, gardening

Our world can rapidly change, and it has with COVID19. How will it look in the new future? Who knows? Is gardening the new future?

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The health benefits of gardening

There are great health benefits from getting out in the garden

Most Health Professionals recognise that regular contact with plants, animals and the natural environment can improve our physical health and mental well-being.

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Companion Planting

A beautiful display of a colourful garden
A colourful House Garden.

Companion Planting has been around since the ancient Romans, so it’s not something new, but a gardening theory which has been tested and works for thousands of us home gardeners.

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Magnificent Hydrangeas

Mophead Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas put on a magnificent flowering display, Find out about The Learner Gardeners experience with Hydrangeas.

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What is a weed?

Agapanthus Plant
Agapanthus Plant, is it a weed?

What really is a weed, are weeds different in different parts of the world?

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Worm Farming

A stacker worm farm on legs
A stacker worm farm on legs

Find out about The Learner Gardeners experience with worm farming.

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To garden or not to garden

To garden or not to garden - Carpet Roses
Carpet Roses

The Learner Gardeners story on deciding to go gardening. Where it all started.

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