Young plants should be supported with stakes or a temporary structure to filter the wind. Your windbreak will be vulnerable when first planted, but you can protect it with a

Annuals germinate, grow, flower, set seed and die within one year, often much less. You may find that some plants, such as snapdragons (Antirrhinum) and tobacco plants (Nicotiana) which are

Cottage gardens These gardens look back nostalgically to the image of a country cottage surrounded by flowers, although the originals were hard work to maintain. They need time to develop

Depending on your strength, patience and inclination there are various ways of dealing with weeds. If you are preparing a site from scratch, it may be tempting to wipe out

Usually, when someone loves to garden, it means that he or she will need some land in order to grow things. However, everyone doesn’t have that option. When people live

Flooding is a much more serious and unpredictable problem that we are increasingly having to deal with as our climate becomes more uncertain. The amount of damage caused by flood