Understanding Your Garden
In this section, we take a look at the theory of gardening, and how by developing a basic awareness of its fundamental concepts you can extend your enjoyment of your garden and increase your chances of planting success.
Firstly, you'll find information on the role of the weather and how it affects your planting. Understanding the climate in your garden can help you to select plants that will thrive, rather than struggle, in the given conditions. There's also a guide to the ways you can protect your planting from the cold, snow and wind.
The soil is one of the most significant factors for healthy plant growth and determining the characteristics and structure of your own garden soil can be invaluable when it comes to selecting the right plants. In this section, you'll find advice on identifying your soil type and pH, along with some handy tips on improving problem soils.