Tag Archive for Gardening

The fundamentals of modern garden design

Good modern garden design always starts with a good plan. While some people are able to plan their garden by just walking about in it or working in stages, most of us need to start out with a clear drawn out plan.   Start by thinking about what you want from the finished garden –…

Get your children into the garden

Gardening with the kids

Children love to do anything you do, especially when they’re little. The garden is the perfect place for them to learn about plants, planting, and the little beasts that help a garden grow. So if you want to get your children out into the garden, here’s a few ideas for you to try… The Garden…

Planting the perfect containers

You can grow almost anything in a container, from Herbs and Tomatoes to Fuchsia and Marigolds. Gardening in containers and pots gives you the ability to plant in good quality fertilized soil, experiment with colour, brighten up a concrete/paved back yard area, move your garden with the sun and raise your garden to a comfortable…

No matter where you live, you can grow vegetables!

Lazy Susan's Vegtable Garden

Gardening is regaining popularity as a pastime for all types of people, with gardens popping up in the most unexpected places. While the traditional image of a garden may not exactly fit into the reality of most urban environments, the fact is you can grow your own food whether you live on a rural farm…

Dealing with garden pests the organic way

For many gardeners, a good offense is far better than a good defense when it comes to those annoying garden pests. As soon as many gardeners plant their first seeds of the season, they are already thinking about pest control. The question is, when is it necessary to step in with pest control methods? If you…

How To Create the Perfect Hanging Basket

A Hanging basket looks great in any setting and you’ll be surprised by the difference they can make to an otherwise dull brick wall. There’s no better way of bringing some outdoor colour to eye level and one of the best things about them is that you don’t even need a garden.  You also don’t…

Growing herbs in your garden for cooking

If you regularly cook with fresh herbs then growing your own might have crossed your mind. It’s easier than you might think too and doesn’t require the green fingered skills of Diarmuid Gavin. You can easily set up a small herb garden, learn how to cultivate and prepare herbs as well as what herbs to…

A passion for plants

At Lazy Susan we love gardening, it’s one of the reasons we started Lazy Susan. And plant-wise, when it comes to our favorite season, you simply can’t beat springtime. Many different species of spring flowers grow from bulbs and gardeners and flower lovers alike can often overlook some of the minor bulbs in favor of…