Purple Wellies

One woman's musings of plant lust for intoxicating blooms

Money Saving Tips for the Garden

The price of pretty much everything has gone up recently and gardening and horticulture are no different, but there are still money-saving and cost-effective ways of buying. Some will even help save the planet in the process.

The Best Way to Water Your Garden

Have you ever considered the best way to water garden plants? Are you watering the soil, or the foliage? Plants take water up from thousands of tiny hairs on their roots, so any water on the leaves will be wasted and evaporate. It could also lead to fungal problems. Just as stems grow towards the light, roots will also track moisture in the soil growing towards it. This is called hydrotropism.