Over the coming months and years i will endeavour to pass on my knowledge of gardening with weekly insights . To problems you may have ,current trends in gardening, hints on design processes for that Landscaping project. Educational lessons in text format and short video clips. Where i will show you how to do Things like .
- Propagation from seed, cuttings , division , some simple methods for bulbs etc.
- Some budding techniques , some basic grafting , Fruit tree pruning.
- Mix up your own organic sprays , for those pesky pests and the right time do spray .
- Some good lawn tips for a healthy turf.
- Vegetable gardening my favourite , tips and companion planting to produce those rich organic crops.
- And some personal recommendations of products and some great books.as well, tools and the care of the same.
Anyway i did and have kept it up all these years ,and i started growing seedlings to sell when i was thirteen growing them in the back had a 1/4 acre of vegies back then all dug by hand too.When i left school i started work in a nursery a retail one . Which was run by two very good Nursery men and they taught me a good deal about propagation one of my favourite areas of gardening.Also plants mainly English types which is okay in Tasmania where i lived.Also spent some time in a wholesale seedling production nursery run by a Family which is still in operation Today.
So my interest in gardening as a whole has been shaped by some good people and i have taken it further by going to college and getting Qualified in Horticulture. Twenty years of Landscaping and General gardening as a Contractor for myself . Also have worked in Local Government in the Parks and Garden area.
Have taught at Adult Education in the area of propagation ,and spoken at various garden clubs and been Past Vice President of Tasmanian Herb Growers Ass, a founding member.Have done a three year trail on growing Water chestnuts with some good results . Iv,e gardened in Tasmania ,Victoria , West Australia and now reside in Thailand where i have just under two acres of garden.
Well there you have it folks a little more information for you and some food for thought on the questions which you may have i will do my best to answer.
You can also join me on Google + and participate in my gardening circle or follow my other blog at www.gardening.dinstudio.com
I look forward to helping you gardeners in what ever way i can Thanking you Steve Barratt .