Want to grow huge dahlia blooms that will make you garden the envy of the street? Follow these 7 simple steps to get large dinnerplate-type blooms on any dahlia plant.
Hannah spent 12 years working as an administrator for the National Health Service in the UK but recently switched to part-time employment to spend more time with her young family.
She has previously volunteered in several countries in Africa and Eastern Europe and is interested in sustainability, eco-friendly living, wildlife and nature.
Hannah is always trying to move the needle when it comes to sustainability at home and in the garden; she collects seeds and cuttings each year, and plastic pots never go to waste! Her goals for this year: To only grow ornamental plants that are pollinator-friendly and to introduce her children to more home-grown fruit and vegetable dishes.
Hannah holds a Level 3 qualification in horticulture but left the industry for 12 years to work as an administrator. She is currently studying part-time for a level 4 qualification.
Her primary role here at DIY Gardening is to advise us and our clients on the soft aspects of gardening, including:
- Plant choice.
- Plant care.
- Lawn care and maintenance.
- Pest control.
- Environmentally friendly alternatives.
NVQ Level 3 in Horticulture
NVQ Level 4 in Business Administration
Below you’ll find a selection of Hannah’s most recent blog posts, which complement the many other articles and help guides she has authored on this website:
Get more from your lavender plants by pruning them correctly at the right time. Photos are also shown here.
This is the best compost for hanging baskets as it contains all the nutrients, fibres and moisture retentive properties your plants need. I’ll also show you what mix I use in my hanging baskets.
This page displays a list of popular fruits and vegetables that are toxic to dogs. Common symptoms and treatments are also shown here.
Homemade weed killers being promoted on hundreds of websites and by organic gurus all over the web are dangerous Here’s why.
Discover when the most popular allium bulbs bloom into flower with this infographic. Learn about alliums, when to plant them, their overall height and much more with DIY Gardening.
If you want to aerate your lawn, don’t bother with lawn spikes, they don’t work. Try these instead.
This is why I can’t recommend Speedy Seed to those who want to sow a new lawn – An Honest Review of Speedy Seed.
Simple steps you can take to protect your spring bulbs should they start growing in autumn or winter.
Explore our guide to using rooting hormones when propagating plants. Encourage string root development in your new plants with these hormones.