We know the horse chestnut as a tall tree under which you can perfectly enjoy the shade in summer, whose flowers bloom wonderfully white or red in early summer and which bears great fruit in autumn. But there is also a smaller relative, the so-called Aesculus parviflora or also called horse chestnut.
As you know, anyone who finds a four-leaf clover is lucky. Red clover in the lawn, however, annoys many gardeners. We will explain how to get rid of it. © Ruud Morijn / stock.adobe.com As children, we enthusiastically started looking for four-leaf clovers (also known as lucky clovers).
If you cut your hedge without first familiarizing yourself with the legal requirements, you risk a fine. Because this is not permitted all year round. © Paolese - Fotolia.com If you want to trim your hedge to a larger extent, you will have to wait until the next late autumn or winter. Because legislators have set very precise deadlines for when hedge trimming is allowed and when not.
Planting a Douglas fir in the garden is not the norm, but it can be done. If you want to plant the imposing tree, you will find the instructions and tips here. © HeiSpa - Fotolia.com The Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) is an impressive appearance and certainly not suitable for every small garden.
Once the right location for the Japanese sickle fir has been found, the rapidly growing coniferous tree can give gardeners a lot of pleasure. © ChrWeiss - Fotolia.com Although conifers do not provide flowers and do not attract insects, they are green all year round and provide a lot of shade.
With lemon basil, basil and lemon taste meet. Here you will find tips on planting, grooming and delicious recipes. © Iva / stock.adobe.com The lemon basil is also known as the Ocimum Americanum and probably has its origin in East Asia. What is particularly striking is the very strong scent of lemon and the strong aroma of the plant.
When winter is coming to an end, there is a lot to do in the garden so that it can wake up from its hibernation and shine in the bloom of flowers in summer. © Alexander Raths / stock.adobe.com The new year has started and spring is coming. Hobby gardeners in particular should be happy about this.
Dandelions are a thorn in the side of many garden owners. The plant is by no means just a weed. If used correctly, it can relieve symptoms. © alenalihacheva / stock.adobe.com Whether dandelion, blowball or buttercup, the Taraxacum sect. Ruderalia is widespread in this country.
Depending on the nature of the soil, lime can work wonders in lawn care. We explain to you when it makes sense to use lime and when not. © Rosalie P. - Fotolia.com Everyone wants a green, immaculate lawn. If the soil is full of moss and weeds, liming is certainly an option, but it can also have the opposite effect.
Plant sage right after the ice saints and enjoy its effects against cough, runny nose, hoarseness. Read tips here. Sage - cultivation and effects At the latest when we are struggling with a sore throat, we will resort to soothing sage. Its effect is excellent, which is why it is one of the best-known medicinal herbs.
A few years ago, hedges, wooden fences and the like were modern privacy protection ideas for the garden. Today, completely different variants are trendy. Keyword glass, perforated sheet and gabions. Gabions are trendy Today, a garden is much more than just a place where fruit and vegetables are grown. Nowadays, a garden is used much more for relaxation and recreation.
If you want to harvest plenty in your vegetable garden, you have to do a lot beforehand. My tips make work easier and promise a good yield. © Alexander Raths - Fotolia.com In times when vegetables are becoming increasingly expensive and you cannot be sure whether they are contaminated with pollutants and pesticides, your own vegetable garden is really worth its weight in gold.