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Editor's Welcome Post

Updated: Sep 28, 2021

Welcome to Science for the Gardener – a website designed to be different – to be fun and lighthearted – to be easy to understand – but above all to be informative. Let me share with you my passion for gardening and my sincere belief that a little science knowledge can go a very long way in helping us to understand what is going on in our gardens and what steps we can take to improve them.

It is aimed at the layman gardener, young or old, someone in a garden club, an allotment holder or simply anyone wishing to find out more about how and why their garden grows. Featuring guest articles, short editorials and interesting titbits, an Education and Careers page dedicated to Young gardeners and Horticulturists and a Resources page for those of you who want to dig deeper into the subject. I do hope you will return to the site on a regular basis.

To see if a little science know how can improve your gardening check out how you can obtain an easy to download copy of my Power Point Presentation. Just click on the Discover More page and follow the straightforward instructions. A must for those interested in acquiring a little more understanding of how plants are Named, Reproduce and can be grown to obtain the very best results – with sections on Plant history, Growth, Soil and Nutrients, pH and Soil testing, Aquaponic growing, Pests and Diseases and Planting and Climate change, there is sure to be something for everyone.

As the seasons unfold do check out my blogs for a range of jobs to do and my tips for the month. Don’t worry – you don’t have to do them all – gardening needs to be an enjoyable pastime!

If you are intrigued as to how science can help you in your garden why not download a copy of the Presentation and Notes now, and take those first steps to a Greener, More Successful Garden.

Enjoy your gardening and enjoy learning how to make your garden grow even better for you.

Tony Arnold ACIHort


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