Here, you’ll find a variety of online video courses that will help you get gardening and growing!
We’re thrilled to be working with Adam yn yr Ardd (Adam in the Garden) to create a series of weekly videos that will give you advice on a wide range of topics, from sowing seeds to creating a wild garden.
Growing Cut Flowers
There are many advantages of growing our own cut flowers at home, one of the main ones is to reduce our carbon footprints by lowering the demand for imported cut flowers.
Presenting a home-grown bouquet of flowers is a thoughtful gift for a special occasion and dried flower petals are a great environmentally-friendly alternative to wedding confetti!
In this video, Adam takes us through the steps of growing cut flowers at home.
Weeding your Garden
Weeding some areas of our gardens can make them tidier and show them at their very best! Simply put, weeds are plant that we did not intend to be growing where they are.
In this video, Adam shows us how to weed our gardens by recognising which plants are weeds, techniques on how to go about weeding the garden and how to control and prevent weeds from growing in the first place.
Watering correctly is one of the most important things to do when growing plants.
In this video, Adam takes us through some of the do’s and don’ts of watering, how to avoid over-watering and under-watering and some techniques on how to get the best out of your plants and garden.
Gardening with Nature
Our gardens are special places where we can connect with the natural world, and gardening with nature is vitally important.
The total area of gardens in Britain is greater than the total area of all our National Nature Reserves combined – which means if we all look after our little patch with care, we can contribute to supporting biodiversity.
In this video, Adam shows us some simple steps we can all take to encourage nature to our gardens.
Planting Flower Pots
Flower pots can help add colour and brighten up any garden or outdoor space.
In this video, Adam takes us through the simple steps of planting flower pots, including tips on drainage and arranging flowers within them.
Protecting Our Plants
Gardening is such a rewarding activity that doesn’t need to harm nature.
In this video, Adam shows us how to protect our plants and crops from a variety of garden visitors, such as birds and insects, in a nature-friendly way, including a homemade organic spray, eggshells and wool.
Growing Salads: From Garden to Plate
Growing your own food can be so rewarding and salad leaves are some of the quickest and easiest crops to grow. You can avoid waste and save money by growing ‘cut-and-come-again’ crops – as you constantly cut immature leaves, more re-grow – giving you a constant supply during the season.
In this video, Adam shows you how to easily grow five different salad crops at home to enjoy over the summer.
How to Plan Your Garden
It can be difficult to know where to start when planning your garden, while maximising the space available.
In this video, Adam takes us through the simple steps of planning and designing a garden, as well as some important things to keep in mind.
Health Benefits of Gardening
Multiple studies have shown that gardening, walking, encounters with wildlife and interacting with nature can all have a positive impact on our mental and physical health and well-being.
In this video, Adam discusses how our gardens and outdoor spaces can become our sanctuaries and how best to enjoy them.
Raising plants from seeds can be a rewarding and exciting way to add new varieties of plants to your garden.
After planting lavatera seeds a fortnight ago, Adam takes us through the steps of transplanting seedlings into larger containers in this video.
Gardening is easier and a lot more fun when you have the right tools for the job! In this video, Adam takes you through the top five tools you need, as well as how to use them, to become a successful gardener.
How to Sow Seeds
Sowing and growing seeds is something exciting to enjoy doing in the garden!
Lavatera are easy to grow, have beautiful pink and white flowers and are great for pollinating insects, especially bees.
Introduction to Adam yn yr Ardd