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Magical vinegar

Radek Štěpán 04. 06. 2023

Many of us know that ordinary vinegar is a much-needed ingredient and that many recipes require vinegar. But there are many other uses too, as evidenced by many housewives and experienced maids who use vinegar for various cleaning purposes. But…

Plum trees

Why your plum tree drops fruit prematurely?

Radek Štěpán 25. 05. 2023

Do you have plum trees in your garden? In Eastern Europe almost everyone has plum trees but not because they cannot do without jams or cakes… Plum brandy is the reason. But plum trees tend to be susceptible to various…

Yucca Schidigera

The secret of the Yucca Schidigera and its saponins

Radek Štěpán 31. 03. 2023

Do you know Yucca Schidigera plant? A rather unexpected question, to which most people will answer no, but there is nothing to be ashamed of. It is not grown in our part of the world and getting information about this…

Indoor hibiscus

When and how to prune indoor hibiscus? The traditional all-year cut will no longer do

Radek Štěpán 22. 02. 2023

We buy these beautiful plants mainly for their lovely flowers that decorate our homes and gardens. However, if your hibiscus tree resembles a “used broom” it will not serve you well… Is there anything that you can do to keep…

Pre-spring pruning

Pre-spring pruning rules for fruit trees

Radek Štěpán 18. 02. 2023

Pre-spring pruning is not for all fruit trees. For example, if you try to prune cherries, sour cherries or walnuts you will damage them. On the other hand, pre-spring pruning is beneficial for apple and pear trees, but also for…

Cutting trees

Cutting down trees in your garden. What does the law say?

Radek Štěpán 30. 01. 2023

Can you cut down any tree in your own garden or do you need permission from the authorities? What conditions must be followed for safe tree removal? Can you get in trouble for cutting down your tree? Will you need…


You probably saw pieris but you may not even know it

Radek Štěpán 26. 01. 2023

Shrubs and trees with red leaves tend to be the most popular specimens planted in parks and botanical gardens but not all bushes are suitable for gardens luckily, this is not the case with pieris. Pieris, known as andromeda, belongs…


Mistletoe and myths

Radek Štěpán 11. 12. 2022

Christmas is around the corner and with it also various customs and traditions. These customs and myths create the very special and sometimes mysterious atmosphere we all appreciate. Let us take mistletoe for example. It is a traditional plant strongly…


How to easily propagate yews for spring planting

Radek Štěpán 02. 11. 2022

We shall not discuss the benefits or harms of thuja now. Simply put, thujas are suitable for some gardens and for some not, and if you like thuja hedge and would like to multiply them, we shall advise you how…

Black walnut

Walnut black spot (Ophiognomonia leptostyla) and how to protect your tree effectively

Radek Štěpán 21. 10. 2022

Are you waiting for a great walnut harvest but looking at your tree made you sad? Well, you probably saw black nuts and drying leaves with black-brown spots. If so, you are dealing with a disease called walnut black spot…