For the Best Gardeners in the Cardiff Area

   Sep 29

Your Questions About Gardening

Daniel asks…

like to know about solar garden lights?

can anyone tell me if i put a garden solar light on my small front garden patch will keep the cats using it for a toilet any ideas please

GardenersCardiff answers:

Solar Garden Lights are available from Silicon Solar to fit all tastes and budgets. Our selection of Solar Garden Lights features Ground Stake Lighting, Hanging Solar Lights, Solar Deck and Step Lights, Garden Spot Lights and Low-Cost Solar Lights. You have your choice of a multitude of styles and finishes with our beautiful and durable Solar Garden Lights. Best of all, because they are powered by the energy of the sun, our Solar garden Lights are harmless to the environment, add nothing to your electric bill, and cost you nothing to operate

Sharon asks…

Japanese Garden Los Angeles?

Does anyone know of any Japanese Gardens in or around the Los Angeles area?

GardenersCardiff answers:

The Huntington has a great Japanese garden and a brand new Chinese garden.

I’m going to give you several recommendations, but the Huntington is the best in Southern California.

Cal State Long Beach has a small Japanese garden called the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden, the web site is below.

Descano Gardens has a small Japanese garden that didn’t impress me much. Probably because I went in July and it was very hot.

UCLA has a Japanese garden you have to make reservations to visit and they don’t give you the adddress until you do.

If you are a Star Trek fan the Japanese garden in Van Nuys was used as a film location several times.

The James Irvine Garden at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center is a beautiful place to visit. Also unexpected considering it’s in the middle of the city.

The Whispering Pine Teahouse & Friendship Garden in Glendale has a traditional teahouse open to the public.

Torrance also has a small Japanese garden called Pine Wind Garden.

Thomas asks…

Gardening Book or Website for Beginners?

Any ideas on a recommended website or book for beginners in gardening?!


GardenersCardiff answers:

The Garden Expert by D.G. Hessayon (£7.99)

The Flower Expert by D.G. Hessayon

The Tree & Shrub Expert

The Lawn Expert

The Vegetable & Herb Expert

The Fruit Expert

RHS Encylopedia of Gardening


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