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|Posted on May 31, 2017 at 7:15 PM|
If there is one job in the garden which is perfectly suited to this time of year, it is reorganising or redesigning an old, established garden. This is because almost any plant can be transferred to a new position at this time, whether it be an evergreen or a deciduous one.
All gardens need to be regularly thinned out by removing old, diseased or unsatisfactory trees or shrubs. Sometimes, as the weeks or years sneak by, we tend to take our gardens for granted and fail to see badly overg...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 15, 2017 at 9:55 PM|
A rock garden can be a stunning feature in any garden. The options are endless, they can be small enough to fit into a large container, or big enough to cover a substantial part of the garden. Correctly built and planted, they rarely get out of hand and are easy to maintain. With carefully placed dwarf conifers, interesting rocks and every crevice filled with tiny, creeping, tufted or drooping alpine plants, a miniature landscape can be created which will be a constant source of pleasure.... Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 16, 2016 at 4:30 PM|
It would be rather presumptuous for me to tell you how to lay out your garden. Garden design is very much a personal matter, but it is not something that is done very frequently and there are people who like to have advice. All the same, the choice of plants and the general atmosphere of a garden is a matter of personal taste, in the same way that the design of the interior of a house reflects the taste of the owner. You are the person who has to live with your garden and like it. The choice ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 1, 2016 at 6:45 PM|
I love winter! And sadly as I write this, we don't have months left of winter, we have days! Yeah I know, right now, look outside and you can't really tell Spring is in the air - but things are starting to take shape...
Spring is definitely in the air and the soil is getting warmer. Lets talk about planting vegetables and seeds which can now go in, while many of our trees, shrubs, houseplants and perennials are beginning to demand their nutrients. Pruning is still being carried out, dec...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 5, 2016 at 4:15 AM|
The importance of organic matter in the soil cannot be overestimated. It plays a role of enormous significance, not simply by helping to control sharp fluctuations in soil temperature, but acting as a kind of sponge and helping the soil hold moisture...
Organic matter also acts as a kind of larder for various minerals and other plant foods, allowing the plants to absorb their requirements in a gentle way. So, the question is: which is the best way to incorporate this important ingredien...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 4, 2016 at 11:30 PM|
If you want better quality blooms, which are less likely to be attacked by insect pests or diseases, are more vigorous and present a tidier appearance, than correctly pruned roses are the way to go!
If they are badly, brutally pruned, they still show their forgiveness by producing some good blooms. If they are left unpruned altogether, the flowers will be smaller and poorer, and the plant will suffer from diseases aggravated by congested growth.
Now is a good time, in most distric...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 17, 2016 at 8:55 PM|
Believe it or not, plants, like humans, are discriminating about the company they keep. They have their likes and dislikes, and the way they can be successfully associated, especially in the vegetable garden. This common term used is 'companion planting'.
Some plants produce substances which limit the growth of their seedlings, other encourage the growth and development of particular, unrelated species. The depths to which certain plants send their roots, the amount of foliage grown by ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 17, 2016 at 4:55 AM|
I'm guessing its still fresh in your mind right now the cost you paid last spring for vegetables from your local supermarket!
I know! Spring is a while away now. But many people will be paying high prices for a whole range of vegetables come next spring.
With a little planning right now, and some judicious planting, you can be walking smugly past these expensive vegetables in the shops, because you have a well-stocked garden of your own.
Let me put it to you this way, here i...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 15, 2016 at 7:05 PM|
You wouldn't believe it! But around the second week of March is the best time of the year to construct a new lawn or renovate an old one. One main reason is the approaching cooler, moister weather and the enormous advantages this will give to newly sown grass seed.
Once the seed has been sown and watered a few times, the weather virtually takes over the job, so that by springtime an excellent sward will have developed. Winter and spring rains will encourage the new roots to delve deeper...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 15, 2016 at 6:45 PM|
The greatest source of good soil fertility comes from the sea. The best soil conditioners out there is seaweed!
When people think of seaweed, they automatically think of plenty of salt. The amazing thing about seaweed is its ability to reject salt. It does this so effectively that even though it grows in very salty water, it contains little salt.
This means it can be used directly on the garden, without washing. Taking it straight from the water, straight on to the garden is okay ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 30, 2016 at 8:30 PM|
Is it bad to mow your lawn when wet?
Can you damage your mower blades cutting your lawn in the wet?