Category Archives for Gardening

Garden Perennials

TENDER PERENNIALS AMONGST THE LOVELIEST and most desirable of summer flowers are those which will not withstand frost. Less-hardy plants make excellent subjects for pots and containers. Grouped together on a terrace or beside a door they can form an … Continue reading

06. June 2017 by admin
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Plants | Water and Watering

Although they look fairly solid, green plants are about 95 per cent water. They wilt when not watered. Water also provides plants with their own internal transport system, moving nutrients and manufactured carbohydrates and hormones to wherever they are needed, … Continue reading

27. May 2014 by admin
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How Plants Grow |Plant Factories

The Science of Plant Growth Everyone has to start somewhere, so instead of thinking about what to do first or how to plan your garden, start with a tidy up. You may be surprised by what you find. Old shopping … Continue reading

26. May 2014 by admin
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Soil Types

Doing the Groundwork Soil Soil doesn’t look very exciting, but it provides the heart of the garden. It is like a supermarket, supplying water, air and food to the plants it has growing in it. It also gives roots something … Continue reading

26. May 2014 by admin
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How to Grow Red and White Currants

Cultivation, care and harvesting  Immediately after planting, spread a 5 cm (2”) deep mulch of well rotted farmyard, manure garden compost, or moist peat over the root area to prevent evaporation from the soil if the spring and early summer … Continue reading

12. August 2013 by admin
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Ground Cover Plants

As well as keeping down weeds ground cover plants soften the hard straight lines of a path

Every new gardener soon discovers that any soil he leaves bare will quickly be invaded by plants. Some of these may be the children of self-seeding plants he is growing nearby, but more often they will be weeds. If you … Continue reading

05. July 2013 by admin
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Introduction to Gardening

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The discovery that it is possible to have a bright and lively garden the year round comes as a delightful surprise to many people. For although bare dripping branches and a dark, windblown conifer may be pleasing to some, most … Continue reading

02. July 2013 by admin
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Flowering Garden Ideas

There are enough winter and early spring flowering rhododendrons to suit everyone’s taste. Just remember that the more hairs there are on a rhododendron, the less hardy it is, so buy smooth glossy types. Rhododendron Christmas Cheer (nobleanum) really does … Continue reading

10. June 2013 by admin
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Choosing Shrubs and Trees for Your Garden

Trees and shrubs form the backbone of a garden, and they are necessary to add height and substance — not to mention their inherent beauty. No garden is too small for a choice shrub, and even a tiny garden can … Continue reading

10. June 2013 by admin
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Types of Water Garden and Pond Ideas

There are four principal types of water garden or garden pool construction for the gardener to choose from: making a pool in concrete; fitting pre-shaped pools made of plastic materials such as Fibreglass; adapting old containers such as tubs, baths … Continue reading

10. June 2013 by admin
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