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Starting a Rock Garden

starting a rock garden Rock Gardens It is probably best to avoid the word rockery, for this is apt to encompass all that is unsatisfactory about most small garden efforts in this field. A pile of soil is made — no doubt left over from something else — then scattered at random with bits of stone or even (horror upon horrors) broken concrete. The result is not a rock garden and it must be hoped Read more [...]

12. May 2011 by admin
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How to Grow Lettuces

How to Grow Lettuces How to Grow Lettuces An indispensible crop and the epitome of summer, though they can be grown nearly all year round. No garden should be without a few. Soil requirements Nothing in particular but avoid land that is too firm or waterlogged. Plenty of organic matter leads to rapid growth and the tastiest lettuces. Possible yield 12-24 lettuces per 10ft (3m) Read more [...]

16. March 2011 by admin
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How to Grow Brussels Sprouts

How to Grow Brussels Sprouts Growing Brussels Sprouts Sprouts have always been one of the most popular winter green vegetables. They can be grown to give you a supply of sprouts from September to March. Unless you want to strip the plants at a single pick and then freeze the harvest, pick-over varieties should be grown. Soil requirements The soil should be well-supplied with organic matter and must, Read more [...]

13. March 2011 by admin
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How to Grow Strawberries

How to Grow Strawberries How to Grow Strawberries These are probably the most rewarding of all fruits — there is nothing like the taste of your own first fresh-picked strawberry, or the second, or the third . . . Strawberries need a very rich soil, full of humus, and benefit from slow- release sources of phosphorus, such as bonemeal. The site must be free of weeds and prepared well with additions Read more [...]

06. January 2011 by admin
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Garden Annuals for Naturalizing

It is not generally appreciated that annuals are ideal plants for naturalizing or broadcast sowing. This is often how they grow in their natural habitat, and by using this method some striking effects can be achieved at very little cost, an item of some consequence these days. Obviously it is not practicable to naturalize in a very small garden, but such sites as a paddock, Read more [...]

07. June 2017 by admin
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The Cultivation of Half-Hardy Annuals

WHILE the cultivation of half-hardy annuals calls for slightly more attention than hardy annuals, there are no very great difficulties, and the extra facilities required can be confined to modest proportions. As their name suggests, half-hardy annuals will not tolerate frost, especially during the seedling stage, but they can be sown in the open in May, when the danger of frost Read more [...]

07. June 2017 by admin
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Zygocactus

Known as the Christmas Cactus, Zygocactus truncatus is one of the most interesting of indoor plants, being easily grown and propagated, and its attractive cerise-pink flowers, which are borne in winter, make it one of the best of all indoor plants; and preferring semi-shade it could be more widely grown. It is a cactus, being one of the Epiphyllum group, the plants being almost Read more [...]

07. June 2017 by admin
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Zenobia

Closely allied to vaccinum and requiring the same acid soil conditions, Zenobia speciosa ‘Pulverulenta’ is a handsome shrub growing 3-4 ft (1 m) tall, its leaves and stems covered in glaucous ‘bloom’. It blooms in midsummer, bearing its scented bell-shaped flowers of waxy-white all along the branches. Plant in March, in full sun or partial shade and prune only to Read more [...]

06. June 2017 by admin
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Saving Your Garden Seeds

THE fact that most annuals are raised from seed (a few can be propagated from cuttings) adds a greater significance and value to seed collecting. Practically every annual produces a rich harvest of seed, and collecting, drying and storing it can be instructive and interesting. Purity of strain will be lost from home-collected seeds, while novelties and new varieties must of Read more [...]

06. June 2017 by admin
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Annuals for Special Purposes

The Cool Greenhouse Few people have facilities for growing large quantities of annuals under glass and the cultivation of such plants in pots in the cool greenhouse involves a lot of work, but it pays handsome dividends and some magnificent effects can be obtained. The remarkable exhibits of pot-grown annuals which the leading British seedsmen stage at Chelsea and other Spring Read more [...]

03. June 2017 by admin
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Bringing Chrysanthemums into Flower

THE aim of this phase of culture is not so much to put more into the plant, but rather to allow what is already in to come to fruition without hindrance. As a result of careful treatment from the cutting stage onwards, the plant has enough strength to produce its crop without further feeding. Many growers do continue a modified feeding programme after housing, but there are Read more [...]

03. June 2017 by admin
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Getting the Best Blooms from Your Chrysanthemums: Building the Framework

THE months of May, June and July and into the early days of August is the period of greatest growth, and the aim is to further that growth without promoting soft and sappy stems. The best blooms are produced on well-ripened wood, and the mid-summer culture is designed to give just that. Plants which have been hardened off may be moved out of the frames in early May in most Read more [...]

03. June 2017 by admin
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Caring for Chrysanthemums

Watering The aim should be to make that one watering sufficient for three weeks, during which period many cuttings will root. Don’t water again unless it is essential, and then give one good dose and leave it. Constant dewing over and trickles of water given every other day spell disaster. To prevent pots from drying out too quickly, stand them on a layer of damp peat. After-care Read more [...]

03. June 2017 by admin
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Garden Annuals

The plants mentioned in this website are, with certain exceptions, true annuals. That is, their seeds can be sown, they will germinate, reach maturity, bloom and produce seed again within a year or less, and then die. The period between seed sowing and seed collecting varies from a few weeks to several months, and this brief life makes annual plants particularly suitable for Read more [...]

03. June 2017 by admin
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