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SHRUBS FOR THE MINIATURE GARDEN

As I have suggested in an earlier section, the shrubs admitted to our miniature gardens may be rather taller than the herbaceous perennials without destroying the effect of scale. Even so, the choice is not a wide one, for many … Continue reading

03. May 2017 by admin
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Dwarf Perennials for the Miniature Garden

UNLESS otherwise stated, the plants in the following list will flourish satisfactorily in ordinary alpine compost and in a sunny aspect. The plants marked * require keeping in check by the removal of their outlying runners from time to time … Continue reading

02. May 2017 by admin
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Garden Diseases and Disorders

Mildew The first symptom of this disease is that the young growths take on a reddish tinge and start to curl; then as the disease develops they become covered with a whitish powder. Fortunately this early stage is easily corrected. … Continue reading

02. May 2017 by admin
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Garden Pests – Thrips and Ants

Thrips This pest, also known as the thunder-fly, is a serious menace both under glass and in the open garden, especially during hot, dry summers. The flies swarm over all parts of the tree, distorting the young tender shoots; they … Continue reading

01. May 2017 by admin
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Growing Rhododendrons

Although there are a number of rhododendrons scarcely exceeding half a foot in height, even the smallest of them will eventually attain twice as much in diameter or even more. Therefore, however small and neat they may look in their … Continue reading

01. May 2017 by admin
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Salix

The willow is the only deciduous tree which has dwarf forms, but as these form little spreading bushes rather than trees, they may be appropriately included in the present section. Like their larger fellows, they bear catkins, which are usually … Continue reading

26. April 2017 by admin
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Veronica

To the herbaceous veronicas mentioned in the previous section can now be added a few dwarf shrubs from New Zealand. All are perfectly easy in light soil and full sun, but it is worth remembering that the poorer the soil, … Continue reading

24. April 2017 by admin
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Keeping roses healthy

My friend seems to spend half of his gardening life dealing with rose pests and diseases. I want to grow roses too, but is it possible to buy varieties that are likely to be trouble-free? It is certainly true that some … Continue reading

11. April 2017 by admin
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Growing Herbs

What is the best way of getting chives established? You can raise chives (Allium) either from seed or by dividing old clumps. Sow seed in the spring, and when the seedlings are several inches high, plant them out in clumps … Continue reading

03. April 2017 by admin
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How to Grow Tender vegetables

Do you recommend the all-female varieties of cucumber which are now available? Yes, these are a very useful development. With the old-fashioned varieties of greenhouse or frame cucumbers you have to remove all the male flowers because, once the flowers … Continue reading

03. April 2017 by admin
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