Category Archives for Garden Care

Garden Do’s and Don’ts

  DO’S Garden Feed bulbs just after they have flowered in the spring. N.B. Remember not to cut daffodils down until six weeks after flowering. Go to reliable garden centres for plants. The ones in the centre of towns tend … Continue reading

23. June 2013 by admin
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Composting

I am a compost fanatic, pride myself on my compost and derive tremendous pleasure when I see the positive results of my own compost. So it is understandable that I want to encourage others to do likewise, so if there’s … Continue reading

19. June 2013 by admin
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Importance of Garden Fertilisers

This is an insight into what fertilisers contain and how much. First, though, a quick comparison between organic and inorganic fertilisers.  Organic Fertilisers Organic fertilisers usually contain less plant foods. This means that more needs to be applied but it also makes … Continue reading

16. June 2013 by admin
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Feeding Shrubs and Trees in Late Winter

Late winter is an appropriate time to feed tree fruits, if they need it. If the soil was carefully prepared before planting and is subsequently regularly topdressed with rotted organic matter fertilizers may not be necessary at all. However, sandy … Continue reading

30. August 2011 by admin
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Gardening Calendar: Gardening Tasks for Mid Winter

Frost and snow prevent outdoor gardening activities, but equipment can be overhauled and plans made for spring. Many of the coldest days of the year occur in mid winter, and this, combined with snow, rain, icy winds and continuous grey … Continue reading

18. June 2011 by admin
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Spring Gardening Tips: Propagating and Pruning Shrubs

Propagating shrubs Layering is a simple method of propagation at this time of year for lax-stemmed shrubs, such as Amelanchier canadensis, celastrus, lilac (Syringa), wintersweet (Chimonanthus), and all species of Thus except Rhus typhina. Peg down the selected branches into … Continue reading

10. June 2011 by admin
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Caring for Fruit Trees and Bushes After Planting

Soil Management Although this may sound rather frightening and technical to new gardeners, it is really just a term that covers all the various things that we do to the soil in our gardens to make it easier to cultivate … Continue reading

14. May 2011 by admin
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Gardens are for Plants

Gardens are for Plants In our culture there is no doubt that the title of this post is a perfectly acceptable truism. Everybody (or nearly everybody) does garden, even in the most unpromising of situations. Books, magazines, websites or articles … Continue reading

10. May 2011 by admin
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Caring for Shrubs

Caring for shrubs One of the nicest things about shrubs is the very small amount of regular aftercare they require from the gardener.   AFTERCARE Mulching every springtime — which means adding a layer of material to the surface of … Continue reading

04. May 2011 by admin
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Soils, Composts and Fertilizers

Soils, Composts and Fertilizers As with all plants, aquatics will directly reflect the quality of the medium in which they are growing. Special aquatic planting composts are available, but in most cases carefully prepared garden soil will be quite satisfactory. … Continue reading

17. March 2011 by admin
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