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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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Care and Maintenance of the Miniature Garden

EXCEPT in the matter of watering, the miniature garden makes less demands on its owner’s time than any single feature of the full-sized garden, and much less than the greenhouse. Its plants need no staking, disbudding, pruning or spraying, and … Continue reading

02. May 2012 by admin
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Fun Bonsai

I have called this post ‘Fun bonsai’ because there is enormous pleasure to be derived from making and growing plants which, though not strictly bonsai, have a very strong bonsai ‘flavour’ to them. You can make a huge range of … Continue reading

21. March 2012 by admin
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Bonsai: Tray Landscapes

Tray landscapes and forest plantings of bonsai have universal appeal. Their popularity stems from the fact that they look so natural. It is said that a well made forest planting can be so convincing that you could almost imagine yourself … Continue reading

21. March 2012 by admin
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Bonsai from Your Own Garden

It is not often realized that bonsai are in fact ordinary plants despite their exotic appearance. Many still believe that they are some special botanical species. When I first became interested in bonsai in the late 1960s bonsai were extremely … Continue reading

21. March 2012 by admin
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Bonsai from Garden Centre Plants

The increasing popularity of gardening means that garden centres are becoming more widespread. As a result plants and shrubs are more easily available today. Many of the plants sold in garden centres are suitable for bonsai. All that is needed … Continue reading

21. March 2012 by admin
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How to Grow Bonsai

Basic Requirements TOOLS AND POTS Growing bonsai need not involve a vast outlay of money on pots and tools. There is a great deal of scope for improvisation. Many everyday garden implements can be adapted for use as bonsai tools. … Continue reading

21. March 2012 by admin
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Growing Bonsai from Seed

There are many ways of creating bonsai. You can use ordinary trees and shrubs purchased from garden centres and nurseries or you can use plants taken from your own garden. Alternatively you can start from scratch by taking cuttings and … Continue reading

21. March 2012 by admin
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