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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, … Continue reading

07. 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 … Continue reading

06. June 2017 by admin
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Greenhouse Equipment

Suitable Staging Stagings upon which plants are to stand can be made of slatted timber or can be covered with slates or corrugated-iron sheeting, and these covered entirely with small shingle, small breeze, ashes or grit to a depth of … Continue reading

29. May 2017 by admin
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Greenhouse Heating Methods

The question of which type of heating to use can be as perplexing to the novice as the question of whether there shall be any heating or none. Of course, the heated house can be of far more value than … Continue reading

29. May 2017 by admin
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HYGIENE IN THE GREENHOUSE

THE greenhouse owner will soon learn that a number of pests and diseases exist to do damage to growing plants, but let me say at once that there is no reason why anyone should be scared of them or be … Continue reading

26. May 2017 by admin
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Greenhouse Hygiene

Diseases in the Greenhouse There are of course many diseases, too, which affect plants, and very often they are due to some error in cultivation which causes a plant to become weak and therefore without resistance. Again I make the … Continue reading

25. May 2017 by admin
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METHODS OF PROPAGATION

Division There are many other ways of increasing plants, but space will not allow me to go into details. First there is the easy way of dividing the roots into smaller pieces —the fibrous-rooted begonias are an example. This should … Continue reading

23. 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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