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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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True Dwarf Trees

The trees which form the subject of this section are true pygmies in their own right, and will retain their dwarf habit without any assistance from the hand of man. The artificial stunting of ordinary trees, as practised in Japan, … Continue reading

03. December 2011 by admin
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Dwarf Conifers for the Miniature Garden

No garden, whether its area is only a few square feet or as many acres, can be considered complete without trees. In their absence even the most cleverly planned flower garden appears flat and uninteresting, and we are at once … Continue reading

03. December 2011 by admin
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Conifer Tree Varieties for the Garden

Conifers In the broadest of terms, and for everyday purposes (though botanists would undoubtedly shoot down this rule-of-thumb description) conifers are those (mainly) green-leaved plants, trees and shrubs that provide leaf colour more or less all the year round, but … Continue reading

28. April 2011 by admin
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Spiraea Plants

Among this large and diverse family are several dwarf shrubs suitable for the miniature garden. They vary in their soil requirements, but all need copious supplies of water throughout the summer. S. caespitosa is the smallest of all, making a … Continue reading

26. April 2011 by admin
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