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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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PROPAGATION BY CUTTINGS

Now we come to the propagation of plants by rooting cuttings, easily illustrated by the common practice of taking geranium (pelargonium) cuttings to increase the numbers of bedding plants. Here again the same general principles are applied to most plants … Continue reading

24. May 2017 by admin
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How to Create Water Gardens

This is one of the most satisfying of all forms of gardening and whilst few gardens have a pond that is a natural feature of the landscape, the smallest of gardens may have their pools constructed from fibreglass, concrete or … Continue reading

23. 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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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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