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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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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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Keeping roses healthy

My friend seems to spend half of his gardening life dealing with rose pests and diseases. I want to grow roses too, but is it possible to buy varieties that are likely to be trouble-free? It is certainly true that some … Continue reading

11. April 2017 by admin
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Growing Herbs

What is the best way of getting chives established? You can raise chives (Allium) either from seed or by dividing old clumps. Sow seed in the spring, and when the seedlings are several inches high, plant them out in clumps … Continue reading

03. April 2017 by admin
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How to Grow Tender vegetables

Do you recommend the all-female varieties of cucumber which are now available? Yes, these are a very useful development. With the old-fashioned varieties of greenhouse or frame cucumbers you have to remove all the male flowers because, once the flowers … Continue reading

03. April 2017 by admin
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