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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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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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Garden shrubs: Capsicum and Caragana

The Ornamental Peppers make excellent indoor pot plants, growing short and bushy and bearing their pointed fruits which change from yellow to crimson during winter. Sow the large seeds individually in small pots in gentle heat in February and move … Continue reading

30. March 2017 by admin
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Accent Plants: Shrubs

4. ACCENT PLANTS – SHRUBS Yucca filamentosa Tufts of spiky evergreen leaves up to 3ft (90 cm) high with peeling threads from the edges. Towards the end of summer a magnificent 4-5 ft (1.2- 1.5 m) spike of ivory coloured … Continue reading

20. June 2013 by admin
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Sun or Shade Tolerant Plants

1A. Shrubs – evergreen – dense weed-suppressing Euonymus fortunei ‘Silver Queen’ Sprawling evergreen shrub with really striking variegated leaves with a broad creamy margin and a dark green centre splashed with pale green. Good against dark foliage or growing through … Continue reading

20. June 2013 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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