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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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Zygocactus

Known as the Christmas Cactus, Zygocactus truncatus is one of the most interesting of indoor plants, being easily grown and propagated, and its attractive cerise-pink flowers, which are borne in winter, make it one of the best of all indoor … Continue reading

07. June 2017 by admin
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Zenobia

Closely allied to vaccinum and requiring the same acid soil conditions, Zenobia speciosa ‘Pulverulenta’ is a handsome shrub growing 3-4 ft (1 m) tall, its leaves and stems covered in glaucous ‘bloom’. It blooms in midsummer, bearing its scented bell-shaped … Continue reading

06. 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

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Tubs for the Garden

As an alternative, or in addition to a window-box or trough garden, to be used on a terrace or verandah, or around the walls of a paved yard where there is no garden, tubs filled with plants will be an … Continue reading

31. May 2017 by admin
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LOOKING AFTER YOUR WINDOW BOX

Planting will take place late in autumn for the spring flowering plants and bulbs, and again in early summer when the plants are replaced by those which bloom through summer and autumn. Where planting is to be done directly into … Continue reading

31. May 2017 by admin
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How to Fill a Window Box

Before placing any compost in the boxes it will be necessary to ensure drainage. First, the holes in the base must be made so that the soil does not fall through, and this is best done by placing a piece … Continue reading

31. May 2017 by admin
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Window Boxes Add Colour to a Dull Garden

If consideration was given to the wide variety of plants suitable for window-box culture and their soil and climatic requirements, a wider use could be made of window-box gardening. Many factories, especially those which are not troubled by an excess … Continue reading

31. May 2017 by admin
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List of Greenhouse Plants

FOR the list which follows I have chosen a range of plants which the keen amateur might well consider as possible subjects for the greenhouse. The choice has been made to suit the warm or the cool house, and the … Continue reading

30. May 2017 by admin
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Propagating Greenhouse Plants

RAISING PLANTS FROM SEED THE raising of greenhouse plants from seed is, generally speaking, very easy, and hundreds of different subjects might well be raised in this way. An idea seems to have got around, that raising seed in a … Continue reading

30. May 2017 by admin
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