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Trees For Your Garden

Trees can make or mar a garden. Too many of them, or unsuitable kinds, can rob the garden of light and the soil of food and moisture, making it impossible to grow anything else well. But a few well-placed and well-chosen trees can give a garden distinction and provide welcome summer shade

Watering and Feeding During Spring Time

Watering is essential for container grown specimens, especially if other bedding plants have been added to the scheme. Take special care with hanging baskets, which tend to dry out quickly, and with window boxes, which often receive little rainfall. Border bulbs, corms and so forth will normally receive adequate natural rainfall, although in exceptionally dry seasons they may benefit from additional moisture.

The Art of Rose Growing

Roses are the most popular of all flowers. They captivate gardeners by the variety of their colours, shapes and perfumes, the ease with which they can be grown, the freedom with which they flower. A great industry has grown up in the production of rose bushes for gardens and also in the breeding of new roses both to meet the demand for novelty and also to replace old favourites that have become less satisfactory with age.

Growing Wisteria Floribunda As a Bonsai

Wisteria floribunda makes a uniquely interesting bonsai subject. With its character trunk and spectacular blooming Wisteria makes a premium bonsai subject. Pay attention to your fertilizer use and try not to promote rank vine growth. Wisteria grows in Zones 2-24, almost no one is precluded from cultivating it as a bonsai.

Colourful Perennials For Your Garden

Most herbaceous perennials, like trees and shrubs, live for many years and do not have to be frequently renewed from seed or cuttings like annuals or many bedding (temporary display) plants. Unlike trees and shrubs they have soft stems which in many kinds die down in the autumn and grow again the following spring, though a few have evergreen leaves and an even smaller number grow in winter and die down in the summer. Not all herbaceous perennials are hardy in Britain but here we are only concerned with those that are.

Do You Need a Garden Hedge?

Hedges serve both a decorative and a utilitarian role in the garden. They can be used to give privacy and to keep out intruders, to separate one part of the garden from another or to provide a fine background for a border of flowers or a handsome ornament. They can be clipped in simple or elaborate shapes or they can be permitted to grow freely, an informal mode of treatment that suits flowering shrubs, including shrub roses. Formal hedges will need to be clipped from both sides so, if they are sited on the boundary, sufficient room must be left to give convenient access without trespassing on neighbouring property.

How to Take Care of Bulbs During Spring Time

Some of the summer flowering bulbs that were available in late winter will still be on sale, but choose those that are still plump and firm and have not been dried out by over exposure on the garden center shelves. As the spring progress, cannas, begonias and dahlias in growth will go on sale, but the choice of the color and sizes will be more restricted than if you had bought dormant tubers and rhizomes.

Caring For the Garden in Winter

The garden in winter may not look all that exciting at times. In Britain most things look dull and cheerless in winter, unless there is snow when everything looks pristine and while, but lacking in interesting details just the same. However, unless your garden is covered in two feet of snow, there’s a lot you can do in winter.

Finding the Right Greenhouse Heater

How to find the right greenhouse heater. The best greenhouse heaters to extend your growing season. Grow more in your greenhouse this year by using a greenhouse heater.

Tomato Plant Diseases

Did you put your heart and soul into growing tomatoes only to have them wilt and die because of some crazy tomato plant disease this year? Did the tomato Blight or Blossom Rot kill your garden?

Using Herbs From a Home Herb Garden

Congratulations, you have sown the seeds or planted seedlings. You have nurtured them with water and care and your herbs have grown and flourished. Now it is time to harvest and put your herbs to use as they are intended. There are just a few more tasks that must be completed before your herbs are ready for the stew pot or potpourri dish.

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