Gardening Tips

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13
Oct

Rock Garden Design

Rocks can bring a natural, rugged beauty to any garden, including those with steep hillsides or other difficult growing conditions.  There are hundreds of different types of rock, but the right choice must work properly with both the details of your house and your landscape.  The rocks you choose will help set the tone for

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3
Oct

Planting for Summer Joy

Gladioli, arums and dahlias are old favourites that continue to re-invent themselves. Dahlias range in height from 40cm to 2 metres, which makes them a very useful addition to the garden. Cactus, pompon, plate-size – the flower shapes are as varied as the colour range. Consider mass plantings of these in borders, or a focus

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22
Sep

September Veggie Checklist

A HOME GARDEN can provide a family with an abundant supply of high-quality vegetables, fruits, and herbs at low cost. Herbs and vegetables are natural companions, in the sense that if you grow fresh herbs you’re bound to also love the idea of harvesting your own home grown tomatoes, beans, lettuce and anything else in

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16
Sep

September Gardening

Your Garden in September is caught up in the frenzy of Spring.  It’s a spectacular time with so many plants and flowers at their prime.  This is also the best season to go shopping for new plants and garden goodies! Time to select late-winter and spring-flowering shrubs for cold climate gardens – camellias and azaleas

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25
Aug

Late August Tips

Split up winter-flowering succulents and clump-forming aloes when the flowers are expended. Many different groudcovers benefit from being dug out, split up and replanted to encourage vigorous new spring growth. Prune back fuchias after all danger of frost has passed. Cut down late autumn- and winterflowering shrubs. Don’t be frightened of pruning – most plants

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18
Aug

August Garden Care

August – The windy month, but an exciting one, for spring and summer is just around the cornert! Your Winter Garden should now be full of bloom, and they will remain colourful longer if you pay attention to keeping the dead flower heads picked off. All outstanding winter work should be completed as quickly as

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12
Aug

Getting your Lawn ready for Summer

You must now give your Lawn its Springtime Treatment. First of all get a good sharp-toothed rake and then rake the lawn until you’ve got rid of all the dead undermat, which can be put straight on to the compost heap.  After that take a garden fork and drive it into the turf every 30cm

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8
Aug

Succulent Wall Art

Vertical plantings and gardens are still very much in!!  They can be a whole wall – even entire buildings are sometimes covered with living plants. A simple frame, planted with suitable plants and then hung on the wall as a living artwork will give live to any area in your garden.  These frames filled with

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1
Aug

Decorative Ornaments

Besides plants, every garden needs certain practical equipment as well as decorative ornaments for both the garden and patio.  Items you can buy or make include clay pots, fruit fly traps, wind chimes, wooden carvings, beaded ornaments, swings, clay bird baths, as well as a host of other things  

15
Jul

Hand-weeding the Lawn

Lawn grass begins to grow less vigorously as temperatures drop and day-length decreases, often resulting in odd perennial weeds being revealed.  Many of these can be easily removed by hand with a suitable tool.  The important point is that the tap root of the weed must be severed below ground level.  It’s no use only

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