Shrubs and Flowers in Mid July
First of all in the flower garden, and especially the sweet peas. Cordon grown sweet peas, now half-way through the season, require ‘layering’, sometimes known as ‘dropping’, now that they have reached the top of their canes. This exercise has nothing to do with propagation and entails untying the plants in turn, laying them on the ground past three or four canes, and then curving them up gently and tying them to the fourth or fifth cane.No Dig Gardens – An Easy and Low Maintenance Alternative to Traditional Gardens
No dig gardens are easily implemented and are by far the quickest, easiest way to get home grown vegetables on to your dinner table. Ease of set-up and minimal maintenance make no dig gardens an ideal alternative to a more traditional garden in today’s fast paced society.Discover the Design Secrets of a Mini Herb Garden
If you are an herb gardener with a minimum amount of room then squeezing as many plants as possible into your growing space is what you strive for. Whether that is a windowsill or your office desktop this usually means a container garden of some kind.Potting – Repotting House Plants
Whether you begin with a seedling, a rooted cutting, a plant lifted from the garden, or a bulb, the way you first pot a plant is vital to its future health. Pot it incorrectly, and chances of it growing well are slim.Feeding Your Red Wiggler Worms
If you’re a first time worm farmer and have chosen Red Wiggler worms as your composting worms, then you’re probably wondering exactly what kind of food you’re allowed to feed them. Feeding your Red Wiggler worms is not as easy as it sounds when you haven’t done it before. Fortunately, you only need to know the basics when it comes to Red Wiggler worm diet.Portable Greenhouse Gardening – A Low Cost Growing Season Extension
Portable greenhouses are a fairly inexpensive, versatile solution to artificially extend your local growing season. Traditional greenhouses are costly and semi-permanent structures. Mini and portable greenhouses offer a great alternative to planning and building an expensive growing shelter on your land.A Beginners Guide to Better Gardening With Natural Rain Water
Rain water is naturally soft, has no toxic chemical sanitizers and therefore plants thrive when watered with this precious bounty from nature. Rain water is also quite abundant, well over 40,000 gallons per year will run off of the average home in north Texas. The only thing missing for most residential gardens is a practical solution to catch and store this FREE water.Is a Survival Seed Bank Enough For Urban Survival?
A survival seed bank is a great tool for potential food. There are some things that need to be prepared besides the seeds in order to use it as a food source.The Greenhouse, the Vegetables, Fruit, and the Lawn in Early August
If we now check out the greenhouse, where pansy and fuchsia cuttings strike well in a frame, and can be propagated now. Stalwart antirrhinums are to be had for next year by sowing now in a temperature of 15 C. (59 F).Flowers Shrubs and Hedges in Early August
Many a gardener takes his holidays in August, but goes away with certain foreboding. Will there be a drought in his absence? To whom can he entrust his blue poppies and the lilies that are the apple of his eye?February is Time to Plant Bulbs, Bare Root Trees & Winter Flowers in Southern California
Whether February brings buckets of rain or drought conditions to Southern California, there is much to plant now for beautiful spring and summer gardens. Summer Bulbs: Time to pull out summer bulbs from the refrigerator and plant them. These bulbs include tulips, crocus, gladiolus, calla lily, caladium, amaryllis, daffodils and delphiniums.Survival Gardening – 5 Tips
Survival gardening means gardening like you mean it. Many times gardens produce really very little for all the work involved. Here are tips to make a garden pay.Gardening Tips For Children
Apart from the fact that flower gardens impose some striking beauty to our yards or compounds, they too can be a source of education and fun for the kids too. Its an undeniable fact that most children who love adventure and exploration, love getting their hands extremely blowzy. Better still, by providing them with a small piece of land, just next to yours, to cultivate on, you are likely to make things even more exhilarating. In order to be a successive parent-teacher, here are a few guidelines that you should apply onto them.What About Roses Called Climbers?
Some say roses aren’t climbers naturally and must be coached. Just think… a climber that can grow to forty feet up a tree. Yes, it’s potential!