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What Are Spider Mites?

What are spider mites and how can they affect my houseplants and my vegetable garden outdoors? We all know that spiders are definitely not good for any plants. For example, a spider can kill a dieffenbachia plant (look at the stem on that plant), so with power like that, what kind of damage can it do to other more tender plants?

My Organic Apple Tree

I am blessed with an organic apple tree in my back yard. I don’t know the variety it produces. It’s just similar to the Granny Smith apples variety – that is as far as I know. I am not a green fingered expert, nor do I have much interest in gardening.

Spaded VS Nursery Trees: Which Is Better For Transplants

Regardless of whether you choose spaded trees or nursery trees, there are both advantages and disadvantages to consider. Typically speaking, trees grown in nurseries are simpler to move because they have been affected by maintenance practices, for instance root pruning. As a result of root pruning, it is typically easier to move trees that are raised in nurseries. It might cost more to move spaded trees, but if the tree will otherwise be lost or if its worth exceeds the expense of moving it, the process could ultimately be successful.

Essential Tool Kit

You do not need a shed of full tools to be able to garden successfully, but you will find some items indispensable and can build up your kit as you go. If tools are going to be used they need to be effective, convenient and comfortable to use, and it is always worth trying out new tools before making your selection. Always buy the best you can afford, because well made and well maintained garden tools will last a life time. You will need some form of digging tool, such as a spade or fork. A spade is perhaps the more versatile but a fork is better on stony ground or if you find digging particularly hard work.

Scaling And Chipping

Each scale of a lily bulb can be separated from an established plant and encouraged to produce one or more bulb lets. This is relatively simple technique that is best carried out in late summer or early autumn, before the roots have begun to grow. Similarly, some bulbs, including daffodils, hyacinths and snowdrops, can be propagated by chipping, a technique whereby the bulb is sliced into sections, each of which has a proportion of the basal plate. The cut surfaces are then dusted in fungicide and allowed to dry before planting. Each separate piece should produce a new plant.

Plumeria – Facts You May Not Know

Thought Plumeria were just another flowering tree. Think again. There are many interesting facts about this diverse plant that you will want to know about.

Propagating Bulbs

Bulbs look best planted in borders or naturalized in grass, where they will increase naturally if left undisturbed. Some types, however, may become congested and need dividing or you may wish to propagate them to grow elsewhere. Bulbs increase as you would expect once they are planted in the backyard and also will form some clumps. The simplest technique of proliferation is just to lift a recognized bunch and split it up prior to replanting. Daffodils, for example, can be lifted about six weeks after flowering when the foliage has started to dir down. Clear soil from the bulbs and pull off any offsets to be replanted along with the healthy parent bulbs.

Guide To Attracting Birds To Your Garden

First it should be noted that most birds will usually be attracted by the geographical location of your garden. Obviously you want to find out which birds are in your particular geographical area.

What Are Flowering Shrubs?

We usually come across small- small plants with decorative flowers. Actually they are nothing but flowering shrubs.

Kumquats – Choosing an Interesting Vegetable to Put in Your New Garden

When planting a home garden, there is no reason that you need to stick to just the basics. Growing your own produce gives you an excellent opportunity to discover, harvest, and cook with a variety of interesting and exotic fruits and vegetables. Here are three tips for choosing interesting vegetables to plant in your home garden.

How to Distinguish Red Worms

The physical make of red worms are actually small in size. That’s because they are epigeic (they belong in a specific ecological group). Not only are they surface dwellers (unlike the nightcrawlers that like burrowing under the ground), they also survive by feeding on organic and decomposing materials.

Garden Sheds For Work And Sanctuary

Building your own wooden shed is a great way to add storage in your backyard without paying too much or spending a great deal of time. Sheds vary considerably in the complexity of their construction and their size, from small open-sided tin-roofed structures to large wood-framed sheds with shingled roofs, windows, and electrical outlets.

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