Gardening With a Potting Bench
Gardeners work hard in their gardens, doing tasks like plowing the ground can be quite stressful on the body. Potting benches take these jobs up off the ground where you can perform them on a raised working surface.A Petrol Long Reach Hedge Trimmer, Why I Would Not Be Without One in My Garden
A petrol long reach hedge trimmer may sometimes be referred to as a telescopic hedge trimmer if the length is adjustable or, as a pole hedge trimmer. If you have tall hedging or large shrubs in your garden, you will find one of these machines indispensable.Six Beautiful Varieties of the White Garden Rose
You have to search a bit before you can find a Hybrid Tea or English Rose in white as it is considered difficult to breed the white garden rose. Here are six varieties of beautiful white garden rose.4 Quick Tips on Caring For Orchids
Caring for orchids is often seen as complicated and only for the well experienced horticulturist. At one time this may have been true. Today, with the many thousands of species and almost equal amount of hybrids, caring for orchids have never been easier.A Brief History Of Hydroponics
The study of crop nutrition began thousands of years ago. The earliest published work on growing terrestrial plants without soil was the 1627 book, Sylva Sylvarum by Sir Francis Bacon, printed a year after his death.Aftercare of Trees and Shrubs
Once they are established, most trees and shrubs will look after themselves. However, it can take more than a growing season to reach this point of independence. There are also some ornamental types that produce much better displays if they are given a little extra pampering.Using Gardening Equipment to Match Garden Effort
How large or small your garden is will determine the type of gardening equipment you need to help plant the seeds and harvest your produce. However, the number one thing you should consider when looking to purchase gardening equipment is whether it will be practical or if it would make you feel better just by simply owning it. If you have a small garden, for example, that is under 100-square feet in size, you most likely don’t require a large rotor-tiller to keep the weeds to a minimum.6 Techniques Uncovered For Orchid Propagation
Orchid seed is not like another seed that has starch in it for sustenance and growth. Orchid seed is rather very similar to grime and would not survive if special condition would be developed in early stages of its development. This technique will need absolutely sterility and it makes it more difficult way…Which Type of Orchids Are Suitable for Indoors?
Although in the literature it is said that there are many different types and hybrids of orchids but actually there are only two main species of orchids. The terrestrial orchids grow on the ground; the other type, epiphytes develop on trees, rocks, branches, trunks.Eustoma Flower – Vulcan Purple Picotee
The ‘Vulcan Purple Picotee’, are funnel-shaped flowers, with sturdy and compact sized leaves, so they are not destroyed during the transport and storage. The launching on the market was a success thanks to the festive colours; as flowers are white with blue and purple edges. Even the stems are uniform and the average life duration in the vase is 13 days.Famous Chili Flower – Capsicum Annum
In recent years cultivars has taken particular interest in the Capsicum annum. Actually this is a rediscovery, as this was introduced in Europe in the middle five hundredths, but originated from South America where it was used for ornamental purposes, and only later was used in the Kitchen instead of the pepper. This was much more expensive and therefore reserved to the nobility (this is why in Spanish pepper and chili are both called, pimento).No Weeds, No Guilt – Tips For a Toxic-Free Lawn Or Garden
Nothing makes a hard core green thumb madder than weeds in the lawn or garden. They’re ugly. They compete for light, water, and nutrients. Sometimes they make you itch or sneeze!Moving Trees and Shrubs
It is of course best to plant a tree or shrub in its final position, but even in the best planned garden this is not always practical. Moving established plants, even small ones, is hard work and needs careful forethought. However, with a few helpers and good preparation, many plants can be moved successfully. The best time for transplanting most established trees or shrubs is during the dormant season, late autumn to early spring. However, the soil should not be waterlogged or frozen at this will damage the soil structure and make it more difficult for the plant to re establish itself.Making Moves
Before you start, decide on the new position of the plant and prepare the planting hole, which should be about twice as wide and as deep as the root ball. You should fork over the bottom of the hole, incorporating a bucketful of grit on heavy soils to improve the drainage. Use a spade to cut a slit trench around the tree or shrub being moved to mark out the size of the root ball and to sever any roots near to the surface. Then cut a second slit trench about 12 inches further out and dig out the soil in between to form a trench around the specimen.