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Is your landscape ‘undergrown’? with nancy lawson - awaytogarden.com - Usa - state Maryland
awaytogarden.com
27.01.2024 / 12:33

Is your landscape ‘undergrown’? with nancy lawson

AS SHE OFTEN DOES, naturalist and nature writer Nancy Lawson—perhaps known better to some of you as the Humane Gardener after the title of her first book—caught my attention the other day.

Planning the perfect garden - backyardgardener.com
backyardgardener.com
26.01.2024 / 15:19

Planning the perfect garden

Before planting a garden, considerable thought must be taken to ensure important features are correct.

Deterring rabbits from your garden and protecting vulnerable plants - theenglishgarden.co.uk
theenglishgarden.co.uk
23.01.2024 / 15:36

Deterring rabbits from your garden and protecting vulnerable plants

Little is more discouraging than discovering healthy and recently-planted spring borders and developing vegetable crops damaged or eaten by rabbits; it’s enough to bring the Elmer Fudd out in the mildest of gardeners. Annoyingly rabbits are most active feeders early in morning and at dusk, and so often hard to spot; they also seem attracted to newly-planted areas. But by employing a range of tactics it is possible to reduce problems. 

15 of the Best Smelling and Fragrant flowers - backyardgardener.com
backyardgardener.com
22.01.2024 / 21:21

15 of the Best Smelling and Fragrant flowers

Fragrance in flowers is such a desirable attribute that it’s a perennial complaint of many gardeners that modern varieties of various plants, particularly roses, lack all or most of the fragrance of the older varieties. This is demonstrably untrue of many varieties, of course, yet there is a good deal of truth in the generalization. Some varieties are certainly much less fragrant than the ‘old-fashioned’ roses and a few seem to lack detectable fragrance, but, on the whole, a good modern variety will number fragrance among its qualities. Much depends, of course, upon the individual sense of smell, coupled with the ‘scent memory’ which all of us possess to some degree. It is, in fact, usually well developed and most of us are readily and instantaneously reminded by present scents of past incidents, places, and persons, and although the actual vocabulary of scent is limited, it is usually possible for us to describe a scent fairly accurately by comparing it with another. Thus it is quite usual for us to say that a flower has a lily-like fragrance, or that it smells like new-mown hay.

Fertility in the Organic Garden - backyardgardener.com
backyardgardener.com
22.01.2024 / 21:21

Fertility in the Organic Garden

Soil tests done in a lab are one way to check the health of your soil. However, the ultimate test is how well your plants are doing. By carefully observing your plants, you can tell which nutrient your plants are lacking. With this information, you can choose which amendments should be added to the soil to maximize the soil health.

Basket plants for the Container garden - backyardgardener.com
backyardgardener.com
22.01.2024 / 21:21

Basket plants for the Container garden

Many attractive plants are suitable for cultivation in suspended baskets. For this purpose plants of a drooping habit of growth are preferable, as their pendulous stems, falling over the sides of the baskets, display the flowers or foliage to the best advantage. Hanging baskets are made of various materials; those of galvanized wire are the most popular, as they are light and last for many years. Teakwood or cypress wood baskets are used for orchids of drooping growth.

Sanctuary Gardens at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2024 - theenglishgarden.co.uk - county Garden
theenglishgarden.co.uk
22.01.2024 / 12:53

Sanctuary Gardens at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2024

Away from the Show Gardens on Main Avenue, the Sanctuary Gardens offer plenty of inspiration and often on a more achievable scale. A garden that honours 200 years of the National Gallery, a family space that can bounce back from heavy rainfall, and a sensory haven that supports the emotional wellbeing for children undergoing cancer treatment, feature in 2024’s line up.

All About Plants at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2024 - theenglishgarden.co.uk - Britain - county Garden
theenglishgarden.co.uk
22.01.2024 / 12:53

All About Plants at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2024

The All About Plants category debuted in the Great Pavilion at RHS Chelsea 2022. This year, six gardens supported by Project Giving Back and designed in collaboration with a UK charity, will be on display. A grief garden, a skate park with a focus on edible planting, and a vibrant design that champions good gut health are just a snapshot of the gardens putting plants at the forefront of the design and keeping hard landscape at a minimum.

Coastal Perennial Garden Designs for the home garden, Landscaping designs - backyardgardener.com
backyardgardener.com
21.01.2024 / 22:01

Coastal Perennial Garden Designs for the home garden, Landscaping designs

Transforming your barren, coastal home landscape into a seaside oasis can be an impossible task to imagine undertaking. The constant challenges of poor, sandy soil, shifting dunes, glaring sun, strong winds, and salt spray could be enough for many to throw in the trowel. Paying attention to the microdimates around your coastal nook can help you to create the perfect Etera Shoreline View garden. The plants in this Etera signature collection are adapted to survive in well-draining, droughty soils, but it is always wise to improve the soil with healthy topsoil and compost, as well as using additional drip irrigation while the plants are getting established. Mulching the garden with compost, seaweed, or other organic material will seal the soil against moisture loss and erosion and continue to improve your garden’s bloom. The Shoreline View collection will especially benefit in a position sheltered from the wind, such as nearby a fence, wall, or hedgerow, or on the leeward side of a sand dune. A combination of smart garden techniques and sturdy Etera Perennials that thrive in tough seaside conditions allows you to garden against all odds in the surf and spray of America’s coastal villages

An expert’s guide to the best places to buy seeds and bulbs - irishtimes.com - Britain - Japan - Ireland
irishtimes.com
20.01.2024 / 05:11

An expert’s guide to the best places to buy seeds and bulbs

Some people get their kicks from designer labels, others from rummaging through flea shops, or collecting obscure Japanese comics, vintage tractors, handbags, dolls, beer-mats, Star Wars merchandise or whatever else. Me, I get mine from ordering seeds.

Weeding a garden and their renovation - backyardgardener.com
backyardgardener.com
19.01.2024 / 23:45

Weeding a garden and their renovation

At first glance, a derelict garden seems a most depressing problem and one which would appear to be insurmountable. Certainly, its renovation and reclamation will require a great deal of hard work, but it is a task which can be made much easier and pleasanter if a plan of campaign is worked out beforehand.

Potted cyclamen will flower again with these simple tips - theprovince.com
theprovince.com
19.01.2024 / 20:27

Potted cyclamen will flower again with these simple tips

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