Water And Drainage: Planting In Dry And Wet Soil

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How To Help Wild Birds During The Winter?

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Having A Garden Workshop In The Backyard

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Topiary In The Winter Garden

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Terraces And Paved Gardens

Terraces And Paved Gardens

One of the aims of garden planning is to associate the garden with the house so that one unit is created. The garden, viewed through a window, should be a natural extension of the house. The eye should sweep freely across an open lawn to the perimeters, to the prospect of hidden surprises behind curves, or be drawn to an apparently distant focal point.

The uniting link between house and garden is the terrace, usually leading from the living room into the garden. The shape and size of the terrace are usually determined by the garden area and by aspect. Where a new terrace is being built, it should ideally harmonize in shape with the garden.

Gardening Tips: Replicating Ireland’s Fall Landscape

Gardening Tips: Replicating Ireland’s Fall Landscape


Important Elements to Consider for Your Irish-inspired Autumnal Backyard
Ireland has a bountiful of flora and fauna. Their landscapes and natural beauty are worth replicating in our gardens. Incorporate colorful shrubs, scented plants, leafless tress, daffodil bulbs and other flora that can bring life to our garden this fall. So if you are wondering how to create an Irish feel in your garden, follow the simple tips we’ll present bellow. From plant suggestions to essential garden elements, we’ve got you covered.

Plectranthus

Plectranthus

Plectranthus are like coleus and salvia, members of the mint family, with rapid growth, aromatic foliage and a variety of shapes and sizes. Like coleus, these plants will do well in the irrigated landscape, container
gardens and indoor situations as long as light levels are high.

Three species are known as Swedish Ivy. This common name indicates their popularity in scandinavia, where they are found in hanging baskets or on windowsills. Despite the name the leaves resemble a small and plain Coleus rather than a colorful Ivy. The trailing stems are covered by the fragrant foliage and they are fast-growing.

Gardening In Early Fall

Gardening In Early Fall

The weather in early fall is still warm enough to make outdoor gardening a comfortable experience. Although the vibrant flowers of summer may be gone, there are plenty of delights to be enjoyed in the form of late-flowering gems such as nerines and chrysanthemums, not to mention the bright berries and showy grass.

Apart from planting bulbs, and protecting frost-tender plants, there are few really pressing jobs at this time of year. You should, however, move any evergreen shrubs that need repositioning. Also dig up and divide any overgrown and congested perennials. Make sure that you have enough clean pots when it comes potting up the tender plants which cannot be left outside in the frost and the wet. Pay close attention to the lawn. Go over it with a fork, stabbing it with the prongs to aerate it.