Planning A Landscaping Project

Planning a landscaping project – Collect landscaping ideas from home and garden magazines. These magazines often showcase the most beautiful homes, and the most beautiful gardens. Though you might not be able More »

Create A Wildlife In Your Backyard

Create A Wildlife In Your Backyard – Birds and small animals need water for drinking and keeping themselves cool during hot summer months. If you have enough space in your backyard, try More »

Summer Insects And Garden Pests

Summer insects and garden pests enjoy being outdoors in the summertime as much as we enjoy. Although most are harmless or even beneficial, there are a few that can be troublesome. Summer More »

Planting In June

Planting In June – There are plenty of flowers, plants and shrubs that are best planted in June. Summer blossoms and greenery offer gardeners a generous grace period to ensure that your More »

Plant Feeding

All plants, indoors and out, need a plant feeding – an adequate supply of nitrogen, phosphates and potash together with small amounts of trace elements. Only then will they be capable of More »

 

Spring Annuals

Spring Annuals

A spring annuals are plants that complete their life cycle within one growing season: the seed germinate, grow, flower, set seed and die all within the space of a year. The seed is dormant until the return of conditions favorable to germination, usually the next spring. Biennials are similar, but take two years to complete their life cycle, usually flowering in the second year.

Spring annuals are unrivalled for bringing color into the garden throughout the warmer months. They bring any border to life within a matter of weeks, and give new gardens instant style and impact.

Organic Garden – How To Avoid Pesticides?

Organic Garden – How To Avoid Pesticides?

Organic Garden – How To Avoid Pesticides? Organic garden completely excludes the use of pesticides. This is really perilous for the product, the plants and even to humans. But how to make your garden organic? There are 3 main ways to achieve this goal.

One of the easiest ways to protect your vegetable organic garden against prevalent pests, including aphids, mites and beetles (and avoid pesticides), is to make your plants as healthy and robust as you can. The soil should be well ventilated. It should include all essential nutrients for vegetables to grow. You must ensure organic fertilization of soil and offer protection in the form of mulching. Removing weeds and small plants frequently will improve the system of all-natural defense of your organic garden.

Impatiens Plant

Impatiens Plant

Impatiens has been extremely popular as a house plant for generations. cuttings root very easily and the plants will, with proper care, bloom almost all year round. This non-stop blooming habit is the reason for its common name – Busy Lizzie.

There are three basic groups of impatiens. Until recently only the traditional types were grown – spreading, succulent stems bearing white, red or pink flowers amongst the leaves. In recent years breeders and plant hunters have been responsible for hundreds of new varieties. One of the new groups is the F1 Hybrid, a range of small and compact plants with a mass of blooms which partly or almost entirely cover the leaves.

Planting In Wall Pots

Planting In Wall Pots

Planting in wall pots – The container gardener can extend the number of plants and the growing area by using a variety of wall pots attached to available walls. These are especially useful for planting up balconies where it is unlikely that there will be room for raised beds to accommodate climbers to cover walls or trellises.

Using wall pots

The most attractive wall pots are made in terracotta with flat backs. They come in various shapes and designs and groups of these can be positioned on a wall, planted to paint an abstract picture.