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 »

 

Thunbergia Plant

Thunbergia Plant

Thunbergia is one of the best pot plants for covering a large area quickly and for providing summer color. A few seeds sown in early spring will produce enough plants to clothe a screen or trellis with twining stems several feet long.

When grown as a climber some form of support is essential – it can also be grown as a trailing plant in a hanging basket. Pinch out tips of young plants. Available colors of flowers are orange, yellow, apricot, red, and white. Remove faded flowers before they produce seed.

Growing Plants In Hanging Baskets

Growing Plants In Hanging Baskets

Growing plants in hanging baskets is one of the best garden projects, and they are very popular these days. Begin by buying a large hanging basket, into which you can pack plenty of plants. Sit the basket firmly on a large pot or bucket, and then line the inside of the bottom half of the basket with one of the many types of liners available, such as sphagnum moss, and half fill with potting compost (soil mix). Then carefully insert the roots of the chosen plants from the outside, in.

When the bottom half has been planted, firm in the root balls with more compost, and then add sphagnum around the top inner half of the basket. Continue planting up in this way.

Homemade Window Boxes And Troughs

Homemade Window Boxes And Troughs

It is frequently difficult to find garden containers to fit a particular space. Windowsills may be too large, or too small for the boxes you can buy: balconies may require larger boxes than those you can find if the overall design is to be maintained, or you may not like the design of the individual planters available. One solution is to make your own containers. A range of containers can be made quite simply from wood or MDF. With care and proper treatment, they will provide long service.

You can also make a number of wooden containers, such as troughs and Versailles tubs in various shapes and designs that fit the style of the garden. Most good garden woodworking manuals contain a number of design ideas that you can adapt to what you need.

Spring Jobs In The Garden: The Tilling

Spring Jobs In The Garden: The Tilling

Tilling is one of the essential gardening procedures. It needs to be done timely and properly as the fertility of your garden is directly related to tilling. Tilling a garden before planting seeds is vital in producing fruits, vegetables and even flowers. The best time to perform the tilling is in spring before you plant new seeds. Tilling is the process which turns over soil in order to uncover its under layer and blend the two together.

Tilling aerates the soil and makes the ground more receptive to new plants.Tilling can be done manually or mechanically, manually means you have to actually use a spade to dig and turn the top layer of soil. If you prefer to do this mechanically then you will need some garden power tools, which may cost you some extra money but will make life a whole lot easier.