Growing Peaches And Nectarine

Peaches (Prunus persica) and nectarines (P. persica) are ideal for small garden spaces. Firstly because they are self-fertile, meaning they don’t require another tree for pollination. Secondly, there are compact forms of peaches that can successfully be grown in pots, making them suitable for a sunny patio, courtyard or balcony. These varieties rarely growing higher than 1m when grown in a pot, and require minimal pruning.

Peaches and nectarines are best grown as a fan on a warm south or south facing wall. Peaches can be grown as free-standing bushes in very favorable sites, but nectarines will struggle. Due to their slightly tender nature, both peaches and nectarines can also successfully be grown in glasshouses but will require diligent watering. Avoid a heated greenhouse as they require a period of dormancy.

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Avoiding Common Pitfalls of Maintaining a Herb Garden

Herb gardening has become a popular past time for both novice and seasoned gardeners. Property curated herb gardens can be used to create medicinal treatments, all natural beauty products, or seasoning for cooking. No matter what the reason may be for growing herbs, nurturing and maintaining this type of garden can sometimes be a challenge. Knowing some of the most common mistakes that gardeners face with their herbs can help you be aware of the typical pitfalls and challenges that may surprise you along the way, and help you create a healthy, thriving herb garden to call your own.

Developing a Plan

A successful herb garden is a well planned out garden. One of the biggest mistakes that gardeners make is that they don’t start their garden with a plan. Determine the type of herb garden you want to have and make certain you have the right location for it in place to grow your herbs. These herb gardens need to get around four-six hours of sun every day.

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Growing Jasmine Plant

Jasmine is an amazing plant which has many purposes in our life. It is used by perfumers to make jasmine oil. You can also enjoy its medical usage, but also see it as a decoration – dried or fresh. Well, I should not forget that you can dry the leaves and use add them to your tea. With so many benefits, you can’t skip this great plant.


If you want to plant jasmine successfully, your first job is to wait for the appropriate time. This will be between June and November. You can also do a quick research and see when is the best time for you to plant it. Regarding your climate zone, you will be able to pick the best jasmine specie. Make sure to consult with a local gardening specialist, if you are not sure how to find such information.

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Vegetables In Mixed Planting

Vegetables can also take their place in the mixed border, along with herbs, perennials and shrubs. This relaxed attitude to growing vegetables allows you to add plants for color and to fill gaps. It also has practical value as the more varied the planting, the more it helps to prevent a build-up of the pests and diseases attracted to particular plants. French marigolds, for example, and pot marigolds attract beneficial insects and deter harmful ones, so planting vegetables in a mixed border next to them will be beneficial.

Ruby chard is a coarse, spinach-like vegetable with deep purple leaves and spectacular scarlet stems and veins. It associates dramatically with herbaceous plants at the front of a border.

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In-House Plants: Planting Tips

In-house plants when correctly developed not just give a enjoyable look but additionally purify the indoor air. However in-house plants need special care and below are great tips to help you through proper in-house planting and care.

To create the greatest growth and development of leafy plants cultivated within the room, it’s important to bear in mind that it’s the leaf which prepares food for the entire plant. But leaves only function in the existence of sunlight as well as in an area, there’s much less sunlight than outdoors. A plant one meter from the window only receives about one-fifth from the light received outdoors. Therefore the closer we put the plant within the window, the lighter it will get and also the better it evolves. Also maintaining your plants close to the window guarantees lots of outdoors supply to plants.

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Bearberry

The bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) is an attractive evergreen shrub of great importance in herbal medicine. It is a very useful plant. The bearberry was used for tobacco by the Native Americans, who also utilized the mealy red berries for food and beverages. The small, leathery leaves yield a medicinal astringent and a dye. It is used to treat bladder and kidney infections but, as with all medicinal herbs, on no account should any part of the plant be used at home. The roots can be made into a tea that can treat a constant cough or slow down menstrual bleeding.

It needs acid soil to flourish and can be grown in a container with conifers or in the garden, used as a ground cover plant in acid soil. Being evergreen, it retains the interest of the leaves throughout the winter.

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