Gardening Techniques: Grafting And Budding

Gardening Techniques: Grafting And Budding – A graft is a union between two plants, the roots and lower stem (the stock or rootstock) of one plant uniting with the shoot of another plant (the scion), so that they grow together as one. The main role of grafting in horticulture is the propagation of trees and shrubs where one or more of the following difficulties prevent easier means of producing planting material: 

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Sign And Symptoms Of Common Tree Diseases

Sign And Symptoms Of Common Tree Diseases – You give them the best soil, the right food, and plenty of sunshine but sometimes even trees can get sick. Trees are susceptible to a variety of infestations and diseases. If you suspect that your tree is infected, there are several signs to look for. Here are some of the most common diseases.


Root rot

Soil with poor drainage is the cause of root rot. Low lying areas that are prone to flooding during the rainy season are also susceptible to this disease.

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4 Eco-friendly ways to use an 8×6 shed

Owning a shed can be a great asset to any property. It can be used for so many different things such as a storage unit, an artist or yoga studio, a playhouse, or a relaxing retreat. If you love spending time in the outdoors, it can be wonderful to have a greenhouse, shed, swimming pool, or a big deck to enjoy during good weather. Did you know that there are ways that you can also use a shed in an eco-friendly manner? This article will provide some creative ways that you can do so in 8 x 6 sheds.

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Planting In Hypertufa Containers

Planting In Hypertufa Containers – Hypertufa is a mixture of cement, sand and peat that you just mix up and slap on. A coating of hypertufa is a great way to make a whole lot of tatty old pots instantly match. Turn a grotty dark damp garden into a romantic grotto in just a few hours by coating a breeze-block wall with craggy hypertufa and teaming it with a collection of tufa-clad containers –  looks lovely planted up with a few fern and hostas, for example.

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Add Personal Touch In Your Garden With Garden Accessories

Add Personal Touch In Your Garden With Garden Accessories – Think of your garden like you would a room in your home. After planning the shape, tilling the soil, choosing the right plants the last step is to add those personal touches. And just like indoors this is accomplished with garden accessories.

What type of garden accessories or accents you add will depend on what you like and what type of garden you’ve designed. For example in a formal type garden you probably would not add whimsical looking birdhouses or a regal looking statue would look out of place in a cottage style garden.

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Landscaping Trends You Must Have

Landscaping Trends You Must Have – If you want the garden of your dreams, you might start with landscaping design trends for this year. Then, by utilizing four landscaping design trends, you can likely create an outdoor space you will love.

1. A water feature

Water features are popular in landscaping for two reasons. First, they look great, helping to transform any area into a natural space. Similarly, they sound great, helping drown out traffic and other unwanted noises. Thus, if you are looking for a tremendous outdoor space, you should consider adding a water feature.

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