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Beech Tree Identification: Growing Beech Trees In The Landscape
Use a pound of 10-10-10 fertilizer for each 100 square foot of the root zone. It likes moist, well-drained soil. The American hornbeam () is sometimes called blue beech, but it is an unrelated species of small tree or shrub.freestar.queue.push(function()...
Ohio
Willoughby
Uprooting a Beech Hedge
I could finally get on with performing the more worthwhile tasks of creating something beautiful as opposed to tearing everything up.Not many people in this world would do what my friend did for me that day.
California
El Segundo
Growing Biennial Vegetables for Flowers and Seeds
The spring after my cutting celery made seeds, I had hundreds of volunteer celery seedlings around the compost pile. Deep mulch that reduces repeated freezing and thawing of the soil is a good way to enhance the cold tolerance of parsley, celery, other...
England
Liverpool
Win the War on Weeds!
Fight Back! Starting with a weedy garden can be intimidating, and demoralizing. It's that combination of persistence and resistance that makes them so frustrating! Weeds employ some pretty underhand tactics to get the better of us: breaking off bits of...
England
Liverpool
Free Mulch! How to Make It and Where to Get More
Compost is always in short supply, so use it where it's needed most It's precious stuff though, so it's wise to reserve it for your hungriest or most treasured plants – there's simply never enough! To make most effective use of your compost, use it...
England
Liverpool
How to Create a Vegetable Garden on a Slope
In hugelkultur, logs or other wood are buried beneath a hilled garden which slowly benefits from the wood's decomposition. There are no rules on the materials you choose provided they don't leach nasty chemicals into the soil, as can happen with treated...
England
Liverpool
5 Tips for Late Summer Planting Beds
When I do use compost to top-dress fall veggies, I place old boards or pieces of weathered cardboard along the edges of the bed to provide shelter for fall crickets , which eat weed seeds for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
England
Liverpool
How to Ripen Fruit Faster
If it's too windy, much of the gas simply blows away, slamming the brakes on the ripening process. Warmth loving crops can stall at lower temperatures, spluttering to a halt before they've crossed the finishing line.
England
Liverpool
Keep Plum Trees Healthy and Productive With Summer Pruning
Don't use a wound paint or wrap to try and seal the wound. They look like they've been used for shotgun target practice, giving the disease its alternative name of ‘shothole' (careful how you say it!).
England
Liverpool
How to Dry Chili Peppers
Dried chilies are just as versatile as fresh chilies. You can store them in containers, thread them into a chili ristra, grind them into a paste and even infuse oil or vinegar with these warming wonders.
England
Liverpool
Help Your Garden Survive a Summer Drought
Prioritize shady areas for crops that prefer cooler conditions, such as salad leaves. Mulching can keep soil cooler and reduce evaporation How to Apply a Mulch Thoroughly soak the ground before adding your mulch.
England
Liverpool
Grow Potatoes for a Christmas Crop
Position the seed potatoes 30cm (12in) apart along the bottom of trenches spaced at least 60cm (24in) apart. Potatoes need a period of dormancy before they can sprout into a new plant, so in this case you really will need to start with genuine seed potatoes.
England
Liverpool
Growing Fruit: Why Thinning Creates a Better Harvest
Now remove the smallest fruits and any that are awkwardly positioned. Selectively removing young fruits is called thinning. Thin peaches in stages: to one fruit every four inches (10cm) once they reach the size of a hazelnut, then again at golf ball size...
England
Liverpool
5 Organic Controls for Greenhouse Whitefly
You can buy sticky traps, or make your own. Grow some of them next to the greenhouse door to tempt these beneficial bugs closer. Needless to say, the first line of control is to take action as soon as they appear; the early gardener catches the whitefly,...
England
Liverpool
6 Ways to Extend Your Harvests
Or why not make your own liquid feed from fast-growing, nutrient-rich plants such as comfrey? Here, then, are some top tips to keep those pickings coming... Pickings from fruiting and pod-producing vegetables such as beans and tomatoes are coming thick...
England
Liverpool
Fight Pests Without Using Bug Spray
Improve the Garden Environment Many pest predators, such as hoverflies (syrphid flies) are also nectar lovers and pollinators, so grow battalions of flowers near – or even in – your vegetable patch.
England
Liverpool
Growing Cabbages from Sowing to Harvest
So here's how to do it! Types of Cabbage There's a fantastic range of cabbage varieties to choose from, offering different shapes, colors and textures. Sow the seeds thinly along the row then cover over and water.
England
Liverpool
Make the Most of Your Summer Garden
Avid gardeners are busy gardeners. Climbers, particularly scented climbers like jasmine, honeysuckle or rambling roses are also perfect for this purpose and may be trained up an arch positioned over the seating to offer both scent and dappled shade.
England
Liverpool
Try Asian Radishes this Fall
Popular varieties include ‘Red Meat', ‘Mantanghong', ‘Misato Rose' and ‘Stargazer'. Purple daikons like ‘Sweet Baby' are popular at fall farmers markets. The fall growing season has many attractions, including fewer weeds, milder temperatures,...
England
Liverpool
3 Ways to Use Up Your Glut
Preserving techniques help to spread out sudden gluts so that summer's bounty can be enjoyed later on in the year when fresh pickings are thin on the ground. As you'd expect, there are many thousands of chutney recipes.
England
Liverpool
Growing Rutabagas for a Bumper Fall Harvest
The most stalwart members of the turnip tribe, rutabagas are a rustic cross between wild turnip and cultivated cabbage that came about in Scandinavia, Russia or perhaps Lithuania in the late Middle Ages.
England
Liverpool
Saving Seeds from Beans, Peppers, Onions...And More!
The beautiful seed heads of onion family plants are attractive to beneficial insects How to Store Saved Seeds Dry seeds can be cleaned before storing by carefully blowing away any remaining chaff, or separating out the seeds through a series of screens...
England
Liverpool
How to Plant an Oleander Hedge
Provide supplemental watering of 1 to 2 inches per week during dry conditions.Fertilize only if there are signs of poor nourishment, such as small leaves, light green coloring or thin flowering.
California
Santa Monica
How to Plant a Privet Hedge
Continue watering weekly for the first six weeks until the roots establish themselves in the planting site. Drive a wooden stake into the ground at your hedge's terminal points and stretch a string between the stakes to create a straight line for reference.Determine...
California
Santa Monica
How to Plant a Boxwood Hedge
Make the trench at least three times the width of the average root ball. Always allow the top 2 to 3 inches of soil to dry between each watering to prevent rot and other fungal diseases.
California
Santa Monica
Look Under Your Thuja
I must confess I don't do that very often, especially since my four thujas have grown so big and bushy. I started to water it more and managed to have a bushy tree this summer, even if it suffered during the.
California
El Segundo
Nicking Plant Seeds: Why Should You Nick Seed Coats Before Planting
Seeds with an impermeable (waterproof) seed coat can benefit the most from nicking. It's important to know how to nick flower seeds as well as other plant seeds before starting your garden.So, why should you nick seed coats?
Ohio
Willoughby
Seed Pods Are Soggy – Why Are My Seed Pods Mushy
However, dampness is the number one enemy of seeds, so you have to act immediately to save what you can.freestar.queue.push(function() { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-300x250-ATF-1"); });You have to check the condition of the seeds first.
Ohio
Willoughby
What Is Reseeding: How To Manage Self-Seeders In Gardens
These seeds are designed to carry the plant's genetic material on in the form of new plants. The little guys can come up anywhere,, but that is half the fun. If they land in a favorable location, all that is left is to wait for the warm season and they...
Ohio
Willoughby