Monthly Archives: May 2008

Repeat flowering

It you want your bulbs to (Bower once again in their second year, you must feed and water them when their first flowering is over. This provides the necessary nutrients for the bulb (in effect a Storage organ) to produce … Continue reading

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Planting bulbs

A bulb is normally planted to at least twice its depth, so that bulbs measuring, say, 2 in. from top to bottom are planted at least 4—5 in. deep. Taller-growing bulbs such as gladioli (Gladiolus) will require fairly strong supports, … Continue reading

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Planting perennials, annuals, and bulbs

These three plant types can he combined to form beautiful displays. Perennials add color and structure to the garden and should form the basis of your planting scheme. Annuals are one-year wonders that offer instant color and form. Bulbs require … Continue reading

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Buying plants by mail order

A number of nurseries will sell their stock by mail order or via the internet, offering you a choice of plants from a catalog that may or may not be illustrated; it will generally have a written description of each … Continue reading

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Buying plants from a nursery or garden centerIf

You are stocking a garden from scratch, you need to plan for (and probably purchase) the largest elements first. Having decidedwhat these key elements will be, you then need to go about selecting them. Vour best source for large plants … Continue reading

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What to buy

When you are deciding how to plant your garden, the first thing you need to do is work out a realistic budget for the plants. You also need to consider the timeframe in which the work can be undertaken. Both … Continue reading

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PLANTING IN A GRAVEL BED

Tools and materials heavy-gauge woven black plasticsharp knifetrowelplantsinorganic material (slate chips or gravel) 1 Start by clearing and leveling the area before planting begins. Place a sheet of heavy-gauge woven black plastic over the bed and bury the edges at … Continue reading

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