Monthly Archives: June 2008

Planting trees and shrubs

Whether you raise your own trees and shrubs or buy them from a garden center or nursery, at some point you will have to transfer them into their permanent positions. In order to give the young tree or shrub a … Continue reading

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Planting climbers and wall shrubs

A planting hole for a new climber or wall shrub should be at least 5 in. larger than the diameter of the root ball and deep enough for the base of the stem to be level with the surrounding soil. … Continue reading

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HOW CLIMBERS PROGRESS

Climbers can be divided into three basic groups: dingers, twiners, and scrambling plants.dingers dingers, such as ivy, attach themselves with aerial roots or sucker puds and require no support. Twiners Twiners, such as clematis, for example, will twist their long, … Continue reading

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VINE EYES AND WIRES FOR WALLS AND FENCES

First, you will want to check that the fence you are using is in good enough condition to hold the weight of the climber you propose to grow on the framework you will create. Extra supports (such as netting) can … Continue reading

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Planting climbers and wall shrubs

Thanks to their vigorous growth, most climbers and wall shrubs need to be planted with care in positions where they will be able to extend themselves comfortably. You may have to supply the plants with an appropriate support, depending on … Continue reading

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PLANTING BULBS

Bulbs, corms, and tubers are often grouped under the generic heading of “bulbs”when it comes to general care and planting. One thing they all have in common is that planting them to the correct depth in garden soil or compost … Continue reading

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