Monthly Archives: March 2009

Caring for your garden

It is important to be realistic about the amount of time you can give to your garden, because the reality almost always exceeds the plan. I he time you will need to spend tending your garden not only depends on … Continue reading

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ROSE GRAFTING

Tools and materials■ cutting from a rose rootstock■ sharp knife■ shears■ semi-ripe shoot from rose cultivar■ rubber band■ pot and compost■ plastic bag1 Start hardwood cuttings, taken from one-year-old shoots of a rose rootstock, into growth in a warm greenhouse … Continue reading

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SUCKERS

Suckers occur when the rootstock of a grafted plant starts to produce shoots from the area below the graft union. Suckers are allowed to grow unchecked, they will start to compete with the grafted plant to which they are joined. … Continue reading

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AIR LAYERING

For this method of layering, you will need a small, clear plastic bag with the bottom removed, a sharp garden knife, a matchstick, a couple of ties, and a small amount of sphagnum moss.1 Cut the bottom off a plastic … Continue reading

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Simple layering

This method works well with shrubs or trees with flexible stems. Using a sharp knife, cut a tongue into the wood tissue about halfway through, then peg the cut side so that it is in contact withthe soil. A small … Continue reading

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