In December (start of summer for us in the Southern hemisphere) its time to decandle our black pines that are in refinement stage. This tree has an apex that I am still growing out but the rest of the tree needs to be decandled, needle plucked and its also a good time to wire.
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Why Tree Topping Is Not Always the Preferred Method
Tree topping is a simple method which can prove to be quite harmful for the tree’s health in addition to the future security of your house. In this method, about 50 to 100% of the leaf bearing crown of the tree is removed. Therefore, it gets reduced in size and your problem gets solved. But, this method actually poses a lot of problems for you.The Right Garden Shed For Your Weather?
Do you have the right garden shed for your garden? This may seem a simple question after all is a garden shed not just a garden shed, made out of four walls with a door and windows and a simple roof? Well in principle it is, however they can differ substantially in how they are built, be that in terms of the timber thickness, the structural rigidity and most importantly the quality of the wood used in its construction as well as how the wood has been treated.Greenhouse Gardening With Compost
When I was a child, my parents had a greenhouse. They used it for sowing and germinating seeds, and also grew lots of plants in it, including tomatoes, cucumbers and various exotics, but all in pots and grow bags. So I grew up thinking that greenhouse gardening was all about pots. Then I discovered the joys of planting direct into soil under glass. This has huge advantages over growing in pots, not least that your plants don’t dry out quite so quickly if you forget to water them for a day or so. They also have much greater reserves of nutrients to draw on, because the roots can go deeper.Growing Vegetables in Raised Beds in Compost
Reading some of the books available about vegetable gardening, you might think that you need huge expanses of garden, or an allotment, in order to grow your own vegetables. But that’s just not true. You can grow vegetables in quite a small patch of ground, or even in a container or two. And one thing that makes growing your own much easier is the introduction of ready-made raised beds.A Quick Guide to Compost
If you Google the word compost, you will find an amazing variety of composts are available. So how do you know which compost to choose, and what to use it for? Read on for a quick guide to compost types.Caring for Your Lawn Turf: Spring, Summer and Autumn Maintenance
Nobody ever said that having a lawn was an easy option. Not only do you need to mow it, but it also needs regular maintenance to keep it looking good. But follow this easy guide, and you’ll soon have a beautiful lawn!Benefits of Composting for the Environment
There are many benefits of composting, its good for the garden and its good for the environment. The composting of waste has grown rapidly in the last ten years, with the vast majority of households now collecting household rubbish, garden and other green waste separately for composting rather than sending it to landfill.Should You Seed or Turf Your Lawn?
If you’re anything like most people, your lawn probably struggles from time to time. It may have worn patches where a path has been trodden across it, or perhaps it’s suffering from being used as a football pitch, or maybe there are bare patches under a tree, or too much moss. How can you repair it?Biological Control For Some Common Plant Pests
Majority of the most common garden pests can be controlled through natural means known as biological control. Natural predators, parasites and pathogens can kill most of the known pests.Eat Your Way to Good Health With Tomatoes
The American Tomato Products Wellness Council has identified hundreds of research studies from all over the world that prove that tomatoes are an important key to good health. The Council, which works towards increasing awareness of the health benefits of tomatoes and tomato products, had, by May 2013, identified more than 400 scientific studies, all of which highlight tomatoes as a primary superfood of the 21st century.Top Tips for Container Planting, From Choosing Compost to Setting Up Your Display
It doesn’t matter whether you start with a particular container, or particular plants, but the two need to be right for each other. Size is the most important factor.Encouraging Bees Into Your Garden
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