Xin is visiting The Bonsai Zone with a Ficus benjamina to prune and I’m also working on the Whipcord Cedar (Thuja plicata) that Connor gave me over the summer.
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Acquilegia or columbine is a perennial cottage garden plant originally found in meadows and woodlands. Known affectionately as ‘Granny’s Bonnet’ because the shape of the flower resembles the mob caps old women used to wear. They are a delicate but hardy addition to any garden and come in a wide variety of colours. Here is a short guide on how to grow them and some of my favourite varieties.Old English Roses
In recent years, there has been a lot of renewed interest in old varieties of roses in English gardens. The varieties available to gardeners today are usually a cross between modern hybrid teas and old rose varieties, but the attraction of wonderful fragrance, hardiness and old-fashioned flower forms remains. Here is a short guide to the classification of old roses and some of my favourite of the truly old varieties and as well as some of the newer ones.The Real Reason Behind The Joy Of Giving Flowers To Special Persons And Why It Makes Us Feel So Good
If you want to make a person who you love feel really special then giving them flowers is a good thing to do. This has gone on for centuries and is unlikely to change in the near future. This article explains why this is the case.Utility Cart – How to Make
A utility cart is useful around your home, especially to carry plants, fertilizer, firewood, compost/dirt, stones/rocks, hay or straw. My older cart gave out after a few years. The 1/2″ plywood bottom used in the original garden cart is not strong enough to handle heavy work. The bottom of the old cart split open when carrying rocks for landscaping. Not only that, the metal sub-structure began to rust after cleaning out the cart with water. Do you want a garden cart that falls apart?Growing Cucumbers and Some Delicious Varieties
Cucumbers are part of the gourd family. The cucumber is a creeping vine originally from India but is now grown on most continents. Here is a short guide on how to grow them and some delicious varieties.A Vegetable Planting Calendar Keeps The Gardener On Track
Some may consider a farmer’s almanac calendar the only vegetable planting calendar they need, but they might be wrong. Farmers have used almanacs for hundreds of years to chart moon and zodiac occurrences to help them have a better chance for a good crop. Just as following the planting zone for an area, following an almanac calendar is a good place to start, not the absolute gospel.Caring of Brick Masonry
There are many ways in which one can care for the brick masonry in his home. One of the ways that is effective but yet rarely used is brick tuck pointing. This method is used to seal the mortar.Planning an Allotment – Preparations
Planning an Allotment – With waiting lists for allotment plots in the UK getting longer some planning beforehand will yield many benefits when you do get your plot. Getting the right tools and doing the right soil preparation are vital to getting the most from the plot over the growing season.The Benefits of Growing Organic Garden Vegetables
We are all aware of how the fruits and vegetables we buy from the market are grown. Farmers conventionally use chemical fertilizers, pesticides and insecticides in growing crops that we eat.Finding Good Landscape And Gardening Ideas
This article will review some good landscape and gardening ideas you can apply today. In case you have only just made a decision to landscape your place, it probably looks like you have a quite big job in front of you. The good news is that there are unlimited ways to landscape and your original idea may only require minor adjustments. Landscape gardening ideas are always worth pursuing.Organic Gardening for You
You put clean and filtered fuel into your car to make it run properly, but why don’t we do that for our bodies? Today the world of fast and processed food is what so many of us try to run our hard working bodies on. And we succeed.How to Squirrel Proof Bird Feeders in Your Garden?
Creating squirrel proof bird feeders in your garden doesn’t have to be a challenge. Here are 6 tips, from squirrel proof bird feeders to squirrel baffles and suggestions on birdseed, that will help you plan your bird-friendly habitat.