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JULY 2011 Moon Gardening Guide
Gardening by the Moon is becoming more popular as we discover and research more of what our ancestors did when planning crops and gardens and right times for right actions to harvest the right results. Read on to get the first monthly Lunar Garden Guide. There will be a new guide every month.
Gardening by the moon? What on earth does that mean? Must I garden only at night? This was an honest question someone once asked me and while it seems silly it isn’t. Only this ‘Gardening by the Moon’ means something else entirely. Do you know which moon phase is best for which garden action?
Snippets, Tips and Tricks for Gardeners
Thank heavens for gardeners’ notebooks, stories, diaries, catalogues, and word of mouth sharing. Add to this experimental gardening; seasonal trials, gardening lore, trial and error conclusions and just plain common sense. Our first selection of snippets and tips for container gardeners follows.
Herbs in Action - LAVENDER
Many plants and herbs share their fragrances readily with us which makes our container gardening efforts well worth it. Besides the many other uses of Lavender, the pleasure we get from this exquisitely scented group of plants makes them a real garden favourite! Plant a container soon, it's easy.
Make a Hypertufa pot or wall plaque
HYPERTUFA is home-made artificial rock that is versatile, pretty, and fun to use. You can make all sorts of things with it, your imagination rules. Need some custom-made pavers? Want a new bonsai pot? Want to make a Japanese lantern yourself? Here is a medium for great garden projects.
Poppy. When you say the word and think flower what comes to mind? Airy friendly waving-in-the-breeze thoughts? Flanders fields and Remembrance day? A meadow that poets speaks of? Then your question may follow … but can I grow this delightful flower in a container? Of course you can! Here’s how.
Mulches and Mulching
What is mulch? When to mulch? Why mulch? How does mulching help containers? Who should mulch? Which mulch is best? Believe it or not this subject is a simple one but oh so important for your containers. Want answers to these questions plus some sound advice without too much ado? Read on …
Roses in Containers
No container garden is complete without at least one rose, any style, any colour and any pot. Fragrance? Style and Elegance? Versatility? Celebration? You have all of that in a Rose – arguably a queen of flowers. Once you have the basics in place these beautiful flowers will give you much pleasure.
Holiday Watering Ideas
We invest a lot of ourselves in our gardens. Time. Imagination. Money. Effort. Our gardens become integral parts of our lives. Our flowers, our vegetables, our herbs, our trees. So how can we be sure of their good care when we go on holiday or away on business? More on watering? YES! It's important
Over or Under watering Plants
Too much water and your plants will die … too little and your plants could die, a surface watering that starves the roots and your plants may die … for some plants having wet feet is fine, for others less is certainly more! How much is too much or too little or not enough? These tips will help.
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