Category Archives for Garden Management

Propagating Roses

NEW varieties of rose are raised from seed, but the main method of increasing stock is by budding, which consists of taking a leaf-bud from the cultivated tree and inserting it into an understock. Some trees are also obtained by … Continue reading

02. May 2017 by Dave Pinkney
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The Right Plants for the Right Place

The art of good gardening lies in knowing what to plant where. It’s quite easy to find out what individual plants need — for example sun or shade, damp or well drained soil — if you buy plants from a … Continue reading

26. February 2015 by Dave Pinkney
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Garden Boundaries: Fence or Hedge?

TO FENCE OR TO HEDGE? It is likely that you will want or have to mark the boundaries of your garden, for security or a more decorative garden, or both. The quickest solution is obviously to erect a fence – … Continue reading

25. February 2015 by Dave Pinkney
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Gardening Tools: How to Choose the Right Ones for the Job

The Right Tools Resist the temptation to spend lots of money on professional-looking, stainless-steel tools. You can get to work on your garden with a limited set of tools, starting with a spade, a fork, a rake, a trowel and, … Continue reading

18. February 2015 by Dave Pinkney
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Garden Conditions: Too Dry

Availability of water – too little, too much, or just enough is the most important influence on plants. Miserable soil, direct exposure to sun or wind, deep shade or excessive competition are just as hard on plants as drought, and. … Continue reading

03. April 2014 by Dave Pinkney
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Plant diseases

Grey mould (Botrytis): This typical fungal disease causes brown, rotting blotches on the leaves and flowers, sometimes even affecting the stems. In fruits grey mould causes rotting of the fruit with grey areas that taste very mouldy. The disease becomes … Continue reading

03. April 2014 by Dave Pinkney
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Garden Pests

Aphids: Everyone is familiar with these wide-spread pests that can affect almost any kind of plant. The typical symptoms are deformed, puckered, curled up leaves and stunted shoots until the plant begins to wither in parts or completely. Aphids usually … Continue reading

31. March 2014 by Dave Pinkney
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Winter Tasks in the Garden

In winter… … there’s no time to be lazy • There is no need to give up the pleasure of a decorative balcony during the cold season. Pots and containers can be decorated with branches of tree of life, yew, … Continue reading

25. March 2014 by Dave Pinkney
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Autumn Tasks in the Garden

In autumn… … the time for tidying up and protecting • Replace faded summer flowers with autumn planting. At the same time plant shrubs and hardy perennials. • Give fertilizer to Mediterranean container plants, perennial herbs and shrubs before winter … Continue reading

24. March 2014 by Dave Pinkney
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Summer Tasks in the Garden

In summer… … many regular tasks need to be done. • Remove dead flower heads and wilted foliage immediately, as well as dry or dead branches. • Remove bulbs when the leaves have died down. Plant autumn-flowering bulbs and tubers … Continue reading

21. March 2014 by Dave Pinkney
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