Category Archives for Plant Care

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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Gardening Calendar: Tasks for Mid Summer

With perennials and annuals in full bloom and the sun at its hottest, watering is often the most important job. The warmest mid summer days reach temperatures of at least 24°C (75°F), especially in inland areas of southern Britain. But … Continue reading

18. June 2011 by Dave Pinkney
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Indoor Fern Plant Descriptions and Instructions on Care

The most beautiful indoor ferns With a huge selection of about 9,500 fern species to choose from, the fern-lover’s passion for collecting need know scarcely any boundaries. Most of the ferns that can be cultivated indoors originate from tropical and … Continue reading

01. June 2011 by Dave Pinkney
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Caring for Indoor Ferns

Mistakes in care; pests and diseases First aid for your ferns Compared to other groups of plants, ferns are rarely infested with pests. Far more often they are the victims of mistakes in care because their species-determined requirements have not … Continue reading

01. June 2011 by Dave Pinkney
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Plant Care–Feeding, Watering and Pruning

CARE AND MAINTENANCE Having completed the planting, the next thing to consider is the provision of support for any shrubs with weak or lax branches. This will encourage roots to establish and become an anchor for the plant, especially in … Continue reading

19. May 2011 by Dave Pinkney
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Month by Month Care for Growing Soft Fruit

MONTH BY MONTH CARE Inspect soft fruit regularly for symptoms of pests and diseases. Refer to main entries for specific diagnosis and treatment. MID-WINTER ◙ Mail-order bare-rooted plants continue to arrive. They must be planted promptly or heeled in. Container-grown … Continue reading

17. May 2011 by Dave Pinkney
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Fruit Cages and Plant Protection for Growing Soft Fruit

FRUIT CAGES AND PLANT PROTECTION I can’t honestly say that soft fruit are uniquely attractive to birds but they are certainly high on the list of garden plants that suffer most from bird damage. I know that some vegetables are … Continue reading

17. May 2011 by Dave Pinkney
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Planting, Maintenance and Pruning of Ornamental Shrubs

PLANTING, MAINTENANCE AND PRUNING OF SHRUBS Seedlings which are three to four years old are best for planting out, though a great deal depends, of course, on the growth and vigour of the shrub and on the method of propagation. … Continue reading

03. May 2011 by Dave Pinkney
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Plant Processes – How Plants Grow

Basic plant processes Any attempt to understand plant physiology must be prefaced by some discussion of the basic plant processes common to all green plants. While these will be grouped for convenience under separate headings, it should be appreciated that … Continue reading

23. March 2011 by Dave Pinkney
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Pests and Diseases of Woody Plants

Woody Plants Aphids (various species) Aphids attack young shoots and foliage of trees and shrubs. Some, such as honeysuckle aphids, viburnum aphids and beech aphids, are restricted to one host; others are less specific. Typical symptoms: Leaves and shoots are … Continue reading

02. February 2011 by Dave Pinkney
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