Category Archives for Gardening Ideas

History of Hedges

HEDGES: THEIR PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE Britain’s landscape has been extensively reshaped to accommodate changing farming methods – most noticeably, perhaps, by the creation of hedges in the 16th and 17th centuries to enclose fields, and now, in the 20th century, … Continue reading

08. July 2017 by Dave Pinkney
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Birds Nests in Fields and Hedgerows

Nest sites Field boundaries provide sheltered locations for nests. Numerous birds and small and large mammals build their nests in hedgerows, walls or banks for the food. shelter and easy access to other areas that they provide. Regular hedgerow-nesting birds … Continue reading

07. July 2017 by Dave Pinkney
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Best Water Garden Ideas

Water adds charm to any garden. It is easy to manage, lively and ever-changing, and blends effectively with earth, rocks and plants. Water Garden Ideas Many beautiful and unusual plants can be grown in a water garden, and the making … Continue reading

05. July 2017 by Dave Pinkney
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The Garden in Late Summer/Autumn

A LATE SHOW – As SUMMER DRAWS TO A CLOSE the autumn flowers come into their own. Exciting kniphofias, fiery crocosmias and late-flowering salvias ensure an interesting and continuous display. Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’, Dahlia ‘Bishop of Llandaff’ – Placed together these … Continue reading

06. June 2017 by Dave Pinkney
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Choosing Plants for Your Miniature Garden

THE choice of suitable plants for the miniature garden is not quite such a simple matter as might be supposed, and it is here that the beginner is most likely to go astray. The great majority of the plants grown … Continue reading

24. May 2017 by Dave Pinkney
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Growing Plants of the Same Genus in Miniature Gardens

Together in the foregoing posts, I have assumed that the reader wants to grow as many different kinds of plants as possible in the space at his disposal, and for those with only one or two sinks this is undoubtedly … Continue reading

24. May 2017 by Dave Pinkney
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Miniature Gardens: Construction, Soil and Situation

HAVING chosen our container, ordered the plants and worked out a suitable design, we can now proceed with the more exciting business of actual construction. The first essential always is to provide adequate drainage; a matter of vital importance to … Continue reading

24. May 2017 by Dave Pinkney
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Miniature Gardens: Formal Layouts

THE possibilities of the formal type of miniature garden have not yet been fully appreciated, except by those who have seen the wonderful creations of Miss Anne Ashbery, who specializes in this kind of work. Some may object that it … Continue reading

24. May 2017 by Dave Pinkney
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Suitable Containers for Miniature Gardens

THE first thing to be considered when planning a miniature garden is, of course, the type of container to be used. The shape and size may be anything you please, but as it is essential for the welfare of the … Continue reading

23. May 2017 by Dave Pinkney
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Miniature Gardens

There is a perennial fascination about miniatures in all forms of life. Perhaps it is that the human mind becomes tired of coping with the larger issues and turns with relief to the contemplation or construction of small things, whether … Continue reading

23. May 2017 by Dave Pinkney
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