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Garden Design: Aspect, Soil and Climate

Garden Design: Aspect Check the aspect of your garden: Shady side: Only morning and evening sun in summer, often moist and cool. East: Morning sun, perhaps cold drying winds. Sunny side: Plants need extra watering. West: Evening sun, perhaps rain, … Continue reading

18. March 2017 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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Growing Brussels Sprouts

Yourgardeninginfo.com is a highly regarded source of information and tips in the Gardening field. They specifically share their best tips and info on growing brussels sprouts. On this subject, they tell us all about the type of soil required and … Continue reading

26. January 2014 by Dave Pinkney
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Principles of Paths and Driveways for the Garden

Drives Gravel, when properly laid and maintained, is probably the most attractive material for drives, and it has the advantage of being inexpensive to lay and to maintain. It is important to stress that the gravel must be laid properly. … Continue reading

06. September 2011 by Dave Pinkney
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The Beauty of a Garden Lawn

The beauties of a lawn are so self-evident that few people ever stop to ask themselves what is the point of a lawn. In fact there are several points that combine to make a lawn one of the most important … Continue reading

06. September 2011 by Dave Pinkney
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Soil and Planting Shrubs

The vast majority of shrubs are happy in good humus-rich, well-drained soil. Avoid any locations that are badly drained or, even worse, waterlogged during the winter months. As with all rules there are exceptions, and principal among these are the … Continue reading

19. May 2011 by Dave Pinkney
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Macro and Micro-Elements in Soil for Plant Nutrition

Macro-elements Nitrogen (N) The element nitrogen is a constituent of all forms of plant material, and is essential for the formation of proteins. It is taken up by the plant largely in the form of nitrate, but can also be … Continue reading

27. March 2011 by Dave Pinkney
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Knowing Your Garden Soil

Knowing Your Garden Soil Below the surface of the garden there is as complex a living world as there is above it. The soil has been formed over thousands of years from the breakdown of rocks into mineral particles of … Continue reading

28. January 2011 by Dave Pinkney
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