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By Isobel Carlson

You could no longer have the golf green arms or the assets to construct the placing Gardens of Babylon however it continues to be attainable to create a blossoming haven on your personal again backyard. This functional booklet courses you thru the mysteries of the seasons, with easy, easy-to-follow tips about how one can make your backyard develop. conflict the insects and the slugs, and plant, prune and dig your option to own paradise.

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The gel will work like expensive water retaining gel crystals at a fraction of the cost. ONE WAY TO make watering hanging baskets easier if you are, let’s say, vertically challenged, is to attach a bamboo cane along the last few feet of the hose pipe to keep it rigid. This will enable you to reach those otherwise hard-to-reach places! 43 43 24/08/2005 16:31:03 A Miscellany of Garden Wisdom IF THE SOIL in your hanging baskets becomes too dry, a squirt of washing up liquid added to the water will help the water to enter the compost instead of running off.

REFRIGERATE GRASS SEEDS for a couple of days before sowing to encourage more vigorous growth. FREQUENT MOWING ENCOURAGES lawn growth, so mow once a week when grass is growing well. Try not to mow the grass if it is growing slowly during drought periods, and do not mow grass when it is very wet. 54 54 24/08/2005 16:31:05 Green, Green Grass IF YOU HAVE children or lively pets, you will need a particularly hardwearing grass. ALTHOUGH GRASS CUTTINGS left on a lawn will return goodness to the soil, they actually do more harm than good – invariably encouraging weeds.

41 41 24/08/2005 16:31:02 A Miscellany of Garden Wisdom PREVENT YOUR PLANTS from becoming waterlogged by making sure that your box has drainage holes. WHEN PLANTING A hanging basket, work from the inside out, pushing plants through the sides after carefully positioning their roots inside. PLACE USED TEA bags in the bottom of a hanging basket before adding compost, as they make an excellent fertiliser and retain water. ). The gel will work like expensive water retaining gel crystals at a fraction of the cost.

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