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By Isobel Carlson

You'll no longer have the golf green palms or the assets to construct the putting Gardens of Babylon however it remains to be attainable to create a blossoming haven on your personal again backyard. This sensible booklet publications you thru the mysteries of the seasons, with uncomplicated, easy-to-follow tips about find out how to make your backyard develop. conflict the insects and the slugs, and plant, prune and dig your option to own paradise.

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Recommended plants include double lilacs, which flower in May and June, and the butterfly bush which flowers from July to October and as an added bonus attracts butterflies! LAYER SOME GRAVEL around the base of the plants in your window box to prevent your windows from getting mucky when rain splashes onto the soil. BEAR IN MIND that wooden flower boxes provide better insulation for soil and plants than plastic or metal ones. 39 39 24/08/2005 16:31:02 A Miscellany of Garden Wisdom GIVE THE SOIL some insulation and stop it from drying out by lining the box with newspaper.

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. 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.

32 32 24/08/2005 16:31:01 The Basic Ingredients WEED-FREE AND PESTICIDE-FREE grass clippings bring nitrogen to your compost – be sure to mix them in well to avoid smells and to get the maximum benefit from the grass. COMPOST CAN BE made in six to eight weeks, or it can take a year or more. The more effort you put in, the quicker you get compost. 33 33 24/08/2005 16:31:01 A Miscellany of Garden Wisdom TURN YOUR COMPOST pile every two weeks for fast results. The finished compost should look and smell like rich, dark soil.

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