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"Don't fear. this is not a backyard makeover e-book that'll persuade you to place decking over each plant you notice nor will it educate you ways to identify your Symphoricarpos albus out of your Cladonia rangiferina. "Create your dream backyard" is a realistic insider's consultant that can assist you establish what you will have out of your backyard, what is useful that you should in achieving and most significantly what you are able to do that is (relatively) low upkeep. you will not prove with a level in horticulture, yet you've a backyard that delights and blooms!" Mark Hillsden, Jeremy prepare dinner and Anna Marsden. listed below are fifty two blooming principles to get your backyard taking a look attractive and the way to maintain on best of all of it with out breaking your hoe in . The authors show: how you can layout with no the depression; Why paying the nursery does not pay; the best way to slug it out; effortless classes in pruning; how one can enhance that moss and clover infested region a few name a garden; the true method to care for weeds - maybe even dwell with them; creating a backyard enjoyable for children.

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Around mid-July, another change starts to come over the garden as the early cast of summer shrubs and perennials dies away… Presenting this next wave of shrubs and perennials well means maintaining some sense of order and design amid the burgeoning growth. Serious sessions with shears and strimmers are de rigueur, and work wonders. ’ STEPHEN LACEY, in Real Gardening 21 Gardening_text 3 13/7/06 12:17 Page 22 52 Brilliant Ideas – Create your dream garden How did it go? Q My dahlias look fantastic from midsummer onwards but looking after them sounds such a pain.

The other perennial question is whether a compost heap should be wet or dry. The advice is neither. Yes, it needs to be covered with something like an old piece of carpet, as this helps build up the heat and accelerates decomposition. But it pays to leave it exposed occasionally to rain, as it shouldn’t be allowed to dry out. 28 Gardening_text 3 13/7/06 12:17 Page 29 Idea 7 – Sweet smelling brown stuff One friend also regularly adds his own urine, although whether he’s on a mission to boost its nitrogen content, or just too lazy to go to the upstairs loo, is another question completely.

Ask an expert to show you how or enrol on a short Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) or adult education course. While it’s only natural to try and save money and do it yourself, we should of course remember that good nurseries are needed to supply fine plants in the first place, so it’s well worth supporting them where you can. 16 Gardening_text 3 13/7/06 12:17 Page 17 Idea 4 – Don’t pay the nurseryman Q I got lucky with my cuttings and now have too many to cope with. Lobbing them on the compost heap seems so brutal!

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