Category Archives for Gardening Techniques

Training and Pruning Plants, Trees and Shrubs

Although many gardeners imagine that pruning is performed only on trees and shrubs, any removal of shoots, branches, flowers or other parts from a growing plant amounts to pruning, and many of the same underlying principles apply. In this part … Continue reading

29. July 2013 by admin
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Garden Cultivation Techniques

Here I want to consider the way in which soil should be cultivated. The word cultivation describes all the physical operations on the soil: digging, forking, raking, trenching and hoeing. You may wonder why any cultivation is necessary; no-one cultivates … Continue reading

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Gardening Techniques: Propagation

Nothing is more pleasant than to spend cold winter nights looking at seed catalogues and sending off a list of plants to your favourite nursery. Visions of bright colours fill the ‘inward eye’, and it is true that while a … Continue reading

04. September 2011 by admin
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Compost Cultivation for the Garden

Traditionally it was the practice to dig most plots on the garden each winter, but on established gardens a method of compost cultivation enables you to cut down almost entirely on digging. Properly done it can be most beneficial to … Continue reading

04. September 2011 by admin
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Garden Manures and Fertilisers

Nowhere is the analogy between human beings and plants more true than in the matter of food. Human beings need many different kinds of foods and they can only take them in a certain form. Some foods are needed more … Continue reading

04. September 2011 by admin
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Gardening Techniques: Marking Out Garden Borders and Making a Lawn

Marking out the Borders Having levelled the site or created new levels in it, the next step is to mark out the borders, working strictly from your plan. When marking out beds and borders it is useful to have a … Continue reading

04. September 2011 by admin
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Digging Techniques for Digging the Garden

Digging The purpose of digging is to break up soil to admit air and to allow water free-drainage through the soil particles. Apart from gaining these mechanical advantages there is a further advantage gained, and that is that a soil … Continue reading

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Gardening Techniques: Site Levelling

Site levelling is probably the most major task that will ever be undertaken in any garden. It must therefore be one of the first tasks to be undertaken, if it is to be undertaken at all. If you start with … Continue reading

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Techniques of Gardening

Gardening has this in common with every other worthwhile activity in life, that you only get out of it what you put into it. This does not mean that running a garden that will be a riot of colour all … Continue reading

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Basic Soil Types and Soil Drainage

Soil To the non-gardener earth is just earth. It is when you want to start growing things in it that it begins to take on a rather different character. Soil is made up of two basic types of material-mineral and … Continue reading

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