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Garden Scents and Fragrances

MIDSUMMER SCENTS MIDSUMMER AIR is perfumed with bewitching scents carried on gentle breezes. Bees murmur throughout long, dreamy days and borders are over-run with fragrant blooms. Dianthus ‘Gravetye Gem’ – All the pinks enjoy an open, free draining site. 20 … Continue reading

13. April 2017 by admin
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Tomato: Lycopersicon esculentum

Tomatoes or love apples, as they are also known, belong to the Solanaceae family. They are a delicious, very healthy fruit that has been used in cooking for a long time. The small bush varieties that have been developed especially … Continue reading

03. April 2014 by admin
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Zucchini : Cucurbita pepo

Zucchini, a cucumber-like member of the Cucurbitaceae family, is a popular vegetable that is much easier to grow than cucumbers and gherkins. It can be grown in almost any kind of climate. All it needs is a sheltered position in … Continue reading

03. April 2014 by admin
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Common Myrtle | Myrtus communis

The common myrtlle, a member of the Myrtaceae family, is native to the Mediterranean where it grows as a small, evergreen shrub. Grown in a container it can still reach a height of 2 m (6 ft 6 in). The … Continue reading

19. March 2014 by admin
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Gardening Diary October Week Four

THE VEGETABLE GARDEN This week I start lifting chicory for forcing. The thought of undertaking such an apparently advanced operation sometimes deters gardeners, but it is really quite easy. Prepare a barrel, deep box or other container by filling it … Continue reading

14. October 2013 by admin
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How to Grow Your Own Vegetables

Where you live and where the garden is may not at first appear to have much to do with gardening but it really is basic to the whole question and is entirely responsible for making it either pleasurable or a … Continue reading

09. September 2013 by admin
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How to Grow Fragrant Rosemary

Rosemary is such a pretty evergreen shrub that it is worth a place in herb garden. Excellent with meat and poultry, it is one of the most popular cooking herbs. A member of the Labiaiae family, rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is … Continue reading

07. September 2013 by admin
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Growing Marjoram

The sweet and unusual aroma of marjoram makes it a favourite in the herb garden, and the dried leaves give a marvellous flavour to a variety of dishes. Marjoram is one of the most fragrant plants in the herb garden. … Continue reading

28. August 2013 by admin
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Garden Workshop: Vegetative propagation

Vegetative propagation is a method of propagating plants other than by growing from seed. Most fruit, and some vegetables, cannot be conveniently increased, or ‘propagated’, from seeds, usually because the resulting plants are not quite true to type or because … Continue reading

25. August 2013 by admin
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Colourful Foliage Planting Schemes

Do not think that colour depends exclusively on flowers. Foliage can also provide very pleasing colour and is often just as showy, possibly even more so, than many flowers. It has a very long season too – all the year … Continue reading

12. August 2013 by admin
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