Category Archives for Rock Gardens

Types of Rock Gardens

One that has recently come into popularity is the “Heather Garden.” This is a type very suited to parts of the larger garden made in a district where heather grows plentifully. There are innumerable good varieties of heaths (Ericas) which … Continue reading

21. July 2013 by admin
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Rock Gardens and Water Feature Pools

Fish and Plants Plants or fish should not be put into the water directly the pool is filled. Certain harmful matters in the concrete should first be eliminated. Fill the pool with water and leave it for two or three … Continue reading

09. June 2013 by admin
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The Rock Garden Year

January • Clean up and add fresh soil if necessary. • Remove weeds from carpets of Arenaria, Aubrietia, etc. • Sprinkle lime over the soil except where heaths and other lime-haters are to be grown. • Look carefully to see … Continue reading

09. June 2013 by admin
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General Management of the Rock Garden

The general management of the rock garden consists in removing weeds, keeping the soil surface as open as possible by occasionally disturbing it with a hoe or a special rockery tool, cutting off dead flowers (unless seed is required) and … Continue reading

08. June 2013 by admin
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How to Create Interesting Rockery Gardens

Colour in the garden is not just a matter of choosing flowers. Apart from foliage, berries and the bark of trees, the colour and texture of stone creates an atmosphere of its own. This applies particularly in the rock garden, … Continue reading

07. September 2011 by admin
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Plants for Dry Places

Plants have found many methods for coping with heat and drought. Some, like the cacti and other succulents, have developed fleshy leaves, stems or ‘bodies’ which can store considerable quantities of water to last them until rain arrives to replenish … Continue reading

07. April 2011 by admin
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Rock Gardens and Tufa Blocks

Plants that have learnt to exist naturally among rocks are often small, at least above ground, though their roots may extend a long way in search of food and water. Some of these plants live in the mountains and are … Continue reading

07. April 2011 by admin
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Rockery Garden and Rock Landscaping Ideas

The Rock Garden Nothing sets off plants better than an environment similar to their natural habitat, but it is not necessary to have a rock garden to grow rock garden plants. Given plenty of space and suitable rocks, this is … Continue reading

11. October 2010 by admin
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