Juliet Sadler

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More Ways To Propagate Your Plants

27th April 2009
Leaf-bud Cuttings: - These are made from half-ripened wood and consist of one leaf with a dormant bud at its base and also a portion of the stem. They are planted in the same way as stem cuttings, but with the leaf and bud just above the surface of the ro... Read >

Doing Some Soil Testing In Your Garden

27th April 2009
Calcium is important for cell-wall integrity and root and leaf growth. If you lime your soil regularly to keep the pH above 6, calcium deficiency would be unlikely. However, on alkaline soils (pH above 7) add gypsum (calcium sulphate) instead of lime. L... Read >

Dealing With Slugs, Snails, And Vine Weevil In Your Garden

27th April 2009
Slugs and Snails are an absolute menace in the garden. Not only do they gorge themselves on our plants, they leave behind the most disgusting, slimy trail. On food crops, once they have slithered their way over the plants, greatly reduces our enthusiasm t... Read >

Daisy And Geranium Flower

27th April 2009
I cannot say, with Dryden's damsels, in one of his fine poems, that "the Daisy smells so sweet;" for it has very little smell; but it is a most beautiful little flower, and blows without ceasing at all times when the grass grows, however little that may b... Read >

Pruning From Helianthemum Nummularium To Pyracantha

09th April 2009
Helianthemum nummularium: - Shorten straggly shoots and cut off old flower heads as soon as the flowers have faded. Hydrangea arborescens (hills of snow): - During late winter or early spring, cut back by a third to a half all shoots that produced flo... Read >

Doing Propagation By Budding And Grafting

09th April 2009
bud grafting), the scion consists of one single bud. The interstock or intermediate rootstock is sometimes used in the grafting of certain fruit trees where it is known that some degree of incompatibility exists between the rootstock and scion. The pl... Read >

Pruning Plants From A To C

28th March 2009
Aesculus parviflora (bottlebrush buckeye): - This is a suckering shrub. Cut out congested, old stems at ground level in late summer or early autumn to encourage the development of fresh ones. If the pruning is left until spring there is a risk that the ... Read >

Learn About Bark Ringing And Scoring

28th March 2009
Reasons for either bark scoring or ringing insufficient space for tree development is the most common reason for using growth - controlling techniques. This situation develops when there is more vigour than anticipated, this may be due to: - The wrong... Read >

Giving Your Plants A Boost With Epsom Salts

28th March 2009
Use this old household remedy to give some plants a boost. Many gardeners are familiar with benefits of applying Epsom salts to tomatoes, peppers, and roses but if you are not then let me explain the benefits. The purpose is to improve magnesium conte... Read >

Planting Apricot, Cherries, And Pears

10th March 2009
Apricot Rootstocks: - MARIANNA 26-24 (Mari.) A standard rootstock for apricots, plums, prunes, most almonds. Mature trees comparatively small, 15-20 ft. can be kept smaller with summer pruning. Shallow root system, much more tolerant of wet soils than Nem... Read >

A Little History Of Roses

02nd March 2009
There cannot be many gardens, which do not have at least one rose amongst its list of plants, for few gardens would be complete without the beauty and fragrance of these splendid flowers. Blooming from spring until autumn, they have never lost their appea... Read >