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Entries from August 2011

Boxed Up

August 30th, 2011 · No Comments

The Buxus – Here at GardenAdvice we have been receiving numerous questions about the Buxus or Box Plant. The Buxus plant is a fine textured evergreen shrub that tolerates pruning and shearing well. Buxus or Boxwood as it is popularly referred, requires well drained soil, shading, wind protection and constant or even moisture levels, but […]

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Be Rid Of Ivy

August 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Sight For Sore Eyes – Lots of gardeners if not every gardener encounters problems in their garden one way or another. Ivy can certainly be identified as one of these garden menaces and can give your garden an unsightly look. However a few simple steps can be used to remove ivy and restore order in […]

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Fruits Trees and Fungus

August 26th, 2011 · No Comments

Disease in Plants and Trees – Fungal infections are the most likely to cause disease in plants, although disease on your plants and trees can also be caused by a variety of micro- organisms known as ‘pathogens’. Numbers of micro organisms however can be beneficial to plants as they can foster symbiotic relationships improving their […]

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Plants, Shade and Conifers

August 20th, 2011 · No Comments

Shade In Your Garden – Almost every gardener longs for a lush, vibrant garden where their plants are healthy, protected and most of all grow to the best of their abilities. Also in the garden, gardeners try to find the perfect area to place plants for a variety of reasons. One of which is Shade. […]

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The Truth About Tomatoes

August 19th, 2011 · No Comments

Tomato Time – Do your tomatoes grow Early or Late? Not to worry this is natural in tomatoes which come in two growth types, type one is called Determinate. Determinates have vines that grow to a ‘determined’point and stop, making them compact and bushy. They grow to about 4 ft high and put out flowers […]

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Virus Vendettas

August 19th, 2011 · No Comments

The Mosaic Monster- There are many viruses that can attack your plants and vegetables, posing serious problems to their growth and production. The Mosaic Virus however has surely earned its spot on the long list of garden nightmares as it is becoming more common each year. Although there is no cure and can surely reap […]

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Protect your Cordylines

August 17th, 2011 · No Comments

Cordylines are at home in the garden and prefer regular water for optimum growth but once established can tolerate dry spells and are remarkably good at rejuvenation. Despite this during the winter season where lots of plants encounter damage, endure severe conditions or can even die,care for your Cordylines can be very simple. In a […]

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Splitting Potatoes

August 17th, 2011 · No Comments

Another of many problems that occur when growing fruit or vegetables is splitting. When growing potatoes this problem can originate in most cases due to the lack of water followed by heavy rain. The same problem can be seen with many fruits such as apples. The solution is to dig into the soil a lot […]

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The Care of Clematis Montana

August 17th, 2011 · No Comments

Known to be a vigorous climber and to get rather woody after a bit are some of the Clematis Montana’s main disadvantages as it can also look unslightly in the winter. So we at GardenAdvice recommend cutting them back hard every 4 years to allow them to regenerate themselves with new stems from dormant shoots […]

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