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Entries from June 2012

Planting under evergreen trees in dry soil conditions

June 30th, 2012 · No Comments

Planting under evergreen trees in dry soil conditions Planting under evergreen trees presents a few problems firstly the conditions are normally quite dry because of the tree and secondly the soil under most evergreen trees including conifers is quite acid. Normally both these problems can be solved by adding spent mushroom compost that is a […]

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Summer Catch Crops

June 28th, 2012 · No Comments

Summer Catch Crops Catch crops for the vegetable garden with your main crops underway now is a good time to sow a few catch crops in between the rows of your other crops such as carrots, beans and peas. Good catch crops to sow in July, which will mature quickly are lettuce, radish and spring […]

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Starting a grape vine – a long term project

June 27th, 2012 · No Comments

As with many plants the way a grape vine is planted is critical for the success of the plant in the future. It should be remembered that a grape vine can live and fruit for in excess of 30 years, so some extra care and attention to details when planting with pay dividends later. The […]

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