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Entries from March 2013

Best time to dead head a hydranger

March 5th, 2013 · No Comments

As the harder frosts pass in mid March its a good time to dead head your hydrangea. Most species of hydrangea do not require or are not to keen on hard pruning but removing the old flower heads will help the plant to produce flowers for the coming season. Just cut off the old flowering […]

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A quick guide on plant food NPK

March 5th, 2013 · No Comments

If you read the side of a plant food pack you will see it has an index such as 7:7:7 or maybe 10:3:5 this relates to the NPK elements of the feed N – stands for nitrogen. You probably knew that one. This nutrient is the leaf and stem developer and adding nitrogen will get […]

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How to deal with carrot root fly

March 5th, 2013 · No Comments

Carrot root fly If you grow carrots you will at some stage have problems with carrot root fly. The flies home in on the smell of the carrots and lay their eggs in the young carrots. To prevent this, sow as thinly as possible by mixing the seed with silver sand before sowing in the […]

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How to add height to existing 6′ft wood fence

March 5th, 2013 · No Comments

If you need to add additional height to a wooden panel fence one way to do this is to add a panel of trellis on top of the existing fence by adding addition posts each side or extending the main posts to secure the new trellis panel to. Once installed a couple of good plants […]

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Environmentally friendly slug control

March 5th, 2013 · No Comments

Environmentally friendly slug control. Its best to have a staged attack for different sizes of slugs. Firstly with the large slugs the best and fastest control its to start feeding your garden birds to attract them into the area so they eat the slugs,you will find blackbirds and other garden birds make short work of […]

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