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Entries from June 2016

Watering A New Lawn From Turf.

June 28th, 2016 · No Comments

Establishing a new lawn once you have laid a new lawn the next part of the process of creating a new lawn is to help it establish.The Key to this is moisture content in the Soil.Depending on the time of year the lawn has been laid or seeded the new lawn will need to be […]

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Loss Of Leaves On Indoor Lemon And Orange Trees.

June 28th, 2016 · No Comments

The loss of leaves on indoor lemon and orange trees or bushes in the UK, usually occurs around xmas until early spring.Often linked with the low light levels and dry air through household central heating systems.In response to these conditions indoor orange and lemon trees will drop their leaves to avoid to much moisture loss.Normally […]

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Plant For Containers In Exposed Conditions.

June 28th, 2016 · No Comments

One of the best plants we have come across for planting in containers in exposed conditions is skimmia Japonica.If you start them in the spring months feed them well with a liquid feed through the spring and early summer they will establish themselves and will take most of the conditions the weather can throw at […]

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Growing Clematis And Honeysuckle In A Windy Position.

June 28th, 2016 · No Comments

Growing clematis and honeysuckle in a windy position, both of these plants do not like to grow in windy conditions so the best way to grow them is through or in another plant such as Cytisus battandieri or Pyracatha orange glow. Get the most most from GardenAdvice.co.uk Become a member – check out the benefits […]

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Wisteria In A Pot.

June 28th, 2016 · No Comments

Growing A Wisteria In A Pot – Numerous people have requested Advice about growing Wisteria in a pot or a container.The pot or container needs to be as large as possible and with drainage holes and you need to use a soil based compost such as John Innes number 2 or 3 compost with some […]

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Wanting To Move Your Acer Tree?

June 28th, 2016 · No Comments

Moving An Acre Tree – You may have an Acre Tree in your garden or on your property and want to put it in another location that suits you best.The best time to do this would be between September and October this would give the tree time to get settled before the really bad weather […]

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Growing Wisteria As A Standard.

June 28th, 2016 · No Comments

To grow a wisteria as a standard plant either in the ground or in a pot is to install a tree stake at the base of the plant and then start to train the wisteria stems around the tree stake.Then when the stems have reached the top of the tree stake or the required height […]

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Climber In Pot For Screening.

June 28th, 2016 · No Comments

Climber in pot for screening – One of the best climbers for screening a shed or a fence grown from a pot is clematis armandii.Ideally you will need to grow it in a soil based compost such as John Innes compost. Get the most most from GardenAdvice.co.uk Become a member – check out the benefits […]

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Variegated Elaeagnus Bush Growing Plain Leaves.

June 28th, 2016 · No Comments

A variegated Elaeagnus Bush growing plain leaves.This tends to happen if its the ‘New’leaves that are at the top of an existing variegated branch and these should change later.If its an old branch and all the branches has green leaves then it needs to be cut out as this is the plant reverting to the […]

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Weed And Moss Control On Lawns.

June 28th, 2016 · No Comments

To control weeds and moss on lawns you need to concentrate on the cultural elements of maintaining a lawn as well as possible chemical treatments. In creating a lawn area you are trying to create the elements and conditions that will suit the grass and not the weeds.This involves a number of key principles. 1.The […]

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Apple Tree Stems Splitting On Older Trees.

June 28th, 2016 · No Comments

In the spring especially if we have a warm spring an apple tree will start to take up through the roots a large amount of water and in old trees this can cause cracking or splitting of the stems and branches.This is natural and there is not a great deal you can do about it,as […]

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Indoor Cyclamen Care After Flowering.

June 28th, 2016 · No Comments

Cyclamen care after flowering – Once your in indoor Cyclamen has finished flowering the flowers and the stems will start to wilt.Its best to cut them off at the base of the flower stalk near to the Cyclamens corm.When all the flowers have died then start to reduce the amount of water you give the […]

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Growing Bushier Sweet Peas.

June 28th, 2016 · No Comments

Once they have 5 true leaves which means they will be about 6 to 8 inches high remove the top bud.This will activate the side shoots to grow.Then if you need a bushier plant do the same with the side shoots as they grow to the same length. Get the most most from GardenAdvice.co.uk Become […]

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Ants On Lawn Problem.

June 28th, 2016 · No Comments

Nemasys No Ants – Environmentally friendly and safe for children,pets, wildlife and bees. Use Nemasys No Ants to deal with an ant infestation,without any of the precautions associated with chemical use. Apply when ant activity is visible on top of the lawn,this is typically April through to September. Apply to moist lawns when the soil […]

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Plants To Screen A Road.

June 28th, 2016 · No Comments

There are a number of plants suitable for screening a road.To name a few conifers and other evergreen plants can be used.However to achieve the required height you often have to consider spacing to allow them to spread. If you have restricted space then bamboo is a good idea it will grow quickly and you […]

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Do You Have Ailing Dogwood Plants?

June 28th, 2016 · No Comments

Dogwood trees are typically grown for their showy Spring flowers,their peculiar leaf colors and brilliant Winter bark.However the plants are prone to Anthracnose a fungal infection favoured by cool wet Spring and Fall weather but can occur throughout the growing season. Alas there is no treatment for the disease and eventually the plants or trees […]

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Non Flowering Magnolia.

June 28th, 2016 · No Comments

If a magnolia has been flowering in recent years and then fails to flower it could be one of several reasons.The first might be that it has just been caught by the weather.In this case you should see some damage to the leaves and the buds or see that the buds have just failed to […]

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Non Slip Decking Boards.

June 28th, 2016 · No Comments

Its only the softwood ones that become slippery. The decking boards from teak do not have this problem.With softwood boards the cure is to water them every winter with Jeyes fluid or treat with a patio cleaner to stop the build up of lichen and mosses that are the main causes of this problem. If […]

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Virus Vendettas.

June 28th, 2016 · 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 havoc in any […]

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Planting After Removing Conifers.

June 28th, 2016 · No Comments

If you have removed some conifers and plan to re-plant the area with some shrubs etc its a good idea to dig in some bulky organic matter such as well rotted farm yard manure and add a general garden fertilzer. This is because conifers tend to take a lot out of the ground and once […]

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