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Gardener’s Knees

By Ben / February 14, 2021

While gardening can be good for your health, both in body and mind, there are many occasions when your knees might not think the same way. It often seems a lot easier to kneel when working on low areas of the garden, but in doing so regularly you can damage the delicate area of the […]

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Garden Safety

By Ben / January 12, 2021

We often overlook the possibility of danger that can lurk in the garden. Everything from rotten limbs on trees that can fall on top of us to slippery surfaces that are covered in moss can present dangers. There are certain times of the year when there seem to be more problems of safety in the […]

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Garden Pests

By Ben / December 10, 2020

If we could garden without any interference from pests, then gardening would be a simple matter. But we must watch out for these little foes at all times. They may be little in size, but they are tremendous in the havoc they make. As human illness may often be prevented by healthful conditions, so pests […]

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Gardening Lighting

By Ben / November 10, 2020

Garden Lighting is a great way to make use of your garden at night and to add an impressive display for outdoor living. Most garden lighting is very affordable these days and many of the products that are on the market can be installed quite easily by the home gardener. You can light areas where […]

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Frost Damaged Plants

By Ben / October 19, 2020

The appearance of wilting leaves, and leaves that have a water logged look can be a sign that your plant is suffering from frost damage. Another sign of frost damage can be the appearance of brown patches on the leaves. Other signs are shown when the shoot tips on your plants start to die back. […]

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Fighting Plant’s Enemies

By Ben / September 11, 2020

The devices and implements used for fighting plant enemies are of two sorts: (1) those used to afford mechanical protection to the plants; (2) those used to apply insecticides and fungicides. Of the first, the most useful is the covered frame. It consists usually of a wooden box, some eighteen inches to two feet square […]

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Feeding Your Plants

By Ben / August 9, 2020

Just like people, plants have their own particular requirements and it is not the best policy to assume they all need the same feeding. Some plants need a lot of attention whereas others require very little. You can actually harm the growth of your plants by feeding them too much. Once again there needs to […]

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Feed for Your Plants

By Ben / July 12, 2020

The best time to start feeding your garden is in spring. At this time of the year, the ground is still moist from the winter and early spring rains. As the ground warms up with the hotter spring weather you get ideal growing conditions in your garden. This is a crucial time for growth in […]

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Express Yourself

By Ben / June 4, 2020

Gardens offer you one of the best opportunities to express yourself. You can often get a good idea of a person’s personality just by looking at their garden. It can show you whether they are free-spirited with color and plants splashed everywhere or prefer a more organized and regimented approach to life. Planting your garden […]

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Diseases in the Garden

By Ben / May 13, 2020

The disease can spread more readily in wet conditions so you need to be careful when working in your garden during the wet season not to transfer disease from one plant to the next. If you find any diseased parts on your plants cut them out and discard them in the rubbish. If the plant […]

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