Snow Peas: Planting to Harvest

How to Get a Beautiful Lawn

Getting your lawn looking at its best takes a lot of hard work and all year round. The beautiful green grass that you see in some of the magazine takes a little more than the odd mowing. To get the best out of your lawn is a year round job which starts from March to May when the lawn needs to be fertilised.

Understanding How Colour Works in the Garden

This article explains what colour is and how to use different colours in your garden. Colour can affect our moods, making us feel happy or sad. It can also be manipulated to make a garden look bigger, smaller, warmer or cooler. Because the sunlight in Australia is so strong, the best time of day is early in the morning or early evening whereas in England the best light is in the middle of the day.

Rebuilding Soil – Organic Matter

Organic matter as a soil amendment in your organic garden beds will greatly improve its structure and health. Soil nutrients get depleted over time if the soil in your garden is overused. Feed the soil and it will provide the crops you are growing the nutrients and support they need to thrive.

Two Tips to Get the Most From Your Oriental Poppies

While easily grown, you must ensure that Oriental poppies have enough room to grow. Unlike annual varieties, which can be crammed into small spaces, it is vital that Oriental poppy plants are given sufficient space to grow and mature over the years.

Using Oriental Poppy Color in Your Garden

If you’re a fan of poppies then there is no better family of plant that Papaver orientale. Commonly known as the Oriental poppy this group of specimens is a fantastic herbaceous plant which will fill spring borders with large exotic flowers. It is available in a range of colors from pale pastels to vivid and deep hues and as such, can be integrated into many planting schemes whatever hue palette you may be using.

Papaver Bracteatum – A Historic Poppy for Any Oriental Poppy Collection

One of the most stunning perennial poppies is that of Papaver Bracteatum, a fantastically red variety which is often known as the Great Red or Iranian Poppy. Originating in Iran and Southern Russia it was first discovered in 1821 by John Lindley, an English botanist, before being suggested for domestication by President Nixon in the early 1970’s. It is also widely regarded as a forbearer to the beautiful family of Oriental poppies that now exist to grace gardens with, and as such is a fantastic plant to include in any poppy collection.

How to Get the Best Out of Your California Poppies

California poppies are one of the most loved poppy groups around the world. They are incredibly easy to grow, will flower profusely throughout the gardening year and will provide you with a multitude of seeds at the end of the season so that you have plenty of new plants for following seasons. Whilst they will happily grow in most settings there are ways to encourage your plants and get the best possible results from them. And by optimizing their growing conditions, you can get plants that any neighbor would be jealous of.

Use Dwarf California Poppies for Paths and Patios

California poppies have so many uses in the garden it’s hard to imagine any space without them. Not only available in a stunning range of colors you can also buy plants in a range of sizes, with some wonderful dwarf varieties available. Whilst these little poppies are a brilliant substitute for pots and containers and also work well in rockeries, using them in your paths and patios is a great way of bringing color to some areas most in need of it.

Explore Fringed Papaver Somniferum Varieties in Your Garden

Papaver somniferum poppies are a well loved group of plants which are widely used in gardens across the world. Having become domesticated and hybridized over the years there is also a great choice of flower shapes, sizes and colors available. And if you want to try something a little different then why not create an entire collection of fringed Breadseed poppies.

Home Tomato Growing Disease Problems Can Be Easily Prevented

There are tomato growing problems which home tomato growers seem to frequently encounter over and over again that can easily be avoided with the right care. We’re going to discuss several of them in this article.

How to Build and Install an Outdoor Shower

Let’s assume you already have an outdoor shower that is not so bad overall but is terribly lacking in appeal. Summer is around the corner, and probably you would like to dress up your backyard and make it a little bit prettier, but at the same time you can’t afford to spend too much money for the purpose. There is no need to worry.

The Basics of Compost for Gardening

It is important to understand the basic principles behind compost for gardening. Many backyard farmers will agree that the quality is often based on the soil it is grown in. If your soil is lacking the two key components, nitrogen and carbon, composting may be the answer you have been looking for.

11 Keys to Maintenance for Roses

Maintaining for your roses doesn’t have to be hard or time consuming if you know what to do. With a little effort and time you can have a wonderful looking rose garden. Just follow these 11 key points it will make maintaining your roses easy.

5 Great Backyard Landscaping Ideas to Green Your Garden

Do you search for Backyard Landscaping Ideas? I know that deciding on those great backyard landscaping ideas can sometimes difficult without some advice from someone else.You can choose to go through this article to find out some Backyard Landscaping Ideas.

Essential Gardening Tools – Lawn Scarifiers

For the serious gardener, a lawn scarifier is necessary have piece of equipment. This handy tool is used to remove weeds, dead grass, leaves and moss from your lawn without damaging your lawn.

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