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Sweet Times – Producing Braeburn Apples!

Braeburn apples are a delight to eat, so by growing your own it gives you the chance to feel and experience all the processes involved in nurturing your apple tree into bearing fruits; and this makes for a sweet experience. Whilst making for a beautiful addition to any garden, yet being a fun and rewarding experience at the same time. So, it’s time to take a look at some of the benefits of purchasing a young Braeburn apple tree, planting it and making it grow into producing delicious, sweet and crispy Braeburn apples.

The Benefits of Growing Your Own Apple Tree

Growing an apple tree in your own mini orchard is a fun and easy thing to do. Apples are some of the most extensively cultivated fruits in the country and they can be grown on various rootstocks. For this reason, they can be grown in large gardens or trained as espaliers if you do not have enough space.

Why Buy a Chinese Witch Hazel Plant

As a garden lover it is always nice to think about which plants you want. Everybody is familiar with the staples of roses, tulips, marigolds, peonies and the like but, true gardeners are always on the lookout for something different. It might be a plant of a certain colour, a certain shape or fulfil a specific need.

Planting Summer Hanging Baskets

Hanging baskets are a great way to brighten up a wall or fence and showcase a colourful front door. They are even increasingly brightening up the centres of our towns and cities, making us feel good with a splash of bright colour in a concrete environment. Hanging baskets are just perfect for growing exotic annuals, particularly trailing varieties and can even provide the medium for a decorative display of vegetables and fruits such as tumbling tomatoes and strawberries. Here is a guide on how to plant a hanging basket and some suitable and decorative plants.

How to Deal With a Black Spot on Roses

The rose is probably the icon of the English garden. There is nothing quite like the bloom of bush, patio and climbing roses in June. They add elegance, colour and scent to the summer garden. On the whole I find roses quite easy to grow. Many of my old English specimens are grown in containers as well as the ramblers and bush roses I have growing in borders throughout the garden. However, the one problem even the most experienced gardener can’t avoid is that of a black spot.

Essential Plant Nutrients and Feeding Plants

An essential part of creating a colourful garden, rich in different forms of plant life, is to grow healthy plants. We all know the importance of adding compost and vegetable waste to our garden soil and this will supply your plants with some of the major nutrients they require, but it can be a bit hit and miss. Some plants require more of a certain nutrient than others, and how do you know that your soil contains enough nutrients to keep your plants happy and in good health? Here is a short guide to the main nutrients your garden plants need and whether it is best to use man-made plant foods or organically produced alternatives.

Five Significant Tips To Developing A Thriving Aquaponics Garden

Would you like to have a thriving aquaponic garden? Here are five important things to consider.

How to Reduce Water Usage in the Garden

If you live in the UK, then chances are that you are currently experiencing drought conditions. This means that the reservoirs and water supplies that serve your household and the surrounding area are somewhat lower than their normal levels. In order to prevent supplies drying up it is essential that everybody in a drought area reduces their water usage.

Gardening Ventures for Children

Gardening is a simple activity that can be very enjoyable, rewarding and educational for children. Gardening projects can be a fun way for you and your child to spend quality time together.

Growing and Caring for Sempervivums

The sempervivum is a succulent plant belonging to the Crassulaceae family. Originally from the hot dry climates of Southern Europe, it grows in rosettes of fleshy thick leaves that store water and give them the ability to live on sunny rocks and stony mountain terrain. The sempervivum has a number of affectionate common names such as liveforever, house leek and hen and chicks. Often overlooked, this little plant is actually a real stunner and comes in varied and beautiful varieties. Here is a sort guide on how to grow them, where they look best and some of my favourite varieties.

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