BEST TREES FOR SMALL GARDENS
Trees And Shrubs

BEST TREES FOR SMALL GARDENS

Acer (maple). Trees in this genus range from forest specimens to mere shrubs. The main appeal of the smaller trees is their vivid autumn colouring, attractive bark and winged fruits. Mostly they need moist, well-drained, lime-free soil, plus protection from direct sunlight and cold, drying winds. There are many attractive forms of A.japonicum and A….

How to Cultivate Herbs
Herbs

How to Cultivate Herbs

HERBS As any good cook will soon tell you, even with all these vegetables in our gardens, there are some vital ingredients missing – herbs. These plants and shrubs take up little space and are invaluable in the kitchen for flavouring food. There is room in every garden to grow a few herbs – they…

Legumes

How to Cultivate Peas

Peas are excellent summer crops, which need a deeply cultivated soil. The first crop should be sown on light soil in a sunny, sheltered spot, in February. On heavy soil, however, this sowing should be left till March. Successional crops may be sown up to Juno. The seeds should be sown thinly in broad drills….

CULTIVATING ROSES
Roses

CULTIVATING ROSES

THE queen of the garden likes to be treated in a royal manner. In other words, roses are best grown in a separate section of the garden. They do not like to be jostled by other flowering plants. The reason for this is that the rose, being shrubby in nature, likes plenty of air and…

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Climbing Plants

Roses, clematis, jas-mine, wistaria, berbcris, cotoneaster, other climbing shrubs and fruit trees grown on house walls should be provided with trellis or wires to which they may be tied. Driving nails into bricks or joints is very damaging to a Avail, as many an old wall on which gardeners have worked their will for several…

Cultivating Trees, Shrubs, And Climbers (Hardy)
Trees And Shrubs

Cultivating Trees, Shrubs, And Climbers (Hardy)

Description. All plants of fully woody character that can be grown outdoors summer and winter. Some varieties are evergreen, i.e. retain their foliage throughout the winter, others are deciduous, i.e. lose their foliage in autumn. There are also half-hardy and tender kinds which can be grown by enthusiasts in a greenhouse,. Soil and Situation. Requirements…

How To Grow Lettuce
Salad Vegetables

How To Grow Lettuce

There are three types of lettuce, the cabbage, cos and loose leaf. Choice may be determined by personal taste, some people liking the crispness of the cos, while others prefer the softness of the cabbage and loosetleaf types. Soil must be rich and well prepared to encourage quick growth. Manure or compost should be worked…