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By DK Publishing

Hundreds of thousands of individuals love their gardens yet want they were not rather so hard.

Imagine becoming uncomplicated fruit and greens speedy, equipping your self with a listing of the easiest vegetation to shop for to your backyard in each state of affairs, and wasting fewer crops to pests and illnesses. Gardening Shortcuts can exhibit you how.

Packed with powerful innovations, gleaming principles, and shameless shortcuts for each nook of the backyard, Gardening Shortcuts includes all of the suggestion had to create the backyard you will want and now have time to sit down at the patio with a tumbler of wine.

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Vine eyes and training wire are used to create supports for climbing plants and wall-trained fruit, but they’re ideal here too. Insert the vine eyes in the pilot holes, and tighten with a screwdriver as shown. ” Hold in place using clothespins. 35 Thread wire through the eye, leaving enough spare wire with which to fasten off. Stretch the wire across to the eye on the other side, pulling it taut and twisting the ends around with pliers to secure. Hanging tablecloth weights—available from fabric stores—from the four corners of the canopy stops the material from flipping back over the wires in the breeze.

Add slow-release fertilizer at planting time. In midsummer, start adding liquid feed every two weeks for flowering plants. Regularly remove faded flowers and yellowing leaves to keep plants from producing new blooms and to reduce disease. PULLEY SYSTEM Access for tending hanging baskets can be a problem, but installing a pulley device makes light work of watering and deadheading. The device is attached to the wall bracket and then to the basket hooks on the other end. You can pull the basket down to a comfortable working height, and then guide it back up to its original position.

Gently tease out the roots, being careful not to break up the root ball in the process. PL ANTING A TREE order to keep them healthy, they need after-care. Young trees, like any new plants, must be regularly watered until established, but they also require protection against adverse weather conditions. Stakes prevent trees from being blown over or the stems from snapping in high winds, while some frost-tender species may need covering with fabric when frost is forecast. Country gardeners may also need to protect young stems against bark-stripping pests like deer or rabbits.

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