By Jenny Hendy
Shameless shortcuts for a superb backyard super-fast Love being within the backyard yet no longer partial to spending the total weekend making it glance excellent? if that is so, then 30 Minute Gardening is simply the ebook you have been searching for. this can have you ever sitting down having fun with a drink at the patio after simply half-hour of relaxing, guilt-free gardening. Packed jam-packed with shameless shortcuts and useful assistance and ideas that experience rapid effect, the entire knowledge is damaged down into uncomplicated steps and imagine sequences together with 122 initiatives on growing appealing borders, ideal patio pots and the way to maintain your salad becoming all summer time. 30 Minute Gardening is the best rescue therapy for someone who loves gardening yet has little time on their fingers. it is all approximately tips to have a neat backyard, a gorgeous backyard, a efficient garden...and nonetheless have a lifestyles.
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Country gardeners may also need to protect young stems against bark-stripping pests such as deer or rabbits. 4Planting Position the tree in the hole, so its best side is on view. Backﬁll around the tree with multi-purpose compost and the topsoil you removed earlier. Firm the soil down gently, ensuring the tree is upright. TIMELY ADVICE F Water well Let the potted tree stand in a bucket of water for 1–2 hours prior to planting, then water it thoroughly after planting. It is essential to water regularly while the tree is establishing itself, particularly in hot, dry weather.
OIL WOOD Apply teak oil to protect wood from rot and mildew and improve its look. Pour oil into a jam jar and apply evenly to dry, prepared wood with a clean paintbrush. Consider leaving oak bare to weather naturally. IF YOU HAVE MORE TIME F Clear away weeds The gaps between paving slabs offer a tempting home to weeds and moss. You can apply special path weedkiller, but if you are an organic gardener, use a trowel to scrape out unwelcome plants. F Brighten up woodwork If you have fencing or trellis around your patio, give it a good brush down to remove any dirt, then apply a new coat of woodstain, or perhaps even a coloured wood paint to brighten up the area.
MORE PLANT OPTIONS COOL HUES Brunnera macrophylla; Canterbury bells (Campanula medium) purple-blue or white forms; English bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta); honesty (Lunaria annua and the white Lunaria annua var. albiﬂora); white foxglove (Digitalis purpurea f. albiﬂora) TULIPOMANIA Tulipa 'Ballerina' (orange); Tulipa 'Queen of Night' (dark maroon); Tulipa 'Queen of Sheba' (orange-red with yellow petal margins); Tulipa 'Striped Bellona' (yellow petals, feathered red) BEDDING TIME Drumstick primula (Primula denticulata); forget-me-not (Myosotis sylvatica); perennial wallﬂower (Erysimum 'Constant Cheer'); polyanthus cultivars BLOSSOM Chaenomeles x superba cultivars; Exochorda x macrantha 'The Bride'; ﬂowering currant (Ribes sanguineum cultivars and Ribes odoratum); Kerria japonica 'Pleniﬂora'; Viburnum x burkwoodii; Viburnum x carlcephalum 48 BEAUTIFUL BORDERS Summer makeover At this time of year, mixed borders beneﬁt from regular 'housekeeping' to encourage continued ﬂowering and to keep on top of potential problems caused by pests, lack of rain, and over zealous growth of both ornamentals and weeds.
30 Minute Gardening. by Jenny Hendy