Garden Frequently Asked Questions

What do you recommend for warm shade perennials?

What do you recommend for warm shade perennials?

Which evergreens grow well in dappled shade?

Which evergreens grow well in dappled shade?

What can I do to get lots of bell peppers from my plants?

What can I do to get lots of bell peppers from my plants?

How can I create good shade?

How deeply do I plant young tomatoes?

Will Hostas thrive in a shade garden?

What are good shade plants for under my trees?

What can you do to boost your tomato plant crop?

What is side-dressing?

Should I side dress my tomato plants?

How do you transplant perennials safely?

How do you transplant perennials safely?

What is Culverīs Root?

Which ground covers are best for shady areas?

Which groundcovers are best for shady areas?

When is the best time to divide my perennials?

When is the best time to divide my perennials?

How do I plant peonies?

How do I plant peonies?

Why arenīt my tomato plants setting fruit?

Why arenīt my tomato plants setting fruit?

What are the site/soil needs of Japanese Anemones?

What are the site and soil needs of Japanese anemones?

How can I avoid camellia petal blight?

How can I avoid camellia petal blight?

How can I cure camellia petal blight?

Can Japanese anemones cause skin irritation?

Can Japanese anemones cause skin irritation?

Is there a way to maximise corn yields?

Is there a way to plant corn in a small garden?

How do I keep my tool handles looking great?

How do I keep my tool handles looking great?

How do I keep my garden tools sharp and clean?

How do I keep my garden tools sharp and clean?

What should a healthy perennial look like?

What should a healthy perennial look like?

What are the benefits of pennyroyal?

What are the benefits of pennyroyal as a companion plant?

What is a pretty tree for a shady spot?

What is a pretty tree for a focal point in a shade spot?

What tree is a good focal point for a shade garden?

What kind of fertiliser do grapes require?

What kind of fertilizer do grapes require?

What can I do over the cold months to aid my garden soil?

What is dappled shade?

What type of soil does rhubarb need?

What is dappled shade, exactly?

What wildflowers grow well in warm shade?

Which wildflowers grow well in warm shade?

How can I keep squirrels from eating my bulbs?

How can I keep squirrels from eating my bulbs?

What should I include in my feng shui garden?

What should I include in my Feng-Shui garden?

What are the major design elements of a feng-shui garden?

Are Crown Imperials mole resistant?

Are Crown imperials mole resistant?

Is there an inexpensive way to build a hydroponics unit?

Is there an inexpensive way to build a hydroponics unit?

How do I pick the best site for a pond?

How do I pick the best site for a pond?

What do you know about the peegee hydrangea tree?

What is a hydrangea tree?

Can Hydrangeas be dried?

Do trees help conserve energy?

Do trees help conserve energy?

How do I plant a tree?

Are more expensive tools really better?

Can you give me tips on an interesting vine for my porch?

Are more expensive tools really better?

Can you give me tips on an interesting vine for my porch?

How do I prevent diseases from spreading while pruning?

How do I prevent diseases while pruning?

What can I do to amend and enrich my soil?

Are there any disease resistant crape myrtles?

Which Crape Myrtles are disease resistant?

Should I buy the biggest trees possible?

How can I have a small pond on my patio?

Is it safe to have diffenbachia around my pets?

How often do I fertilise my lawn?

How can I have a small pond on my patio?

How often do I fertilize my lawn?

Should I buy the biggest trees possible?

What type of flowers should be used for drying?

What are some good perennials for fall planting?

What are some good perennials for fall planting?

How can I dry herbs?

Should I fertilise my coneflowers regularly?

How do I determine shade conditions for gardening?

Should I fertilize my coneflowers regularly?

When do I plant magic lilies?

Whatīs a good shrub for attracting butterflies?

Should I buy trees that are burlapped or in containers?

What are earthworm castings?

How large do Buddelia grow?

Whatīs a good shrub for attracting butterflies?

When do I plant amaryllis or magic lillies?

How often should I check for pests on my indoor plants?

Which is the best type of tree to buy from the nursery?

What do all those numbers mean, on fertiliser bags?

Are there any disease resistant varieties of crape myrtle?

How do I plant bare root trees and shrubs?

What do all the numbers on fertilizer bags mean?

How do I plant bare root trees and shrubs?

Where should I plant my Crape Myrtles?

Which colors work best for dried arrangements?

Is bat manure safe for my lawn?

Is bat manure safe for my lawn?

What flowers are best for dried winter arrangements?

What can I do to make my lawn healthier?

Where can I place my kitchen herbs?

Any ideas for keeping weed killers safely?

How do you take cuttings from shrubs?

Any ideas for keeping weed-killers safely?

Are coffee grounds safe for my soil?

What can I use for a handy kitchen garden?

What can I do to give my lawn a good start?

When should I prune my flowering shrubs?

Where can I place my kitchen herbs?

How much humidity do bonsai require?

How do I get my shrubs to settle in after being transplanted?

For indoor germinating, what kind of lighting do I need?

What is the ideal temperature range for my indoor plants?

Whatīs the safest way to transplant a shrub?

For indoor germinating, what kind of lighting do I need?

How much humidity do Bonsai require?

Do you have a quick way to clean tools?

What kind of shrub is Bottlebrush Buckeye?

What lessons can I use to teach children about nature?

What can I give my African violets to increase the iron in the soil?

What are the easiest herbs to grow?

How do you water bromeliads?

What is a fast ,easy way to clean my dirty garden tools?

What is a good contrast plant for Japanese anemones?

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How large does bottlebrush buckeye get?

What is a good contrast plant for Japanese anemones?

I need a large shrub for a garden, what do you suggest?

Why do some people have trees removed?

When do I prune clematis?

How can I get larger blooms from my mums?

When do I prune clematis?

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Can I debud chrysanthemums for showier blooms?

Whatīs a good reason to cut down a tree?

Why should you cut down a tree?

Do you have some different ideas for childrens pumpkins?

How can I get larger blooms from my mums?

Whatīs different for pumpkin faces?

Why shouldn;t I water tropical plants with cold water?

Whatīs a good childrens project on lazy days?

When is the best time for tree planting?

Whatīs a good project when the children are bored?

What can I use to prop up my floppy perennials?

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How do I decide which trees are best for my garden?

What can I use to prop up my floppy perennials?

Why shouldn't I water tropical plants with cold water?

Are perennials economical?

What can I use as a border planting?

What can I use as a border planting?

What can I do when my lettuces start bolting?

What are Chinch Bugs?

When is the best time to cut flowers for drying?

Can you dry herbs?

Should I pre-soak my seeds before planting?

Any safety tips for using garden chemicals?

How do I plant lettuce?

Are perennials economical?

Any safety tips for using garden chemicals?

Should I pre-soak my seeds before planting?

Is softened water safe for my plants?

What are the benefits of gardening organically?

What kinds of flowers and herbs are good for drying?

When is the best time to pick flowers for drying?

Does the butterflybush require pruning?

How do I apply manure safely?

Are you supposed to prune buddelias?

How do I apply manure?

How do I use rosemary?

Does the butterflybush require pruning?

What is a good shrub for late summer color?

Can you suggest some tree ideas for large yards?

How do I germinate hollyhock seeds?

What information do you have on bluebeard shrubs?

Can you suggest some ideas for large trees?

What can I do with my green tomatoes?

What can I do with my green tomatoes?

How do I germinate hollyhock seeds?

Whatīs the best way to mow the lawn?

How can I tell if my indoor plants get enough light?

How can I drought-proof my lawn?

What precautions do I use around chemicals?

What precautions do I use around chemicals?

How can I tell if my lawn needs dethatching?

How can i tell if my lawn needs de-thatching?

Why should I mulch my garden?

What can I do to prevent pests?

When do I plant parsley?

Is Japanese lilac a good choice for a small garden?

Do you know of any really dark bulbs?

How can I stop dogs from ruining my lawn?

Can alfalfa really improve my soil?

Do I need to stake new trees?

How can I stop my dog from ruining my lawn?

How can I propogate forsythia?

What are the benefits of growing alfalfa?

Do you know of any really dark bulbs?

When should I prune a forsythia?

Where do mature trees need water most?

What should I know about planting poppies?

How can I preserve maple leaves for decorating?

What is causing webs in my trees?

How do I dry maple leaves?

How do I keep my leaves from getting dusty?

How do I give my plants calcium?

What safety measures do I use for mowers and trimmers?

When do I plant annuals in Arizona?

How can I preserve leaves?

How many bulbs do I need per square foot?

What safety measures do I use for mowers and trimmers?

Where do trees need water most?

What are the proper ph levels for a healthy lawn?

Is it difficult to grow peppermint and spearmint?

How can I get a longer harvest from my vegetable garden?

What do you feed strawberries?

What kind of tree is best for my small yard?

What do you feed strawberries?

How do I plant cucumbers?

How can I get a longer harvest from my vegetable garden?

What's the easiest thing I can do prevent weeds in my lawn?

What shrubs are vulnerable to leaf miners?

Do clay pots need more watering?

Do you have tips for keeping my lawn weed-free?

Ant good tips for choosing chrysanthemums?

Can you tell me how to naturalise my garden?

What should I be aware of when buyingchrysanthemums ?

How do I identify the leaf miner larva?

Can you tell me how to naturalize my garden?

What should I be aware of when buying chrysanthemums ?

How do I identify the leaf miner larva?

What is the plant of the day?

How can I save my plants from root rot?

What is blue cohosh?

Do weeping willows really cause problems with foundations or plumbing?

How do I germinate African daisies?

How do I germinate African daisies?

How do I prune my trees?





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