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By Isobel Carlson

You could no longer have the fairway hands or the assets to construct the putting Gardens of Babylon however it continues to be attainable to create a blossoming haven on your personal again backyard. This useful ebook courses you thru the mysteries of the seasons, with basic, easy-to-follow pointers on how to make your backyard develop. conflict the insects and the slugs, and plant, prune and dig your technique to own paradise.

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ALGAE, SEAWEED, AND lake weed are good additions to your compost pile but remember to wash off the salt water before adding them to the pile. DO NOT LEAVE a finished compost pile standing unprotected, as it will lose nutrients. Special breathable compost cover sheets can be found at any garden centre. 36 36 24/08/2005 16:31:02 The Basic Ingredients ONCE YOU HAVE nibbled all the sweetcorn off a stalk, chop up the stalk and throw it onto the compost pile. DON’T THROW YOUR fingernail clippings out – they make another welcome addition to the compost pile!

For a less boisterous variety consider the Spanish bluebell, hyacinthoides hispanica. 62 62 24/08/2005 16:31:07 Flower Power TO ENCOURAGE PLANTS to grow bushy rather than tall, pinch their ends tightly with your fingers. WHEN WATERING YOUR plants, always fit a rose to the watering can to avoid washing away any nutrients or damaging young plants. TANTALISE YOUR SENSES with sweet smelling flowers such as lily-of-the-valley, catmint, irises, violets, and some sweet peas. 63 63 24/08/2005 16:31:07 A Miscellany of Garden Wisdom TO GET PLENTY of autumn colour in your garden, plant Japanese maples, deciduous azaleas or some of the viburnums.

54 54 24/08/2005 16:31:05 Green, Green Grass IF YOU HAVE children or lively pets, you will need a particularly hardwearing grass. ALTHOUGH GRASS CUTTINGS left on a lawn will return goodness to the soil, they actually do more harm than good – invariably encouraging weeds. TRIM THE SIDES of your lawn neatly by laying a plank along its edges and using the sharp edge of a spade to cut the straggly edges into line. 55 55 24/08/2005 16:31:05 Try not to cut your lawn too short; half an inch is the ideal length.

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