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Make sure your greenhouse ventilation is constantly regulated during hot summer months, whether you're at home or not, by installing an automatic vent opener. Readily available, they're quick and easy to install, so heat-stressed plants will be a
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, the fill the trough with compost and plant the sempervivums. Finish off with a layer of gravel mulch.AdamYou can buy slates from reclamation yards, or you might be lucky to find some lying around in your own or a friend's garden.More garden DIY projects
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The practice of taking stem-section cuttings is useful for rejuvenating overgrown house plants such as dracaena.Dracaenas are striking architectural plants, native to western and tropical Africa. Plants produce bold rosettes of strap-like leaves at the tip of each shoot, as older...
Tomatoes will thrive in a greenhouse in midsummer with the right light, warmth, water and feed. But there's no point in ruining your hard work by watching the plant collapse under its own weight, when some simple staking will save the day. Nor do
in the garden, on a balcony or in the greenhouse. Shake compost inside the bag to create an even, pillow shape. Cut a slot out of the bag to expose the compost for planting them into.Loosen the compost in the bag with a hand fork. Push some of the compost
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Chris Beardshaw demonstrates a method for training greenhouse tomatoes, intended to increase fruiting yield.summerMore on growing tomatoesRead Kate Bradbury's blog on the dos and don'ts of growing tomatoesGrow tomatoes from seedGrow tomatoes outside
The process of rooting cuttings in water is an effective method of propagating many types of house plant. Once cuttings have developed a good root system, they can be potted up in compost. In addition to house plants, various tender perennials and summer bedding plants can also b...