Archive for February, 2010

Could peat-free compost aid olive tree and palm tree growth?

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Those with potted olive trees or palm trees may wish to consider using peat-free compost. Writing a column for the Guardian, waste advisor for Wrap Peter Hill said this material is perfect for potted plants or trees in containers.It is totally natural and environmentally-friendly and is normally...

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Housing tenants ‘given help to trim trees and shrubs’

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Trees and shrubs around a housing estate in the Wear Valley will soon be in tip-top shape. This is because housing management firm Dale and Valley Homes has launched a scheme to help elderly and vulnerable people get their hands dirty, according to the Northern Echo. Helping Hands will aid...

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Shrubs ‘flourish anywhere damp’

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Gardening enthusiasts planting shrubs should find a damp area of their yard. This is according to Countrylife contributor Mark Griffiths, who said these plants flourish anywhere they have access to water.For this reason, shrubs do not need to be put in the water margins of an outdoor space,...

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Plan your trees and shrubs with a gardening journal

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Whether planning the next palm tree, callistemon, bamboo and olive tree purchase or simply penning a reminder to move shrubs and trees, a journal is an essential piece of kit. This is according to KLC School of Garden Design director Annie Guilfoyle, who told the Independent a diary allows...

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