How to Grow Practically Everything by DK Publishing

By DK Publishing

From planting herbs to making a kitchen backyard, How to develop virtually Everything supplies starting gardeners the arrogance to develop plant life, culmination, and more.

Whether readers are looking to develop a lemon from a seed, deal with a houseplant, or plant a rose arch, each one gardening undertaking is gifted with transparent directions and images, sharing the easiest time to plant, whilst to count on effects, and the gear and time required.

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Cover with chicken wire to prevent animals from digging up the bulbs; remove it when the first shoots appear.  3 Plant grape hyacinths (Muscari) at three times their depth; a ¾ in (2 cm) bulb is planted at a depth of 2½ in (6 cm). 4 Alliums are also planted at three times their depth; a 1¼ in (3 cm) bulb should be planted 3½ in (9 cm) deep. 41 << BEAUTIFUL BEDS Seasonal pastels Many of the bulbs and flowers of early summer come in pastel shades that can be easily combined to create a harmonious design.

PLANT THE ROSES WHEN TO PLANT Early spring Most of the plants here prefer free-draining soil, so dig plenty of grit into clay soils to improve drainage. The roses require more moisture: plant them as recommended on page 93. AT ITS BEST Summer TIME TO COMPLETE 3 hours COMPLETE THE PLANTING YOU WILL NEED Plant a line of lavender and lilies in front of the roses, and position the thyme and pinks along the front edge. Mulching with gravel will keep plant stems dry, and keep them from rotting off. Well-rotted organic matter, such as manure Grit Spade All-purpose granular fertilizer AFTERCARE 1.

408). In mild areas, wrap it with garden fleece. 4. Arum lily, Zantedeschia aethiopica 5. Musa basjoo 5 1 4 3 2 61 62 BEAUTIFUL BEDS >> Plant bare-root bamboo Bare-root bamboo plants are significantly cheaper than those grown in pots, and are a good option if you need several to create a screen, as shown here. You may also get a bare-root plant if a friend has sections to spare. Plant them as soon as you get them home to prevent the roots drying out. << KEEP ROOTS MOIST WHEN TO PLANT Autumn Because the roots are not in soil and will dry out and die very rapidly, you must keep them moist before planting.

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