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PostHeaderIcon Hot diary: What can you do in August?

Days are getting slightly longer, warmer and spring is in the air. Assuming that Mother nature is granting you the luxury of a sunny corner, you can hide from the rest of the world indulging yourselves of  a warm cup of tea. Stroll through, take notes, prune, apply manure and raise plants from seeds and take cuttings. 

PostHeaderIcon Ultimate Seed Raising Tips

This has been invented, tried, verified and certified by A La Carte Gardening. Seeds do germinate when you are the one to manipulate their growing environment.

I have also been working on something to manipulate husbands to do house cleaning, but I have failed so far.....

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PostHeaderIcon Tips to a lusty green lawn, by Kathleen Bernie

Once a year, either in spring or in autumn, both, if I am really motivated, I dethatch (vigorously rake out any dead grass that has built up) and core (give the area a good fork over to loosen the soil). Coring reduces compaction and improves aeration and drainage.

PostHeaderIcon Mark overcrowded bulb clumps......

 

....... because they need to be divided!!! However the trick is to know when.

PostHeaderIcon What to do with frost tender plants?

Let them die and replace them with hardier ones!!!!

Aurelie Quade