30 Minute Gardening. by Jenny Hendy

By Jenny Hendy

Shameless shortcuts for a good backyard super-fast Love being within the backyard yet now not a fan of spending the complete weekend making it glance excellent? if that is so, then 30 Minute Gardening is simply the e-book you have been trying to find. this can have you ever sitting down having fun with a drink at the patio after simply half-hour of enjoyable, guilt-free gardening. Packed packed with shameless shortcuts and useful tips and ideas that experience immediate effect, the entire knowledge is damaged down into basic steps and imagine sequences together with 122 initiatives on growing appealing borders, excellent patio pots and the way to maintain your salad becoming all summer time. 30 Minute Gardening is the right rescue treatment for somebody who loves gardening yet has little time on their palms. it is all approximately the way to have a neat backyard, a stunning backyard, a effective garden...and nonetheless have a lifestyles.

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Floating above the other perennials, Knautia 'Melton Pastels' has airy, branched stems of small rounded blooms, a magnet for bees and butterflies. Dead-head regularly. REPEAT PERFORMERS SOFT FOIL SOLID COLOUR Many of the plants suggested for this project keep flowering for months and the white form of red valerian (Centranthus ruber 'Albus') is no exception. Show off the colours and forms of bold perennials using the neutral, 'soft focus' backdrop of the low-growing lady's mantle (Alchemilla mollis).

DIVIDE PLANTS Lift and divide perennials to keep plants vigorous and flowering strongly. Discard old, non-productive parts. Replant in well-cultivated soil, adding a top dressing of general fertilizer to kick-start growth. IF YOU HAVE MORE TIME F Sow hardy annuals Fill gaps with quick-to-flower hardy annuals like pot marigold and Shirley poppy, sowing in drills within raked-over patches to make weed seedling detection easier. F Plant summer bulbs For exotic-looking summer blooms, plant hardy bulbs like lilies, or pot-grown ornamental onions (Allium).

Then watch the bees and butterflies home in! F Gravel On sandy soil without much visible stone, add gravel mulch to mirror the alpine scree look and create a good self-seeding environment. F Rocks Edge the pathway and also create some stepping stones for maintenance access, sinking a few rounded boulders or flat-topped stones into the ground. F Ground cover Use creeping alpines like stonecrops (Sedum), house leeks (Sempervivum), and creeping thymes to carpet the ground around the rocks and stones.

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