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Plant up Roses in Pots

Early spring is the right time to replant your pot grown plants. Roses make no exception. Special varieties, like the flowering carpet, miniature roses and elegant standards ones look wonderful on a patio, adding color and interest.

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Planting Shrubs in Containers

As all plants, shrubs can be grown in containers. The main period for planting shrubs in containers is late summer to autumn. When you are planting a new bought shrub or transplanting one that you already have, you should choose the new container with 5 cm larger in depth and diameter than the previous one. If you are using an old container, scrub its inside surface thoroughly before filing to avoid propagation of any possible diseases that it may contain from the previous plant.

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Planting Perennials

When planting a garden, the most plants that we will plant will be perennials. Perennials grown in containers may be planted into the garden at any time of the year as long as the soil is workable, but the best seasons for planting remain spring and autumn.

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Selecting Water Plants

Like any other plants, water plants should be clean, fresh-looking and vigorous. Look for specimens that are growing in tanks that are free from duckweed and algae to avoid introducing them into your pond. Also check the plants to see if the undersides of the leaves are free from jelly-like deposits of snails or whelk eggs and that there are no strands of blanket-weed in the foliage. Once you will involuntary introduce these to you pond it will be hard to get rid of them.

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Trees in Containers

In spaces where you cannot plant trees directly into the ground, like roof gardens, patios or courtyard gardens, you can grow trees in containers. This is the quickest way to create a well-established appearance, by adding height and structure to the design. Growing trees in large containers, like pots or tubs, will greatly extend their design potential.

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Dead-heading Roses

Dead-heading a flowering plant means to remove faded flowers. The purpose of doing this is to stimulate the earliest possible development of new, young shoots and further blooms throughout the flowering season. On roses, once a rose flower has been fertilized it will soon fade and if left on the plant it may delay the production of new shoots below the old flower cluster.

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Stocking with Fish

If you have a pond in your garden, sooner or later you will want to add some fish into it or other water creatures. Of course you will have wildlife visitors but you might want to have some permanent living creatures in your pond.

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Climbers for Color

Colors are one of the most important thing to consider when you design a garden. You don’t need to be a specialist to create a beautiful arangement, you just need to consider some simple things. Color effects vary according to light levels in different parts of your garden. For example, in a sunny spot, deep or bright colors which absorb light will show up more strongly than paler colors. Paler colors instead, will successfully illuminate a dull space and may be used to great effect in places that are most often viewed in the evening.

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Willow Walls

Screens of living willow make excellent garden sculptures with the contrast between the lines of the stems and their exuberant and fresh young growth. Willow screens are in the same time functional items and sculptural features in your garden. The willow can also be used to create even more functional items for your garden beside screens. Use them to create seats, arbors and arches.

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Bulbs in Containers

Bulbs, like most other plants can be grown in containers. Planted in ornamental pots, windowboxes or other types of containers, bulbs will provide a varied and spectacular display which can be extended throughout the season by moving the containers into view as they come to flower to obtain the maximum effect. Choose carefully the bulbs and you will be able to lengthen the season to include late winter as well as spring and summer.

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