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Lithops 101

Lithops spp. (Living Stones)<p><i>Lithops</i> is a genus of succulent plants native to Southern Africa. "Lithos" means "stone" and "-ops" means "face" in …

Cultivation of Lithops: Lithops

A guide to the cultivation of Lithops<br>by Nick Rowlette<p><i>Lithops</i> (commonly called „flowering stones“ or „living stones“) are true mimicry plants: their …

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The nutritional needs of succulents are similar to those of cacti, but succulents can generally tolerate more water and a lower pH than cacti. Most succulents can thrive in the same soil as the rest of your garden plants, so long as the soil is well drained, but when growing them in pots, it's …

Gardening

How to Overwinter Geraniums | Blog at Thompson & Morgan

If you’re planning to over-winter your geraniums & pelargoniums please “take with a pinch of salt” anything you hear from well meaning “experts” – …

Plants

Gardening Advice & Tips | Vegetable seeds and flower seeds

<b>Kings Seeds allotment newcomer tips & advice</b><p>Taking on an allotment should be a rewarding challenge, giving you the opportunity to grow your own fruit …

Trap Ground Allotment Association

A year on the plot<p>"Parrot Tulip Pink" by Alexandra Lemonidis<p>Original content by Stuart Skyte. If you have sugestions for extra content, please send …

How-to Get Started Composting

It’s <b>easy to get started</b> composting – it doesn’t require any expensive equipment or decades of learning, you just need to give it a go.<p>Choosing a …

How to Grow Succulents in a Pot without Drainage Holes

It’s possible to grow succulents in pots without drainage holes because they require less water than other plants and you only need to water them …

How To Start An Allotment

The moment just before you see your new allotment plot for the first time can be a very exciting.<p>As your allotment chairperson takes you towards your …

Essential Allotment Tools & Equipment

Many novice allotment growers have an aspiration, or dream, to return a profit from dirt. The line of thought is something like seeds are very cheap, …

Top 10 Plants for Shade Gardening

By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener, summitspringsgardenwriting.com<p>Shade gardening can pose a challenge to those just starting …

Jasmine

All jasmines need a fertile, well-drained soil in full or partial sun. Summer jasmine needs a sheltered spot, full sun and a south- or south …

Neem Insect Spray: Making and Using Neem Garden Spray

Neem Insect Spray Recipes<br>Making And Using Neem Garden Spray<p>When making your own neem insect spray you can adjust the concentration to the purpose and …

Helping Your Plants With A Neem Oil Foliar Spray

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist<p>Finding safe, non-toxic pesticides for the garden that actually work can be a challenge. We all want …

How to Grow and Care for Lithops

Living Stones (<i>Lithops</i>) are unusual succulents that have evolved to resemble the pebbles and rocks that litter their native habitats through southern …

How to Plant an Outdoor Succulent Garden

Succulent garden design is appropriate for warm, temperate and even cold season locations. In cold climates, it is not always possible to have a …

Plants

DIY Bee Hotel for a Better Garden - Genius!

Flowers can be finicky—and sometimes, more watering and sunlight don't do the trick. For a healthier garden this season (and the next!), make this …

Gardening

Garden Roses | Pococks Roses | The Cornish Rose Company - Garden Roses

We are having a rose pruning demonstration on 30th January 2018 at our Romsey nursery.<p>If you would like to come along, you need to bring secateurs, …

Nepenthes, pitcher plant growing

<b>Caring for Nepenthes, Tropical Pitcher Plants or Monkey Cups</b><p>Nepenthes are tropical pitcher plants native to parts of South East Asia, India, …

How to Repot Lithops "Living Stones"

Lithops are mimicry plants commonly called “living stones,” “living rocks,” and “flowering stones.” These weird succulent plants have evolved to …

Lithops 101

Lithops spp. (Living Stones)<p><i>Lithops</i> is a genus of succulent plants native to Southern Africa. "Lithos" means "stone" and "-ops" means "face" in …

Growing Lithops

<i>Lithops</i> is just one genus in a largely southern African family called the Mesembryanthemaceae, often just abbreviated to mesemb. There has been …

Compost Chemistry - Cornell Composting

Of the many elements required for microbial decomposition, carbon and nitrogen are the most important. Carbon provides both an energy source and and …

Permaculture

9 plants that bug bugs — including mosquitoes

BOISE, Idaho — Summer is almost here, and you'll want to spend more time in your backyards and gardens.<p>Unfortunately, so will the bugs. And because of viruses such as Zika and West Nile, mosquitoes are a big concern.<p>You can plant herbs and flowers that repel those bugs, including mosquitoes, and …

Plants

Fuchsia Flower, all you need to know about fuchsias.

Copyright 2011 www.fuchsiaflower.co.uk<p>Growing Standard Fuchsias<p>Standard fuchsias are one of the most eye catching and self satisfying ways of …

Training a Climbing Rose

Climbing roses produce two kinds of shoots: the main structural canes and the flowering shoots, which grow from the canes. The long structural canes …

How to Prune Geraniums

Geraniums will grow tall and leggy if they're not pruned regularly. Cutting back the plants allows for new growth and longer-lasting blooms, bringing …

Plants