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By Isobel Carlson

You'll no longer have the fairway hands or the assets to construct the putting Gardens of Babylon however it remains to be attainable to create a blossoming haven on your personal again backyard. This sensible e-book publications you thru the mysteries of the seasons, with uncomplicated, easy-to-follow pointers on tips to make your backyard develop. conflict the insects and the slugs, and plant, prune and dig your technique to own paradise.

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The finished compost should look and smell like rich, dark soil. DON’T ADD THESE to your compost pile: harmful charcoal or coal ashes which contain high amount of sulphur; cat or dog droppings which might contain disease; and weeds, which will only return disease back to the soil once you spread your compost. YOUR COMPOST PILE should be moist all the way through so be sure to wet each layer and add water every time you increase your pile. 34 34 24/08/2005 16:31:01 The Basic Ingredients ADD BIRCH LEAVES to your compost heap – they disinfect the soil and prevent fly diseases.

Attach it to a wall to provide an interesting display piece. FOR PRACTICALITY, GROW herbs and small vegetables in a window box outside your kitchen window. 38 38 24/08/2005 16:31:02 Hanging Gardens PLANT LOVELY SCENTED plants in your window boxes so that the scent wafts inside. Recommended plants include double lilacs, which flower in May and June, and the butterfly bush which flowers from July to October and as an added bonus attracts butterflies! LAYER SOME GRAVEL around the base of the plants in your window box to prevent your windows from getting mucky when rain splashes onto the soil.

43 43 24/08/2005 16:31:03 A Miscellany of Garden Wisdom IF THE SOIL in your hanging baskets becomes too dry, a squirt of washing up liquid added to the water will help the water to enter the compost instead of running off. Garden Lore… Parsley will only grow outside the home of an honest man or a strong woman. ’ Indian proverb ENSURE EVEN DISTRIBUTION when sowing very small seeds by mixing them with a little sand in a sugar shaker or a plastic yoghurt pot with holes in the bottom. AN OLD BROOM handle is perfect for making a shallow seed trench – simply lay the handle along the soil and walk along it to press it down firmly.

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