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News - Page 47

An award-winning show garden from this year’s Bloom event in Phoenix Park, Dublin, is getting a new lease of life after being rebuilt as a permanent feature in Fota Wildlife Park in Cork.

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How to take care of your beans?

Pinch out climbing beans as soon as they reach the tops of their supports. Runner beans, French beans and shelling beans are super-productive in the veg garden and are cropping heavily right now, but they will insist on carrying on growing upwards once they reach the tops of their canes.

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Young Gardener of the Year Award

A green-fingered youngster from Fife in Scotland has been named as this year’s Royal Horticultural Society’s Young Gardener of the Year in an awards ceremony at RHS Garden Wisley.

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Summer prune wisteria

Summer prune wisteria to remove all this year’s long, whippy growths and promote more flowers next year.

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Plant of the week: Hypericum

This week's plant: Hypericum

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Plant autumn-flowering crocuses

Plant autumn-flowering crocuses for an extraordinary display later this year as the delicately beautiful flowers rise as if by magic from the ground just as the rest of the garden is slowing down.

Autumn-flowering Crocus

Most people associate crocuses with springtime, but in fact the range of autumn-flowering crocuses is huge – here in the garden centre at Pickering we believe they ought to be more widely grown, so we’re putting out...

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Lift and dry onions, shallots and garlic

Lift and dry onions, shallots and garlic once the foliage starts to die down, so that you can store them for eating through winter.

Most types of maincrop onion keep really well if they’re dried properly, so it’s worth taking your time over the job. Choose a dry spell of weather and gently lift the bulbs with a hand fork, then lay them on the soil to dry. In seasons when it's impossible to find a long enough window of sunshine – so that's alm...

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Find inspiration at this year’s RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

City gardeners will find inspiration and to spare at this year’s RHS Flower Show Tatton Park as the emphasis is firmly on gardening in an urban setting.

City Garden Inspiration

The show is highlighting ways to green up grey spaces and help create healthier, more sustainable cities while combatting some of the big environmental issues we face. The all-new ‘Future Spaces’ category is full of great ideas, including a garden designe...

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It’s not too late to be sowing more veg for your plot

It’s not too late to be sowing more veg for your plot – in fact, late sowings made in July can be really helpful for keeping your patch productive right through autumn and into winter.

Sow more veg for your plot

Aim to replace your first harvest of new potatoes, broad beans and lettuces as soon as you clear the crop away. You can sow most varieties of fast-maturing vegetables two or even three times in a season. All the salad veg, fo...

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Remove algae and pond weed from water features

Remove algae and pond weed from water features to keep them looking at their best. Algae turns water an unattractive green. Natural solutions which won’t harm fish or wildlife, such as floating barley pads on the surface of the water or using liquid additives and extracts in the water to subtly change the water’s pH, making it unattractive to algae. But the best way to prevent it is simply to grow more pond plants: aim to keep about a third of the w...

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