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Thousands of individuals love their gardens yet want they were not rather so hard.

Imagine growing to be easy fruit and greens speedy, equipping your self with an inventory of the simplest crops to shop for to your backyard in each scenario, and wasting fewer crops to pests and illnesses. Gardening Shortcuts can convey you how.

Packed with potent innovations, glowing rules, and shameless shortcuts for each nook of the backyard, Gardening Shortcuts comprises the entire suggestion had to create the backyard you will want and also have time to take a seat at the patio with a pitcher of wine.

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CLEANING POTS The weathered look on terra-cotta pots can look charming, but they can be cleaned up if you prefer. Algae builds up over time in damp conditions, and needs elbow grease to remove it. Go over the pot with a stiff brush, then scrub using hot soapy water. A dash of lemon juice or vinegar in the water can make the job a little easier. INSTANT IMPACT F Revitalize pots For a fresh look in minutes, remove tired old plants from pots, and cover the exposed soil with gravel, pebbles, or slate.

F Top-off feed Flowers benefit from additional liquid feeding, especially in late summer. Pick a feed that’s suitable for use with bedding plants in containers. F Trim excess foliage Use scissors 4 Plant and mulch Add daisies and petunias next, and set trailing plants—in this case the helichrysum—around the basket rim. Fill around the root balls with more potting mix, water, then finish with the mulch. 5 Finished Reattach the chains, and select the side of the basket you would like facing forward before hanging.

G. catmint (Nepeta x faassenii) and Lamium maculatum form blooms in flushes if cut back after flowering. Feed and water to promote regrowth. 50 BEAUTIFUL BORDERS Summer border This bright but cool design has tons of style. For a similar feel, combine the highlighted plants, or if you have more space, choose from the list opposite. All thrive in sun. GET THE LOOK Zigzag 5–7 Knautia 'Melton Pastels' (mid- to back border). Weave in three pots of Nectaroscordum. In the foreground, plant a meandering line of five red valerian (Centranthus ruber 'Albus').

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