Garden Practice

Hibernate lilies properly
In addition to their function as ornamental plants, they are also used as medicinal plants and food. The lily exists in many different species and can be found in many gardens worldwide. This is also because it is very easy to maintain. Nevertheless, there are some things to keep in mind when hibernating.


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Swamp Iris - Care, propagation
The Swamp Iris, which is also called Yellow Iris, is a plant that is classified as particularly protected. Although their stock is not endangered, but protection is still hardship. The large, showy yellow flowers appear from late May to June. In the wild, they are found mainly on the banks and siltation zones of stagnant and flowing waters, in fens and in riparian forests.


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Hechtkraut - plants & care
The pike originally came from the muddy banks of the South American rivers. Its botanical name "Pontederia" got it from the Italian botanist G. Pontedera (1688 to 1757). However, this interesting plant can also be kept in our latitudes under certain conditions, such as in an open-air basin (tub pond) during the summer and in an aquarium during the winter weeks.


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Waterlilies Winter - Care of pond plants in winter
In many gardens, the garden pond is an important design element, but its effect only unfolds through the correct planting. A variety of water and marsh plants are available in the trade, but not all of which survive the cold season without damage. Whether water lilies and other plants are really hardy depends not only on their origin, but also on the depth of the water.


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Burrageara 'Nelly Isler'
Here we introduce you to an extraordinary variety of orchids and show you how to perfectly present them. Brilliant color play by Burrageara 'Nelly Isler' Tone-in-tone is the motto with which the glamorous orchids are spiritedly staged here. The red wicker baskets are lined with foil and filled with expanded clay until the two pots of the Burrageara 'Nelly Isler' and the orange coral moss are at the right height.


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Eisheilige: Dreaded late frost
Even if the sun already has a lot of power and attracts us to bring the first heat-needy plants into the open: Until the Eisheiligen in mid-May, it can be according to long-term climatic data, always frosty again! Especially for hobby gardeners is: Watch weather report - otherwise it may have happened to the just planted balcony flowers and tomatoes.


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Hardy exotics for the garden
The dream of the south has long since secured a place in the garden for winter-hardy exotics. Previously, use in most regions was only possible in the bucket. With climate change, the idea of ​​planting exotic beauties in the garden seems close at hand. The winters tend to be warmer, severe frost periods less common.


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Lovable vagabonds
There are some plants that spread in the garden as if by their own conditions. The gold poppy (Eschscholzia) was in my garden in recent years, as well as the spur flower (Centranthus) and, of course, as the best known example of the thimble (Digitalis). Now the carnation has found a new home for me.


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Low Bearded Iris: Large-flowered Dwarf
The 20 to 40 centimeters small bearded iris (Iris x barbata-nana) is usually in the shade of its larger relatives, the middle and the high bearded Iris (Iris x barbata-media and Iris x barbata-elatior), which up to Towering 1.20 meters. Wrongly! Compared to its large relatives, which are mainly used as magnificent shrubs, the dwarf iris is extremely versatile: It is ideal for rockeries, as a foreground planting for sunny perennial beds and even as a potted plant.


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Mandevillen: Colorful funnel flowers for the balcony
Formerly known as Dipladenia or "false jasmine", it is now run by the name of Mandevilla. The five -marked, mostly pinkish calyxes are reminiscent of the oleander. No wonder, after all, both belong to the so-called Hundsgiftgewächsen (Apocynaceae). And more and more often, not only the oleander, but also the Mandevilla is pulled out as a container plant outdoors.


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Recall: Pest Free Neem
Scotts Celaflor, a manufacturer of plant care products, is recalling part of its pest-free Neem products. Reason: In an internal laboratory analysis small amounts of weed killer were found. Nature's Pest Control Neem by Scotts Celaflor Scotts Celaflor announces the voluntary recall of Celaflor Naturen's Pest Control Neem 75 milliliters (Item No. 3066).


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Spezialerden: Which one do you really need?
Many people know this situation - you stand in the garden center in front of the shelf with the special earth and ask yourself: Do my plants really need such a thing? For example, what makes a citrus soil different from a normal potting soil? Or can I just mix such a soil myself to save money?


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Rigols instead of digging
As a trench is called a technique of digging. It was formerly used mainly in nurseries when there were no machines for deep loosening. The garden floor is deeply dug two spade leaves. Many a hobby gardener will break out with just the idea - but in some cases it makes sense to rig the ground in your own garden as well.


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Great secateurs test
The secateurs is one of the gardener's most important tools. The selection is correspondingly large. Bypass, anvil, with or without handle: The models available may differ in many ways. But which secateurs should you take? Most shelves in the trade give no legal information.


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Herbs, garden herbs & spices
Herbs, spices and garden herbs are widely used in our everyday lives. Perhaps the following daily routine will be familiar to you: Drink a strong peppermint tea in the morning, have a rich, well spiced meal at lunchtime and enjoy the home-made herb butter in the evening.


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