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Gardening Solutions for Heavy Clay Soils

What’s a gardener to do with soil that’s easily compacted and has poor drainage? Find out here Full Story
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chookchook2
Big redkate, just work the top layer, put gypsum, then commercial compost mixed with bought topsoil, then plant, then put a thick layer of broadsheet newspapers between the plants, cover all with mulch.
Going forward,make and use your own compost. If on a tight budget, use the lasagne method above. Depends if there is a drought, how expensive straw/hay is. Price can go up if the farmers are buying it in. Soil may be cheaper then. Sawdust may be cheaper than straw. Don't put uncomposted materials touching the plant stems.
on Tuesday at 8:28PM     
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bigredkate
Thanks Chook that is pretty much what we have done and it has worked brilliantly, but as Benjamin says tilling the soil is bad, I want to learn how he plants without tilling.
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Catching Up With the Queen of Shabby Chic

Rachel Ashwell defined a style embraced by countless fans over the past 25 years. Find out what she’s turning her sights to now Full Story
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irishmaori
Shabby chic is not a style, rather a state of mind. Like Rachel it's timeless, clean and very beautiful.
on Wednesday at 6:02AM     
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ciscomo
LOL, I had to back to find the "deer" with the crown of flowers because I missed it (8th picture). I think that poor dead flowered critter is some type of gazelle/ antelope (I googled gazelle) :). To quote chookchook2, "Things that make you go...hmmmm."

I see deer every day as they consider our fields to be their very own "Old Country Buffet" and it looks like a deer on the wall in the sixth picture, though. Funny, I never equated taxidermy with this style. If I walked in and saw Mr/Ms Dead Gazelle, I'd probably faint onto the nearest slipcovered sofa.
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What Goes With a Redbrick Fireplace?

Play up or tone down your redbrick fireplace by pairing it strategically with other colors and materials Full Story
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Kathleen Marineau
Patsy Muzzell: I'd say you've done a great job of turning a blemish into a beauty spot.
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cathisavage
Absolutely love the arch opening to the fireplace. Yes, the work you did really brightened up this space. Hey, beautiful floor, too! :)
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11 Design Solutions for Sloping Backyards

Hit the garden slopes running with these bright ideas for terraces, zones, paths and more Full Story
     Comment   August 13, 2014
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tbharucha
Nice plan for a slope
on Wednesday at 8:24PM   
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reinetvr
A–1–9888
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Ferns: A Shade Gardener’s Best Friend

Bring rich texture and contrast to a dark woodland landscape with wonderfully diverse ferns Full Story
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fernfarmer
Anyone interested in ferns should take a look at the Hardy Fern Foundation website, which has tons of searchable information on ferns that like different conditions, fern traits, fern sales, fern tours, everything fern: www.hardyferns.org
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Great article. I absolutely love ferns. Yes, the Ostrich ferns need to be thinned every few years if they spread too aggressively. I usually design fern gardens with mixes of native ferns, planted in clumps and drifts to create a tapestry of different textures.
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Top 12 Summer-Blooming Perennials for Deer-Resistant Drama

Can you have garden color, fragrance and exciting foliage with hungry deer afoot? These beauties say yes Full Story
     Comment   August 11, 2014
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ks613
Deer in highly populated suburban areas are not afraid of motion. They don't even move when a car is coming directly towards them. They are very adaptable to their surroundings!
August 14, 2014 at 7:26AM     
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Hand Painted Wallpaper of good price - Yrmural
yeah, pretty goood.
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How to Design a Colorful Flower Bed

Delight the eye through 3 seasons with bright flowers placed just right. Get flower bed location, shape and color ideas here Full Story
     Comment   August 8, 2014
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ethan14
Beatiful idea .
August 10, 2014 at 2:50PM   
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aarnold101
Flower colors
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Branches and Twigs for More Than Just Decor

Think beyond the vase with twigged-out railings, gates, room dividers and more Full Story
     Comment   August 3, 2014
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Jo Prentice
here is another one of my branch and twig arches ( a nice place to sit and take a break when gardening ")
on Thursday at 12:51AM     
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vegaspat
Another great ideabook from a member of the talented Dietrich family!
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Duck Egg Blue, the Friendliest Color Around

This appealing hue transcends trends, spans styles and gets along with many other colors. Could it be right for one of your rooms? Full Story
     Comment   July 30, 2014
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chookchook2
Did anybody research what the duck thought about it? No oooooooo.
August 15, 2014 at 7:32PM   
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lindaksidney
The duck would be sooooo proud!
August 15, 2014 at 10:59PM     
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