How To Plant Rose Bushes In Landscaping Your Garden

Written by Paul Curran

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Spraying every 10 days guards againstrepparttar diseases and insects that attack roses. Nicotine sulphate wipes outrepparttar 113348 green lice; arsenate of lead is used against chewing insects; or sulphur and arsenate of lead may be used in a dust, as may DDT dust.

Winterize your roses by mounding sod around them afterrepparttar 113349 first frost, or mulch with straw and evergreens. In cold parts ofrepparttar 113350 country, removerepparttar 113351 supports fromrepparttar 113352 climbing roses and placerepparttar 113353 canes onrepparttar 113354 ground, peg them, and cover with soil mounds.

In spring, cut back your roses to within 6 inches ofrepparttar 113355 ground. Ruthlessly lop off all but three or four canes on hybrid teas. This pruning will give you strong plants. When your plants grow out from spring pruning, you will have to disbud, cutting off allrepparttar 113356 buds exceptrepparttar 113357 top ones onrepparttar 113358 cane. This isrepparttar 113359 way to grow large blossoms.

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Rid Your Garden of Slugs

Written by Marilyn Pokorney

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Under ideal conditions, chemical baits, containing metaldehyde, can be somewhat effective because this aldehyde paralyzesrepparttar slugs and they eventually die from dehydration. However, under cool and wet conditions when slugs are most active and troublesome, they can often recover. And these chemicals are poisonous to cats, dogs, birds and curious children.

Biological control provides an attractive alternative to traditional control practices. Nematodes possess exceptional potential as biocontrol agents for pest slugs.

In Europe, a product as been successfully developed from Phasmarhabditis hermaphrodita, that is effective against a wide variety of pest slug and snail species and it targets only slugs and snails.

It would be a perfect solution for introduction intorepparttar 113347 US but there are no published records of P. hermaphrodita occurrence inrepparttar 113348 US. Thus, regulatory issues prohibit it's introduction and marketing inrepparttar 113349 US.

Slugs do play a positive role inrepparttar 113350 environment. Because slugs are also scavengers eating decaying vegetation, animal feces, and carrion they help in breaking down decomposing materials thus helping to release nutrients back intorepparttar 113351 soil.

Slugs are night feeders so night traps and beer traps arerepparttar 113352 best ways to catch and trap them. But there are many other methods proven successful. One includes a very common, but not well known, ingredient.

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