Planting Roses In Your Garden

Written by Lee Dobbins

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You can plant roses in fall or spring, but fall is actually best. When planting roses, inspectrepparttar roots to make sure they have not dried and if they have make sure you soak them before planting. Trim back any roots that are weak, long or broken.

Setrepparttar 149744 plant in a hole that is large enough so thatrepparttar 149745 roots can spread. The part ofrepparttar 149746 plant whererepparttar 149747 top attaches torepparttar 149748 roots (calledrepparttar 149749 bud) should be just underrepparttar 149750 surface ofrepparttar 149751 ground. Plants should be spaced 18 apart. Prunerepparttar 149752 branches back to about 8 fromrepparttar 149753 soil.

To grow good roses it is necessary to cultivate, to prune and to spray. If you have a well-cultivated bed you need not worry about watering. But if you start to water in hot weather, you must keep it up, soakingrepparttar 149754 roots thoroughly about once a week.

Spraying every 10 days guards againstrepparttar 149755 diseases and insects that attack roses. Nicotine sulphate wipes outrepparttar 149756 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.

When winter approaches, protect your roses by piling sod or straw mulch around them. If you have climbing roses, removerepparttar 149757 supports and placerepparttar 149758 canes onrepparttar 149759 ground, peg them, and cover with soil mounds.

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Teak Garden Furniture - A Lasting Value

Written by Catherine Olivia

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Most teak is harvested from renewable government plantations in Indonesia, which makes it an ecologically friendly wood. Indonesian teak is considered by many teak furniture manufacturers to berepparttar highest quality of teak wood available inrepparttar 149743 world today. Teak is generally kiln dried, which ensuresrepparttar 149744 wood is dried torepparttar 149745 core, unlike air drying. Teak furniture is generally all made with mortise and tendon joinery. This is a superior method of construction which results in more solid and durable pieces of furniture. Most manufacturers will also use solid brass castings, screws and bolts inrepparttar 149746 construction of their furniture. Brass hardware will never rust, even left outside in all weather conditions. The highest quality teak furniture will also be fully machine made. Fully machine made teak furniture guarantees more uniformity and a more perfect finished product.

Teak comes in many timeless and classic styles. Whether you're looking for a dining table with matching chairs, a single garden bench, a steamer chair, a chaise lounge, a Adirondack chair, or any ofrepparttar 149747 other many styles of teak furniture available, your purchase of teak furniture will be a lasting value.

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