Friday, 25 November 2016

Beautiful And Affordable Raised Garden Bed

There are lot more ways to make your garden to look flawless and beautiful. But "For the beauty, one always need to pay high", this is almost everyone thinks but it's not so, in terms of Gardening.   

There are many affordable ways that anyone can opt for a raised garden bed. Basically, only 3 steps are required to make the precise and head turning garden-bed.

Plant the most beautiful and affordable plants:-  if you are trying to produce your own then its type of classic case which is reciprocal of reality( as the reality includes lots of poor, acidic, or even lead-contaminated soil). So, just don't give up on the home-grew crop yet.

Trying to build up your own raised garden beds — for both edible and decorative plants — is quite easier than you think. Just stick to a simple design and pick up a hammer for a DIY garden; you'll use all summer long.

Step-1- First of first, choose a square or rectangular layout for the simplicity. When talking about the materials, regular wood won't impede the rain and moisture. Instead, go for opting vinyl or pressure-treated lumber, which is mainly designed to be weather-resistant.

Secondly, if you plan to place your garden bed directly on the ground, then just make sure that all the sides are tall enough for 6-inch soil so that the roots don't reach the ground.

Step-2-Build it up- Nail all the sides properly so that there is no flimsiness left. After that drill 1-inch holes, every 12 inches to allow excess water to escape. After all these construction work, fill the mud and fertilizers fully.

Step-3- After filling up the mud, plant your small plants. Nourish them and take care of them properly.

These are the few simple steps to decorate your small area into a beautiful garden.

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Convert Your small space Balcony into fairy tales world......

At home there is actually no better place than the garden for enjoying the morning sun, twilight and fresh air. Whenever talk about the garden, maybe the first thing coming to your mind is the vast and bigger grass, lush flowers and the magnificent water features as well as comfortable garden benches and much more. But for those of you, who mainly live in a small apartment, that is too lavishing to reach. Are you planning to quit your dream of garden? Have you really forgotten your balcony?

Just drop your vicious thoughts if you are planning to quit. There are lots of inspiring ideas of balcony garden you can learn and that can change the look of your balcony. Regardless of how less spacious your balcony is, with some bold, good and smart ideas, you can have a small outdoor oasis that full of life. The lovely pots with flowers, bright fabrics, decorative pillows and the painted floor can make your small balcony garden to look more colorful, lavishing and lively. If the space is available, you can also put a small hammock or comfortable sofa there in order to comfort yourself. And after all that you really can enjoy your spare time. In the evening, the cute candle lanterns will make your mini garden more romantic and mysterious.

Following few small ideas can also thrive your living standard, never let any negative thought to reside in your heart and mind. Just imply some of your creativity and see the change by yourself. Also see the few examples of it.

Friday, 11 November 2016

The Method Of Budding

Budding is the method of plant propagation has the advantage of producing of numerous clones from a single stem or twig, each node being a potential source of one budded scion. But in grafting, this same piece of the stem may account for only single scion.

It is, therefore, advantageous where there is a limited source of plant cuttings or scion for grafting.  Likewise, the necessity of transporting bulky scions is eliminated. However, the clones produced to take the longer time to develop into the right sizes for out planting than grafted seedlings. Various techniques are used, mostly applicable to young plants in active growth with stems in which the bank is easily separable from the wood.

Budding, often called bud grafting, is an artificial method of asexual or vegetative propagation in plants. Like grafting, this method is employed to convert one plant type with desirable characteristics. Similarly, the resulting plants, in general, have shortened stature and maturity as compared to plants propagated from seed.

Budding is a rapid form of top working that works well through T-budding and chip budding when branches measure less than one half inch in diameter. Fruits used budding techniques for top working fruit trees and producing new cultivators. Budding different cultivators onto a common rootstock produces a multi-variety tree that yields more than one type of fruit .Propagate heirloom plants through budding and gift them to friends and relatives. T-budding works best for ornamental plants such as hibiscus, holly, lilac, and rose. 


Monday, 7 November 2016


Nothing brings a touch of artistry to the garden like ornamental pruning, and a sequence of premeditated cuts can produce landscapes and evoke faraway places. All that's needed to restructure the effect in the garden are a sharp pair of pruners, some imagination, and the instruction found in The Art of Creative Pruning. Depiction on both eastern and western styles, author Jake Hobson moves beyond the traditional lollipops and animals and teaches a wholly new approach to ornamental pruning that appeals to modern sensibilities.

Jake Hobson's pruning style is a merge of organic cloud pruning and traditional Japanese niwaki pruning, creating beautiful and unusual shapes from trees and shrubs which would not be out of place surrounding a fairy tale castle.
He initially trained as a sculptor at the Slade and developed an interest in gardens during a visit to Japan, where he ended up living for two years, working at a conventional tree nursery in Osaka and learning the art of pruning in the Japanese style.
Jake Hobson’s style can be used to stunning effect to generate unusual flowing shapes and that are a far cry from the rigid and structured topiary we have come to associate with stately gardens.
A well-pruned plant can summon up far-off places, elicit surprise or shock, and even make you laugh. This is no usual book about pruning but one that explores its creative side, unveiling sculptural landscapes that feature boxwoods trimmed into whimsical Russian nesting dolls, hedges inscribed with words, and a tree snipped to resemble the toppling tiers of a wedding cake.
Wielding the pruners is a fun activity. While clipping may not come as expected to all, Jake Hobson's unique blend of east-meets-west topiary is compelling, his enthusiasm infectious, and his instructions clear as he exhorts us to "Clip hard, be brave and learn from your mistakes." His cheering advice is supported by a wealth of information about which plants to use, how to achieve the desired shape, and when to prune.
A far cry from classic topiary, the artfully clipped plants showcased here are lively and fresh. With a sturdy emphasis on free-form, naturalistic pruning they blend seamlessly into their surroundings: trees are pruned to reflect the wider landscape; a boxwood ball is used as a repeating motif that adds to the overall coherence of a garden, and a billowing cloud-pruned hedge defines the character of an outdoor space.

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Buying and Renting in Melbourne

Melbourne often comes out tops on global live ability surveys and it’s hard to see why .With a bustling cosmopolitan atmosphere, a thriving arts scene and a welcoming cafe culture, Melbourne is beloved by locals and visitors alike.

Kew is another Melbourne property destination offering a slice of riverside living and plenty of green space to boot, located just six kilometers from the Melbourne central business district, kew falls within the local government area of the city of Boroondara kew, is a great place to get outdoors and enjoy the community you will find a plenty of cycling paths and places to take a walk here.

Home to Brighton beach which is also sometimes known as the Dendy street beach and features an iconic row of colorful bathing boxes as well as the middle Brighton pier and the historic middle Brighton municipal baths, Brighton is a great place to enjoy a coastal life style, Brighton falls under jurisdiction of bayside city council and has a thriving arts and culture scene

Homes here range from historic 18 century mansions to contemporary-style apartments and family properties for more than a century, Melbournians have flocked to Brighton for its beautiful sea views.

Friday, 4 November 2016


Autumn is the perfect time to plant out bedding plants for spring flowering. Winter bedding plants are often referred to as spring bedding plants or even autumn bedding plants. However, there’s no need to get confused. Simply put, they are biennials or perennials, which are planted from September to November. Most common bedding plants flower throughout the winter during milder spells, before putting on a burst of vigorous growth in the spring.

Try planting winter bedding plants in beds, borders, containers, window boxes or hanging baskets for a welcome splash of color when few other plants are in flower. Why not try planting spring bulbs underneath your bedding plants for something a bit different!

·       PANSIES
A sturdy of winter bedding displays, Pansy plants are so versatile and will bloom for far longer than any other winter flowering bedding plant. Pansies provide a welcome splash of color in beds, borders, containers, window boxes and hanging baskets! Available in many colors, including white, purple, blue, red, orange and yellow, nurture winter-flowering pansies in a sunny or partially shaded position and dead-head recurrently for continuous flowering.

·       VIOLAS
Generally faintly smaller than Pansies, Viola plants produce an abundance of dainty flowers on neat compact growth for a more delicate display. As adaptable as pansies, you can buy upright varieties such as Viola 'Sweeties' or trailing violas such as Viola 'Allspice Mixed' which are ideal for winter hanging baskets. Many violas often have a pleasant sweet fragrance too.

·       PRIMROSE 
It is a well-loved cottage garden bedding plant. Modern breeding has given us an embarrassment of new colors, sizes and improved flowering in primrose plants. Try this enduring perennial bedding plant in beds, borders, window boxes and containers to add sparkle to your garden on dull winter days.
Compact and bright, Polyanthus plants diverge slightly to primroses in that the flowers are produced in umbels atop short, sturdy stems. Colorful and long-lasting flowers, Polyanthus are superb winter bedding plants for beds, borders, window boxes and containers. For a fragrant display try Polyanthus 'Most Scented Mix'.


This pretty winter bedding plant erupts with a plenty of dainty flowers in the spring and is the perfect partner for spring bulbs. Conventionally blue, Forget-me-not plants are also available in pink and white, such as Myosotis 'Sylva' Mix. Masses of tiny button flowers produce a frothy effect in beds, borders, and containers, and plants will happily self-seed for a continuous display in the garden every year.