GREEN THUMBS UP: Midsummer container garden care

- Routine removal of spent blossoms works wonders for improving the appearance of all annuals in addition to promoting more blooms. While begonias and impatiens shed their spent flowers, continuous manual deadheading of daisies, zinnias, marigolds, verbena, salvia, lantana and dahlias encourages these plants to keep bearing flowers. Petunias tend to be fairly labor-intensive annuals but the rewards of removing shriveled flowers and seedpods are worth the effort. Just pulling off the withered flowers will not prevent the formation of seedpods so it is essential to snip or pinch off the entire seed

Scotts Osmocote Fertilizers - Fertilizers

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Culture media Fafard author has launched a complete range of mixtures of details that make it easier for producers to feed their crops. Through an exclusive agreement with the Scotts Company, Fafard has begun to integrate first controlled distribute fertilizer Osmocote in its standard mixtures. Fully coated fertilizers containing both macronutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium) and micronutrients. The fertilizer granules Pygmy provide flow distribution, even for a maximum period of six weeks.The mixtures are intended for pots 4 inches and smaller.

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  1. Feed roses with rose food every four to five weeks, and use Osmocote Flower & Vegetable Smart-Release plant food for all other plants. Rick's rose picks from the David Austin catalog: “Gertrude Jekyll,” “Graham Thomas,” “Carding Mill,” “Heavenly
  2. National home and garden brands such as John Deere, Rain Bird or Osmocote, are everywhere in many retail channels. They bring familiarity and trust to the name long before the customer enters a store or opens a retailer's web page. It's hard to ignore
  3. An alternative is to use products like Osmocote that can be applied to the soil surface and each time the plant is watered, fertilizer is distributed to the plants. One small scoop of these fertilizer crystals that look like tiny beads will provide
  4. Japanese anemones, such as Anemone Hadspen Abundance, above, provide a welcome blast of colour in the garden as summer blooms fade with photographers and the plant industry alike singing their praises. Left from top: the white blooms of Anemone 
  5. With the wettest summer for a century, 2012 caused major challenges for the UK and Irish peat harvest, while the dry conditions of last summer helped ensure a good harvest. The inconsistency of our weather means growing-media manufacturers are thinking