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Growing Felt Cherries
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Growing Felt Cherries

"The yield is amazingly generous," Michurin wrote about her, recommending the felt cherry as a winter-hardy plant that is not damaged by fungal diseases and an unpretentious plant. From one bush you can get up to 7 kg of fresh sweet fruits

Calendar Of The Main Work With Strawberries. Strawberry Varieties
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Calendar Of The Main Work With Strawberries. Strawberry Varieties

Calendar of the main work on the strawberry plot. Strawberry varieties

How To Properly Care For Currants And Gooseberries
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How To Properly Care For Currants And Gooseberries

Having carried out all the agrotechnical techniques for caring for soil and plants in a timely manner, you can count on getting a high yield of currant and gooseberry berries

Growing Cherry Blossoms
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Growing Cherry Blossoms

Own-rooted cherry growth has been known for a long time. And nowadays on many household plots there are cherry thickets of own-rooted ( unvaccinated ) trees. For industrial orchards, cherry overgrowth culture is unacceptable because of the low reproduction rate and the risk of contamination of plantings with low-yielding forms, and in home gardening, with careful selection of high-yielding healthy plants, from which planting material is harvested, poro

Useful Properties Of Raspberries
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Useful Properties Of Raspberries

Raspberries are one of the most popular crops in berry growing. In Russia, it grows almost everywhere where a person is engaged in agriculture. In natural conditions, she follows him literally on his heels. Pay attention at least to the roadsides: you will definitely find bushes of wild raspberries there

Harvest Technology For Growing Garden Strawberries
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Harvest Technology For Growing Garden Strawberries

For many years I have been growing garden strawberries. This is my favorite garden culture. I learned many of her secrets and learned how to get good harvests of fragrant berries any summer. I'll tell you about my experience, maybe it will help novice gardeners in mastering an interesting and very useful plant

Growing Small-fruited Remontant Strawberries
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Growing Small-fruited Remontant Strawberries

Of all types of strawberries, small-fruited remontant strawberries are the least known and widespread. I think there are two reasons for this: difficulties in acquiring planting material and the lack of reliable information about small-fruited strawberries. True, in recent years, several varieties of small-fruited strawberries have appeared in stores

Black Currant Pests
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Black Currant Pests

A kidney mite, the female of which invades the kidneys. This causes them to swell. These round, thick, large buds are clearly visible on bare branches in the fall after the fall of the foliage and in the spring before it opens. So collect them from the branches and be sure to burn them. This is the simplest and most effective method. If there are a lot of buds on a branch, then it should be cut out entirely and burned

Black Currant Pruning. Diseases Of Black Currant
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Black Currant Pruning. Diseases Of Black Currant

All pruning is best done in spring or at the very beginning of summer, but not in August or early September, because with early autumn pruning, young shoots will grow at the ends of the branches, which will die in winter. With late autumn pruning in November, frostbite of wood may occur through the wounds. And in fact, and in another case, the ends of the branches will have to be cut again next spring

Growing Gumi - Multiflorous Sucker
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Growing Gumi - Multiflorous Sucker

In recent years, a new original plant, gumi, has begun to appear on the garden plots of the European part of Russia. Of course, only the most enthusiastic gardeners, lovers of new products, including those near St. Petersburg, grow it so far. But, given the noticeable warming of the climate and the value of the fruits of the plant, there is no doubt that gumi will win more and more new supporters

Growing Raspberry Or Raspberry
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Growing Raspberry Or Raspberry

My garden is decorated with an unusual shrub. In the fall, dropping leaves, it looks like an ordinary raspberry. In summer, its shoots are covered with bright green large leaves, similar in shape to maple leaves, but larger and velvety. The plant is called raspberry

Planting And Growing Black Currant
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Planting And Growing Black Currant

Black currant berries are a storehouse of vitamins, organic acids, necessary for the human body, micro- and macroelements. Berries and even leaves of black currant have anti-inflammatory, diuretic, diaphoretic, tonic effect

Little Pine Is The Best Garden Decoration
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Little Pine Is The Best Garden Decoration

It is also called dwarf pine, and more often - incorrectly - dwarf cedar ( sometimes dwarf cedar ) or cedar dwarf, in Latin - Pinus pumila Rqz. ( pall. ). It grows in the very north-east of our country, most often in very harsh mountain conditions

Rhododendrons: Planting, Care, Use In Design
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Rhododendrons: Planting, Care, Use In Design

Planting rhododendrons is best in spring. To do this, drainage from broken bricks is laid at the bottom of the pit, half a meter deep. When planting, you need to ensure that the root system is 2-4 centimeters higher above the soil level

Aralia Of Manchu - Garden Decoration And Excellent Healer
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Aralia Of Manchu - Garden Decoration And Excellent Healer

It is hardly possible to grow a palm tree or a banana as a focal plant in the Northwest. But is it possible to pick up something similar, palm-shaped? Yes, there is such a plant! This is the Manchurian Aralia (Aralia mandshurica Rupr. Et Max.), A fast-growing, but not tall tree

Persimmon In A Flowerpot - An Interesting Way To Grow Persimmons In Tubs
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Persimmon In A Flowerpot - An Interesting Way To Grow Persimmons In Tubs

In recent years, it has become very fashionable to grow fruit plants ( including persimmons ) in tub culture. This is a cross between open field fruit growing and indoor floriculture

Sanvitalia - For Flower Beds And Hanging Baskets
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Sanvitalia - For Flower Beds And Hanging Baskets

Sanvitalia prostrate - a very unusual creeping annual. Its seeds have recently appeared in our sale. This flower plant is used most often in those places where it is necessary to quickly and tightly close the soil

How To Prepare Flower Seeds For The Season
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How To Prepare Flower Seeds For The Season

If you have collected seeds on your site and still have not put them in order, there is nowhere to save further. Organize your workspace - cover the table with white paper so you can see each seed. Lay out the necessary inventory so that everything is at hand

We Grow Strawberries At The Desired Time Using Frigo Seedlings
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We Grow Strawberries At The Desired Time Using Frigo Seedlings

What are frigo seedlings? This is a high-quality seedling, which is dug out of the mother plant only in late autumn, already during the dormant period, when in favorable autumn conditions it has formed a vastly branched root system with a rather thick rhizome and a well-developed aerial part with one or several horns

Bells - Types And Uses
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Bells - Types And Uses

Bells are varied in shape and size of the flower (from 1 to 7 cm), the height of the bush - (from 6 to 150 cm), color and flowering time. They are used in single and group plantings, ridges and borders, rockeries, for vertical gardening and for cutting

Cultivation And Reproduction Of Euonymus
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Cultivation And Reproduction Of Euonymus

Spindle trees are quite demanding on the richness of the soil or its aeration. They do not tolerate close standing groundwater or stagnant moisture. Neutral or slightly alkaline soils are required for successful growth

A Fun Way To Plant Bulbous Crops In Autumn
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A Fun Way To Plant Bulbous Crops In Autumn

Who is not familiar with the chagrin caused by the sight of grouse tubers damaged by rodents when they are being dug up. I found my own way to deal with this. I took a deep mesh fruit box and planted hazel grouses in it in early September, and in October I buried this box in the ground

Strawberry Remontant Variety Elizabeth II
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Strawberry Remontant Variety Elizabeth II

Ural gardeners have long dreamed of starting such a berry culture in their garden, in particular strawberries, so that caring for it is reasonably minimal, and the return from it would be, as they say, to the maximum

Persimmon In A Flowerpot - Growing Persimmons In Tubs (part 2)
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Persimmon In A Flowerpot - Growing Persimmons In Tubs (part 2)

The subtropical culture of persimmon can be grown in our region, but in tubsMost of the varieties grown in our country are of Chinese and Japanese origin. Persimmon wood is hard, valuable and beautiful. Leaves are large, oval, entire, 8-16 cm long, shiny above, yellowish-pubescent below; in the fall they turn red, becoming deep burgundy, effectively staining the crown

Dorotheanthus - Crystal Chamomile
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Dorotheanthus - Crystal Chamomile

Magazines and “flower” directories and calendars practically do not write about this plant. And the seeds of this culture can not be seen in every store or garden center. Meanwhile, it is in many ways a wonderful ornamental plant

Fig - Ficus Carica - Thermophilic Plant For Growing In Tubs
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Fig - Ficus Carica - Thermophilic Plant For Growing In Tubs

Figs are an amazing thermophilic crop that can be grown in tubs and in colder regions.My acquaintance with an amazing plant - figs - happened in winter. Each time passing by this tree, I admired its graceful trunk of light gray color with beautifully curved flexible branches, which, swaying in the gusts of wind, greeted me

The Use Of Viburnum In Medicine, Cosmetology And Cooking
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The Use Of Viburnum In Medicine, Cosmetology And Cooking

Kalina, probably, like mountain ash, is found in almost every garden. And in late autumn, its extraordinary juicy red bunches make a truly magical impression. But the value of viburnum is not only in its decorative effect

The Burning Bush - A Biblical Legend In Your Garden
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The Burning Bush - A Biblical Legend In Your Garden

The Bible says that Moses, roaming with his flocks, came across Mount Horeb. And he saw a miracle: a bush of thorns flashed before him, and “the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire. And he saw that the bush was burning with fire, but did not burn. " This non-burning bush was called the burning bush

Ginkgo Biloba - An Ornamental And Medicinal Plant
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Ginkgo Biloba - An Ornamental And Medicinal Plant

In many countries, ginkgo is cultivated as a medicinal and ornamental plant. In Russia, the tree bears fruit well in the south. And it is possible to plant and grow ginkgo much further north. Here it will not bear fruit, but you can harvest medicinal raw materials from it

Lingonberry Growing In The Garden
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Lingonberry Growing In The Garden

On the beneficial properties of berries and leaves of lingonberry, which can now be grown in the garden

Work In The Autumn Garden, Sheltering Bushes For The Winter In Your Garden
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Work In The Autumn Garden, Sheltering Bushes For The Winter In Your Garden

To make the branches woody, in September I cut off all the leaves, bent the stems to the ground while they were flexible, and covered them for the winter at the end of October. Now I have a nice bush with lignified branches, it blooms and hibernates without shelter

Growing Orchid Primrose Through Seedlings
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Growing Orchid Primrose Through Seedlings

Primrose is a plant that almost all gardeners know. However, there are varieties of this plant that can surprise and interest even an experienced grower. One of these varieties is the Viala orchid primrose variety. What is this plant?

Hazel - Hazel On Your Site
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Hazel - Hazel On Your Site

Without a doubt, this is the most exotic species of hazel - shoots like long strands of a girl, twisted and styled into an amazing hairstyle. This hazel is especially beautiful in winter and in the pre-spring season, when yellow inflorescences grow abundantly on it

Raspberry Beetle
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Raspberry Beetle

About the features of the development of the raspberry beetle on plants and how to combat this malicious pest

Kuril Bamboo - Kuril Saza Or Bamboo (Sasa Kurilensis) - Use In Landscape Design
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Kuril Bamboo - Kuril Saza Or Bamboo (Sasa Kurilensis) - Use In Landscape Design

Kuril bamboo - oriental motives in landscape designIn the translated literature on landscape design, recommendations are often given for the use in certain compositions of such plants, which have no analogues in our climatic zone, or almost none, in any case, widely introduced

Gumi Or Multiflorous Goose - Varieties And Cultivation
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Gumi Or Multiflorous Goose - Varieties And Cultivation

Gumi is one of the types of sucker, multiflorous sucker. His homeland is Central China, from where he came to Japan. In these countries, the multiflorous oak is a common fruit crop. It is also widely used in breeding, including interspecific hybridization

Aster Annual Will Decorate Any Garden
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Aster Annual Will Decorate Any Garden

The annual aster is an unusually beautiful ornamental plant. It is used to decorate flower beds, flower beds, flower beds, or grown for cutting. There are terry and non-double asters. Usually, gardeners prefer terry asters

How I Created Rose Gardens In My Garden
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How I Created Rose Gardens In My Garden

Before planting this queen in your garden, you need to endure this idea in your soul, see her future in your garden, and only after that start preparing the planting holes in the fall, so that in the spring you will plant a rose with love and tenderness in your chosen place

Struggle For The Harvest - A Rainy Summer Experience
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Struggle For The Harvest - A Rainy Summer Experience

The season started well for flower growers. A thousand tulips bloomed on our site in May. And later it rained, and suddenly there was a darkness of slugs and snails. For 24 years of life on this site there were not so many of these animals. It seemed as if someone were scattering them in handfuls on my ridges

Dogwood: Varieties And Cultivation
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Dogwood: Varieties And Cultivation

Cornelian cherry is a deciduous, highly branched shrub or small tree. Grows in mountain forests, rising to a level of 1500 meters. Found in Transcarpathia, Crimea, Caucasus, Central and Southern Europe and Western Asia

Soap Tree - Sapindus
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Soap Tree - Sapindus

Soap nuts of this tree perfectly replace washing powder, and not only powder, but almost any detergent. This is a vegetable, completely natural "soap". Therefore, it is very pleasant to wash them or wash their hair

Ash - Dictamnus From The Rut Family
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Ash - Dictamnus From The Rut Family

I saw the original flower in the picture, its shape amazed me. And all the beauty lies in the long curved stamens, very similar to cilia, and above them unusual - white petals. It turns out that this is an ash tree, dictamnus (Dictamnus albus L), this. root

Aconite Is An Unpretentious Beautiful Perennial For The Northern Garden
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Aconite Is An Unpretentious Beautiful Perennial For The Northern Garden

Aconites are often called "shoes", their ultramarine thickets turn blue near many of the fences of our country. They successfully fight for their piece of land with any vicious weeds, and maybe that's why, aconite is also called a fighter

Vologda Apricot - Varieties, Features Of Reproduction And Cultivation Of Apricots
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Vologda Apricot - Varieties, Features Of Reproduction And Cultivation Of Apricots

Answers to questions about the Vologda apricotMore than a year ago (№12, 2008) my article "Northern Apricot" was published in the magazine "Flora Price". Unexpectedly, it caused a large number of responses and questions from readers. I

Agricultural Technology Of Fruit And Berry And Flower Crops In The Leningrad Region
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Agricultural Technology Of Fruit And Berry And Flower Crops In The Leningrad Region

For gardening, first of all, it is required to thoroughly improve the soil. It is lime, domesticated by the introduction of compost, mineral fertilizers and ash, fresh manure. Sow siderates - lupine, phacelia

How To Properly Handle A Hollow
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How To Properly Handle A Hollow

The hollow tree can be roughly divided into two types. Hollows, which are so extensive that it is no longer a hollow, but the shape of a tree formed by this defect. And ordinary hollows, having a large internal cavity and a hole, as an outlet to the outside

Amaranth In Cooking, Medicine And Garden Design
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Amaranth In Cooking, Medicine And Garden Design

Amaranth is a natural source of calcium. It significantly reduces the risk of heart attack, ischemic disease, regulates metabolic processes. Its leaves contain a lot of protein, well balanced in amino acids, vitamins, pectins, trace elements

Recommendations For Rejuvenating An Ornamental Garden
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Recommendations For Rejuvenating An Ornamental Garden

Pruning increases flowering and fruiting. The condition of the trees is assessed by the energy of the roots and leaves. Small bushes are most convenient for pruning. Their complex branching makes the bushes a good addition to flower gardens

Hydrangea - Planting And Care
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Hydrangea - Planting And Care

This magnificent delicate beauty with huge flowering caps of various colors - from pink to blue - can not be found in every area. But, having seen it once, you will definitely want to have it in your garden or under the balcony

Diseases Of Strawberries: White, Leathery, Black, Gray Rot
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Diseases Of Strawberries: White, Leathery, Black, Gray Rot

In total, more than thirty fungal, bacterial and viral diseases have been registered, which annually cause significant crop losses on strawberries. Because of these diseases, the bushes weaken, begin to bear fruit poorly, the taste of the fruits deteriorates. Every gardener, if he wants to constantly be with a good harvest, must be able to recognize the symptoms of the main fungal diseases of berries, and also know the measures to combat them. According to experts, the most common and harmf