How to Fertilise Flower Beds

Nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium are the main macronutrients that your flowering plants need, along with water, fresh air and sunshine. There are also micronutrients they need in smaller amounts, including boron, copper, iron, zinc and chlorine. Fertilizing your flower beds the right way is important for getting healthy colourful blooms.


Impatiens Impatiens are one of the best annuals for shade, in addition to being easy to grow, which is probably why they are so popular. Plant them under trees, as edging along the shady borders of your yard, or among other shade loving plants like ferns, impatiens always look attractive and bloom profusely without direct sun. Like other annuals, they bloom from early summer to late fall, although exact times vary depending on the type.

Growing Daffodils

Yellow Daffodils BloomingThere are few flowers as beautiful or as uplifting as the daffodil. The first flower of spring, its gorgeous yellow petals are enough to brighten up even the darkest days as the winter weather disappears and the hours of daylight expand a little.

Storing Tulip Bulbs

Storing tulip bulbs is easy. If you purchase bulbs before you want to plant them store them in a paper bag. Make sure that this bag is kept away from ripening fruit. As fruit ripens it gives off ethylene gas which destroys the flower bud within the bulb. They can be stored anywhere that is dark, cool and dry. Moisture will cause them to rot. Good ventilation is also a plus.

If you wish to dig up bulbs from the ground and store them this is also easy. By following a few simple guidelines you will be able to successfully store and replant your bulbs.

When to Store Bulbs

Clematis Care

White Clematis CloseupWhether you say Clematis or Clematis, you will find this plant a beautiful and graceful addition to your garden. In deciding on a perfect location in which to plant your new Clematis, it is a vine, so it should be planted next to a trellis, a tree or a sturdy shrub so it may sprawl upward.

Clematis prefers morning sun and afternoon shade. Its flowers will fade in the hot afternoon sun. Clematis prefers cool feet and its leaves in the sun. Clematis also likes a well drained site. Clematis care will be explained in this article.