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Watering and fertilizing daffodils - how to do it right

Watering and fertilizing daffodils - how to do it right

Some think that daffodils don't need to be watered and fertilized, since they don't bloom for long anyway. But that's wrong. The messengers of spring also need a little care. Daffodils also need water sometimes Most believe that daffodils and the like don't need air anymore to develop nicely.

Video: Build an insect hotel yourself - How to give beneficial insects a suitable living space

Video: Build an insect hotel yourself - How to give beneficial insects a suitable living space

Insect hotels are not only a pretty accessory in gardens and on terraces - they also offer a suitable living space for many beneficial organisms such as Bees, butterflies and ladybugs. In addition, it is particularly interesting for children how the small animals nest and feel comfortable in the “living room” specially designed for them.

Rosemary potatoes recipe - quick and easy to copy

Rosemary potatoes recipe - quick and easy to copy

Rosemary potatoes are easy to prepare and yet they are something very special on the plate. You can get a recipe for delicious rosemary potatoes here. More intense aroma in pan-fried rosemary potatoes Rosemary is a Mediterranean herb, which is why you will find rosemary potatoes especially in the Mediterranean cuisine.

Roses without spines - these are our favorites!

Roses without spines - these are our favorites!

There are roses without thorns or, more correctly, without spines. But the offer is very small. Here we present some varieties. Thorns grow out of the plant wood and cannot be broken out. "Roses have thorns", this metaphor is used by countless poets and hit lyrics and thus symbolizes beauty and pain, love and love.

Multiply Hollyhocks - It's easy to grow new plants

Multiply Hollyhocks - It's easy to grow new plants

Anyone who has ever had hollyhocks in their garden is guaranteed not to want to do without them again. So it's good to know that multiplying is a breeze. Hollyhocks multiply themselves by seeds Hollyhocks (Alcea rosea) are among the simplest tasks in the garden.

Grave design with grasses: you have to take this into account when choosing plants

Grave design with grasses: you have to take this into account when choosing plants

Graves don't always have to be planted with pansies. You can e.g. also embellish with grasses. It only depends on the right varieties. You can also combine grass and ground cover. It doesn't always have to be the typical grave plants. The tomb is also a place of rest and reflection with a balanced grass planting.

Video: Make plant signs from beverage cans / aluminum sheet yourself - creative garden decor in industrial style

Video: Make plant signs from beverage cans / aluminum sheet yourself - creative garden decor in industrial style

Last summer I showed you a video in which plant signs were made from stones. I thought she was very cute, especially because children were also able to help diligently at work. Maybe she imitated one or the other? If not, you can find a slightly different idea here today.

Herbal bed made of Euro pallets - Instructions and tips for building

Herbal bed made of Euro pallets - Instructions and tips for building

More and more works of art are created from euro pallets. It can even be used to make a space-saving herb bed. You don't even have to be a skilled craftsman to do this. A space-saving herb bed can be made from a Euro pallet Whether seating furniture, pools, raised beds, tables or composters - with a bit of creativity you can conjure up many useful things from Euro pallets.

Drying potatoes - 3 variants presented

Drying potatoes - 3 variants presented

Many types of vegetables can be kept longer by drying them. You can find out what options there are especially for potatoes here. Potatoes can be dried with little effort There are many ways to make vegetables more durable. One of them is drying. Basically, almost every type of vegetable is suitable for drying.

Gooseberries: these are the most common diseases and pests

Gooseberries: these are the most common diseases and pests

Gooseberries look very robust because of their thorns, but this plant is not immune to diseases and pests. Here is an overview of the most common gooseberry diseases and possible pests. Gooseberries have thorns, but they are no less susceptible to fungal diseases and other pests than other plants.

Video: Make the hanging herb garden yourself - tips for setting up & designing

Video: Make the hanging herb garden yourself - tips for setting up & designing

There are various ways to house your herbs in a decorative and practical way. Be it a herb spiral, a cake stand, a plant ladder or just the normal planters - anything is allowed. Rather rarely do you hear a hanging herb garden. This variant is not only an eye-catcher, but also practical.

Clean decking boards made of WPC - this is how the terrace keeps its shine

Clean decking boards made of WPC - this is how the terrace keeps its shine

Regular cleaning is essential for long-term enjoyment of the WPC decking. This not only ensures a more beautiful appearance, but also prevents mold growth. Regularly removing leaves and other garden waste WPC (Wood-Plastic Compound) is a practical and stable covering for the terrace.

Mullein: Particularly beautiful varieties presented for your garden

Mullein: Particularly beautiful varieties presented for your garden

Mullein most people only know with yellow inflorescences. But there are also varieties that bloom violet or pink. The most beautiful varieties are presented here. Mullein not only blooms yellow The majestic Mullein is a real eye-catcher in every garden, because the plants can reach a height of up to 200 centimeters!

Loquat gets brown spots - possible causes and treatment tips

Loquat gets brown spots - possible causes and treatment tips

If the loquat gets brown spots on the leaves, this can have several causes. For example, Parasites, the so-called leaf tan or frost damage are to blame. Brown spots can have several causes. Brown spots are not uncommon with the loquat. They always point to grievances on an evergreen plant like the glossy loquat.

Planting conifers in a bucket - tips for care

Planting conifers in a bucket - tips for care

Conifers are not only popular hedges, they can also be easily planted in tubs. However, it needs significantly more care than outdoor plants. Thuja is ideally suited for the planting of pots. Conifers (pinales) are certainly known as hedges, as a windbreak in the garden or as evergreen plants in parks.

Multiply ivy - this is how it works with the sinker and fresh shoots

Multiply ivy - this is how it works with the sinker and fresh shoots

Do you have ivy in the garden and want to cover as much as possible? Then multiply the plant. This works best with lowering and fresh shoots. Ivy can be propagated through young shoots Ivy is one of the most frugal plants that brings a green breeze into the garden, onto the balcony or even into the apartment all year round.

Planting nutmeg - everything about sowing, location and care

Planting nutmeg - everything about sowing, location and care

The nutmeg pumpkin is one of the most popular squashes. No wonder that pumpkin fans want to plant it in their own garden. This is not even difficult and does not require much care. The nutmeg pumpkin thrives best on loose and nutrient-rich soil. Although pumpkins are often associated with America and Halloween, they have been known to us for hundreds of years.

Planting conifers - important information about location, time and planting distance

Planting conifers - important information about location, time and planting distance

Conifers are among the most popular hedge plants. They are relatively easy to care for and undemanding. However, in order for you to thrive right from the start, they must be planted at the right time. Conifers are one of the most popular hedge plants. There are divided opinions about conifers. Some like it, others find it boring.

Conifers hibernate - this is how young plants survive winter

Conifers hibernate - this is how young plants survive winter

Conifers are hardy plants and usually do not need special protection. However, special care should be taken with young plants and conifers planted in tubs. Conifers lose a lot of moisture through the needles Conifers (pinales) have long adapted to the seasons.

Caring for gold strawberries - this is how the perennial plant becomes a real eye-catcher

Caring for gold strawberries - this is how the perennial plant becomes a real eye-catcher

The gold strawberry is one of the undemanding plants. Nevertheless, a little care is essential so that the bloom can spread. Gold strawberries only have a short flowering period A yellow carpet of flowers in the shade - this makes the gold strawberry (Waldsteinia fragarioides) an impression! The flowering time is not too long, but it is definitely worth seeing.