Category: Miscellanea

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Galtonia

Galtonia

Bulbous perennial plant Galtonia, which is also called Cape hyacinth, is a member of the lily family. The homeland of such a plant is the Cape of Good Hope. Galtonia was named after Francis Galton, an English explorer of the flora of South Africa. In Europe, this flower has been grown as a late flowering plant since the seventies of the 19th century.

Tea rooms

Tea rooms

Camellia (Camellia) - care, photos, speciesCamellia (Latin Camellia) refers to tea plants and includes about 80 species of plants. It grows in the subtropical and tropical zones of East and Southeast Asia, in Japan and Korea, on the Indochina Peninsula, on about. Java and the Philippine Islands. Camellia was brought to Europe for the first time from the Philippines by the priest and naturalist Camelius G.

How much does it cost to keep a cat?

How much does it cost to keep a cat?

Several years ago a married couple contacted me for a thoroughbred kitten. They wanted to have a Siamese cat, with a good pedigree and show ambitions. There was such a kitten, and everything seemed to be going well, do not ask the head of the family one question: how much does it cost to keep one cat per day?

 6 beautiful plants for your bedroom that Feng Shui approved

6 beautiful plants for your bedroom that Feng Shui approved

It is not difficult to create an atmosphere in the house filled with love, harmony and joy. Here are some indoor plants, according to Feng Shui, should be placed in the bedroom to keep the body healthy and thoughts positive: Aloe Aloe is a plant with incredible healing properties. It is known for its ability to remove chemicals from the environment and purify the air.

Azalea

Azalea

Azalea (Azalea) is one of the most spectacular houseplants. Thanks to the beautiful flowers that abundantly cover the bushes, it looks incredibly decorative. Azalea belongs to the genus of rhododendrons. In nature, these miniature evergreen or deciduous shrubs are found in India, Japan and China, but are also found in southern European countries and the North American continent.

 Pomme d'amour from Moscow to the very outskirts: methods of growing tomatoes in different regions

Pomme d'amour from Moscow to the very outskirts: methods of growing tomatoes in different regions

Now it is almost impossible to find a vegetable garden without a tomato, which has turned from a curiosity into a familiar vegetable. It is interesting to grow it at any stage - from seed to adult bush. Knowledge of basic agricultural techniques allows you to extend the period of fruiting, increase productivity and expand the geography of the tomato.

Butterflies are cabbage pests

Butterflies are cabbage pests

How to deal with butterflies - cabbage pests During the growing season, cabbage can be damaged by many species. Among them are cruciferous bugs, rape sawfly, polyphagous pests (slugs, meadow moth, gamma scoop and others). But now we will focus on cabbage phytophages - butterflies: cabbage and turnip whites, cabbage scoop.

We plant onions in the spring: timing, technology, care

We plant onions in the spring: timing, technology, care

Planting dates The planting site has been prepared since the fall, when it is planned to plant onions on the head. The soil is deeply dug up and abundantly fertilized with compost, manure or chicken droppings, at the rate of 1.5-2 buckets of organic matter for each sq. M. 25-35 g of superphosphate and potassium salts are also added to 1 sq. M. When the time comes to plant and sow in the spring, the fertilizer will be evenly distributed in the moist soil.

White rot

White rot

The disease white rot, which is also called sclerotinosis, is most often caused by the marsupial fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. A variety of crops are affected by this disease, for example: cabbage, carrots, potatoes, sunflowers, Jerusalem artichoke, peas, grapes, and other plants, both wild and cultivated.

 7 plants that cannot tolerate ash fertilizers

7 plants that cannot tolerate ash fertilizers

Wood ash is an excellent soil fertilizer, it contains trace elements: potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, which contribute to the improvement of the soil and the development of plants. It helps fight mold, fungi and pests in the soil. However, ash has alkalizing properties, so it is not suitable for a number of plants that prefer acidic soil.

 Features of the metal tile

Features of the metal tile "Monterrey": install a superroof

Metal tile is one of the most popular roofing materials, as it has undeniable advantages, in particular, low weight, high strength characteristics and ease of installation. In addition, this coating is available in a wide variety of shapes and colors. One of the most common types is the Monterrey metal tile, which is made of galvanized steel and has a polymer coating.

Salvia: planting and care, growing from seed by seedlings

Salvia: planting and care, growing from seed by seedlings

Garden plants Published: Last edits: Salvia, or sage, is a highly decorative and at the same time medicinal plant. It is also often used as a spice and has long been called a sacred herb, a herb of immortality and a life-saver because of its ability to relieve women of infertility, strengthen the mind and spirit.

Gooseberries: diseases and pests, powdery mildew, plaque, how to process, photo

Gooseberries: diseases and pests, powdery mildew, plaque, how to process, photo

Fruit and berry plants Published: Last revisions: Common gooseberry (Latin Ribes uva-crispa), or rejected, or European, is a species of plants of the Gooseberry family, first described by Jean Ruel in 1536. The gooseberry is native to North Africa and Western Europe, but it has now spread all over the world.

Brachea

Brachea

The evergreen brachea fan palm (Brahea) is directly related to the palm family (Arecaceae, or Palmae). In nature, it can be found in the United States (California) and in Mexico. This plant was named in honor of the Dane Tycho Brahe (1546 - 1601), who was a well-known astronomer, and it was he who discovered this genus.

Climate and soil of the Leningrad region, growing vegetables

Climate and soil of the Leningrad region, growing vegetables

Growing vegetables in a harsh climate The Lodeynopolsky and Podporozhsky districts belong to the zones of critical farming. To imagine the conditions of agriculture, including horticulture, in a harsh zone, you need to get acquainted with its main soil and climatic features. The most severe frosts reach -54 ° C.

 The tale of the Siberian carrot: a selection of the best varieties with a description

The tale of the Siberian carrot: a selection of the best varieties with a description

Even on a tiny plot of land, a Siberian gardener will definitely find a place for carrots. The peculiar climate of these places does not become an obstacle. However, to get a good harvest, you need to choose the right variety of this sweet vegetable. Carrots for all Siberia Consider the varieties included in the State Register of Breeding Achievements of the Russian Federation and suitable for Siberia.

Plants for the kitchen

Plants for the kitchen

The kitchen is a special place in the house, where the family gathers in the evenings and where a lot of smells accumulate, so not every flower can fully develop there. For the kitchen, plants are suitable that can withstand high air temperatures and not only produce oxygen, but also absorb from the air, in addition to carbon dioxide, toxins and other harmful substances.

Designing the creation of tracks on your site, materials

Designing the creation of tracks on your site, materials

Design principles and the choice of material depending on the purpose of the track Transport or pedestrian paths Roads and paths of suburban areas are usually divided into two large groups, which respectively have a utilitarian and decorative purpose. The first group includes paths, the operational load of which is planned to be maximum, - the most frequently used by pedestrians and vehicles.

Detailed description and characteristics of cabbage variety Kolobok F1

Detailed description and characteristics of cabbage variety Kolobok F1

Cabbage Kolobok is a late-ripening white-cabbage variety. It is widely used for its excellent taste, long shelf life and high content of useful micro and macroelements. General characteristics of the Kolobok cabbage variety is a variety with high biological and morphological homogeneity.

 Shed roof for garage: if hands aren't quite hooks

Shed roof for garage: if hands aren't quite hooks

A roof of any type is responsible for the safety of the building, the integrity of the walls and interior decoration of the building. It protects the house from the scorching heat in summer, from snowfalls in winter, heavy rains in the off-season, and also performs an important function in shaping the overall exterior of the building. Unlike broken, multi-level, hip and other modifications, the pitched roof is reliable, economical and the least expensive.