5 easy to grow flower plants and seeds for beginners

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If you want to have flowers in your garden, but don’t know what kind of flowers to plant, here are five easy to grow flowering plants and seeds for beginners.

Sunflowers – Sunflower seeds can be planted straight into the ground, and they bloom within a few months. Apart from being easy to grow, these plants look spectacular.

Sweet Peas – These plants look beautiful and smell delicious. Sweet peas can be difficult to sow in seed form. Therefore look for sweet pea plug plants at your local gardening store. Plant them near a fence that gets plenty of sunlight, and you will see them flourish.

Nigella – Nigellas are easy to grow and just require you to scatter the seeds on bare soil, and within months they will bare jewel-like

Aquilegia – For the best results plant Aquilegia in small pots and then transplant them into the ground. Once the plants grow, they will make new plants and spread quickly. They grow best in sun or semi shade and come in a variety of colors.

Californian poppy – For those who don’t have the time to water their plants, California poppy is a good option. These plants thrive in dry soil and sun. They can be scattered and left to their own devices. They will set seed each year and bloom in summer.

Planting ferns

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Ferns are a beautiful addition to a home or garden. However, most people may be reluctant to plant ferns as they may think that ferns are difficult to grow or maintain. Here are some tips to help with planting and maintaining ferns.

Best time to plant – The best time to plant your ferns will depend on your geographic location. If you live in an area that experiences cold, wet winters, then you should plant your ferns in Spring. In warmer climates, look at planting ferns in cooler, wetter months as this will help the fern deal with the stresses of summer.

Moving a fern – If you want to move a fern, start by digging a generous root ball around the plant. Then dig a hole the same size as the root ball in the place you want to plant your Then gently place the fern in place and firm the soil around the plant. Potted ferns can be gently coaxed out of the pot. You will then need to shake the excess soil before replanting. Newly planted ferns should be well watered for them to catch root in their new surroundings.

How far apart to plant your ferns – The spacing will depend on the size and the type of growth. Look at pictures of a fully grown fern in the variety you are planting to ensure you keep sufficient space.

Growing tips – Ferns will grow fronds and roots from their stem. Most ferns will have the majority of their roots on the surface and therefore can be easily disturbed by other plants, rakes, and feet.


5 Simple gardening tips

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Beginners to gardening may often feel overwhelmed and not know where to start. Here are some tips and tricks that can make your gardening a whole lot easier.

How to remove salt deposits from clay pots – Salt deposits can make your pots look dirty. To remove them, mix equal parts white vinegar, rubbing alcohol and water in a spray bottle. Apply and scrub the pots with a plastic brush.

To remove dirt under your fingernails – Gardening can leave your nails dirty. To prevent dirt from accumulating, draw your fingernails over a bar of soap before you start your gardening. After you are done, use a nailbrush to remove the soap.

How to turn a long-handled tool into a measuring stick – Lay your tool on the ground and place a tape next to it. Then use a permanent marker to mark the tapes inch and foot marks. This will make it easy to measure to space out your plants in your garden.

Name your plants – To make naming your plants easy, write their names with a permanent marker on flat-faced stones and place them in or near your plants.

Vegetables soup for your plants – If you boil or steam vegetable, don’t throw out the water. Cool the water and use them to water your plants. You will save water and your plants will respond well to the “vegetable soup”.