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How to grow hemerocallis / RHS Gardening

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Pot them up using peat-free multi-purpose compost, and water in well
How to grow blackcurrants / RHS Gardening

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Alternatively, use peat-free multi-purpose compost mixed with about 20% perlite, sharp sand or horticultural grit
How gardeners can help our declining bees and other pollinators / RHS Gardening

/wildlife/help-our-declining-bees-and-other-pollinators

Free entry to RHS members at selected times...Allowing lawn ?weeds? to flower by mowing less often provides valuable extra recourses from areas that are often free of flowering plants...In summer 2020 the Saving Pollinators scheme included 23 Welsh nurseries that have signed up to not use peat or synthetic pesticides on labelled plants and to a list of plants that research at the National Botanic Garden of Wales has shown to be visited by bees (including honeybees, bumblebees and solitary bees, along...
Moss on lawns / RHS Gardening

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Free entry to RHS members at selected times...To remain moss-free, the vigour of the grass must be improved and any other contributory factors addressed...Brush in a light lawn top-dressing of three parts loam, six parts sharp sand and one part peat substitute by volume
Gardening on the rocks / RHS Gardening

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Free entry to RHS members at selected times...Sandstone, raised peat beds, Tufa and limestone give a mix of habitats, from wet valleys to sunny slopes...my membership gives me free family days out as often as I like
Our planet needs gardeners / RHS Gardening

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Free entry to RHS members at selected times...We are now aware that insects and pollinators are in decline, and that peat bogs are invaluable carbon sinks which should not be plundered for potting compost...my membership gives me free family days out as often as I like
Scree gardening / RHS Gardening

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Lay a layer of about 7.5cm (3in) depth of free draining soil mix of one part loam or good top soil, 1 part leaf mould, or peat substitute and 2 parts grit by volume
Enriching everyone's life through plants / RHS Gardening

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Free entry to RHS members at selected times...Likewise, when it comes to peat alternatives, watching out for pests and diseases or water conservation: the RHS is deeply involved...my membership gives me free family days out as often as I like
Vine weevil / RHS Gardening

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Free entry to RHS members at selected times...For best results apply in August or early September when the soil temperature or potting media is warm enough for the nematodes to be effective ( Steinernema species 5-20ºC/41-68ºF Heterorhabditus species 12-20ºC/ 54-68ºF) and before the vine weevil grubs have grown large enough to cause serious damage...They work best in lighter soils and open potting composts, such as peat or coir
Biochar / RHS Gardening

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Biochar can be better than composts (and especially peat!) in this regard because traditional organic growing media can quickly decompose, compact, and contribute to the three main greenhouse gasses: carbon dioxide (CO 2 ), methane (CH 4 ) and nitrous oxide (N 2 O

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