My neighbour has a row of roses, which he took as cuttings. I asked how he took them. He simply plunges the cuttings into the ground. But his secret of success is the humble potato! Before planting cuttings, he pushes the bottom end into a small potato, which he believes keeps the cuttings moist as they develop roots. It sounds crazy, but his row of allotment roses is proof it works.

My neighbour has a row of roses, which he took as cuttings. I asked how he took them. He simply plunges the cuttings into the ground. But his secret of success is the humble potato! Before planting cuttings, he pushes the bottom end into a small potato, which he believes keeps the cuttings moist as they develop roots. It sounds crazy, but his row of allotment roses is proof it works.

This is so neat! You put in your zip code, and it tells you what plants you should be planting now. You can even look ahead a few months to plan out your garden!

This is so neat! You put in your zip code, and it tells you what plants you should be planting now. You can even look ahead a few months to plan out your garden!

All of those empty spaces in your planting beds? Replace your fried flowers with these 25 High Heat Flowers For Hot Summer Areas!!

All of those empty spaces in your planting beds? Replace your fried flowers with these 25 High Heat Flowers For Hot Summer Areas!!

Backyard fire pit...what a great idea! Seems easy enough

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Sprinkle coffee grounds around your vegetables before you water them, you will be activating slow-release nitrogen that will help them grow faster and fuller. Slugs don't like them either!

Sprinkle coffee grounds around your vegetables before you water them, you will be activating slow-release nitrogen that will help them grow faster and fuller. Slugs don't like them either!

Kid's garden plot: Dollar store garden fence spray painted a color the kids choose - add a sign with their names. Click to see

Kid's garden plot: Dollar store garden fence spray painted a color the kids choose - add a sign with their names. Click to see

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