Interesting: My allotment 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. Try it, and let us know how you get on.
Make Your Own Fertilizer Learn how to make your own fertilizer, and keep your garden green without spending a lot of green. Here are several great homemade fertilizer recipes to try: Epsom Salt Fertilizer, Coffee Ground Fertilizer, Egg Shell Fertilizer, Vinegar Fertilizer, Fish Tank Water Fertilizer and Fireplace Ash Fertilizer
Preventing Weeds Baking soda neutralizes the ph in the soil and nothing will grow there. Use baking soda around all of the edges of flower beds to keep the grass and weeds from growing into beds. Just sprinkle it onto the soil so that it covers it lightly. Do this twice a year – spring and fall.