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How To Prune Your Fruit Trees

Within a few years of lovingly planting fruit trees, most folks find themselves with scraggly overgrown bushes, rather than the Garden of Eden they had envisioned. The key to keeping fruit trees attractive and productive is annual pruning. Worry not, pruning is not the brain surgery it has been made out to be. Curmudgeonly Master Read More…

My passion for trees – A New Documentary By Dame Judi Dench

“My life now is just trees, isn’t it,” says Judi Dench. “Trees and, erm, champagne.” Judi Dench’s Secret Woodland lies by her home in Surrey and holds special significance for the actress. Many of the trees were planted by Dench herself and her husband Michael Williams who died in 2001 ( there’s a tree here in his memory.). There Read More…

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Grow The Tropical Mammee Apple Fruit

Growing mamey fruit trees are indigenous to areas of the Caribbean, West Indies, Central America and Northern South America. Mamey tree planting for the purposes of cultivation does occur, but is rare. The tree is more commonly found in garden landscapes. It is commonly cultivated in the Bahamas and the Greater and Lesser Antilles where Read More…

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Grow Your Own Calamansi Tree At Home

Also known as calamondin in other countries, the calamansi is a popular ingredient in a lot of  Filipino dishes. Like lemon in western cuisine,  Filipinos add its sour juice to most of their meat marinates , or to perk up cooked meals when used in combination with the local fish sauce or soy sauce.   Read More…

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7 Fast Growing Trees For Ultimate Privacy In The Garden

1. Eucalyptus Native to Australia, New Zealand and Tasmania, the rapid growth of the eucalyptus tree is attributed to a survival mechanism which protects young saplings against koalas and other tree munching animals. Free from these indigenous threats, eucalyptus grows swiftly to maturity. In ideal conditions, larger species will climb 6-8 feet yearly, although some Read More…

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How To Grow Mango Tree In A Container

If you’ve ever seen a 40-foot-tall, full-size mango tree (Mangifera indica), it’s hard to imagine one small enough to grow in a pot. Fortunately, dwarf and semi-dwarf varieties grow happily in containers on a patio or even indoors. Mango varieties well suited for containers include “Brooks”, “Julie”, “Lancetilla” and “Mallika”. Mango trees grow in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness Read More…