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1. Tree peony

First, about the most painful. Five flower growers immediately complained that their tree-like peony is growing very slowly. Meanwhile, one of the readers had this plant blooming only five years after planting, but the result met all expectations, and the flowers turned out to be simply gorgeous:

This group of peonies received this name due to the fact that the peonies belonging to it are distinguished by thick, low-branched, erect perennial shoots.

In order to grow beautiful tree peonies in your country house, you need to know a few secrets. So, the best time for planting begins from the second half of August to the end of September, but planting is also possible in the spring (in April-May). Tree peonies love humus-rich soil that is neutral to slightly alkaline. But these are not all the secrets of their cultivation.

The variety of this plant is also important, because among them, oddly enough, there are also unpretentious in care.

In another of our readers, the tree peony bloomed even faster - after a year.

Mistake 2. Today your site is a piece of paradise. What's next?

Another mistake landscape designers make is the inability to foresee the future. In order to imagine what the site will look like in a year or two or three, it is not at all necessary to be a visionary. To do this, you just need to know the features of plant development.

Some plants, not only weeds, but also decorative ones, are aggressors. They very quickly spread throughout the garden, capturing more and more territories and surviving their weaker neighbors. These include, for example, fern and periwinkle, which are often used to decorate shady areas. Aggressors are also carob oxalis, variegated runny, cypress euphorbia, May lily of the valley and many other plants. If you do not control their reproduction, the aggressors will drive all their fellows out of the garden for some time. And then you have to deal with them like weeds.

Another oversight of designers associated with ignorance of the characteristics of plants is the too rapid growth of some crops. A small, compact bush or tree planted next to a window can turn into a problem after a few years. They will grow and cover the beautiful view that opened from the window. Moreover, the room will be in constant dusk, which can only please on a hot summer day. If the tree is tall and grows above the roof, then it can cause problems with the roof. Thus, today's mistake of the landscape designer, associated with the lack of knowledge about the final size of the plant, after some time can bring you a lot of difficulties. As a result, you will have to cut down an unsuccessfully located tree or shrub.

The same is the case if the plant is planted near the path. Overgrown branches will interfere with movement, and after the rain they will shower you with a wave of drops.

Not all landscapers also take into account the nutritional needs of plants. If, when planting a perennial, a small amount of fertilizer was introduced into the planting pit, then very soon the plant will exhaust its reserves. After that, the green handsome man will suddenly begin to "wither" in front of our eyes, and your area, covered with dying plants, will take on a rather dull look.

Growing cucumbers in warm beds

We have already written about the arrangement of warm beds:

Our reader Alexander Zhilyaev grows cucumbers in warm beds. According to his observations, the yield with this method of cultivation is 2 times higher.

To create a warm bed, dig a hole about 30 cm deep (on the bayonet of a shovel). Fill the bottom with manure mixed with straw. Add a layer of fertile soil on top. Due to the fact that the bed rises above the soil surface, it needs bumpers. They can be made from wood, slate, brick, stone, etc. Water the garden and sow the cucumber seeds. After sowing, set the arches and stretch the film over the bed.

The arrangement of warm beds is a rather laborious process. However, those summer residents who care about the harvest are not stopped by difficulties, because the game is worth the candle.

You can discuss these and other non-standard methods of growing cucumbers in the comments or on our forum.

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