TOOLS & TIPS FOR EVERYONE W HO LOVES TO DIG
Garden in a Pot
With living spaces becoming smaller, owning
a terrarium is the next best thing to a garden.
T errarium s are enclosed gardens th a t can be grow n in glass bow ls or
pots. T hese gardens are replete w ith a variety o f plants, stones, soil etc.
im itating a landscaped garden. W hile you can grow and develop your
ow n terrarium (check o u t
o r ask a local nursery/
gardener to guide you), you can also buy som e readym ade ones from
th e m arket. O u r pick: th e terrarium s available at Bougainvilla, Delhi.
T hey are n o t only com pact and beautiful b u t com e w ith easy-to-
m aintain plants and th e staff will also guide you on th e m aintenance.
G et ready to enhance th e visual appeal o f y our hom e!
^3*050, B ougainvilla
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W I T H B R A H M A S IN G H
I have a fruit farm near Delhi.
How can I get more produce?
Trees will give good produce only w ith
adequate nutrition an d w ater. G et th e soil
analyzed for nitrogen, pho sp h o ru s, potash, sulphur,
boron, an d zinc. At the tim e of flow ering avoid
inadequate o r over-w atering. A dd 20 kg verm i-
com post p er tree one m o n th p rio r to flowering.
Look o u t for insects/diseases a t the tim e.
Horticulture expert Brahma Singh is the
R oses o f R ash trap ati Bhavan
T rees o f R ash trap ati B havan.
WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW
After all the snipping and the pruning in
the w et m onths, it is tim e to repot potted
perennials such as calathea and m aranta.
Rem ove the plant from the pot. Cut aw ay any
excess roots that seem to be clogging the
pot. Put som e pebbles at the bottom o f the
pot and sprinkle an anti-term ite pow der over
them. Add fresh soil to the pot and place the
plant back in. Plough in m ore soil and w ater
the pot. Keep in shade for a few days.
BHG GARDEN TIP
T h e ty p e o f so il in y o u r
a re a d ire c tly affec ts
th e w a te r n e e d s of
y o u r p la n t. S an d y soils
d ry o u t quickly, clay
so ils c a n b e so g g y o r
ro c k h a rd . A m en d in g
so il w ith o rg an ic
m a tte r c o rre c ts th is.
S oil ric h in h u m u s
h o ld s m o is tu re like a
sp o n g e w h ile allow ing
a ir p o c k e ts fo r ro o ts.
This Month in the Garden
If possible, expose
your greenhouse plants
to the rains for that
extra shine and health
boost, but keep them
protected from any
W E S T
Grass needs extra care
around this time. Mow
it two to three times
and do not let seeds
form. Look out for
weeds and pull them
N O R T H
It is time to repot some
of the green perennials
asparagus plant, and
other evergreen plants.
Do it for both old and
S O U T H
Climbers such as
the rangoon creeper,
ipomoea, and jasmine
would be flowering
now. Shape and cut off
the wild branches.
PHO TO GRAPH (TERRARIUM ): ANSHU M AN SEN ; ST Y LIN G : RU CHIKA GOSW AMY