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   Mar 26

Your Questions About Gardening

Sandy asks…

gardening tools?

hey there!
i have recently developed an interest in gardening. I am a dimwitt as far as gardening is concerned, please help me to
1- collect gardening tools(basic)
2-flowers and plants. how to get and sow them.

GardenersCardiff answers:

Ok… First, basic garden tools….

You will need…..

*Spade
*Trowel
(I prefer the narrow, transplanter trowel)
*Cultivator
*Garden gloves (water proof, preferably)

Optional….

*Knee cushion
*Pruning Sheers
*Bucket/basket to carry supplies around in
*Hand rake

The tools you need will depend on what you plan to do, really.

Here are some websites that tell a little about gardening tools….

Http://www.thegardenhelper.com/tools.html

http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=howTo&p=LawnGarden/GardenToolBG.html

http://www.doityourself.com/stry/toolbasics4gardens

Next, your plants….

You have three choices:

1. Seed
2. Bulb
3. Potted plants

For instant results, nothing beats the potted plant!
But… Nothing beats seed if you are wanting to stay on the economical side!
…Why not a combination, a few plants, and several packets of seed? =)

You can get seeds online, in garden shops (local nurseries, Walmart, Kmart, even the Dollar Stores)… Some grocery stores carry seeds.

What type of flowers/plants you choose really depends upon your preference.

As for flowers that are easy to start from seed, I would recommend Marigold, Zinnias, Pansies and Petunias.

You may want to choose a combination of flowers, foliage plants (Hostas, Caladium, Ferns, etc), herbs and even veggies if you’d like.

A couple of websites to get some tips and ideas….

Gardening for beginners: http://www.thegardenhelper.com/gardenerindex.html

Also see:

http://www.doityourself.com/scat/gardeningandoutdoor

http://www.thegardenhelper.com/

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/

Good luck, and have fun in your new garden!
Gardening can be addictive… =)

Richard asks…

Gardening tools?

The whole experience of going to garden centres and DIY stores is driving me mad so have decided to start shopping online for all the stuff i need. Have done a search online and have found so many sites and don’t really know where to start – can anyone recommend a good gardening or DIY site with lots of variety and not too expensive?

GardenersCardiff answers:

Totally agree – i dont use garden centres anymore for tools etc. I use this site specifically for garden tools http://www.pentagondirect.com/department/garden although they dont sell the flowers and plants, just the equipment and tools. They have a range of products for the different areas of the garden that you may focus on and DIY stuff too if you need it.
I tend to still head to the garden centre for plants and flowers though, as i like to pick out the particular plants, which is safer i think, as you may be sent wilting or half dead plants.

Mary asks…

How do you get gardening tools (like the shovel) on Sonic Adventure 2?

I bought a tree seed and found out you need to have gardening tools to plant it, but i don’t know where or how to get them. I NEED HELP!!!

GardenersCardiff answers:

Win all 3 levels of the Crab Pool race for the shovel and win all 3 levels of the Stump Valley race for the watering can. To get to the races (and karate!) go through the cave in the normal garden. Have fun. :)

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