Sugar was first produced from sugarcane plants in Northern India sometime after the first century AD. Sanskrit literature from ancient India , written between - BC provides the first documentation of the cultivation of sugar cane and of the manufacture of sugar in the Bengal region of the Indian subcontinent. Known worldwide by the end of the medieval period , sugar was very expensive  and was considered a " fine spice ",  but from about the year , technological improvements and New World sources began turning it into a much cheaper bulk commodity. There are two centers of domestication for sugarcane: one for Saccharum officinarum by Papuans in New Guinea and another for Saccharum sinense by Austronesians in Taiwan and southern China.
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Tree planting season runs between November and March, although it can stretch a bit longer in Scotland and Northern Ireland. We sell single trees and small tree packs on our shop all year round as they have their own plug of compost to protect them and can therefore be planted at any time. Store the trees upright, sheltered from frost and wind. We recommend trees are planted about 2 metres apart, but you can plant them metres apart depending on your space and plan.
Wavy lines look more natural than regimented rows of trees. For a thick hedge, plant a double row of trees in a zig zag pattern. Space your rows 50cm apart, with cm between each tree. It is suitable for all ground types, especially areas prone to drought, but it can be difficult if you have stony soil.
To plant a tree you'll need a spade, a tree fairly obviously, a spiral to protect it and a cane to support that spiral and somewhere to plant it. The first thing you'll need to do is dig yourself a hole.
It doesn't have to be too wide but it will need to be deep enough to take all those tree roots. Make sure you're not putting your soil too far away because you'll need that again in a minute. Once your hole's deep enough, take the tree and push it to one side I find is the easiest thing to do because then you can see how deep it is in the hole and that all the trees roots are going to be covered which is the most important bit.
Firm up the soil - you can use the heel of your boot to do that and make sure that all the air gaps are out. It needs to be nice and firm - you don't want any frost getting in there later on. The next thing you'll need is the cane. You're going to push that in just next to the tree but not too close because you don't want to be pushing it through the roots that you've just nicely planted. Lastly take your spiral, open one end up and hook it round the cane and the tree together.
Then gently wind it up to the top, making sure you don't damage your tree while you do it. This bit's a bit fiddly so you might take a bit of practice but you'll get there in the end. Push it down into the ground, maybe a centimeter or so, just to make sure that no vermin can get underneath it and ring bark the tree.
And that's all there is to it. This is a simple method that is suitable for bare soil and grass. Press your spade all the way into the ground, then push it forwards to create a slit.
Keep the slit open with your spade and place your tree inside with the root plug about 2cm below ground level. If using tree guards or spirals to protect your saplings, this is the stage to add these. Press the protection firmly into the soil. T-notch planting is another quick method suitable for grass-covered ground but not bare soil. This method is an alternative to pit planting in areas susceptible to drought, but is not recommended for sites with clay soils.
Lever the spade back out and the turf will fall into place. Ensure all roots are taken into the hole. Different trees have different purposes and needs.
Choose your species according to the land you have and what you want from your trees. The trick to successful planting is good planning. We have single trees and tree packs to meet your needs, from wildlife to woodfuel. Delivery is free. Be part of the Big Climate Fightback and together we can get 50 million more trees in the ground across the UK. How to plant a tree. Follow our guide to three of the most successful ways to plant.
Preparation Pit planting Slit planting T-notch planting. When your trees arrive Store the trees upright, sheltered from frost and wind. Prepare your site Before you start planting, mark out where each tree will be placed using stones, spray paint or canes If your planting area is overgrown, cut the grass short and weed. This will make planting easier and reduce competition for water, helping your saplings to thrive.
How much space do the trees need? Read the video transcript. Once you're sure it's firm give the tree a little tug and hopefully it should stay put. Slit planting This is a simple method that is suitable for bare soil and grass. Step 1 Press your spade all the way into the ground, then push it forwards to create a slit.
Step 2 Keep the slit open with your spade and place your tree inside with the root plug about 2cm below ground level. Step 3 Remove the spade and push the soil back around the tree. Step 4 If using tree guards or spirals to protect your saplings, this is the stage to add these.
T-notch planting T-notch planting is another quick method suitable for grass-covered ground but not bare soil. Step 1 Push the spade fully into the ground.
Step 2 At a right angle to the first cut, repeat step 1 to create a T-shape. Step 3 Take the spade to the original cut and lever it upwards, parting the turf. Step 4 Place the tree carefully in between the sections of turf. Step 5 Lever the spade back out and the turf will fall into place. Step 6 Adjust the tree to ensure it is at ground level, and thoroughly firm down soil around the tree. Explore more planting and care advice. Plant trees Which species to plant Different trees have different purposes and needs.
Plant trees Where to plant The trick to successful planting is good planning. Buy British trees from our shop We have single trees and tree packs to meet your needs, from wildlife to woodfuel. Shop now. Protecting trees and woods. Get involved. Search our site.
Track your order through my orders. A glut of succulent raspberries during the summer and autumn is a seasonal treat not to be missed. But why spend a fortune on supermarket punnets when you can easily grow your own delicious raspberries at home or on your allotment? Plant dormant raspberry canes into well-manured soil, any time between November and March. Raspberries like fertile, well drained soil, and though they will tolerate shade, you'll get a much better harvest by planting them in a sunny spot in the garden.
Follow our guide to successful tree planting, including site preparation, spray paint or canes; If your planting area is overgrown, cut the grass short.
Share a room with a green friend. Plants create a homely feel and can lift your well-being by reducing stress and boosting creativity. Want to make things even cosier? Let more plants move in! Decorate your home with plants combined with a plant pot to suit your style. With living plants, you can easily make your home cosier and warmer. Living plants can lift your well-being by reducing stress and boosting creativity. Remove plastic tube before placing the flower in a vase with 5 cm fresh water, change water every second week.
Consumer helplineWant to know how to grow sunflowers? This step-by-step guide will give you all the information you need to grow sunflowers from seed in your own garden or allotment. Sunflowers are one of the biggest and brightest flowers around. With beautiful, golden yellow petals they bring a feeling of happiness and a vibrant splash of colour to the garden.
Growing blueberries in the home garden can be quite enjoyable. Blueberries have a very fresh taste when picked straight off the bush.
These bamboo are grown for their beautiful canes, coming in different colours from yellow or green or even black. Scottish Bamboo is a mail order plant nursery based in Aberdeenshire, Scotland and specialise in supplying hardy bamboo plants suitable for growing in cool climate gardens such as that of our own in North East Scotland. Scottish Bamboo can turn any temperate garden tropical with over 50 varieties of hardy evergreen bamboo plants for sale to choose from. Whether you want to buy bamboo for a hedge or screen, or buy a selection of bamboo in all shapes and colours to create a stunning tropical border, you're sure to find a bamboo plant that is right for you and your garden. Bamboo come in many colours - black bamboo, golden yellow bamboo or even red caned bamboo. Still not sure what to choose then take a look at our Bamboo Guide to help you decide which bamboo plant is for you to buy.
Available Now. Tayberry Rubus fruticosus x ideaus is a cross between a blackberry and a red raspberry, and is named after the River Tay in Scotland. It was patented inIf there is only space to grow one hybrid berry, a tayberry is an excellent choice. It is prolific and within two years will give delicious crops of large sized sharp-sweet fruit, dark purple in colour when fully ripe in late July through into August. The canes usually drop most of their leaves in the Autumn.
Something like a bamboo cane that you support the main stem of the tomato plant with. Pot Position & Soil/Compost. No matter if tomatoes.
Did you know you can now buy alstroemeria plants from Cade Street Nursery, for delivery direct to your door? Visit our online shop to view our full range of alstroemeria, including:. April, May and the beginning of June are ideal, but you can just about get away with going up to August as well. This gives the plant plenty of time to get properly established during its first summer in your garden.RELATED VIDEO: How to Care for a Dracaena Plant
Want to keep up to date with our latest news and offers? Please be aware that due to ongoing issues, our couriers can no longer guarantee delivery by Christmas. These notes are designed for the new or novice rose grower and will answer the most frequently asked questions. Stick to this and you will find that rose growing is quite simple and your roses will thrive and give you many years of enjoyment. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any further advice. Whilst choosing the right site, make sure your rose is kept outdoors at all times.
Beautiful leaves in fashionable colours on a sturdy trunk: Dracaena is a statement plant with an exotic look.
Dieffenbachias, also known as leopard lilies, are striking house plants grown for their large, oval leaves that are splashed or flecked with white, cream, yellow or lime green. They bring a lush look to a room and are good air purifiers. Dieffenbachia is also known as the dumb cane thanks to its sap which, if ingested, can cause temporary swelling of the mouth and throat, making speaking difficult. Wear gloves when handling, or wash your hands afterwards. In your home, new leaves will unfurl from the top of the central stem.
Please note that the pot in the photograph is not supplied with the plant which is sent out in a simple nursery pot. They do however make excellent potted plants, and if you wish to pot yours up, we do have a wide range of pots on our website to choose from. Home care: Keep well watered during the growing season less so in winter and mist regularly with water to maintain humidity. If the leaves start to get dusty, they can be washed occasionally - either by using a damp cloth or popping it under the shower.