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Wreaths, nativity popular across faiths (Click here to see)
 
Joginder Nursery bags Ireo’s Grassing 10 acres Project
Joginder Nursery’s owner Mr. Padam Chand Saini, Proprietor of Joginder Nursery has bagged Ireo Manage¬ment Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon Sector 53 project of devel¬oping the 10 acre area for Grassing. Ireo is coming up in Housing Infrastructure for which the Sample Flat is under construction. “For Landscaping the area heavy slopes and huge mounds are being created by JCB as demanded by Ireo. Grassing is being done with the help of more than 30 labours. The difficult part is that Gurgaon is very hot with soil conditions similar to Rajasthan, so its little difficult to keep the grass green on mounds and slopes as we pour the water and it slips away or dries up immediately. But we at Joginder Nursery are spe¬cialist for this only and know how to keep the grass green even in the desert” says Mr. Saini. Our USP for this project is that an acre of land is being grassed within 4 days.
 
 
New Foolproof Technique for a Roof Top Garden 
One always thinks of hav¬ing a rooftop garden at home but holds back this beautiful idea just because of drainage problems and wall spoiling. But now don't hold back your feel¬ings as now a new tech¬nique called “Drainage Cell-geotextile” has been introduced by which all the problems of drainage are over. Gone are the days when roof top gardens drainage layer were made up of layer of gravels, brickbats and sand. Now with modern technology hydro drain is the new an¬swer for rooftop gardens. Drainage Cell-geotextile is an interlocking structural module used for sub-surface drainage. When installed with a waterproof membrane called Geotex¬tile, it eliminates the need for an additional protection layer. The modules are eas¬ily interlocked in the same plane or at right angles to one another. Alternatively geotextile may be butted to¬gether on the top of the drainage cell with the course sand and growing medium that is the soil. Grassing and plantation is the next stage after that. But it is highly advised that one should go for waterproofing of the roof in order to prevent seepage to the floor below. Chemical based waterproofing is better than membrane based water¬proofing. It is also recom¬mended that the roof should be checked for the extra strengthening so that it will be able to take the weight of garden. Plant species should be wisely chosen to avoid any kind of structural dam¬age to the roof . Plants which are slow growing or which have particularly shallow or short roots require less wa¬ter. Large trees should be avoided which have inva¬sive or taproots. They can damage the roof with their roots. Some example is Oak, Ficus, Alistonia, wil¬lows.
 
 
Ideas | Trouble-Free Summer Gardens
  1. Arrange cover for plants. A canopy of light bamboo and mat looks ethnic. Gardening yardage, available at nurseries, is also effective in cutting out direct light and heat. Avoid plastic: it acts like a greenhouse. And yes, older plants with broader leaves can canopy younger ones.
     
  2. Divide and water. Group plants according to how much water they need: Keep the drought-tolerant succulents in a cluster; keep thirsty plants which need more water together. This will help save water.
     
  3. Water very early or very late. The trick is to beat the sun, for your happiness and that of the plants. So water before sunrise or after sundown. Planting afresh? Do it in the evening. That gives the plant about 10 hours to adjust to its new home before the sun comes up. No matter how tempting, avoid watering leaves. It can lead to fungal infections.
     
  4. Don’t spare the weed. This is the season for rationing…time, energy, water. So make sure you have only the plants you want. Yank the weeds out before they go to seed and spread, else you’re storing up trouble.
     
  5. Choose colour. You think summer is not the season for flowers? Lay out beds or tubs of Vinca (periwinkle, Sadabahar or Nayantara), Zinnia, Cosmos and Gomphrena. Marigold, Impatiens and Geraniums don’t mind the summer either. And who can forget the Portulaca? The new hybrids are worth the extra cost. Clump close rather than spread them out in a rag-tag row.
     
  6. Cheaper filler. Pick up affordable Kochia Scoparia from nurseries and tuck into soft soil at intervals. 
     
  7. Mix fruit and flower. Plant fast growers such as cucumber, pumpkin and other gourds. Their leaves are robust and green, the flowers brighten up a summer garden, and the best reward comes when the flowers mature into juicy summer vegetables. Just remember to plant along a grille or wall for them to clamber up.
     
  8. Limit the lawn. Plant hardy low-growers along the edges to reduce some of the water demand.
     
  9. Ward off pests. Both drought and overwatering can leave you battling an infestation.
     
  10. Remember the birds. Don’t forget the water bowls and feeders. Place among foliage, high enough for safety and privacy (from pets and small children).
     
  11. Store up the sun. Wash, dry and put away seeds of jamun, mango, citrus fruits and lychee. Plant them in the rains and you’ll have a bustling orchard nursery. If you have a balcony garden, use tubs or cardboard boxes. By next spring, they’ll be ready to plant in the park or give away at your children’s school.
 
 
Baobab or “Kalpavriksha Tree” – The Chemist.
Baobab, the chemist tree is a tree whose average life is more than 2000-2500 years and is one of the trees which are traditionally used for health promoting effects. Kalpavriksha tree leaves have several magically medicinal properties and can be of great help in various deficiencies of Calcium, Vitamin. It is said that few Baobab leaves everyday can help in supplementing our daily nutritional needs. These leaves also contain antioxidants, which have anti-aging properties. This means they help in staying younger and healthier for a long, happy life. It is said that they are good for constipation and acidity. The leaves are also Anti-Allergic, Anti-Asthmatic, Anti-Malaria (slows down the growth), cures gastric, kidney and joint diseases and also help in treating insect bites. Even World Health Organization (WHO) has found specified quantities of 6 of the 8 essential amino acids required in our body.

How to use Kalpavriksha Leaves in your food?
You can use few Kalpavriksha Leaves easily in your daily diet. Fresh leaves can be cooked with Saag (80% spinach + 20% Kalpavriksha Leaves).The Kalpavriksha leaves can also be used in salad or as a garnishing just like coriander. The leaves can simply be stuffed in parathas and commonly 5-10 Kalpavriksha leaves can be eaten raw for healthy benefits.

   

 

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