15 Tropical Plants you can Easily Grow at Home
Jun28

15 Tropical Plants you can Easily Grow at Home

If you’re looking to add some colour and greenery to your home, tropical plans can be a great place to start. While not all species are suitable for life indoors, there are plenty of options that are relatively easy to care for, as we’ve detailed here. 1. Amazon Elephant’s Ear These popular tropical plants are both common and unique. With their large, arrow-like green leaves, embellished with silver, many describe them as regal....

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7 Tips on How to Save Water in your Garden
May28

7 Tips on How to Save Water in your Garden

Just as we would save water in the home, it is important to conserve it in the garden too. Why? Firstly, to save money (especially if like 40% of the population, you are on a water meter) and secondly, because when in high demand, an astounding 70% of our water supply can be used to quench our gardens’ thirst alone. Here we have listed seven ways to minimise the use of water in our gardens. 1. Water at the right time A large number of...

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Morning Glory Plant
Nov20

Morning Glory Plant

Morning Glory Plant, one of September’s birth flowers, boast slender stems, trumpet-shaped flowers and heart-shaped leaves. They’re annual climbers and come in a range of beautiful colours, including magenta, pink, white and purple-blue. They’re often described as romantic flowers because of their old-fashioned charm, pretty shape and sweeping tendrils that unfold in the sunshine. There’s certainly something magical about these...

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Garden Helpers – Best Plants for Pollination
May28

Garden Helpers – Best Plants for Pollination

Even our gardens need a little help from Mother Nature every now and again, so read on to learn more about the best plants for pollination… Aster x frikartii In early summer to autumn, butterflies often sunbathe as they feed on these perennial daisy-like blooms. Laden with pollen and nectar, they are tremendously popular with a wide range of different insects. Butterfly bush (Buddleja davidii) Boasting a series of slender cones, each...

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How to grow chrysanthemums in your garden
Sep17

How to grow chrysanthemums in your garden

Are you getting your garden ready for the coming autumn months? Then chrysanthemums are a must have, they are absolute show stoppers during this time of the year. To get you started on turning your garden into a thing of beauty this autumn, here is how to plant and grow your chrysanthemums. First thing’s first though – what type of chrysanthemum are you planting? There are thousands to choose from, including: Single – long, daisy like...

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5 Tried and Tested Bug Repellents
Jun12

5 Tried and Tested Bug Repellents

No garden is completely free from pests and disease – fungal infections, caterpillars and beetles are just part and parcel of having a garden. Fortunately for us green fingered gardeners, we can fight back against these predators without risking our own health (or that of our family and plants). We also don’t need to spend a fortune on nasty chemical insect repellents either. Simply changing the way we take care of our garden can do...

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10 Tips from National Gardening Week
Apr15

10 Tips from National Gardening Week

National Gardening Week 13 – 19 April With spring finally here, it’s time to get those green fingers out and get gardening! The sun has finally graced us with its presence so make the most of it and get out into your garden and prepare it for this year’s bloom! In light of the change in season, it’s an exciting month for your garden and according to National Gardening Week there are ten jobs you should be doing this month: Be...

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4 Gardening Mistakes to Avoid
Mar29

4 Gardening Mistakes to Avoid

Let’s admit it. No matter how green your fingers may be, we are all prone to making a few common mistakes. Contrary to popular belief, there is a science to gardening and it’s important to get it right to ensure your lawn IS the best in the town. So, roll up your sleeves and read on! 4 Gardening mistakes to avoid 1. Starting out too big Something you might be guilty about too. We’ve all seen those fantastic images in the...

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5 Simple Mistakes that Can Kill your Plants
Mar19

5 Simple Mistakes that Can Kill your Plants

If you’re thinking of getting your green fingers out and planting some gorgeous blooms in your garden it’s essential that you do your research first. No one wants to spend money on plants that you don’t know how to look after – because, well, they eventually die. We all kill our plants from time to time due to misjudgment or a busy schedule meaning and as a gardener this can be difficult to come to terms with. To help you we have...

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Caring for Flowers Year Round
Mar13

Caring for Flowers Year Round

Flowers can bring beauty to gardens and homes all year long. With knowledge of proper care and the fortitude to stick with it, anyone up to the challenge can have a yard brimming with colorful blossoms. Each new season brings with it new duties related to caring for flowers. Each new season brings opportunities for new varieties of blossoms, as well. Fall and winter may not be the time of year most people think of when flowers are...

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