How to Make your Own Flower Food and Plant Fertilizers
Feb15

How to Make your Own Flower Food and Plant Fertilizers

Every green-fingered connoisseur knows that healthy soil equals healthy plants. Ensuring your soil is enriched is therefore a must! However, fertilizer can be extremely expensive and store-bought products can contain a number of chemicals, some of which are harmful to the environment. This is one of the reasons many believe home gardens to be an extremely expensive hobby. Fortunately, if you learn how to make your own fertilizer, this...

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Mother of Thousands Plant
Nov11

Mother of Thousands Plant

The Mother of Thousands plant (also known as Kalanchoe daigremontiana) is a striking foliage houseplant native to the tropics of Madagascar. When positioned indoors, the flowers rarely bloom; however it’s the baby plantlets that continually appear on the tips of the large leaves that are the most attention-grabbing part of this plant. Caring for a Mother of Thousands In order for this plant to bloom, it needs good drainage. It is...

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Seven Types Of Flowers To Grow In Your Summer Garden
Jul05

Seven Types Of Flowers To Grow In Your Summer Garden

Whether you wish to brighten up your entire outdoor space, or quite simply your day – you can guarantee a summer garden bursting at the seams with fragrant, floral displays will do just that. From plants that require a great deal of attention to flowers that require minimum maintenance, there are a number of styles, shades and types of flowers to choose from – which you opt for will usually depend on both your lifestyle and the space...

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All You Need to Know about Ranunculus
Jun09

All You Need to Know about Ranunculus

  The Ranunculus flower comes from a family of 600 species. Family members include Spearworts, Buttercups and Water Crowfoots to name but a few. The petals are quite often highly glossy, especially on the yellow variants of this plant. Many Ranunculus species provide food to various plants and animals, whilst others are popular ornamental flowers – especially the brighter and bolder versions. Water Crowfoots This particular...

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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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