All you need to know about pruning roses
Jul25

All you need to know about pruning roses

Roses are an asset to our homes and gardens; however people tent to steer clear of them under the misconception that they are difficult to maintain. This is far from the case and pruning roses doesn’t have to be a difficult or intimidating task. In fact, there are a number of tips to make pruning more effective… Why Prune Roses? Colder temperatures have the tendency to produce unattractive, mottled blossoms, with yellowing...

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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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7 Essential Rules for Planting Tulips
Apr27

7 Essential Rules for Planting Tulips

Tulips are a great addition to the garden, as they add colour, vibrancy and structure to any outdoor space – especially as they’re available in an array of different hues, including pinks, purples, reds, crimson, yellow, orange and white. Regardless of whether they’re planted in pots, containers or in the ground, they’re a green-fingered connoisseurs’ perfect companion! However, as with all flowers and shrubs,...

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10 surprising ways to use succulents to decorate your home
Mar29

10 surprising ways to use succulents to decorate your home

Succulents, with their lush green shades and unique textures, are an ideal option when it comes to home décor. Here we list a number of surprising ways to experiment with these distinctive plants. 1. A centrepiece with a twist When creating a centrepiece for a table or mantle, most think to use flowers. However, a box brimming with succulents will not only last longer, it will add an instant injection of colour to the home. An...

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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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