Flower Focus: Oleander (Nerium)
Nov13

Flower Focus: Oleander (Nerium)

Oleander plants, also known as Nerium oleander, are among the most adaptable of shrubs. They boast a variety of uses in both coastal and southern landscapes and are classed as an extremely sturdy plant. They’re able to withstand a number of difficult conditions, including problematic soil, high PH, salt spray, high heat, strict pruning and drought. However, despite being tolerant to unruly surroundings, they’re unable to withstand...

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Most Popular Climbing Plants and their Care
Sep19

Most Popular Climbing Plants and their Care

Climbing plants, unlike a number of traditional plants, all share one thing in common – they require the support of objects or other plants to reach sunlight. There are plenty of species to choose from, and all can bring your garden to life in a unique way. 10 of the most popular climbing plants Of all the climbing species to choose from, we’ve listed some of the most popular below: 1. Pileostegia viburnoides This self-clinging,...

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All you Need to Know about Bamboo Plants
Aug15

All you Need to Know about Bamboo Plants

Bamboo is a green-fingered connoisseur’s go-to plant, especially when creating a garden that boasts a somewhat tropical appeal. Its striking appearance means it’s often used as a specimen plant, to add interest to an otherwise subtle border, or as an attractive screen. If you wish to introduce bamboo to your garden, it’s important to learn a few tips and tricks, many of which are very straightforward… First...

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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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Beauty in Danger: 15 Stunning Flowers and Plants Close to Extinction
May20

Beauty in Danger: 15 Stunning Flowers and Plants Close to Extinction

There are a number of extremely rare plants, dotted all around the world, some of which are very close to extinction. The reason for their dithering numbers comes down to climate change, land development and deforestation. Here we have listed a number of the affected species… Baobab Tree Although this unique specie sprouts leaves just three times a year, it’s often described as the ‘life giving tree’. This is because...

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All you Need to Know about Moon Flowers
May15

All you Need to Know about Moon Flowers

Nature is alive and effective 24 hours a day. Moon flowers are nocturnal bloomers, best enjoyed by late night strollers and night owls. Post sunset, these magnificent, light-reflecting white flowers bloom and glow all night long – hence their name. However, when the sun begins to rise, they close their perfectly perfumed flowers tightly shut. Although moon flowers are predominantly white, they are also available in rich reds and...

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8 Plants with Amazing Anti-Anxiety Benefits
Apr21

8 Plants with Amazing Anti-Anxiety Benefits

Plants are not just for the garden as they have a number of health benefits too, including the ability to soothe headaches, calm ailments and reduce everyday stresses and strains. If you spend a lot of time indoors, be this due to long working hours or weather conditions, poor air quality is bound to affect your health. In fact, indoor toxins can have a detrimental effect on our health. Such toxins can cause allergies, asthma,...

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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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Best Office Plants to Boost your Productivity
Dec11

Best Office Plants to Boost your Productivity

Adding a little greenery to the office environment not only looks aesthetically pleasing; it’s a proven way to boost productivity. From wellness benefits to air purifying advantages, there are a number of reasons why you should invest in an office plant. Best Office Plants to Boost Productivity Here we’ve listed some of the best plants to place in the work environment… The Spider Plant This particular specie of plant is an ideal...

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Lilly Plants: Growing & Basic Care
Nov24

Lilly Plants: Growing & Basic Care

The Lily or Lilium is a genus of herbaceous flowering plants, which grow from bulbs and all boast large protruding flowers. These groups of flowering plants are important in both culture and literature and are renowned in many parts of the world. Lilly Plants: Growing & Basic Care How to plant Lilies Valued for their large, significant flowers, lilies are popular in both the garden and in the home. In order for them to thrive,...

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