Hydrangea – Care Guide
Jan01

Hydrangea – Care Guide

Producing healthy hydrangea plants requires just a few simple growing tips, which we’ve aimed to detail here. By following these you should be able to enjoy colourful blooms for many years to come, as this specie can help to transform your outdoor space. Hydrangea – Care Guide Planting your Hydrangea For best results, you should plant Hydrangeas in early spring. When planting, it’s important to remember that both the stems and the...

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Delphinium – Care Guide
Dec27

Delphinium – Care Guide

Delphiniums are celebrated for their vibrant summer blooms, which boast beautiful shades of white, blue, pink and purple. These perennials are prevalent in both cottage-style gardens and cutting� gardens, but in order to grow best, they require a good deal of attention. Delphinium is a genus comprising over 300 species. Certain species are annuals, while others come in the shape of biennials or perennials. Some are extremely easy to...

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Gardenia – Care Guide
Dec24

Gardenia – Care Guide

Celebrated for their pleasing foliage and perfumed flowers, gardenias are a popular option for both the home and garden. Traditionally found outdoors in the south, gardenias (also known as Gardenia augusta or Gardenia jasminoides) make the perfect ornamental shrubs. In order to flourish, they require the correct care, with certain species requiring more maintenance than others. Gardenias boast a series of pretty, creamy-white flowers,...

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Flower Focus: Polyanthus
Nov25

Flower Focus: Polyanthus

Polyanthus plants boast extremely lengthy, elegant stems, which emerge from bold, textured foliage. They’re celebrated for their bright colours and come from a large, varied group of Primula. This particular specie of plant is renowned for its ability to withstand extreme weather, with new life beginning in the early spring. Here we’ve listed a few tips on how to grow polyanthus so you can enjoy it in your garden. The basics...

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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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