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POts of Colour

Pots of colour for the winter garden

By planting up pots of flowers now, you’ll have weeks of colour to decorate your relatively bare winter garden.

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Read more about Late winter’s the time for perennials

Late winter’s the time for perennials

Unlike the bright and flamboyant annuals, perennials will last for at least three years and often much longer.

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Read more about Fragrant plants for your Valentine

Fragrant plants for your Valentine

Valentine’s Day is usually associated with bunches of short-lived flowers that seldom last more than a week.

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Read more about The language of flowers for Mother's Day

The language of flowers for Mother's Day

Many of us are on the lookout for a gift that will last longer than a bunch of flowers

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Read more about Growing hedges and screens

Growing hedges and screens

One of the best ways to create privacy in the garden is by growing a hedge of living plants

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Read more about Getting your cymbidium orchid to flower

Getting your cymbidium orchid to flower

Here are some general tips for encouraging cymbidium orchids to bloom

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Read more about Succulents are survivors

Succulents are survivors

Succulents are best grown in free-draining soil or potting mix in an open, sunny situation

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Read more about Pruning Ornamentals

Pruning Ornamentals

Why do we prune plants? To keep them tidy by trimming off old growth and dead flowers, and to promote healthy, new (often flower-bearing) growth.

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Dahlias for Late Summer Colour

Dahlias, with their brightly coloured flowers, are mainstays of the late summer and autumn garden. Fellow gardeners are rediscovering the delights of single-flowered dahlias and these plants have regained their rightful place in the easy-care garden.

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Time To Re-pot Orchids

October is a good month to think about orchid care for many orchids have finished flowering and are about to go into their major growth period.

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