Tips

Poppies

Plant Poppies for Remembrance

Poppies don’t transplant happily so it’s best to sow them straight into the garden bed where they’re to grow.

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Colour in the autumn garden

Maintenance tips for your autumn flower garden.

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Language of Flowers

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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Late winter’s the time for natives

In late winter many of our most beautiful native plants are looking at their best

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Read more about Natives are back in fashion

Natives are back in fashion

It’s only recently that native plants have made a comeback to popularity. Here’s some groups to look out for…

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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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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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Getting your cymbidium orchid to flower

Here are some general tips for encouraging cymbidium orchids to bloom

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Succulents are survivors

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

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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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Flowers For Summer Colour

September – It’s the month to prepare for summer colour in the garden.

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Time To re-pot Orchids

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

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Garden Colour For The Shade


As summer gets closer shade becomes more precious in the garden, but gardening in the shade presents some special challenges.


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All Things Flowers, Trees & Shrubs

Great ideas and advice to brighten your winter garden with some beautifully scented plants.

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