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Hardy Hibiscus for the UK garden!

The hardy hibiscus really is a reliable shrub for growing in the UK. It will…

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Succulents – Getting the most out of a dry garden

Growing succulents in your garden can be extremely rewarding. Easy to grow, propagate and these…

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Deadheading flowers – More buds, more blooms

Advice on deadheading (the removal of spent flowers) for most annual and perennial plants. Encourage…

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Osteospermum – Hardy coastal garden favourite

Capture that holiday feeling by growing Osteospermum in your garden this year. Now there is…

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Heavily scented flowers & plants

Get right up the noses of your neighbours this year with this very large list…

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Scented evergreen climbers

Recently, I needed to cover a trellis to the front of my property. Wanting privacy…

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Hardy Cyclamen varieties for winter colour

If you are looking for something unusual, easy to grow, hardy and will guarantee colour…

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Storing Gladioli over winter

A simple method for storing your gladioli corms of the winter months.

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When to prune Weigela

Beautiful garden shrubs: Weigela. Variegated foliage and masses of foxglove flowers in shades from red…

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The importance of good quality cheap topsoil

Grow plants and vegetation in your garden? Remember that good topsoil means good growing. For…

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Potato Blight: Organic control methods

Organic methods for avoiding the dreaded potato blight which will turn your potatoes into a…

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Mildew resistant Courgettes varieties

Courgette can take a real hammering from powdery mildew. Here are a few resistant varieties…

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