Tag Exotic

Growing Canna – what do you need to know?

The Canna is a very popular, tropical relative of the banana. With striking flowers and amazing leaves, it’s a good idea to ensure you’re offering the best growing conditions for your Canna.

Tropical garden flowers

A comprehensive list of tropical flowers for your garden. Featuring hardy annuals, perennials and shrubs.

Looking after a Pitcher plant

A rough guide to looking after a Pitcher plant, the carnivorous houseplant. Guide includes, living conditions, feeding and repotting.

Looking after Orchids

The Phalaenopsis is by far the most common orchid available and also one of the toughest. Advice on looking after your orchid and getting the most out of it.

Top 15 hardy tropical plants for the UK garden

Transform your suburban garden into the tropics. Many plants from tropical environments – perfectly hardy and will thrive in the UK.


There are many plants that are very good at coping with extremes in weather, Sempervivums, also known as Houseleeks or Liveforever are such plants

Growing melons UK! How to guide

Growing large, sweet melons in the UK without the use of a greenhouse. A quick and cheap way of growing Honeydew melons in your own garden this summer.

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