Scented evergreen climbers

Recently, I needed to cover a trellis to the front of my property. Wanting privacy and increase appeal, I wrote a list of scented evergreen climbers.

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Growing hardy figs in the UK

Here in the UK, Fig trees can survive temperatures as low as -10C, produce bountiful crops of highly nutritious fruit and look great as a focal point in any sized garden.

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Growing Helleborus from seed

Winter flowering Helleborus are surprisingly easy to grow from seed. A highly rewarding long flowering perennial - attractive in the garden all year round.

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Rock garden plants

Their is something hugely satisfying and comforting about the sight of miniature, hardy alpines in a rock garden weaving their carpets of colour around well placed stones. Here are some great alpine plants to try.

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Dahlias – How to overwinter within the UK

Dahlia are tender perennials and must be protected from hard frosts. Here is a guide to storing Dahlia tubers during the coldest winter months and an answer to the question: can you leave dahlias in the ground over winter?

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