Category : Plant of the week

How to look after a venus fly trap

How to look after a venus fly trap

There is something about the mysterious ‘Venus fly trap’. It is also known as Dionaea muscipula plant. They are great for children as they just love to watch the carnivorous plant catch insects and

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Gardenia – How to care for and grow these beautiful plants

More commonly known as the Cape Jasmine, it is probably one of the most beautiful, highly scented houseplants available for the home. This plant is also known for being difficult to

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Black Russian Tomato, should you grow this unusual tomato?

Black Russian Tomato, should you grow this unusual tomato?

Black Russian Tomato Unlike most varieties of tomato that have attractive bright red skins,  the Black Russian tomato has a darkish brown skin that darkens with age as they mature.

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Growing Agapanthus – How to grow this exotic looking plant

Growing Agapanthus – How to grow this exotic looking plant

Agapanthus Care This exotic-looking plant with vibrant flowers are one of the most beautiful perennial garden plants.  Originating from South Africa, they produce strapped leaves and give a stunning display

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Looking for an unusual tomato, ‘Black Cherry’ could be it

Looking for an unusual tomato, ‘Black Cherry’ could be it

Black Cherry Tomato If you are looking for a new variety of tomato to grow this summer then ‘Black Cherry’ may be just what you are looking for. A true cherry tomato,

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Tree fern care and growing tips for this beautiful architectural plant

Tree fern care and growing tips for this beautiful architectural plant

Tree Fern care Tree ferns are beautiful, elegant, architectural plants that are simply amazing. They are a tree-like fern that have a large thick truck with arching, spreading lance-shaped fronds

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How to grow the Chinese Money Plant (Pilea peperomioides)

How to grow the Chinese Money Plant (Pilea peperomioides)

Chinese Money Plant (Pilea peperomioides) Not to be confused with the lucky ‘Money Plant’, this Chinese Money Plant originates from Southern China and is also known as Missionary plant and Pancake

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Crassula Ovata (Money Plant) – Care & growing tips for a happy plant

Crassula Ovata (Money Plant) – Care & growing tips for a happy plant

Crassula Ovata – Money Plant It was once thought that having this beautiful and considered mystical ‘Money Plant’ in your home would bring you luck and fortune which is probably

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Pyracantha rogersiana growing guide, pruning and planting tips

Pyracantha rogersiana growing guide, pruning and planting tips

Pyracantha rogersiana (Asian Firethorn) Originating from Western China, Pyracantha rogersiana is a drought resistant, evergreen and bushy shrub that is ideal for forming a hedge or as a border/wall shrub.

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Buddleia alternifolia – Growing tips, pruning and care

Buddleia alternifolia – Growing tips, pruning and care

Growing Buddleia alternifolia (Butterfly Bush) Most of us could quickly identify the hugely common, but extremely popular Buddleia davidii and some may have seen the new dwarf buddleia varieties but most

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