Archives : January, 2016

When to harvest potatoes for the best crop possible

When to harvest potatoes for the best crop possible

There is nothing better than the taste of your very own home grown potatoes. Whether we choose to grow them in pots (which is ideal for smaller gardens or even growing

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How to get a christmas cactus flowering

How to get a christmas cactus flowering

These beautiful Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera) are known for their outstanding flowers that are usually red, purple, white or pink. These flowers emerge from masses of buds around Christmas as the

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Taking Christmas Cactus Cuttings

Taking Christmas Cactus Cuttings

Part of the epiphytic cacti family, Christmas Cactus is the most commonly known name for them. They are a striking and exotic looking type of houseplant and the botanical name is

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Repotting Christmas Cactus for improved growth and flowering

Repotting Christmas Cactus for improved growth and flowering

Repotting christmas cactus Christmas Cactus are also known as the Schlumbergera plant. They originate from woodland type areas where they attach themselves and grow on trees in a humid moist enviroment. They

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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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Growing tomatoes in hanging baskets

Growing tomatoes in hanging baskets

Tomatoes are a favourite for many gardeners, with so many varieties available and different ways they can be grown it is often easy to see why. One of the best

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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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Growing tomato plants from seed

Growing tomato plants from seed

How to grow tomatoes from seed If you want to grow your own food, one of the easiest types to grow are tomatoes plants. There are so many different varieties

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