Archives : July, 2019

10 Stunning trees to screen out neighbours and provide much-needed colour

10 Stunning trees to screen out neighbours and provide much-needed colour

If you have a large property you are no doubt in need of something you can use to screen out your nearby homes and provide a bit of stunning backdrop.

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Best plants for pots all year round – our favourite picks

Best plants for pots all year round – our favourite picks

If you have a garden but it’s not conducive to in-ground planting, you can take advantage of pots or containers and still enjoy a variety of plants all year round.

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Growing Rhododendrons – Care guide and growing tips

Growing Rhododendrons – Care guide and growing tips

Rhododendron can be very rewarding plants to have in your garden but it’s important to know how to plant them, how to maintain them, and how to prune them so

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Rhododendron pests, diseases and other problems

Rhododendron pests, diseases and other problems

Rhododendrons are beautiful evergreen shrubs of which there are hundreds of varieties. They flower mainly in the springtime but can be planted either in spring or autumn and once planted

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Why has my Rhododendron got drooping leaves

Why has my Rhododendron got drooping leaves

Rhododendrons are beautiful plants that come in the form of evergreen shrubs and trees with variable height and spread. There are literally hundreds of varieties from small dwarf varieties to

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How to take a cutting from a rhododendron

How to take a cutting from a rhododendron

There are a handful of ways that you can propagate your rhododendrons if you have a plant you are particularly fond of and want to recreate. But taking a rhododendron

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Rhododendron pruning – how and when to prune

Rhododendron pruning – how and when to prune

If you have a flourishing rhododendron you may need to consider pruning for a variety of reasons be it maintenance, rejuvenation or shaping your plant. With a rhododendron, pruning is

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Why are my rhododendron leaves turning yellow

Why are my rhododendron leaves turning yellow

Rhododendrons offer spectacular flowers but they are among a particular group of plants that require acidic soil in order to thrive. While most plants can tolerate a wide range of

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Growing Dahlias – How to plant, grow and care for dahlias

Growing Dahlias – How to plant, grow and care for dahlias

When you plant your dahlias be aware of the fact that they require fertile well-drained soil so you can add things to your existing soil such as farm manure or

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Growing dahlias in pots

Growing dahlias in pots

Dahlias are popular for the bright flowers available in a range of shades. However, they do grow particularly high and can get very heavy which causes gardeners to be reticent

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