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Growing Passion flowers offers some of the most brightly coloured flowers and fruits. In sunny, sheltered areas in the UK or in a greenhouse for more tender varieties, you can let this evergreen climber spread and thrive. Where to plant passion flowers If you are growing one of the hardier varieties such as Passiflora caerulea outside, it is best to plant your passion flowers in an area where they get full sun or dappled shade.…

Taking semi-hardwood cutting from passion flowers is the easiest way to propagate from plants you already have without any special skills or equipment. You can also take softwood cutting a little earlier but we recommend waiting a little longer and taking semi-hardwood cutting instead. When to take passion flower cuttings Semi-ripe cuttings are taken from the current season’s growth and they should be taken at such a time that the base of the cutting remains hard…

Passiflora caerulea also known as Passion flowers are a semi-tropical flowering and fruiting plant that brings some of the most unique flowers to your garden. With regular pruning, you can promote even thicker stems, increase flowers, and subsequently increase fruit production which is a nice late feature on there own. Trimming your shoots while they are growing will help them to remain in a specific area rather than taking over the entirety of your garden…

Creating a hedgehog friendly garden Hedgehogs are one of the best animals to bring into your garden because they will consume pests like slugs so that you don’t have to, plus there adorable and don’t do any harm. They give a helping hand to your garden but how can you attract them so that they show up regularly? Make it easier for them to get into your garden in the first place Give them access.…

It is incredibly difficult to keep plants flourishing, a task made all the more difficult when you have to worry about slugs and snails. Slugs are not only annoying but they are incredibly destructive and will eat through all of your hosta leaves very quickly, within a night they can really cause significant damage. Slugs prefer damp, dark areas and they need moisture to survive so if you live in an area with a lot…

Jasmine is a woody climber which produces flowers in the summer and the winter depending on the variety you choose, winter flowing jasmine such as Jasminum nudiflorum produce stunning yellow flowers through winter and spring while summer flowering varieties such as Jasminum officinale with its white flowers and beesianum with its red flowers produce stunning and often scented flowers in summer. When planting it is best to do it in the spring or autumn if…

There are two main types of Jasmine plants when it comes to the hardy outdoor varieties such as Jasminum officinale a summer flowering variety and Jasminum nudiflorum a winter flower variety. The first is summer Jasmine plants which produce flowers in the summer, as the name suggests. The second is the winter Jasmine plants which produce flowers in the winter. The key here is to prune at the right time of year so as to…

Buying new plants regularly can be very expensive and while it seems intimidating at first, you can avoid some of that expense by propagating Jasmine you have already successfully grown. Propagating hardy Jasmine can be done with two techniques: layering or the use of cuttings. The most successful and simple way is through hardwood cuttings. Hardwood cutting is best done with hardy outdoor varieties of Jasmine between late autumn and winter but the best time…