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Cordyline is a tropical styled plant that will add the exotic quality to any coastal garden or city garden and is very easy to grow. Sometimes called the Cabbage palm tree it grows best in full sun but can survive in light shade, especially the coloured varieties which prefer a little shade. Cordyline australis is tolerant of temperatures down to -5 degrees C so long as they are properly sheltered and in coastal areas, they…

Cordyline, sometimes referred to as cabbage palms, is a plant native to south-eastern Asia and Australia but one that grows just as well throughout the UK depending on the variety. Depending on the age it can span between 3 and 10 meters in height but you usually see taller ones further down south where the winter is usually milder. Cordylines prefers full sun but will thrive well in light shade. There is one variety that…

Lavatera plants, otherwise known as garden mallow, tree mallow, or rose Mallow, are originally from the Mediterranean. You can find shrubby or annual varieties based on your gardening needs. The height of these plants achieve is of course contingent upon the variety but most hardy shrubs such as Lavatera Rosea, Lavatera Rosea and Lavatera Burgundy wine will reach a maximum height of around 2.5 metres. Easily grown and cared for shrub varieties are quite hardy…

Greenhouses are a wonderful way to help plants thrive all year round, to overwinter plants that cannot remain outside, to propagate ahead of spring, and much more. One of the must-do jobs, especially if you intend to keep your greenhouse frost free or use a greenhouse heater over the winter, is to line the greenhouse with bubble wrap as this is the best way to insulate a greenhouse, best of all, it’s a very easy…

Chrysanthemums fall into the category of plants where the younger the growth, the better the floral production. That is why ideally you want to replace them every year and an effective way to do this is by taking new cuttings every spring instead of keeping the same plants for years and hoping their production remains as beautiful as it was the first go-around which is pretty much always never the case. With chrysanthemums cuttings, you…

Many people love attracting wildlife to their gardens and will go far out of their way to attract specific animals that are natural predators for common pests, especially slugs. One such animal which is great for our gardens and in much need out our help are hedgehogs. But what foods can you put out in your garden to attract and more importantly help the hedgehogs? In other words what foods are safe for hedgehogs? Well,…