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January 6, 2020

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If you are interested in growing roses, but you don’t have the garden space for them, rest assured that you can grow patio roses in containers with equal success. Why the patio? It is often the go-to space for container-grown roses because most people find it the perfect place to give container-grown roses a semi-permanent home and enjoy them during their lifespan. Roses are not only aesthetically pleasing, but they give off a pleasant fragrance…

Happy and otherwise thriving clematis vines will give your garden a collection of stunningly colourful flowers, but when things are not going well for the clematis, it might not bloom. It can be difficult when things do not go as planned, and even more challenging to figure out why your clematis won’t bloom. Clematis are generally easy to grow and produce masses of stunning flowers but there are times when they want seems to produce flower…

Clematis make for wonderful blooms and can truly add a magical quality to your garden. The trouble is, after putting in lots of hard work to get the clematis the perfect home, you might notice that things are not going as planned. If you are having trouble with clematis wilt, there are things you can do to treat it and to prevent it from coming back again. What is clematis wilt? First of all, what…

If you are growing plants, you know that they can succumb to many issues. Different seasons, weather, and other environmental factors can manifest in the form of wilting, discolouration, even powdery mildew which we are going to focus on in this article. And the problem with certain outbreaks is that if you do not prevent it, or treat it once you see it, it can spread until such time as all of your plants are…

If you want to have a late summer flowering garden, Japanese anemones are a great addition. The flowers are held up on wiry stems and can be found in a variety of colours including pink, lavender, or white. You can find single or double flowers all of which both yellow centres. They’ve nicknamed the Windflower because of how easily they dance in the wind. These particular flowers differ from bulbing anemones which otherwise bloom in…

If you are growing gooseberries, you might have to contend with a few pests or disease here or there, trying to ruin your harvest. But what do you do when you see the leaves are eaten? What is the culprit and how do you stop it? Gooseberry Sawfly Gooseberry Sawfly is a pest that brings about a great deal of damage to gooseberries in particular. It is not so much the adult flies, but the…

Wildflower Meadows is quickly becoming a wonderful alternative to border Gardens or lawns because they offer of stunning display for months on end and are very easy to maintain. There are many options for the flowers you can cultivate and the best part is that Wildflower Meadows tend to naturally fill an existing space and offer food and shelter for wildlife including bees, butterflies and other flying insects that so desperately need extra sources of…

Wildflower gardens make for a wonderful home to flying, winged insects and pollinators, all of whom serve an important ecological purpose. You can create a spectacular wildflower garden with minimal soil preparation. The key is to know ahead of time that wildflowers, while naturally occurring all over the world, are in fact quite fussy about their soil and nutrients. If they do not like the area in which they are growing, they will not perform…

If you have a small area like a patio, balcony, or terrace and you want to grow roses, rest assured there are plenty of varieties that thrive in pots and containers. The key to their success is to find a variety that is smaller inside, match it to the existing space you have, and find a pot or container that is the appropriate depth for the root system. Finding the Container Most roses you grow…