Category : Gardening tips, advice and ideas

How to plant, grow and care for sedum plants

How to plant, grow and care for sedum plants

Sedums come in many varieties with over 400 species with different flowering colours and times. They vary in size as well but this incredible variety makes them very well suited

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How to grow and care for penstemons from planting to pruning and taking cuttings

How to grow and care for penstemons from planting to pruning and taking cuttings

Penstemons are grown for multiple reasons the most common being their ability to attract bees and butterflies into your garden and the long flowering season they have with some flowering

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How to grow bedding plants from seed such as lobelia, marigolds, petunias and begonias

How to grow bedding plants from seed such as lobelia, marigolds, petunias and begonias

There is nothing quite like an array of stunning bedding plants to add colour to your garden. You can purchase the summer beddings plants at the end of spring usually

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How and when to grow lobelia from seed

How and when to grow lobelia from seed

Lobelia seeds might look very small, and difficult to sow and handle but they are very easy to sow and very easy to germinate. The rewards you get from growing

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How to grow and care for osteospermum (African daisies)

How to grow and care for osteospermum (African daisies)

Osteospermum is very colourful flowers that are perfect for border gardens or patios and are usually planted as a summer bedding plant in the UK although you can get some

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How to grow laburnum trees

How to grow laburnum trees

Laburnum trees are known for their stunning yellow flowers and are also known as Golden Chain because of the draped flowers which look somewhat similar to wisteria flowers. It’s no

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How to plant, grow and care for asters from sowing seed to winter care

How to plant, grow and care for asters from sowing seed to winter care

Asters are perennials known for bringing a lot of colourful flowers at the end of Summer and Autumn when other flowers might be fading. They take on the appearance of

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How to deadhead lily plants

How to deadhead lily plants

Lilies are a very popular group of plants with fragrant flowers but at what point should you deadhead those flowers and should you even do it in the first place?

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Top 10 Best clematis for arches and pergolas

If you are looking for the best clematises to grow over an arch in your garden, there are a lot of different varieties from which to choose. They each bring

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Top 8 Best clematis for a north-facing wall with only a few hours of sunlight each day

Top 8 Best clematis for a north-facing wall with only a few hours of sunlight each day

If you are looking for the perfect clematis for a north-facing wall, you need deciduous climbers that can tolerate a variety of soil and only get four to five hours

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