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Growing astilbe – How to plant, care and grow astilbes

Growing astilbe – How to plant, care and grow astilbes

Astilbes are a very valuable plant that brings a lot of texture and colour to shady areas of your garden where other plants don’t necessarily grow. They are very well

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Growing astilbes in pots and containers – Planting and care guide

Growing astilbes in pots and containers – Planting and care guide

Astilbe are generally not to difficult to grow in pots and containers as long as you have a semi-shady area in your garden and a good quality soil-based compost to

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Astilbe propagation – Propagating astilbes by division step by step

Astilbe propagation – Propagating astilbes by division step by step

Astilbe plants offer a range of stunning colour and can turn an otherwise boring back garden into something surrounded by plumes of brightly coloured flowers and lace foliage, best of

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How and when to divide astilbes – step by step

How and when to divide astilbes – step by step

If you are going to divide an existing parent plant, you can do it very easily at multiple points throughout the year and you have the option of taking your

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Growing hardy palm trees

Growing hardy palm trees

While most palm trees need tropical temperatures there are a few that are suitable for planting outdoors in the UK our favourite of which is the Trachycarpus forunei but Phoenix

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Growing fruit trees in containers – The complete growing guide

Growing fruit trees in containers – The complete growing guide

Growing fruit trees in a container are not nearly as difficult as you think and it brings with it some advantages. A smaller fruit tree in a container is much

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How to divide Yucca plants

How to divide Yucca plants

Yucca plants produce sword-like leaves with tall blooming spikes and they are native to desert climates but they have become quite popular for landscaping in gardens around the UK. If

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Growing Yucca plants for that stunning architectural effect

Growing Yucca plants for that stunning architectural effect

The yucca plant can be an evergreen shrub, a small tree and some more tender varieties can be house plants. With so many options you can choose the dense or

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Dividing New Zealand Flax (Phormiums)

Dividing New Zealand Flax (Phormiums)

The New Zealand flax is a great evergreen shrub that can add a lot of shape and decoration to your garden. It’s a lovely plant that gives you architectural shape

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How and when to prune Phormiums (New Zealand Flax)

How and when to prune Phormiums (New Zealand Flax)

If you have a New Zealand flax evergreen shrub also known as a phormium, you can add a great deal of interest to your border garden or landscape and they

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