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Gardeners everywhere are spoilt for choice when it comes to the huge array of plants readily available for planting our gardens. Whether you fill indoor pots with beautiful, leafy house plants or plant your entire outdoor landscape in a field of colourful blooms, working with plants is one of the most popular activities for young and old alike.

Regardless of the size, shape or location of your garden, from a small patio space to a sprawling country garden, if you follow your instincts and trust your own sense of style you can create an attractive, functional and above all enjoyable space for all to enjoy.

"My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece." - Claude Monet

 

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Cyclamen Cyclamen - Cyclamens are a tuber from which the flowers and roots grow and are invaluable for the blooms they produce during the winter and spring months. These charming plants are a popular houseplant and can be grown outdoors in the milder parts of the country. After selections and hybridisation horticulture specialists have created a multitude of cultivations with enchanting flowers in a variety of colours including white, pink, salmon, red, lilac, mauve, purple. The blooms may be single coloured but many are spotted, flecked or bi-coloured with plain or frilled edges and bloom for a long period over several months. Read

How to Grow Passionfruit

How to Grow Daylilies Daylilies - Daylilies are a clumping perennial with attractive arching sword shaped leaves and tuberous roots. They can be deciduous, semi-evergreen or evergreen. Plants come in a range of sizes from small to tall, and flower sizes range from miniature to singles or doubles up to 15cm across. Hardy, permanent, and easy to grow, Daylilies are one of the finest investments you can make in long-lasting garden beauty for minimal effort. Read

How to Grow Rhubarb

How to Grow Parsley

Dwarf Canna "Lillian Cole" has brilliant orange apricot flowers Cannas - Cannas are a rhizomatous tender perennial with attractive green, bronze, bronzy orange, rich scarlet, purple or striped foliage that come as dwarf, medium and tall plants. Cannas come in a wide range flower colours from pale cream, lemon, apricot-pink, white, gold to vivid yellow, orange, red, scarlet and deep crimson. The flowers may be fringed, striped or self-coloured. In subtropical or warm temperate areas cannas will flower for most of the year. The tall forms make good subjects for the larger tropical garden or by the pool and are often grown for their leaf colour. Read

Growing Herbs in Containers

Growing Plants from Seed

Arranging flowers Flower Arrangements - Flower arrangements provide a key visual element in home decoration to accessorize and transform a living space and infuse it with colour and style.  They are often used to tie the colours, elements, or textures of a room together to create a harmonious theme with the surrounding decor and the scent of flowers is one of the easiest ways to bring the garden inside your home. Read

Photographing Flowers

Flower Photo Scented Cards

Pressed Flower and Foliage Picture Art

A Cottage Garden Create a Cottage Garden - If you have plenty of time to garden, a romantic at heart, an artist or photographer or just someone who enjoys a densely planted informal mixed garden that looks natural and unstructured then a cottage garden may be just the type of garden for you. Read

Gardening with Children

How to Make Organic Compost

Decorative Painted Terracotta Pots

Hydrangeas How to grow Hydrangeas - Hydrangeas are deciduous shrub with dense leafy foliage producing large showy flowers in blue, red, pink, light purple, dark purple, cream, white and green. They are easy to grow and make an outstanding display when planted singly, in groups in the garden bed or in a mixed shrub border at the back of a flower bed. The rich green foliage and large size make it a wonderful background for white or light coloured flowers and tall growing perennials and annuals. Read

Drying and Preserving Roses

Garden Planning and Design

Earth friendly activities for kids

Create a Garden Retreat



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