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Gardening ‘How to’ guides

We have a selection of useful gardening ‘how to’ guides

Simple and easy gardening information to help you along your way.

Orchids

Orchids
One of the most popular orchids for a house plant or as a cut flower is cymbidium, producing 4-5 large spikes of 60-70cm long lasting many weeks.
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Shade planting

Shade planting
To grow healthy plants in shady areas, it is important to identify the degree of shade that a plant will tolerate. Few shrubs will thrive where shade is dense and with dry, unfertile soil.
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Turf & top soil

Turf & top soil
Moisture levels must be maintained while the grass is establishing. As a general guide, each roll of turf requires watering each day even if it does rain.
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Rose planting

Rose planting
The best time to plant bare-root roses is from October to March, providing the soil is workable and free from frost. Containerised roses can be planted all year round.
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Care of citrus and olive plants

Care of citrus and olive plants
Citrus trees make interesting & attractive indoor plants. They provide year-round interest, with fragrant white flowers.
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Rabbit & deer resistant plants

Rabbit & deer resistant plants
In general, deer tend not to eat thorny, poisonous or plants that taste bad. They are very agile animals and fences need to be at least 2m high.
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Growing Seed Potatoes

Growing Seed Potatoes
Growing potatoes is so easy, whether in containers or in the ground. There are dozens of varieties to choose from. But whichever variety you choose it is recommended that you ‘chit’ them before planting. 
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