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August 4, 2021
Lupins: An Experts Ultimate Guide

Lupins are perennial plants that produce their first flowers in late May or early June. They can continue flowering into the beginning of August if they're regularly dead-headed. The flowers are large and display almost every colour a flower can, including shades that are usually not seen. When grown from seed, lupins are an excellent […]

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July 28, 2021
An experts guide to the Red Robin (Photinia) in the UK

The technical term for this shrub is Photinia x fraseri 'Red Robin'. Photinias are a group of plants that are native to North America and Asia. The Photinia x fraseri was first discovered as a seedling in Fraser Nurseries in Birmingham Alabama in 1943. The most popular of all the Photinias is a hybrid variety, […]

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July 27, 2021
Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma - What is it and how to care for them

Mini monstera, mini split-leaf philodendra and Rhaphidophora tetrasperma are all misleading names for the plant that is currently in fashion. You can purchase a single leaf cutting of this plant on eBay for around £20. Post an advertisement for your plants in a buy/sell/trade group on Facebook, and you'll get a bunch of messages about […]

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July 5, 2021
What House Plant Fungus Is Harmful and What Isn't: An Ultimate Guide

So you have a house plant? Great! Plants are great for your home as they can reduce stress and create a positive atmosphere inside. However, most people don't know that some plants also grow fungus. Yes, it's true: there is such thing as "houseplant fungus." This usually isn't what you want or expect to see […]

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June 30, 2021
Types of Lilies: Over 40 types with photos!

We've curated a list of over 40 different types of lilies along with photos, scientific names and brief explanations. 3 in 1 Hybrid Lily are the result of crossing 3 different types of lily together which results in new colours, forms, and hybrids that are created. This is not to be confused with triple hybridization […]

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June 30, 2021
Over or Under Watering? The Ultimate Guide To Watering Your Houseplants

Knowing when and how much to water your houseplants can be tricky, but as with any other nurturing parenting effort, knowing the right amount of watering for a plant is essential. If you think about it, plants are living organisms that require the exact same thing we do: food and water. And just like people, […]

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June 30, 2021
Butterfly Bushes - How to care, grow and look after them

Butterfly bushes are grown for their colourful flowers that spread like panicles. There are many species of butterfly bush, but the most common are Buddleia and Buddleja. Butterfly Bushes can be used as shrubs or small trees in your garden. Some have fragrant flowers while others do not, so there is a variety to choose […]

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June 30, 2021
Climbing plants to brighten up shady areas in the garden

Everyone loves climbing plants in the garden for their beauty and functionality. Whether it's a climbing rose, clematis or jasmine, climbing plants are versatile additions to any garden, as they can be used to brighten up just about any area. When it comes time to choose what types of climbing plants you want in your […]

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June 25, 2021
How To Buy, Plant and Care For Flower Bulbs

Spring is just around the corner and it's time to prepare your garden for planting. One of the most beautiful things you can plant in your yard or garden are flower bulbs. Flower bulbs have been used for centuries by people all over the world to create a stunning display of color that brings joy […]

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June 25, 2021
The Peruvian Apple Cactus: What it is, How to Care for It and How to Look After Them

The Peruvian Apple Cactus is a beautiful plant that originates from the Andean regions of Peru. It's not difficult to care for, but it does require a few things in order to thrive and grow successfully. In this article I'm going to give you all the information you need about these incredible plants: what they […]

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