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November 7, 2021
Does osteospermum like sun or shade?

As osteospermum prefer cool temperatures, plant them in early spring, making sure to protect them from an unexpected frost. Because osteospermum prefer cool temperatures, plant them in early spring, making sure to protect them from an unexpected frost. Although these flowers are usually grown as annuals, planting them in pots allows you to bring them […]

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November 7, 2021
Is fatsia japonica fast growing?

The common names Japanese aralia and Japanese fatsia refer to the same evergreen plant, botanically known as Aralia japonica or Fatsia japonica. Fatsia japonica, also glossy-leaved paper plant, fatsi, paper plant, false castor plant or Japanese aralia, is a species of flowering plant in the family Araliaceae, native to southern Japan and southern Korea. Fatsia […]

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November 7, 2021
What does a hyacinth symbolize?

There is nothing more pleasant, after breathing the stale indoor air all winter, than to go outside in spring and breathe in the sweet scent of a hyacinth. Hyacinths are the art, soul and fragrance of spring. Hyacinths are a small genus of bulbous perennial plants that bloom in spring. The special feature of hyacinths […]

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November 7, 2021
What is nasturtium good for?

The artist Claude Monet grew nasturtiums in his garden in Giverny, France, and their descendants grow today. Tropaeolum, commonly known as nasturtium, is a genus of about 80 species of annual and perennial flowering herbaceous plants. Both the leaves and petals of nasturtium are packed with nutrients, as they contain high levels of vitamin C. […]

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November 7, 2021
Does verbena need full sun?

The verbenas in Proven Winners' Superbena Royale collection flower earlier and are more compact than the original Superbenas, making them perfect for smaller containers and at the front of borders. Many perennial verbenas are relatively short-lived, but their vigor and abundant flowering make up for this shortcoming. Most species are native to the Americas and […]

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November 7, 2021
How long does a dendrobium orchid last?

They usually grow in forested areas above 1,000 metres above sea level and are epiphytic plants, growing attached to other plants or rocks, rather than growing directly on the ground. Native to Southeast Asia, these plants grow in all types of climates, from warm, humid lowlands to cool, high-altitude mountains. Some of the most popular […]

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November 7, 2021
Does bleach kill moss on paths?

Although if you're treating larger areas with more moss coverage, you may have to put in some physical grafting as well. This is because all the joints between blocks or cracks in the asphalt are perfectly protected and moist areas for moss to grow. Vinegar is a popular choice for naturally eliminating weeds and can […]

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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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