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09/11/2021

How to Plant Bare Root Hedging – Advice & Tips

Bare root hedging is a very popular way of planting hedging as it has several advantages over root ball hedging. Bare root hedging allows gardeners to utilise the colder months because bare root hedging is planted during the winter, so it’s ready to begin its life cycle in spring. Because the bare root hedging lacks the root ball typical with other hedging, it is also easier to lift and carry into place making it particularly valuable to elderly gardeners! Planting bare root hedging also has cost advantages with bare root... Read More

14/09/2021
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Growing Ferns in Shaded Gardens

The fernis an understated and often overlooked garden plant, which we think is a shame, as it is graceful and pretty in equal measures. They are native to the UK as well as pretty much the rest of the world, being versatile and hardy plants. In gardens, they can make an impactful flourish of foliage to cover gaps and do especially well filling in rock formations or flowerbeds. They are also one of the oldest plant varieties in the world, with ferns being found as early as three hundred and... Read More

17/08/2021
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How to Plant a Hedge – A Hedge Planting Guide

When it comes to gardening, hedges are perhaps one of the most important aspects of a garden. From establishing clearly defined borders and privacy to providing an elegant backdrop to flowerbeds and shrubs, hedges are integral to the modern British garden. The problem is, many gardeners don’t know how to plant a hedge or when to plant hedges, but don’t despair, this hedge planting guide is jam-packed with helpful tips and advice! So, what type of hedging plant do you need for your garden? There are many types of hedge... Read More

03/08/2021
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Guide for Indoor Spider Plants

There are all manner of unusual plants that you can grow inside; there are snake plants, cheese plants, venus fly traps, and the subject of today’s blog post – spider plants. Spider plants are one of the nation’s favourite indoor plants and they are quite easy to look after, making them perfect for plant growers of all ages. You will know a spider plant from its spindly long leaves that stretch out like a spider’s legs. Learn everything you need to know about these amazing creepy-crawly plants here. Key Facts... Read More

14/07/2021
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Guide to Indoor Cheese Plant Care

Before we get started, there is a caveat, you can’t actually grow cheese and this isn’t a literal cheese plant. Although someone should definitely be looking into engineering one! Now that we have that crushing disappointment out of the way, let’s look at the cheese plant and find out what it is, and how to look after it. Trust me, the cheese plant is a must-have for any household. The Cheese Plant, AKA Monstera The cheese plant takes its name from its foliage which has large holes or tears that... Read More

29/06/2021

10 Perfectly Small House Plants

There are so many benefits to having houseplants, such as cleaner air, better aromas and they are pretty to look at (with a few exceptions). But many homes aren’t really spacious enough to accommodate big potted houseplants, and the rooms we most want houseplants in are often the smallest – the bathroom, for example. It is for that exact reason that we have compiled the best small indoor plants list to help you find a sensational houseplant that fits your living space. Small Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum) The ever-gracious Peace Lily... Read More

Strawberry Plants 12/05/2021
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Why You Should Grow Strawberry Plants in Pots

Strawberry plants are of the easiest and popular fruit plants to grow at home, and it is little wonder considering how delicious and versatile strawberries are. Growing strawberries does have some pitfalls and planting them into the ground in the garden or on allotments can often end in disaster. This is because strawberry plants aren’t very robust and will need support as they grow. When done correctly, it can be incredibly satisfying to admire your strawberry plant, bearing lots of fruit and looking wonderful at the same time. Often though,... Read More

27/04/2021
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How to Grow and Feed a Venus Fly Trap

As far as plants go, the carnivorous venus fly trap is a pretty impressive and somewhat alien plant. Believe it or not, you would actually be doing the plant a favour by growing them at home as the species is currently threatened and considered vulnerable in the wild. Its native environment are small areas of the United States, that have now largely been taken over by humans. This means that although you wouldn’t be helping the natural conservation by growing it at home, you would at least be ensuring the... Read More

30/03/2021
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5 Houseplants That Love Bathrooms

Do you want to brighten up your bathroom with some bathroom house plants? Struggling to decide which will be most suitable? This bathroom house plants guide gives you 5 of the best indoor plants for bathroom environments – from air purification to low light levels and maintenance. Many bathrooms feature frosted glass windows which are great for keeping the nosey neighbours at bay, but not so good for light levels. There are some indoor plants that are perfectly suited to low light levels though, and they keep your bathroom fresh,... Read More