Gardening Articles

Bourbon Roses

Bourbon Rose 'Louise Odier'

It is a little strange to consider the Reunion Islands as important in rose history, however these islands were once called the Ile de Bourbon so this chance hybrid gets its name. At best guess these roses are a cross…

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Deer Resistant Plants

Let’s face it, Deer will eat just about any plant if they are hungry enough. They can also be a problem for the gardener, as if they don’t eat it, they will trample on it. However some plants are more…

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How To Divide Bearded Iris

All rhizomatous iris and true bulb types require dividing eventually to ensure strong growth as well as allowing the plants to multiply. Division of bearded iris plants and Siberian iris rhizomes or bulbs is not a difficult task for any…

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Backyard Ponds

A waterfall in your own backyard sounds like a great feature, and with it flowing into a pretty pond we are starting to get a really nice landscaping picture. But can you actually build a pond and a waterfall? Yes…

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DIY Water Fountain

If you are looking for a feature for your backyard, why not choose a fountain. A DIY fountain project is achievable and can be fairly cheap as well. We look at some ideas as well as show you how to…

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Butterfly Attracting Plants

In the garden the Butterfly is a fascinating visitor, children love them, they are signs of a healthy environment and they are just very pretty. We present some ideas on how to attract butterflies and to the home garden. Nectar…

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Poinsettia Care

The Christmas plant, or Poinsettia is easy care when you first buy them, it’s after that become a little tricky. If it’s late November or into December it’s time to start looking for Poinsettia, what might just be the one…

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Drought Tolerant Trees

Drought Tolerant Trees are much in favour, not only do Drought Tolerant Trees have a greater survival rate during dry periods, but Drought Tolerant Trees also use much less water and are cost effective as well as hardy. All trees…

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How to Grow Carnations

Red and White Carnation Flower

Carnations are a garden favourite and are relatively easy to grow from cuttings. They are an excellent plant for growing in pots as well as being at home in the garden. Difficult to grow indoors, however they do thrive outside.…

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Cherry Blossom Trees

Japanese Cherry Blossom Trees especially weeping cherry blossom trees are among the most popular flowering trees in the world. The flowering season is from mid spring, these beautiful trees can reach 25ft in height, although many are grafted. Excellent in…

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Easy Care Plants

We consider that the ‘Best Landscaping Plants’ are in the long term going to be ones that are easy to maintain in the climate and environment of choice. Indoor plants that do not require regular watering or special humidity are…

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Worm Farms

Used widely for composting, worm farms also produce vermicast and liquid waste which is a great source of fertilizer. Worm farms can easily be set up in the home garden and are a great way to get rid of kitchen…

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Patio Furniture

It does not need to be summer to enjoy an evening or even a lunch on the patio, the concept of outdoor living is not new, its just that we have modernised it. A Japanese style patio table, may or…

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Outdoor Kitchens

It certainly does not need to be summer to enjoy cooking outdoors, especially in the warmer states. With pergolas, enclosed patios and even tropical style huts all you need is the with equipment and the right place to put it…

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Hanging Baskets

If you are looking for ideas for plants for growing in hanging baskets, then you are in for a very wide choice. Although you will be limited by the size of the basket itself you can grow a wide range…

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Greenhouses and Cold Frames

Greenhouses, hothouses and shade house structures are all an important part of the home garden for enthusiastic gardeners. They come as completed structures, in kit form or you could go for a DIY construction, lot os simple plans are available.…

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Garden Ornaments

Ornaments in the garden can look great, and you can use a range of materials as well as design styles. Choosing the right ornament for the garden depends on your personal taste, however we have a few ideas to help…

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Gardening Books

Gardening books have provided gardeners around the world with a wealth of information for many years. Although online resources aim at providing information and advice, the detail ans specifics that are explained in books make them a worthwhile investment for…

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Garden Clothes

Many gardeners will wear ordinary cloths into the garden, however specially designed gardening clothes do have a few advantages. Being tougher, resistant to tearing, protective and easy to wash are all essential elements to look for in garden clothes. The…

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Garden and Outdoor Furniture

Call it what you will patio or outdoor furniture brings relaxation to outdoor living. Relaxing after a busy day, or entertaining friends you can create a wonderful relaxing deck or outdoor eating area with the right selection of chairs, tables…

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Solar Garden Fountains

Solar fountain kits and solar powered pond and fountain pumps are now a viable alternative to conventional electric powered fountain pumps and are readily available for sale from Online suppliers. Solar powered fountain pumps and kits may be adapted to…

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Garden Trellis

Used widely as a means of supporting plants as well as a method of providing a screen Garden trellis will allow some privacy in the garden. Found in arbors as a screen and Japanese Garden design, both antique and modern…

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Fire Pits

Even in the warmest climates outdoor living areas can get a little chilly at night. A well designed fire pit could just be the right idea to maximise the time you can spend in an alfresco dining area, patio or…

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Composting

The great thing about making conpost is that its free, and is the best way to add organic matter to the soil. Compost improves soil health and therefore plant health. Making compost is also great for the environment, it reduces…

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Coco Coir

Used as a growing medium and as a substitute for Peat Moss Coco Coir is an organic product used as a soil amendment as well as means of retaining moisture in the soil. Coco peat product suppliers and importers supply…

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Above Ground Pools

Modern Above Ground Pools and Accessories Above Ground Pools are popular due to the ease of installation and the lower costs of above ground pools compared to in ground pools. Above ground pool with decks are increasingly common, they not…

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Window Boxes

With timber, copper, PVC and wrought iron window boxes all available these popular planters come to the fore in spring. Lots of easy to intall designs are available for sale that will easily sit on a balcony rail, and of…

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