Gardening Articles

Spring Flowering Bulbs

For many gardeners, spring bulbs provide a flowering highlight in the garden. Planted in containers, in formal garden beds or allowed to naturalise in the garden or lawn they can be used just about anywhere. They early flowering Galanthus, Acis…

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Fast Growing Trees

Much sought after, fast growing privacy trees can be an excellent option for providing shade of screening. And although Fast Growing Trees may be either evergreen or deciduous, it is usually evergreen species are required. However some of these quick…

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Spring Flowering Trees

When we look for some of the best examples of spring flowering trees, often the very common varieties are put forward. Chanticleer Ornamental Pear (Pyrus calleryana ‘Chanticleer’) are a great spring flowering tree, however they are rather large. A few…

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Hot Pepper Spray

Hot pepper sprays are used on plants as a way of deterring deer, rabbits, squirrels and cats. Many different recipes can be found and all should be tested using proper safety equipment and plants selected for testing before use. Remember…

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Ornamental Landscaping Grasses

Although Ornamental Grasses include a number or ‘True Grasses’ from the Poacae family as well sedges and rushes a number or other strap leafed plants are included. Used as feature plants in the border, to help relieve the harsh lines…

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How To Grow Sunflowers

Easy to grow from seed, sunflowers are not only attractive with large colorful flowers. They are fast growing, hardy in the heat of summer and with careful planting can offer shade to other plants, especially newly planted ones. These are…

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Landscaping Trees

Landscaping Trees are used widely in gardens and parks and serve a number of purposes. Trees used for landscape design may be selected for the shade they provide, for the flowering attributes, for fall colour for general shape and form…

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Tillandsia – The Air Plants

Members of the Bromeliad family Tillandsias are a fascinating group of plants commonly called ‘Air plants’. And although they do grow ‘ in the air’ they do not actually live on air alone. These plants have a sophisticated system that…

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Patio Water Features

Stainless Steel Patio Water Feature

A water feature on a patio is a great idea, water brings a feeling of calmness and peace and can act as a focal feature. Water features for patios can be simple plug in features complete with pump, water wall,…

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Gardening Tools

Every gardener will have a favourite set of gardening tools, sometimes its to do with practicality, and sometimes its due to ‘what was cheap at the time. However each garden actually dictates a little as to what is essential. In…

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Hedge Plants

Selecting the best plants for a hedge is going to depend on the climate, the soil and the aspect. And of course the type of hedge you want. Formal or Informal. Evergreen or Deciduous. Flowering or not. Tall growing or…

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Top Ten Roses

We look at the best rose bushes for the garden. Every gardener has favorite plants, and with roses the top ten list is a matter of debate as with all plants. Our list is of the best roses and most…

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Planting Trees

Planting trees should be carried out as soon as you have established the correct position and the right type of tree. Some trees may be fast growing, many are slow to establish. Trees really are a long term investment, however…

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