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How to Grow Blueberries

Packed full of vitamin C and antioxidants, blueberries are both healthy and delicious. They’re also surprisingly easy to grow and very ornamental, with pretty flowers in spring and beautiful autumn foliage. You don’t need lots of space to grow blueberries – a big pot in a sunny place will do.

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Top Houseplant Care Tips

These top houseplant care tips have been put together for you to help your houseplants thrive. Or, if you are new to houseplants they will give you the confidence you need to get started and know some basic top tips to start your collection of houseplants. Once you get one, you will undoubtedly get more! There are some general key points when looking after houseplants that will help you and we believe no home should be without plants. 

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Edible Flowers to Grow

Start deciding which edible flowers to grow as early as possible in the year so you can plan and make sure you have the seeds or plants available and that your soil is prepared, ready to sow, and plant at the right time of year.

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8 Ways to Make a Biodiverse Garden

We all know that biodiversity is a good thing, but what does it actually mean? Well, essentially, it’s the variety of plants and animals found in an area. A biodiverse garden can contain an astonishing number of different forms of life, from bacteria, fungi, worms and insects to small mammals, birds, and of course, plants. 

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Houseplant of the Month: The Autograph Plant

Clusia rosea is called the autograph plant because its leaves are so thick and tough that it’s possible to carve your name in them without harming the plant, although this isn’t recommended as good plant care! The big, glossy green leaves give this attractive houseplant a stylish air that goes well with clean lines and contemporary décor. Clusia rosea does, very occasionally, flower in hot summers, producing pink or white flowers, but it’s the foliage that’s the main attraction. 

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Low Maintenance Landscaping

Do you want a beautiful garden but don’t have hours to spend looking after it? Go for low-maintenance garden landscaping. Choose your plants and materials carefully, and you can still have a garden that looks good all year round.

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What to Do After Spring Bulbs Have Flowered

Wondering what to do after spring bulbs have flowered? It is actually quite easy to clear up afterwards and then use the space where they flower for even more flowers. These tips are handy if you have an area dedicated solely to spring bulbs because, for the rest of the year, it could look quite bare. Still, there are options for using that space while your bulbs are safely underground, storing energy for the following spring. Here are some ideas:

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15 Garden Tips for May

May is a beautiful month to be out in the garden, with birds singing, bees buzzing, and everything coming into bloom. Here are our top gardening tips for May to get your garden looking great for the summer.

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Pair up Roses and Clematis

When you pair up Roses and Clematis, you can have a beautiful display in your garden that will flower for many months of the year, bringing colour and interest to you and wildlife. Roses and Clematis look so very pretty together, and when you get the combination right for you, your pergola, arches, and trellis can be a riot of colour to enjoy. These pairs grow really well together and look wonderful too. 

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Watching Garden Birds In Spring

Birds are at their most active in spring, making nests and raising their young, so it’s the perfect time to do a bit of bird-watching. Here are a few of the birds you’re likely to see in your garden, plus some tips on what to feed them to make sure they keep coming back. 

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How to Get Rid of Garden Weeds

Weeds can be a real nuisance in the garden. They compete with our favourite plants for water and nutrients, and they spread the minute our backs are turned. As gardeners, we’re always looking for better ways to deal with the problem, so here’s our quick guide on how to get rid of garden weeds

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How to Boost Your Plant’s Growth?

Here's how to boost your plant's growth. Is your plant growing the way it is supposed to? A wide variety of factors could be influencing this. We’ll walk you through a few of them to help you improve your plant’s growth and overall health. Every plant has its unique requirements, and you will notice these are not being met if the plant stops growing or looks a bit dull. Take a look at the following steps and consider which step you could take better care of to help your plant grow and flourish!

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