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Gardening advice, monthly tasks & tips from our team of resident gardening experts…

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How to Choose and Grow Herbs

There are many reasons to grow herbs. Essentially to merit a place in the garden a herb really needs to fulfil three requirements. Firstly it needs to be something you want to eat. Secondly you want to be able to enjoy its scent and thirdly to enjoy looking at it. Fortunately there are a vast […]

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How to Grow Pinks and Carnations

Pinks are not necessarily pink at all and come in a wide range of hues from white to cerise to purple and red. Pinks and Carnations belong to the genus Dianthus. Both have attractive flowers which are usually scented and have grey/green foliage. They can be divided into Old Fashioned Pinks, Modern Pinks, Border Carnations […]

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Primroses

Even before the Daffodils burst into their sunshine display the bright flowers of the Primrose family are a cheering sight, making fun of the winter gloom by flowering tenaciously. The Primulaceae actually comprise nearly 1,000 species which include wild Primrose, Primula, and Auricula. Not all flower this early but those that do are very welcome. […]

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How to Grow and Prune Wisteria

Wisteria are large, very beautiful climbers. They have long racemes of flowers in mauve, blue, pink or white and flower in late spring or early summer. There are two main species of Wisteria.   Japanese Wisteria which is called Wisteria floribunda. The variety macrobotrys is widely available and has fantastically long racemes of flowers. Apparently the […]

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How to Grow Bulbs for Indoor Flowering

A good autumn project is planting bulbs to flower indoors in time for Christmas. Time is of the essence. Prepared Hyacinths have been specially treated to promote early flowering indoors and should be planted as soon as possible after purchase. There are also several varieties of Narcissi and Tulips which do very well inside. Check the […]

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