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How to Take Cuttings of Tender Perennials

Ever since the time that mankind stopped hunting and gathering and started farming, generation after generation has enjoyed the satisfaction of propagating plants. August is a good time of year to take cuttings of many tender perennials. Pelargoniums and tender Geraniums (Zonal Pelargoniums to give them their correct title) respond particularly well to this form […]

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Forsythia

This magnificent plant is a favourite spring shrub. Profuse rather than elegant, it flowers generously in March and even when it is in bud, you can cut some branches, bring them into the warm house and you will see those delightful yellow flowers open before they do outside. Forsythia is deservedly one of the most […]

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Foxgloves

Foxgloves are essential for that real cottage garden look. Some are perennial but they are usually grown as bi-annuals. They do not flower in the first year that they are grown from seed but come into their own in year two. Foxgloves are easily grown and they also self-seed very well, an example of buy […]

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Magnolia

Magnolia is one of the loveliest of the early flowering shrubs and looks exotic in any garden. The magnolias are a very diverse group of plants and encompass many shapes, forms and colours. The most familiar of the Magnolia varieties is Magnolia soulangiana. This flowers before the leaves emerge and has a white tulip shaped […]

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Camellias

One of the most vibrant and luxurious spring flowering shrubs must be the Camellia. It is sophisticated and elegant with glossy dark green leaves and alluring confident flowers in all shades of pink, red and creamy white. Camellias enjoy a relatively damp autumn which prevents the developing buds from dropping off, as they are inclined […]

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