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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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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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