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How to Mulch Your Garden

The benefits mulching provides should make it an essential task for any garden. Mulching yields many advantages to a garden, besides making it more attractive and finished looking, it will provide nutrients for plants (if organic), aid in water retention, form a barrier against weeds and insulate the roots of vulnerable plants from winter temperatures. […]

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Viola Growing Guide

The Viola is a pretty diverse genus! There are all sorts of violas that gardeners up and down the country love to grow, each a delightful addition to any horticultural space. From seasonal colourful pansies to perennial species which can give you years of joy, violas are a firm national favourite and well suited to […]

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Camellia Growing Guide

Camellia is a genus of flower native to eastern and southern Asia, where they hold a prominent place in the cultures of those countries. A glossy evergreen shrub which displays a unique and colourful foliage, in their home regions, camellias are actually a crop of some economic importance. Known as the “tea flower” in China, […]

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How to Compost

It’s one of the wholesome joys of gardening that everything needed to bring forth new plant life is, essentially, already there. Plants will grow with or without us, and all we really do is cultivate, channel and select in order to create beauty in the space that we’ve got! Like everything in the garden, compost […]

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Ericaceous Composting and Plants

You might think, given its name and general mystery surrounding it, that ericaceous compost is a specialist product, designed to really give topflight gardeners the cutting edge when growing all manner of exotic and delicate plants. The truth is, you’ll find ericaceous compost in any garden centre, and it is in fact a product you […]

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