Gardening

Wed 3 Apr 2019

Kiss of death under the mistletoe near Warwick park

premium_icon Kiss of death under the mistletoe near Warwick park

'ALL I knew about mistletoe is you need to kiss someone when you're underneath it. After I learnt how it can kill other trees, I've been very worried.'

Sun 31 Mar 2019

Get a new grapefruit tree in the ground in autumn

premium_icon Get a new grapefruit tree in the ground in autumn

Those with a sweet tooth can try the red and pink varieties of this delicious and versatile fruit.

Sat 30 Mar 2019

The many positives of planting a crown of thorns

premium_icon The many positives of planting a crown of thorns

As well as producing beautiful flowers, euphorbia milii's Chinese name is a force for good in your home.

Sun 24 Mar 2019

Now's the time to plant bulbs in preparation for spring

premium_icon Now's the time to plant bulbs in preparation for spring

Plan ahead and add seedlings to mix for continuing colour after bulb flowers eventually fade.

Sat 23 Mar 2019

How to give your garden a bright touch

premium_icon How to give your garden a bright touch

With cooler weather on the way, now is the time to create an explosion of colour in your garden with flowering plants.

Nip pests in the bud with some clever natural solutions

premium_icon Nip pests in the bud with some clever natural solutions

Pest repellent plants are an easy addition to your garden that will help you keep away pesky insects.

Sun 17 Mar 2019

Patterned plant is perfect for smaller spaces

premium_icon Patterned plant is perfect for smaller spaces

Initially a difficult-to-source collector's plant, watermelon peperomia now easier to find and a hardy indoor choice.

Sat 16 Mar 2019

Encourage insects to be your garden helpers

premium_icon Encourage insects to be your garden helpers

These little assistants work non-stop to boost production, increase fertility and cut your losses.

Sun 10 Mar 2019

Put colour in the shade with these bright flowers

premium_icon Put colour in the shade with these bright flowers

Planted en masse, cinerarias are breathtaking, so it's well worth growing lots of seedlings.

Sat 9 Mar 2019

Elevated spot best to show off plant's cascades of pink

premium_icon Elevated spot best to show off plant's cascades of pink

Medinillas make a showy display and are perfect in hanging baskets or pots where they brighten a space.

Sun 3 Mar 2019

Step-by-step guide to propagating plants from cuttings

premium_icon Step-by-step guide to propagating plants from cuttings

Pruning your shrubs such as buddlejas and hibiscus can also be good time to establish new plants.

Sat 2 Mar 2019

Black is beautiful for spin-off of Zanzibar Gem

premium_icon Black is beautiful for spin-off of Zanzibar Gem

Stunning indoor plant that thrives on neglect now has an intriguing new family member.

Sun 24 Feb 2019

How to keep your frangipani looking fantastic

premium_icon How to keep your frangipani looking fantastic

Give plant a feed in February to encourage lots of flowers and healthy leaf growth.

Sat 23 Feb 2019

Train this tropical variety to make archway statement

premium_icon Train this tropical variety to make archway statement

This beautiful South American climbing plant might be difficult to propagate, but it's easy to grow.

Sun 17 Feb 2019

Grape garden idea to keep the children happy

premium_icon Grape garden idea to keep the children happy

Kids love grapes, so why not grow a vine of your own?

Sat 16 Feb 2019

Do you believe in miracles? This plant might deliver

premium_icon Do you believe in miracles? This plant might deliver

This tree of a thousand names also has a hundred uses, making it an invaluable addition to your garden

Thu 14 Feb 2019

Summer dry a tough test for rose man's labour of love

premium_icon Summer dry a tough test for rose man's labour of love

This year, his Valentine's Day crop is less robust than previous years, his plants suffering under the hot sun and with little water to share.

Sun 10 Feb 2019

Romance with a potted rose this Valentine's Day

premium_icon Romance with a potted rose this Valentine's Day

Choose gift that will be lasting reminder of your heartfelt love for years to come.

Sat 9 Feb 2019

Indoor plant is now right on the money

premium_icon Indoor plant is now right on the money

Top quality Chinese money plant, the darling of the indoor kingdom, is more affordable than ever.

Sun 3 Feb 2019

Dill needs a bright spot to thrive

premium_icon Dill needs a bright spot to thrive

Where is the best area of your garden to plant this versatile herb?

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