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How to clean your Garden Pond

A pond can be a beautiful and rich addition in the right garden. They can become the home of plants, fish, snail and toads. Ponds do also require maintenance which includes a periodic cleaning...

Reevesia

Reevesia

This is a genus of 15 species of evergreen trees and shrubs, originally from Asia. When cultivated indoors, R.pubescens can grow to four feet or more but will grow higher when grown outside. They...

Persea

Persea

Persea is a genus of 150 species of fruit-bearing evergreen trees. P.gratissima is a tall shrub which should be grown in a stovehouse. It will grow around 60 feet with pear-shaped fleshy fruits with...

Blechnum

Blechnum

Blechnum is a genus of greenhouse and hardy evergreen ferns. Greenhouse Species B.auriculatum, from South America grows between 1.5 and 2 feet. B.brasiliense, from Brazil is tree fern which reaches between two and three...

Catasetum

Catasetum

Catasetum is a genus of epiphytic orchids including over 100 species originating from Central and South America and the West Indies. When cultivating, you can grow them in pans and baskets, using a compost...

Peach leaf curl

Peach leaf curl

Peach leaf curl is a fungal disease which appears in peaches, nectarines and almonds. The disease will first appear appear in spring after young leaves begin to unfurl. The first noticeable sign will be...

Pea Pod Spot

Pea Pod Spot

Pea pod spot is a fungal disease affecting pea pods primarily during wet seasons. Dark spots appearing on the pods are a clear sign of the disease. To protect your pea plants from Pea...

Celtis

Celtis

Celtis is genus of around 70 species of deciduous trees and shrubs. C.australis grows to around 60 feet although it is not fully hardy in Britain. Another species, C.oxxidentalis is taller at around 80 feet,...

Cenia

Cenia

Cenia is a genus of annuals and perennials related to the Cotula genus. One species which may be cultivated in the British Isles, C.barbata produces small and numerous yellow flowers. When planting C.barbata, place...

Cephalanthus

Cephalanthus

Cephalanthus is a genus of evergreen and deciduous flowering plants which come in the form of shrubs and small trees. Although the genus includes multiple species, the most relevant for cultivation in the British...

5 Things Your Lawn Is Trying To Tell You (And What To Do About It)

5 Things Your Lawn Is Trying To Tell You (And What To Do About It)

Weeds aren’t the only things that can get your lawn down. There are plenty of other problems and scenarios that it has to deal with, and often it is going to need your help!...

Taking Care of Your Flowers in Winter

Taking Care of Your Flowers in Winter

With the cold months well and truly here, it’s time to think about taking care of your flowers during the winter. It’s important to take precautions during the winter, otherwise you’re likely to find...

Advantages of Hiring Professional Lawn Mowing Services

One of the major tasks that come along with having a garden is maintaining it. This not only implies watering the lawn and plants but also means keeping your lawn trimmed. Having to do...

Pulsatilla

This is a genus of 30 species of herbaceous plants from Northern Europe. They are perennial plants, best grown in an alpine house. P.alpina grows to around a foot and produces blue buds with white...

Rathbunia

Rathbunia

Rathbunia is a genus of four species of greenhouse succulent plants. They have large bushes and thin ribbed stems. R.alamosensis grows to around 10 feet, 3 inch thick stem and red flowers. R.sonorensis is...

What is Chlorosis

Chlorosis is a disease that can affect your plants, it is defined by a lack of chlorophyll in the plant leaves. Chlorophyll is a pigment in the cells of plant leaves and is responsible...

Caulophyllum

Caulophyllum is a genus with a single species in cultivation, C.thalictrioides. This plants grows to one foot, has tuberous roots and produces yellow flowers in the spring. Plant them in November with partial shade....