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Sacred Bamboo (Nandina domestica)Sacred Bamboo (Nandina domestica)Early autumn is the best time to transplant evergreen shrubs and trees that are planted in the wrong place in your garden. Deciduous trees and shrubs are traditionally transplanted in mid-winter, when they have lost all their leaves and are totally dormant. Read more about transplanting evergreens below.

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Strawberries grow well in pots. Image by congerdisign from PixabayStrawberries grow well in pots. Image by congerdisign from PixabayStrawberries remain one of the most popular garden fruits and are relatively easy to grow, and if space is limited they can be grown vertically, in strawberry gutters, or in pots or special strawberry pots, as well as hanging baskets, enabling gardeners to produce large quantities of fruit from a very small area. One healthy plant can produce 500g or more of fruit per season, and a well-managed bed can remain productive for up to three years. Read all about strawberries below.

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Cuphea 'Southern Border' Picture courtesy MalanseunsCuphea 'Southern Border' Picture courtesy MalanseunsFalse heathers have gained widespread appeal not only for their lush green or golden foliage and abundance of tiny flowers in many delicate colours, but also for their heat tolerance.

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Jasminum multipartitumJasminum multipartitumThe hardy starry wild jasmine is grown by gardeners all over the world because it is a very rewarding and easy to grow evergreen which is loved for its sweetly scented white flowers and beautiful foliage. Read all about growing it below

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Delphinium cultorum 'Magic Fountains Sky Blue White Bee' Picture courtesy Ball StraathofDelphinium cultorum 'Magic Fountains Sky Blue White Bee' Picture courtesy Ball StraathofIt is not difficult to imagine why Delphiniums are known as the “queen of the border” with their tall spikes of densely packed flowers in exquisite shades of soft lavender, light to deep blue, violet-purple, white and rose. Larkspurs are also unforgettable and easy to grow from seed. Read all about growing these beauties below.

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Image by Charlotte Baines from PixabayImage by Charlotte Baines from PixabayHome grown carrots are healthy and full of flavour and texture. In this article you will learn everything you need to know about growing and harvesting them, plus which crops are good companions for carrots. Tasty kitchen tips are also included, plus their health benefits.

Edible ginger is so easy to grow at home

Wednesday, 10 February 2021 14:40
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Ginger Root - Picture courtesy PixabayGinger Root - Picture courtesy PixabayEdible ginger is easy to grow and a popular spice worldwide with incredible health benefits. Here’s everything you need to know about growing and using it at home.

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Garlic - Picture courtesy PixabayGarlic - Picture courtesy PixabayGarlic, be it raw, pickled, baked, or boiled, is the cornerstone of cuisines the world over and renowned for its health-giving properties. Here’s everything you need to know about growing and using garlic.

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Turmeric FlowerTurmeric FlowerTurmeric is a tropical perennial but can be grown in cold regions. Here's everything you need to know about using and growing it at home from a store-bought rhizome - in the garden, in pots, and even indoors.

You just can't go wrong with Draceanas!

Wednesday, 03 February 2021 15:10
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Draceana 'Lemon Lime'Draceana 'Lemon Lime'The dracaena is a popular, easy to care for indoor pot plant in South Africa, and in the warmer subtropical regions of the country it makes a wonderful ornamental plant for the garden. Here’s everything you need to know about your potential new plant friend.

The orchid tree is beautiful but invasive

Thursday, 28 January 2021 10:05
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Bauhinia variegata Picture courtesy Christoph Diewald see his flickr pageBauhinia variegata Picture courtesy Christoph Diewald see his flickr pageRead more about the orchid trees (Bauhinia variegata) invasive status in South Africa and which indigenous bauhinias to plant as substitutes.

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Bauhinia galpinii Picture courtesy Carl E LewisBauhinia galpinii Picture courtesy Carl E LewisThe Pride-of-De-Kaap flowers for a very long time in summer and can be grown in pots or pruned to keep it smaller. It is a good coastal plant and also tolerates frost. Read all about growing and using it in the garden below.

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Bauhinia tomentosa. Picture courtesy Ton Rulkens - See flickr pageBauhinia tomentosa. Picture courtesy Ton Rulkens - See flickr pageIf you are looking for a plant which grows quickly and flowers almost continuously, the yellow bauhinia fits the bill. It is low maintenance, tolerates frost once established, and is invaluable for attracting wildlife to the garden. Find out how to grow and use it in the garden below.

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viola hederaceaviola hederaceaIt is a fast spreading evergreen perennial groundcover which flowers for a very long time and grows in shade and sun. Read all about it below.

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