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Gardening for children

Children in the garden There are few things children enjoy more than digging in the dirt and making mud pies. They are fascinated by looking for worms and bugs and love to water the garden and anything else in the near vicinity. Children also enjoy planting seeds,...

How to look after a bonsai tree

HOW TO BONSAI The word bonsai is of Chinese or Japanese origin and means, roughly translated ‘tree-living-in-a-pot', the under-lying thought being that the tree referred to must be a very special and therefore valuable plant. The term also implies that a normally huge...

Carnivorous plants

Carnivorous plants Insectivorous or carnivorous or plants have a trapping device for catching small living animals. They decompose the proteins of insect bodies, with the help of acidic enzymes and then use special glands to absorb decomposed animal products. Over the...

Summer bedding plants

SUMMER BEDDING PLANTS Color is the first thing that catches the eye in a garden, and is achieved by the clever use of summer bedding plants. Even though we’re keeping water usage to a minimum, we can still create a colorful impression with a few well-placed pockets of...

Attracting wildlife to the garden

ATTRACTING WILDLIFE TO THE GARDEN We don’t just mean birds when we talk about attracting wildlife to the garden. There are a host of other animals that are already in your garden and many more that you will be able to encourage if you follow our suggestions. Lizards...

Aphids on roses

How to deal with aphids on your roses The most common of the bad bugs to be found on roses in spring is the Aphid. There are at least 4000 varieties of aphids. They attack the soft succulent new growth of roses by means of their hypodermic-like mouths, which they use...

Acid loving plants for the garden

What could be a lovelier sight than a massed display of CAMELLIAS and AZALEAS. Both like acid soil and the majority prefer dappled shade, so it makes good gardening sense to plant them together. Other acid lovers are Hydrangeas, Fuchsias, Gardenias and Ferns. They all...

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