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Useful and easy to grow Oregano

Useful and easy to grow Oregano...

Oregano is one of the easiest, most versatile and most useful herbs in the garden. Oregano is such a great herb for the garden. Its attractive, grows like crazy, smells great, and tastes great! If oregano is left to bloom its flowers attract many pollinators. Could you really ask for more? A member of the mint family, oregano is commonly used in Italian dishes and is a component of chilli powder. Oregano originates...
Easy to grow Shasta Daisies

Easy to grow Shasta Daisies...

The mid-summer blooms of Shasta Daisies make them a backbone plant for the perennial garden.The simple white flowers with yellow button centres are a symbol of purity and are perfect for cutting. Easy to grow, they are a favourite for beginner flower gardeners and are effective when planted in small groups. Just over 100 years ago, horticulturalist Luther Burbank introduced his Shasta Daisy to the world. Burbank had spent...
Elegant Carnations and Pinks

Elegant Carnations and Pinks...

You can grow carnations and pinks almost anywhere, provided you give them a well drained position and plenty of sun. Few flowers can rival the carnation’s beauty and sweet scent, and the home gardener has many varieties of this popular perennial to choose from Carnations are among the most elegant of flowers, their ruffled blooms contributing to a popularity rivalled by few other plants. Their variety of colour...
Growing Cymbidiums, the easy orchid

Growing Cymbidiums, the easy orchid...

Many varieties of cymbidium are available. Each individual butterfly like bloom is ideal for a buttonhole or corsage. Many of the visitors to this website have probably been given a cymbidium orchid in a pot and had no idea how to care for the plant. Orchids have an aura of mystique, but they are really simple to look after, if you follow some basic rules. In this post we will try and give you an insight into the...
Easy Rhododendrons and Azaleas

Easy Rhododendrons and Azaleas...

While roses are considered by many gardeners to be the Queen of the garden, Rhododendrons are said to be the King. The vivid displays produced by rhododendrons and azaleas can last for several months. There are plants to suit any garden — but to thrive they must have acid soil and good drainage. Rhododendrons and azaleas are among the most decorative shrubs available for the home garden. Varying in size from mat‑like...
Delightfully Easy Dahlia

Delightfully Easy Dahlia...

This beautiful flower is actually native to the highlands of Mexico and was grown by the Aztecs in the region near the present site of Mexico City. Dahlia flowers are popular landscape plants known for their wide range of colours, heights and forms. These versatile flowers are ideal for novice gardeners. In relation to other genera, the dahlia is a fairly new addition to the garden scene. Baron Alexander von Humboldt,...
Seductive Jasmine

Seductive Jasmine...

Plant Jasmine and experience the delight of a very fragrant spring and summer garden. The sweet fragrance of the jasmine flower makes it a welcome plant in many gardens. The plant parts have several uses from making tea to perfume, cosmetics, medicines and food flavourings. The name Jasmine is derived from the Persian yasmin which means ‘a gift from God’ — so named because of the intense fragrance of...
Lovely, Easy, Larkspur

Lovely, Easy, Larkspur...

The Larkspur is an easy and delightful plant for many landscapers and gardeners, adding old-fashioned charm to any bed or border. Bold and attractive Larkspur is a popular, old fashioned favourite. These hardy annuals grow light, feathery flowers atop tall spikes. Use larkspur in cottage gardens, or butterfly gardens. Larkspur also makes an excellent cutting flower so landscapers can use it in cut flower gardens. Larkspur...
Plants for Rock Gardens

Plants for Rock Gardens...

When selecting your plants, make sure they are right for your climate and exposure. When planting a rock garden, select a variety of plants so as to have a constant show of colour — unless you want to make a spectacular display in a particular season. Plants for the rock garden should need a minimum of care while tolerating harsh growing conditions. First, dwarf evergreen shrubs may be used to give a permanent quality...
Impressive Rock Gardens — an introduction

Impressive Rock Gardens — an introduction...

No matter your climate or region you can create an impressive rock garden that seamlessly blends into your landscape. Rock gardens add unique notes to your overall garden design plans. A rock garden can exist in lovely harmony with water garden ideas, or in miniature as a detailed traditional alpine garden. No matter the size of your garden, or the climate of your region, rock garden ideas are unique and add beautiful...

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