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What Are Evergreen Plants?

‘Evergreen’ refers to any plant that retains its foliage throughout the year, as opposed to shedding it ahead of winter. In fact, the foliage doesn’t necessarily have to be green for a plant to qualify as evergreen – for example, it may be blue-grey or golden – but it is essentially constant, rather than changing

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How Do Trees Help The Environment?

Trees are essential to life on planet Earth, and with the environmental issues more pressing than ever, awareness of this is becoming more widespread. But what exactly is it that trees do for us? The answer spans a number of different levels, from local-scale benefits to global management of carbon emissions. Read on to find

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carbon sequestration

Do Trees Absorb Carbon Dioxide?

In a word, yes! The more pressing question, though, is whether trees can help solve the ongoing problem of climate change by helping to mitigate CO2 emissions, and if so, how this can best be achieved.  Many gardeners are wondering what they can do to help. Here, we take a shot at some frequently asked

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Dichondra Repens: Is It Invasive?

Dichondra repens: Is it invasive?

Is Dichondra repens invasive? This is a commonly asked question. Here, we’ll put those concerns to rest, and explain how to use this plant to great effect in your garden.  What sort of plant is it? Dichondra repens, also known as kidney weed or simply dichondra, is a herbaceous perennial with a creeping habit and

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Mexican Orange Blossom

Plants For Privacy

Between nosy neighbours and pedestrians peeping over the fence, enjoying your space uninterrupted can sometimes be a challenge. If that rings true, it’s time to start using plants to your advantage. Screening plants are the ideal way to create a private sanctuary while beautifying your space with vertical greenery. From hedges to trellises and strategically

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Ranunculi F1 – Pink

Tools For Planting Bulbs

Flowering bulbs are a fantastic addition to garden beds, in drifts under trees, and grouped in pots or containers. Their spectacular blooms are unbeatable for form and colour, and many are delightfully fragrant. Whether you’re leaving your bulbs to naturalise or lifting and storing them during dormancy, getting the initial planting right will help you

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Solid Fertilizer 

Liquid vs. Solid Fertilizer 

Why should I fertilise? Fertilising your plants is one of the most important things you can do for the longevity of your garden. Plants that are fertilised properly receive the vital nutrients they need to keep growing and produce fruit, whereas plants that aren’t fertilised may struggle to grow and thrive. With many different types

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What You Need to Know About Nitrogen Deficiency in Plants 

What is nitrogen? Nitrogen is a colourless and odourless gas that can be found in all living things, including plants. In plants, Nitrogen is found within enzymes also known as chlorophyll, and is actively involved in how a plant metabolises nutrients, food and water. Healthy plants contain on average, 3-4% nitrogen in any part of

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