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How to Grow Pretty Winter Pansy

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There are few flowers more versatile or distinctive to the winter garden than the pansy. Available in just about any colour of the rainbow, their cheery faces are the perfect way to fill your garden with winter mirth.   Getting started Pansies can be planted from seed or bought as seedlings, including advanced seedlings that are already in flower. An …

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Five (5) Small Winter Flowering Shrubs

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Grow these easy-care small shrubs for cheerful colour in the winter garden. Abutilon (Chinese lantern) This is a relative of the hibiscus and flowers all year round. Pruning is recommended to keep them bushy as they can become lanky. A full sun position is preferable, but they will also flower well in part shade. Keep them mulched and well-watered, but avoid …

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Easy As! Create a Succulent Terrarium

Creating your very own stylish terrarium is much easier and cheaper then you might think. So add a little living colour to your home decor or give a handmade gift with a difference! The Ideal plants to use for terrariums are small succulents and indoor foliage plants. Succulents are heartier than most foliage indoor plants & require less watering.   …

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How to Grow Beans

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Beans are an easy-to-grow, productive and nutritious warm-season crop. Eaten cooked or raw, they are an excellent source of dietary fibre, vitamins, minerals and micronutrients. Preparing the Soil Beans prefer a slightly acidic soil between pH 6.5–5.5 (learn how to use a soil pH test kit). They need full sun and a well-drained, friable soil. At least two weeks before …

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How to Use a Soil pH Test Kit

If you find your plants are not growing well, then it might be time to check your soil pH!   The easiest why to test your soil pH is to use an off the shelf kit, such as Searles Soil pH Test Kit. These kits have everything you require and can be used several times.   Optimum pH range Soil …

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How to Grow Fruit Trees in Pots

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Growing fruit trees in pots allows you to have them in paved areas and unlikely garden spaces. So you can grow your own fruity harvest in the smallest of spaces! Choosing the right pot To grow a decent, fruit bearing tree, it is recommended that you use a pot at least 40cm in size, depending on the size the tree …

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How to Grow Adorable Daylilies

Few plants are more beautiful and rewarding to grow than daylilies (Hemerocallis). Their graceful form, sumptuous petals, long flowering habit, pest and disease resistance, ability to grow in sun or semi-shade (they flower best with at least 6 hours of sun), and their tolerance of neglect are just some of their good points. When daylilies are massed in the landscape …

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Easy as! Strawberry Planter

Don’t let having a limited space hold you back from trying your hand at home grown strawberries. Strawberries are great container growers, you can plant your crop in pots, hang in baskets, potting mix bags or even this specially designed strawberry planter bag! These strawberry bag planters are ideal for those with balcony or courtyard gardens, as they are light …

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How to Grow Cooler Climate Tibouchina

Tibouchina are no longer restricted to the more tropical states of Australia, with the release of the Tibouchina ‘Cool Baby’ and Tibouchina ‘Groovy Baby’.  Not only do they perform well in cooler climates, they are hardy, beautiful in full flower and being compact are ideal for pots.   General Care Tips Tibouchina ‘Cool Baby’ and Tibouchina ‘Groovy Baby’ perform best …

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How to Grow Ginger in Pots

Fresh ginger brings a touch of authenticity to any Asian stir-fry and makes a cool, soothing cordial on a summer afternoon. Growing ginger in your home kitchen garden can be easy. Ginger can be grown from the fresh ginger available at your grocery store, which is actually the underground runner, or rhizome, of the plant. For best results, use pieces …

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