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  North Devon is getting ready to welcome a floral extravaganza as the RHS Garden Rosemoor Flower Show returns for its second year from Friday 17 to Sunday 19 August, following the success of its inaugural show in 2017. This year’s Flower Show, sponsored by Atkins Ferrie Wealth Management, will be even bigger and better,[…]

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Watering plants manually during dry spells is time-consuming as they should be “deep-watered” so the water penetrates to the roots, but is essential to keep them alive and well. Wafting water over the foliage of a plant may make you feel virtuous, but does nothing for the plants! Plants that have been in the garden[…]

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Enchanting garden displays themed around the fairy-tale of Snow White and the timeless classic Jungle Book will be on display at this year’s Southport Flower Show, courtesy of the show’s headline sponsor Everest Home Improvements. The Snow White and Jungle Book display gardens, which tie in with theshow’s ‘Once Upon a Time’ theme, are being[…]

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  There are not many plants which are ideally planted in July or August, but Colchicums are one of them. Sometimes called Autumn Crocus or Naked Lady, they provide an attractive display in autumn in borders, rough grass or containers, and continue to bloom between September and November for many years to come.  They are[…]

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• Popular 25m streetscape returns for second year, featuring Bus Stops created by designers and communities across Greater Manchester • Designs championing hope, vital green spaces and the Manchester Bee • Greened up Bus Stops aim to inspire visitors to get growing and celebrate different cultures and communities The Bus Stop Boulevard, a customised street[…]

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  Some plants emit their fragrance at night. These fragrances are generally intense, even memorable, in the darkness adding both simplicity and mystery to the experience. In practical terms the main night-pollinators in the UK are moths. These insects are attracted by scent at the ‘sweet’ end of the fragrance spectrum. The ‘night-time plants’ therefore[…]

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