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Gardening has always been a traditional pastime with methods handed down through generations.  However maybe for some it is time to break the mould and step into the 21st century with the latest smart technology available to us.  The smart technology we talk about here is not going against the important knowledge that our predecessors[…]

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This beautiful, exotic plant is sometimes also known as Justicia rizzinii or Justicia floribunda. Despite it’s common name it is not a Fuchsia at all but does originally hail from Brazil.  It bears it’s scarlet and yellow tropical, pendulous blooms non stop throughout the winter and spring months when most other plants are at their[…]

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If you have been lucky enough to holiday in warmer climes you can bring a touch of the Mediterranean home to your conservatory, house, greenhouse or summer patio with citrus plants . Their scented blooms will evoke memories of happy, relaxed times.  They are evergreen and also have the benefit of flowering and fruiting, giving[…]

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Phalaenopsis or Moth Orchids have become one of the U.K’s most popular houseplants.  In my early experience of horticulture orchids were considered collectors plants for the expert and could be vastly expensive.  In more recent times much progress has been made with propagation in laboratories, which has led to mass production and therefore a vast[…]

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Many of us, and perhaps especially children, are attracted by these exotic plants. They are often extremely cheap to buy. Many are miniature with a self-composed air and the charm of small ornaments; though they can shed alarming amounts of gravel on the carpets!  Having bought the first plant, or received it as a gift,[…]

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There are varieties of Cyclamen such as Cyclamen Coum and Cyclamen Neapolitanum which are fully hardy in the garden. These are very beautiful in there own way but not as showy as their less hardy relatives.  The plants we cover here are Cyclamen Persicum and its many hybrids which are available from September through to[…]

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  The majestic flowers of Hyacinths can fill an entire room with their glorious scent.  This is even more desirable when these bulbs can be made to flower during our Christmas festivities or just brightening the gloomiest winter day with the promise of spring to come. To force Hyacinths it is essential to buy bulbs[…]

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Poinsettias are the traditional houseplants that adorn our Christmas floral displays. They are more properly called Euphorbia Pulcherrima and are members of the Spurge family. They are indigenous to Mexico and Central America in the deciduous tropical forests. The common English name Poinsettia is derived from the name Joel Roberts Poinsett who was the first[…]

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