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News - Page 11

How to grow African violets

With their velvety leaves and colourful flowers that keep coming for months, African violets (Saintpaulia) make gorgeous houseplants. Compact enough to fit on a windowsill, they brighten up even the smallest spaces. 

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5 Easter Decoration Ideas

These 5 Easter decoration ideas will not only give you something entertaining and creative to do at home but also help to turn your home into a lovely place to celebrate easter. Don’t forget the chocolate eggs and egg hunt in the garden as well! All of the mentioned tips are fun to do with kids. So, stimulate your inner tinkerer and get started with our 5 Easter Decoration Ideas!

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Bring the tropics to your home

Create your own exotic getaway on your own doorstep! Fill your house and garden with the tropics' flowers and foliage with our selection of tropical plants for indoors and out.

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How to plant trees, conifers and shrubs

Trees and shrubs are the backbones of any garden, creating a living framework for all the other plants. Deciduous trees change with the season, with beautiful spring flowers or spectacular autumn foliage. Even when the leaves have fallen, the bare branches add height and interest to the winter garden. Conifers add evergreen structure and come in a surprisingly wide range of colours, shapes and styles.  Finally, shrubs are the perfect choice for low-maintenance gardens. There are spring, summer and autumn-flowering shrubs, and many of them need an annual trim to keep them tidy.

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Fruit trees for your garden

With so many fruit trees for your garden to choose from, how do you know which will be suitable? We’ve got you covered! No matter what size garden you have, there are always options to include fruit trees. Even on a balcony or patio, there is a tree for every garden. The great think about fruit trees is they are both beautiful and productive. 

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Helping hedgehogs

Sometimes helping hedgehogs is necessary if they need it, especially when they come out of hibernation during springtime. Hedgehogs are an essential part of the garden, plus they are just wonderful to spot amongst the plants. Did you know that hedgehogs eat some garden pests? This can really help you to keep your garden thriving and pest-free. Occasionally, hedgehogs need an extra special hand if they are injured or young and unable to feed. There is plenty you can do to give a hand to the happy hedgehogs in your garden. 

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Maintaining an aquarium

Maintaining an aquarium is easy with these tips to make sure your water, plants and fish are kept healthy, well and in good shape. Especially if you are new to keeping an aquarium there are a few elements to take into account when planning how you will keep it looking great. Aquariums can bring so much joy to a home, from fascinating fish and lush green plants to mesmerising lighting and calming water ripples. Here is how to take care of your aquarium.

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5 beautiful indoor hanging plants

Indoor hanging plants add an extra dimension to a room, with their foliage cascading elegantly from baskets or spilling down from shelves and ledges. And despite their exotic appearance, many hanging plants are straightforward to grow and take care of. Here are five of our favourite indoor hanging plants.

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Prepare your spring garden

Wondering how to prepare your spring garden? As your bulbs pop up through the soil, you will know that spring is definitely in the air. The birds will be singing and beginning to search for nesting spaces, and there will be more days with blue skies and warmer sunshine than we’ve seen over the winter months. Spring is truly food for the soul as we each feel like we are coming out of hibernation and getting ready for the months ahead. Here is how to prepare your spring garden. 

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How to grow potatoes

Fancy eating your own home-grown potatoes this summer? Now’s the time to start planting. And if you don’t have a big garden, you can still grow early potatoes in a pot or grow bag on a sunny patio. Here are our top tips on growing potatoes.

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