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Winter damage to palm plants in the UK

Winter damage to palm plants in the UK can be caused by several factors, including low temperatures, strong winds, heavy snow and ice, and frost damage. The extent of the damage depends on the...

How does boron affect plant growth

Boron is an essential micronutrient that is necessary for the growth and development of plants. It is required in small amounts and is involved in various physiological and metabolic processes of plants. Boron affects...

Which plants can be used to create a windbreak in an exposed garden

A windbreak is a barrier that is used to reduce the wind’s speed and direction in an exposed garden. The plants used to create a windbreak can be either evergreen or deciduous, depending on...

How to care for Christmas cactus

Christmas cactus, also known as Schlumbergera, is a tropical plant that is native to the rainforests of Brazil. These plants are known for their beautiful, showy blooms that come in a variety of colors,...

How to create a perennial flower border with late summer colour in the UK

To create a perennial flower border with late summer colour in the UK, you can consider including the following plants: To create your border, you can start by preparing the soil by enriching it...

How to overwinter banana plants in the UK

Banana plants, with their lush, tropical aura, can be a stunning addition to any UK garden. However, their tropical nature makes them vulnerable to the UK’s cold winters. To ensure their survival through the...

How to improve a chalky soil

Lowering the soil pH in a alkaline soil to suit more plants  As simple as it sounds adding acid will lower the soil pH in an alkaline or chalky soil  The acid can come...

Black Spot On Roses.

How can I stop the black spot on my roses? Black spot is a fungal disease, and the best way to stop it, or cut back on the effects it has on flowering is...

Chitting or sprouting potatoes

Chitting or sprouting potatoes is a fun activity to do. It is simply the process of forcing seed potatoes into growth before they are planted out. Benefits of the task: Although it is not...

Garden flowers for a July wedding in your garden

It can be tricky planning to produce flowers in your garden for an event such as a wedding or birthday party so often it’s best to plan with flowers that have a long flowering...