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8 Drought-Tolerant Plants a Pro Landscaper Swears By

8 Drought-Tolerant Plants a Pro Landscaper Swears By | Gardening | Scoop.it
There are endless reasons for choosing drought-tolerant plants for your outdoor space. Maybe you're trying to save money on water bills, you live in an area
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Whether  you are  in harsher  climate like  the states  or in  the milder  zones like the  UK.
With  global  warming  and  the climate  changing   these  succulents  will  be  only  the  plants  that  survive  the  heat
 
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Gardening 101: New Zealand Flax: Gardenista

Gardening 101: New Zealand Flax: Gardenista | Gardening | Scoop.it
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This  is  one  of  My  favourite   architectural plants  for  a  LARGE GARDEN
With  the  emphasis  on  Large  as  it  can  virtually  take  over  garden  as  it  gets  older  and  established,And  then  its  problem  to  dig  out  and  dispose  off  as its  rhizome  grow  on  top  of  each  other and  get  too  heavy  lift  with  age.
So  It  tends  to  be  plant  and  forget  type  of  plant  
   
This  story  and  many  more  can  be  found  in  my   weekly  publication  of  Top  #Gardening  cover  stories   ~  http;//po.st/Paperli  
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How to Take Care of Houseplants in the Winter: Our Top 10 Tips

How to Take Care of Houseplants in the Winter: Our Top 10 Tips | Gardening | Scoop.it
You're not the only one struggling to make it through the harshest months of the year—your houseplants are also busy dodging drafts and soaking up every last ray of dwindling sunlight. To give your ferns and fiddle leaf figs a fighting chance at survival, follow these ten tips for winter plant care (then keep your fingers crossed that spring comes early this year).
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Here  is  another  excellent  article    taken  from  Paper.li  ~ http://po.st/Paperli  ~   from  the  people  at  @aparthmenttherapy   on  how  to  look  after  your  over  the  winter  
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What Are The 10 Best Houseplants?

What Are The 10 Best Houseplants? | Gardening | Scoop.it
10 Easiest Houseplant To Grow. Somehow gardeners and houseplants just don’t mix. In the garden the standard of horticulture may be high, but in the house anything green has to thrive on neglect. Maybe the focus of attention just changes with time. As a boy I was mad keen on...
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It  is  such  a  pity  that  this  didn't  come  out  on  #Plantwork  day  ie  this  wednesday as there  was a  promotional  campaign  that  went  out  to  encourage  people  to  put  plants  in  office  space.

But  that  turned  out  to  a  damp  squib.

Anyway  Here  is  excellent  article  on  the  10  best  houseplants  

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How to grow exotic leaves for delicious flavours

How to grow exotic leaves for delicious flavours | Gardening | Scoop.it
Use easy-to-grow exotic leaves like banana leaves to wrap food and add Asian flavours to your cooking
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I  article  I  found  really  interesting  about    only  about  growing  them  but  how  to  prepare  them  for  a  dish. I  have  known  mainly  from  watching  TV  cooking  programs  that  you  can  use  almost  anything  these  days  from  grape vine  leaves (  I  know  one  of  clients  cooks  that  way   &  the  other  make  a  grape  fool  out  of  the  remaining  grapes  since  the  grapes  you  grow  here  arent  the  kind  to  make  wine  or  desert  off

If  you  want  to  experiment  with   cooking    and  Dont  know  how  to  grow  them  sign  up  for  my  Enews letter  -  http://eepurl.com/3PyIr ;  where  I  will  tell  you  how  to  grow  them  

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What Are the Best Landscaping Shrubs for Your Yard?

What Are the Best Landscaping Shrubs for Your Yard? | Gardening | Scoop.it
What are the best landscaping shrubs to grow? We cover information on varieties, bloom times, and ideal locations to help you decide.
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How to winter prune wisteria

How to winter prune wisteria | Gardening | Scoop.it
A weekend project for.
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Here  is  an  excellent  guide  on  how  to  prune  your  wisteria  by  the  @Telegraph.
The  golden  rule  I  was  doing  my  RHS   was  that  they  need  to  pruned  twice  in  one  year  to  promote  good  healthy  growth and  in  the  age  of  Health  and  Safety  which  many  people  seem  to  forget  its  best  to  be  insured  for  public  liability  when  dealing  with  houses  and    ladders   as  you  do  not  know  what  hidden  wires  are  lurking  in-between  the   vine  or  tangled  up  and  in  case  of  the  ladder  breaking  the  window  or  even  worse  you  falling  you  are  covered.
Of  course  the  down  side  is  that  with  that  premium  comes  the  extra  cost.
Some  clients  will  turn  you  down   and  get  some  inexperienced    to  do  it   ~  Good  For  them  
But  I  rather  be  safe  than  sorry.
Back  on  to  the  Wisteria  as  I  mentioned  already  before  they  will  need  to  pruned  twice   Jan  to  Feb     and  again  July  to  August  
Here  is  an  excellent  video   By  the  RHS  on  how  to  prune  your  wisteria  https://www.rhs.org.uk/videos/advice/pruning-wisteria ;
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Learn about the 6 best houseplants you can grow in the bathroom

Learn about the 6 best houseplants you can grow in the bathroom | Gardening | Scoop.it
Learn about the 6 best houseplants you can grow in the bathroom with the requirements and basic care needed!
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Here  is  an  awesome  article  taken  from  My  paperli  pubication  Top #Gardening  Cover  stories  ~  http://po.st/Paperli  .
About  how  to  choose  the  best  plants  for  your  bath  room.
My  guess  would  be  choose a  plant  that  grown  in  the  tropics  that  can  tolerate ;- 
(1)  High  Humidity
(2)  Low  Light 
Whilst  I  am  on  the  topic  of  Low  Light   have  you  read/seen  the  article  in  Digg.com  about  the  simple  test  you  can  do  to  check  out  the  light  intensity  http://po.st/Qt6DKZ ;
   
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Alternative Gardning: Rooting hydrangea cuttings

Alternative Gardning: Rooting hydrangea cuttings | Gardening | Scoop.it
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How to increase your stock of Hydrangeas
Whether you got a wedding planned up for this year or another special occasion there nothing more spectacular than  a  show  of  Mop  heads  like  the  one  in  the  picture 

Here is an  easy  to  follow  guide  on  how  to increase  your   simply  by  doing  leaf  cutting  

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Infographic: How-To Compost

Infographic: How-To Compost | Gardening | Scoop.it

Composting is the combining and managing of specific waste materials so that they decompose. Once the materials are mixed together, microbes in the soil will start to breakdown the waste and turn it into the nutrient rich material that helps plants grow.

By composting, you are not only creating something that helps keep plants healthy, but you are keeping compostable waste products like food scraps and yard waste out of landfills.


This infographic reviews the dos and dont’s of composting, where and how to compost, what to compost and what not to compost. You can also download a PDF of the poster.


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Green Dot's Terratek Flex will biodegrade in a home composting environment

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