Plant Care & Propagation Projects
Make the most of established clumps of perennials. Split them and replant around the garden using Westland Multi-Purpose Compost with added John Innes or pot them up using John Innes No. 3 Mature Plant Compost, for friends and plant sa...
Read more about how to divide hardy perennials
Plants make their own food in their leaves from sunlight, water and carbon dioxide to create sugars and oxygen. But they also need additional nutrients and trace elements, which they derive from the soil around their roots. Most plants will grow with...
Read more about how to feed your plants
It’s the perfect time of year to encourage your little growers to get into gardening. Getting the children interested in gardening has never been easier with masses of products and information available to educate and inspire young people.
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Sweet Peas are easy to grow from seed and provide a succession beautifully scented flowers throughout the summer.
Unwins has a wide range of Sweet Pea seeds to choose from some of which are highly fragranced and in a vast array of colours. The...
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One of the most delightful ways to bring fragrance and elegance to your home over the winter months is to grow Paper White narcissi. These are the most popular type of daffodil to grow indoors and almost guarantee you success each and every time.
Read more about how to grow/force paper white narcisus
Don’t let your garden plants run out of steam, it’s pretty simple to keep them flowering all summer, you just need to be attentive to their needs.
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Orchids, especially the Phalaenopsis orchid are very popular as gifts.
They are also very easy to grow. You can keep them flowering for months on end by careful pruning.
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Some bulbs such as hyacinths and certain narcissi can be bought prepared, or heat-treated to encourage them to flower earlier.
These bulbs, if planted in September can be ‘forced’ to produce flowers for Christmas. Good bulbs for forcing...
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Using a layering technique, you can extend the flowering period of your containers and really make the most of them. This is very simple to do, just follow these tips for stunning results;
Read more about how to layer bulbs in a container
When hyacinths and narcissi have finished flowering don’t leave the tired plants to spoil your container. Although the spring flowering bulbs have finished now, the other plants still look great.
Read more about how to make-over a spring container
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