Where To Plant Lupins

Lupins are a quintessential cottage garden plant. Its name originates from the Latin word “lupus” which means “wolf” or “destroyer” and refers to the old belief that Lupins exhausts nutrients and ravages land like a wolf. Despite their name, Lupins are actually able to improve the quality of the soil by making their own nitrogen …

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Tomato Plant

How To Grow Tomatoes

In the past few years, I have noticed a rise in popularity of tomato plants but in fact, our love affair with them started hundreds of years ago and we named them the love apple. When To Plant Tomatoes If you wish to raise tomato plants from seed and grow outdoors in the summertime then …

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Acer (Japanese Maple)

When To Prune Acers

Pruning an Acer should really be kept to a minimum as the most graceful shape can come from a tree that has been left to develop naturally. But if you wish to prune your Acer to take a certain shape or hard prune an overgrown tree then this is best carried out when it fully …

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Camellia japonica

15 Shrubs To Grow In The Shade

If you have a north facing garden or a space to fill under a tree there are some stunning shade-loving shrubs that have attractive foliage and others that produce showy flowers. We have compiled a list of some popular shrubs that will thrive in the shady part of your garden. Aucuba Japonica ‘Variegata’ A versatile …

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