What you will need:
Large terracotta pot
Potting soil Compost
• Make a soil mixture of half potting soil, half compost, and add half a hydrated brick of palm peat. Add two handfuls of an organic slow-release fertiliser like Atlantic Bio Ocean and two scoops of HydroCache water-retaining gel.
• Place stones over the drainage holes.
• Fill the pot halfway with the soil mix.
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3 Superfood Trees
Plant the following fruiting trees in your garden or even in large containers in a sunny courtyard and you will have very healthy and tasty produce at hand.
Indigenous Medicinal Herbs For Winter Ailments
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Growing Winter Veggies Successfully
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Fern And Bromeliad Fever
Specialising in indigenous and non-indigenous ferns and epiphytic ferns such as staghorns and imported bromeliads.
On Top Of The World In Paradise
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If you are a fan of vygies and similar plants, you can have swathes of these flat-growing succulents in flower every season if you plant different species, both indigenous and exotic, which are available as both annuals and perennials.
Turn your garden bits into an upcycled basket just in time for the children to enjoy hunting for Easter eggs.
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Fiery shades of red and orange make for a bold autumn display.
A Haze Of Purple
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The Joy of Flowers
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Your CBD Questions Answered
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Follow these steps to grow more of your favorites for free.
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Learning To Love Green
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All Things Bright And Beautiful
Before the Industrial Revolution, London was awash with wildflowers. Jack Watkins traces their history and finds that, if given a chance, these opportunistic plants may still return