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Why Are My Hydrangeas Pink? Hydrangeas are a beautiful plant, native to temperate areas of Asia and the Americas, but by far the greatest diversity can be found naturally in Asia. If you live in a temperate region, they are are a must for your garden - they are a plant...
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Don't Drown Your Plants - The Importance of Aerated Soils All plants have their own specific needs. What these needs are vary from one plant species to another, but all will mostly include varying amounts of nutrients, water and air. The focus of this article is water, but this is intrinsically...
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How to Propagate Plants in a Box With the cooler months in the northern hemisphere approaching, our planting habits change - they need to change. Often this means that we retreat to a greenhouse or bring our gardening indoors. Often this also means that we leave our propagating until the warmer...
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How to Ripen Tomatoes Late in the Season Have you ever grown tomatoes in your vegetable garden or perhaps in tubs on a balcony? If you haven’t, I guess I have to ask; why not? There are two undeniable facts about growing tomatoes - they are one of the most commonly...
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Using Wood Ash in your Garden Wood ash is a wonderful resource in the vegetable garden and everyone who has easy access to it should use it rather than disposing of it in some other way. It can be nutrient rich and used to improve nutrient access for your garden plants,...
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How to Grow Yuccas Yuccas are an incredibly easy plant to grow, require very little maintenance and are being seen increasingly in contemporary gardens. However, if you prefer a more traditional garden, don't be concerned; there is always a place for yuccas. Yucca elephantipes is a commonly grown yu...
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Water Issues
Wondering if this could be a solution for us - opinions very welcome =)Wow - the water issue ... we've put some extra money on your water rates to cov...
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Posted on Saturday, 05 October 2019
Pruning Daisies
My problem is that I have an enormous daisy bush that needs to be cut back hard to keep the ratio right for the garden. Can I take it right back to th...
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Posted on Thursday, 03 October 2019
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  • #Daisies
  • #Pruning
Can I use the ash from burnt cardboard on my garden
This question came through from several subscribers. The short answer is that it depends on why you want to use it.  If you wish to adjust the pH of ...
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Posted on Monday, 30 September 2019
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  • #Ash
  • #garden ash
  • #soil pH
How to Control Spider Mites
The folling question was posted on the iCultivate Youube channel: How do you control spider mites ? Here spiders are everywhere I'm so stressed out, ...
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Posted on Sunday, 28 July 2019
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  • #pest control