Why Are My Hydrangeas Pink?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 yucca and is...
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How to Plant and Grow Crepe Myrtles

How to Plant and Grow Crepe Myrtles
How to Plant and Grow Crepe Myrtles Crepe Myrtles are a very hardy plant that can be grown in most climates. They are native to southeast Asia and northern Australia and are known for their beautiful flowers and amazing mottled trunks. Together, these provide both beauty and interest all year round....
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Growing Port Wine Magnolias

Growing Port Wine Magnolias
Growing Port Wine Magnolias Port Wine Magnolias ( Michelia figo ) are commonly grown in many gardens and are a very good choice as hedges or screen plants. However, they are a beautiful shrub and can therefore also be found on their own in ornamental gardens providing a central focal point...
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How to Plant and Grow Turmeric

How to Plant and Grow Turmeric
How to Plant and Grow Turmeric Turmeric is native to South East Asia and is usually recognizable as a bright yellow/orange and pungent spice associated with asian cooking - particularly Indian curries. It is often referred to as a “super food” that  has many therapeutic applications. It also has been identified...
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How to Save Seed From Your Garden

How to Save Seed From Your Garden
How to Save Seed From Your Garden Saving seed from your garden is a very simple process. However, you do need to do something that is probably in contrast to what you would normally allow happen ..... allow some plants complete their life-cycle and produce seeds. For many gardeners, this means...
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Are You a Gardener Who Likes to Write?

Are You a Gardener Who Likes to Write?
Are You a Gardener Who Likes to Write? iCultivate is looking for passionate gardeners who like to write and want to share their gardening experiences with other gardeners throughout the world - you don't need to be an expert, just passionate about gardening ...... because you are passionate and want...
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Growing Your Own Super Food - Kale

Growing Your Own Super Food - Kale
How to Grow Kale Kale is a very hardy plant to grow in the vegetable patch and is a ’must’ if you haven’t already considered it. It grows best during the cooler months and is very frost tolerant. But get it started in Autumn, you will then be able to enjoy...
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