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.So, will the Canary Island date palm survive? Time will tell, and I'll be keeping a close eye on its performance during the coming months. Gardeners being tempted to grow tropical and exotic plants outside have often been lulled into a false sense of security by talk
this tree will have two sorts of berries: blue-black sloes and deep red haws.It is an example of a 'husband and wife tree'. This is quite a well-documented phenomenon, which can occur when trees are planted as whips, very close together, and grow up entwined
of the genus Galanthus). Fortunately, there are many great gardens around the country where such enthusiasts can get their snowdrop fix over the coming weeks.Although I grow snowdrops in my own garden, and I admire their short-lived display – most welcome
[brightcove exp=1463233149&vref=1606757142]I don't think I could live with a garden without clematis...when you come to a stand like this at Gardeners' World Live, you leave buzzing with ideas for the varieties you can grow.
Salad potatoes come in many shapes, sizes and colours. They're well worth growing, as they're such a versatile crop - delicious served hot with a knob of butter, or combined with any number of ingredients in a potato salad. All salad potatoes share
and jacket potatoes.Learn about each of the three potato types, and how to grow them, below.10-12 weeks to maturePlant: March (with frost protection)Harvest: JunePlanting depth: 12cmDistance between tubers: 30cmDistance between rows: 60cmFirst early potatoes
The sun is shining and the daffodils are out. Nothing spells the start of spring like a mass of golden, trumpet-shaped narcissi.Among the flowering daffodils are some that are only producing foliage. These ‘blind’ daffodils, either side of the driveway, are probably failing to fl...
Cacti and succulents are the perfect choice if you're looking for an indoor plants that almost look after themselves.Most cacti and succulents can be easily propagated from stem or leaf cuttings, as explained below. For those cacti whose stems
Occasionally, orchids need repotting to refresh their expanding root systems. Most indoor orchids are epiphytes, meaning they naturally grow attached to a tree branch with their roots clinging to the bark. In order to mimic their preferred growing
now. They’re much more likely to germinate and grow successfully now that the soil’s warmer. It would have been a risk planting them a few weeks ago when it was still so cold.Some vegetable seeds can be sown directly outdoors now. I tend to sow only