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SOCIAL CLIMBERS

If houseplants make us happy, then climbing plants should make us ecstatic because they allow us to be ultra-creative with indoor greenery. Today we are looking at climbers, namely plants that require support to reach upwards; and climber/trailers, adaptable plants that can climb or trail downwards. Five advantages to growing climbers: 1) Versatility. Climbers can be grown up strings or wires, canes, moss poles, or even allowed to swathe internal walls. Climber/trailers can be grown upwards in the same way, or [...]

PUTTING YOUR GARDEN TO BED

  The first hoarfrost in the garden is always the most beautiful, even if it signals the creeping hand of winter. Although we have had some icy nights the weather hasn’t lived up to the more alarmist predictions published in the popular press. The mildness of the season means that I still have the occasional rose coming in to bloom in my garden, and the tub of Pelargoniums by my back door remains pretty colourful. So if, like me, you haven’t [...]

TRANSFORMING YOUR GARDEN WITH GORGEOUS EVERGREENS

Transforming your garden with evergreens. So this might be posted in soggy November, but that doesn’t mean we can’t look at some clever planting suggestions for your garden or courtyard space. Autumn can seem a bit gloomy as the cooler weather arrives and the nights draw in, however it is actually a good season to be planting. We are at the tail end of the growing season, and this allows time for the roots of new plants to establish before winter [...]