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All About Airplants

Air Plants were popular in the 1970’s and now it’s time for their revival! They come from Central and South America, and their common name is Tillandsia. Air plants grow on trees, but they’re not parasites. They grow without soil and their roots are just for attaching the plant to the tree, but not for absorbing water and minerals. Instead, water and nutrients are absorbed by things called trichomes, little fuzzy scales that are all over the plant. Tillandsia belongs to the same family [...]

Gardener is watering his plants using watering can

The Benefits of Garden Irrigation, or Why I Can’t Live Without my Gardena!

A new series of articles written by Capital Gardens’ ‘Plant People’, including top tips, secret weapons and general garden advice from our in-house plant and gardening experts. Emma Kisby tells us her secret weapon for keeping the garden looking fabulous all year round. We’ve all seen the dead hanging baskets at the front door or the pub garden. Without careful management, they can all too easily end up looking sad and deflated. So, I’m calling all gardeners from novice to [...]