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5 Trendy Houseplants and How to Care for Them

What are the hottest houseplants of 2017? Rachel from Alexandra Palace Garden Centre, shares her top picks. The 'pass it on plant' Pilea peperomioides, commonly known as the Chinese Money Plant, has simple lily-pad-like leaves on fine stalks that look perfect in a modern Scandi office or home. A few years ago the Chinese Money Plant was almost impossible to get hold of, and ‘passing along’ the offshoots they produce, was the only way to obtain one – giving it the nickname [...]

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Why You Should Start a Gardening Community Group – and How to Do It

In our busy modern lives, it can be hard to fit in time to spend outdoors enjoying nature. For those of us who live in the city, this can be even more of a challenge. Urban gardening communities have started to spring up all over cities in the UK in answer to this problem, giving communities a place to come together and grow things outdoors. From why you should consider starting a gardening community group to how you can go [...]

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Get Fit and Healthy in the Garden Using These 7 Steps

Finding a health and fitness regime we enjoy and want to continue in the long term can be elusive for so many people. Jogging can be exhausting, spin classes daunting and yoga just sends us to sleep – making it a struggle to get that all important exercise. So, you can imagine how overjoyed we were to discover scientific research shows that gardening can boast many of some of the health and fitness benefits provided by jogging, swimming and [...]