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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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7 Fun Allotment Projects to Do with Kids This Summer

Balancing an allotment with busy family life can be a challenge at the best of times, but as the summer holidays approach it can be even harder to carve out the time needed to keep on top of all that weeding and planting. Don’t despair though, you can kill two birds with one stone (not literally, obviously) by putting your tireless tykes to work in the garden. Not only will it get them plenty of fresh air, but they’re bound [...]

7 Plants You Didn’t Know You Could Grow in the UK

The unpredictable, changeable and often unpleasant weather in the UK may guarantee that we always have something to talk about, but it can limit gardeners when it comes to growing exotic and unusual plants. (more…)