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Weed Control

Use Ground Cover Fabric for a Fabulous Veggie Crop We have such a perfect climate for growing heat loving veggies and herbs such as Tomatoes, Peppers, Eggplant, Zucchini, Basil and many more. Try using a mulch or ground cover on your veggie garden this year and you will see benefits both in reduced work hours and increased harvests. Specific benefits include preventing weed growth,… Read More

+ Avoid using any chemicals when growing your edible flower plants.

Grow your own Edible Flowers

Why not try growing a few edible flowers? Great for garnishing cakes and desserts, tossing in salads or in many other creative ways in the kitchen. For use in drinks, try freezing in ice cube trays. Before using in your latest culinary creation, remove stamens and styles and therefore pollen from all flowers except Violas and Pansies. For most flowers, cut the petals away… Read More

+ How to grow a Tomato plant

How to Grow a Tomato Plant

Follow a few tips to grow amazing tomatoes in containers or in the ground this season. Be sure to check out our Heritage tomatoes too.

+ Harvest healthy greens from our Mixed Kale Planters all season long – just cut and they will regrow.

Growing Container Veggies

Have you always fancied your own fresh veggies, but don’t have the space or time for a traditional garden? Well, why not try growing some veggies and herbs in containers – grow alone or mix with edible flowers and herbs. There are many advantages to growing in containers including better control over soil conditions, easier or even no weeding and being able to locate… Read More

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Harden Off Your Annuals

Buy early and harden off your annuals at home to enjoy the best selection of plants.

+ Spring bulbs

Caring for Spring Bulbs

I try to pick a wide range of spring bulb varieties to extend the bloom season and provide varied colour interest.

+ dividing perennials in the spring

Dividing Perennials in the Spring

Spring is an ideal time to divide summer and fall flowering perennials.

+ Amaryllis or Hippeastrum

How to Grow Amaryllis

Amaryllis bulbs are fast and easy to grow indoors during the winter. They reward you with huge, long lasting, bold flowers on tall, sturdy stems.

+ Favourite container annual: Mandevilla ‘Dundee Pink’

2018 Top Garden Picks

These plants that really stood out for me in my garden in 2018.

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Attracting Hummingbirds to your Garden

Hummingbirds are attracted to plants by flower colours and nectar, not fragrance and are especially attracted to certain shades of red.