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Best foliage plants for garden colour Best foliage plants for bright garden colour
Spring garden colour doesn't always have be about planting big and bold flowering plants to add striking contrast and texture to your patio, garden or indoor spaces. Here are our favourites of colourful foliage plants with flamboyant and out-of-the-ordinary features which will do the same.  Best foliage plants


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10 best spring flowering plants for instant colour 10 best spring flowering plants for instant garden colour
Spring is the time of year where plants burst into full bloom. With so many new choices on offer how do you choose the best spring colour flowers to plant? 
10 best spring flowering plants for instant garden colour

 


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How to grow and plant bougainvilleas in hanging baskets How to grow Bougainvilleas in hanging baskets and pots
Bougainvilleas produce some of the most dazzling colours in the garden, but did you know they are stunning when grown in hanging baskets.  Here is how

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10 best summer flowering plants in Australia 10 best summer flowering plants for this season
Choosing the best flowering plants to feature in your garden and in pots which flower during the height of the summer months can take some thought. We take the guess work out for you and this list are our summer flowering picks.


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How to grow Hydrangeas - planting  and fertilising guide

Hydrangeas - Big Blooms for Summer
One of the most colourful flowering plants for the home garden are hydrangeas and summer is the time they show their big bold blooms. Check out how easy they are to grow.


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How to grow gardenias - growing, planting and care guide Gardenias - Highly perfumed flowers for summer
If you like brilliant white flowers with delightful fragrance, then you should consider planting Gardenias. With a little care these plants will flourish in most gardens, rewarding you with lush deep green foliage and sweet perfumed white flowers year after year. Here are some popular varieties to consider... 


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How to grow and care for Agapanthus - Agapanthus varieties Agapanthus - Summer flower show offs
If you're looking for a great low maintenance plant for your driveway, fence line or even around the swimming pool, then you can't go past the agapanthus. Agapanthus are ideal plant for dry summers. Find out the best varieties to use


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How to grow autumn flowering Tibouchinas - planting and growing guide How to grow autumn flowering Tibouchinas
If you love the colour of purple in the garden, then you'll just adore the magnificent flowering Tibouchina. There are many wonderful varieties available that vary in size & colour from 1m shrubs to 6m trees, with deep purples & even pink and white flowers. There are some varieties that flower just about all year round, but their main flowering times are in the warmer months of summer to autumn & they look fantastic! How to grow


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How to grow - growing nad planting Roses - complete planting guide Rose planting and care guide
Roses are a world favourite amongst gardeners for their long history of growing and association with love. They range from heirloom and old fashion roses to the newer modern bigger bloom varieties which flower more prolifically. There are so many rose varieties available, any gardener from the novice to the professional will be able to pick the perfect rose for them. And once you have found your 'new love' here is how to keep them looking yound and healthy. 
Summer rose pest and disease treatment
Winter Rose Care

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How to grow - growing and planting Cacti and Succulents How to grow cacti and succulents
Cacti & Succulents have interested adults & children alike for hundreds of years. Resurgence in their popularity in recent times is partly as a result of trends to minimalistic, low maintenance garden styles. Other reasons could be the fact that they look so wonderful, add texture and contrast to the garden and take very little care to grow well. These particular plants do not require a lot of time and maintenance.
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How to grow - growing and planting Palms How to grow palms

Nothing conjures up images of warm, tropical days better than palm trees and there are so many excellent varieties from which to choose. You too can have a lovely lush palm garden no matter where you live. More Info

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How to grow - growing Orchids How to grow orchids
Orchids are among the most beautiful and long lasting flowers in the world. They have been used for religious ceremonies and decorative purposes for hundreds of years. The climate along our coast is ideal for growing orchids.

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How to grow - growing and planting Azaleas and Camellias How to grow azaleas and camellias
Azaleas and camellias have similiar growing requirements. They both love acidic soils. 

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Azaleas - Iron Deficiency,
Camellia - Sasanqua
Azalea Lace Bug

 

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How to grow - growing and planting Greviileas How to grow grevilleas
If native birds and wildlife is what you want in your garden then Grevilleas are for you. These natives of Australia all contain nectar (except for one or two) and are simply irresistible to our native feathered friends. Commonly known as the spider flower the Grevillea genus consists of over 250 species with new hybrids being developed yearly. More Info
 

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How to grow - growing and planting Hibiscus How to grow hibiscus
What better way to truly dramatise a tropical garden than with big, bold and magnificently coloured hibiscus flowers? Hibiscus hails from Africa, Australia, China and the Pacific and has become the horticultural highlight of warm-climate gardens all over the world. More Info
 

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