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Low Cost Gardening - Take Your Own Cuttings

  • Published on: 18 September 2019
  • By: Office Department

There's no doubt that gardening can be expensive, plants and packets of seed aren't cheap but there are always methods to cut costs. One of the most satisfying and ultimately rewarding ways to save money is to take softwood cuttings.

Taking cuttings, whether from your own plants or ones you see in friends' gardens, is a fantastic way of propagating plants free of charge.

Orchid Plant Care Tips

  • Published on: 18 September 2019
  • By: Office Department

Orchids in pots, especially the ‘Moth Orchid’ or Phalaenopsis, are widely available and popular gifts. Placed on a window sill, they bloom for long periods when pruned, watered and fed correctly. In this article we'll share some important orchid plant care tips.

Good drainage is essential, orchids like a drink but don’t want to be drowned. Water your orchid sparingly every week or 10 days to keep the plant moist but not waterlogged. 

A Guide To Common Plant Diseases

  • Published on: 18 September 2019
  • By: Office Department

It’s always disappointing when your carefully tended plants fall victim to a mystery ailment. But, as David Hall discovers, this needn’t result in its demise. First identify the complaint, then treat the plant to eliminate the cause, and hopefully the plant will return to healthy growth. Here is David's list of the commonest diseases and how they can be eradicated.

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