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Summer Bulbs - Easy to Grow for a Marvellous Show

  • Published on: 11 September 2019
  • By: Office Department

There's always enough time to plant summer flowering bulbs to create a superb show of dramatic colour. Here is a selection of our favourites among the many that are available from your Garden Centre.

Bulbs, corms and tubers can be planted in most kinds of soil, and that includes flower beds and planters, all that's required is good drainage so that they don't rot. If you have heavy soil, introduce grit to lessen the chances of waterlogging. 

Common Plants That Can Harm Pets

  • Published on: 11 September 2019
  • By: Office Department

Most of the plants growing in UK gardens and around the house aren’t harmful to your pets, however some plants are and you need to be aware of them. Enthusiastic gardeners who are also pet owners may be surprised to learn that many of the plants they grow are toxic to cats and dogs.

The findings, by MORE TH>N the insurance company, show that 31% of gardeners have no idea if they are growing plants that are harmful to pets.

How To Grow And Care For Succulents

  • Published on: 11 September 2019
  • By: Office Department

We've always enjoyed growing the vast and varied group of plants known as succulents and cacti. As we explain, their attempts to master a range of often hostile conditions, has resulted in the development of a fantastic array of interesting and appealing shapes, colours and textures.

Succulents are plants that store water in their plump leaves, stems and roots. This handy tactic allows them to survive in many different environments especially where there is a lack of rainfall.

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