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How weeds thrive
In this post in this series on weed control, I cover not just how weeds survive, but how weeds thrive[...]
My beautiful flowers
I'm delighted to introduce the first reader's contribution to be featured on the site. This post was submitted by Connie[...]
English Ivy – Hedera helix
Hedera helix Common name : English Ivy Family : Aralicaeae Hedera helix is a vigorous self clinging climber or ground[...]
Weeds of North America
Here you will find a comprehensive list of weed identification resources for the USA and Canada. Given the vast size[...]
Acanthus mollis: For foliage and flowers, sun and shade
Acanthus mollis Common name : Oyster Plant, Bear’s Breeches Family : Acanthaceae Acanthus mollis is a plant I very often[...]
How do plants grow? Becoming a Gardener – Step 1
For most people gardening is about plants. Admittedly, features like paths, walls, fences and decks play part in creating the[...]
Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’: Japanese Garden Star
Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’ Common name : Japanese Maple Family : Aceraceae Acer palmatums are tremendous garden plants, probably amongst the[...]
How to Grow Narcissus: Daffodil Plant Notes
Narcissus spp. Common name : Daffodil Family : Amaryllidaceae A bulbous soft wooded perennial with around 50 species and countless[...]
The 10 steps to get you gardening for life
I’m guessing that if you are here you may be new to gardening. If you are, then you are in[...]
Gardening convert: the story of a new gardener
When I was a nipper, Mum and Dad were not gardeners. Our garden was so overgrown me and my mates[...]
Taking care of dahlias: the trick with deadheading
To my mind, one of the greatest strengths of dahlias, is that they can go on flowering from mid-summer right[...]
How to grow dahlias
According to the late Christopher Lloyd, whose Great Dixter garden featured multiple dahlia cultivars, dahlias are best in in late[...]