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At this time of year

Cyclamen at the garden centre. (Photo from Wikipedia Creative Commons)

Caring for cyclamen indoors

Potted cyclamen plants with elaborately marked ivy-like foliage and bright flowers are easy-to-grow, long-lasting ornamentals.

Poinsettia (Photo by Brendan Zwelling)

Caring for poinsettias

Tips on caring for poinsettias. Once, holiday poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) were always red. But now there’s beautiful pink, white, plum, cranberry.

Christmas cactus flower and buds. Photo by Brendan Zwelling

Christmas cactus are easy to grow

Christmas cactus are easy plants to grow, and most problems are related to flowering. They need a slightly dry, cool and dark resting phase in autumn.

Plant ideas

Gardens to Visit

Food to Grow

Garlic bulbs and- bulbils (Photo by Carol Pope)

4 fabulous ways to harvest homegrown garlic

Among the healthiest foods we can eat, homegrown garlic is antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Garlic can be enjoyed four ways: as young or mature bulbs, scapes and greens.


Zinnias (Garden Making photo)

Growing better with plant stimulants

If you’re installing new plants, growth stimulants help them to become established more quickly. What you need to know about plant stimulants.

Tree being carried on horse-drawn cart

Just say no to tree staking

Another tree-care myth the needs to be re-considered is the tradition of tree staking where all newly planted trees are attached to stakes.