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The Plant Lover’s Guide to Snowdrops



Everybody’s favourite spring flower is the centre of attention for a special  day at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Saturday January 31 – and it’s FREE for all.

Galanthus is a much-loved harbinger of spring and here at the Garden there is a mile of snowdrops to explore but Snowdrop Day is so much more than walk in the park.

There will be talks, trails,

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Creating a rock garden

Rock gardens are very simple to create and as a bonus is also extremely eco-friendly making them a great gardening asset to learn about. Even better, rock gardens are extremely low maintenance once they are done.

One easy way to start is to gather a pile of dirt that is lying around in the yard somewhere. If you do not have a large amount of dirt,

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104 year old gardener shares his tips on Twitter

For Ralph Hoare, a green-fingered centenarian, Twitter has become his preferred medium for sharing his horticultural suggestions. Having reached the age of 104, he still maintains a healthy passion for vegetable and rose cultivation.

Due to his age, he has to use a grabbing tool to pick up items, and a hoe for weeding. Age may have affected his knees, but not to his passion for

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Ways to prevent frost damaging your garden

If you are worried about your garden freezing under the not so warm sunrays or spring, you will want to follow a few of the following tips that will help keep your plants safe. Spring can be difficult as the temperatures go up and down in a short span of time, however, these tips will keep your garden safe even if some items have already

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The Rose is still the favourite flower for English gardeners

According to the rosesuk website, not to mention a large percentage of the population, the English rose is the nation’s favourite flower, and just about everyone with a sunny patch of soil is growing them or wants to do so. Contrary to frequently heard complaints that roses are difficult to grow successfully, i.e. with gorgeous heaven-scented blooms that beautify any spot they occupy, roses are

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Waitrose enters the horticulture market

Waitrose plans to become a serious contender in the horticulture market, expanding their inventory to include garden shops where customers can browse over 850 different seeds, bulbs, flowers and plants, and pay in the outdoor addition to the store via a mobile cashier. The move comes following the revelation that amongst Waitrose customers, gardening ranks second only to cooking as a favourite pastime.

The new gardening

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The Best Condolence Plants

“The first of all single colors is white … We shall set down white for the representative of light, without which no color can be seen; yellow for the earth; green for water; blue for air; red for fire; and black for total darkness.” — Leonardo Da Vinci.

Flowers like colors carry a lot of meaning throughout the course of history and tradition. Especially white.

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