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  1. How to Plant Spring Bulbs

    How to Plant Spring Bulbs

    Bulbs are such rewarding plants to grow - child's play to plant, happy growing in gardens or pots, and can slip into the tiniest spaces to provide a burst of colour. We've got bulbs for cold climates and bulbs for subtropical ones. Here's our top ten tips for simple successful bulb planting

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  2. How To Look After Variegated Plants

    How To Look After Variegated Plants
    Variegation in plants means colour all year in the garden. Variegated plants are ideal for the Australian climate. They need a little different care to an all-green plant - find out how to keep your variegated plants looking perfect here.
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  3. How to Encourage the Good Bugs in Your Garden

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    Bad bugs eat our plants and ruin crops, leaving our garden a mess and more susceptible to disease. Good bugs (aka Beneficial Insects) help to control these pests by making a meal out of them. While the good guys are moving about the garden eating mites, aphids and scale, they're also often doing the important job of pollinating our plants.

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  4. How to Encourage Nature in Your Garden - by Doing Less Work

    How to Encourage Nature in Your Garden - by Doing Less Work
    Doing less work in the garden? Sounds like a plan! Best of all, less work means more nature – and when we encourage nature into our gardens, even a little bit, nature rewards us by helping us in the garden. We’ll show you how.
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  5. How to Control Weeds Organically

    How to Control Weeds Organically

    We love seeing our plants thrive, unfortunately the weeds also make the most of ideal growing conditions. So here goes, the battle of the weeds. Many of us have children and pets to be mindful of and are considerate of our environment and wildlife too. Chemicals are not an option then. Here's our tips on controlling weeds naturally and organically.

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  6. How Many Plants You Need For Your Hedge

    How Many Plants You Need For Your Hedge

    Autumn is the best time to plant hedges. The soil is still warm from summer, so your plants can get established before winter arrives. There's also plenty of moisture around to feed young roots. If you're thinking of planting a hedge, do it the easy way with our tubestock plants - cheaper, and much less digging! Here's how

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  7. How to Garden in Clay Soil

    How to Garden in Clay Soil

    We're often asked how to manage clay soil, and which plants work best in it, so we've put together a handy guide to improving your soil and a list of plants best suited to clay. Plants struggle to thrive in clay soil, although if they do thrive, they find it's often high in nutrients. Here's our tips for how to make the most of clay soil.

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  8. How to Plant Peonies and Dahlias

    How to Plant Peonies and Dahlias
    How to plant up your peony, dahlia, iris, and other plants that have tubers or rhizomes. Step by step instructions, easy to follow, with photos
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  9. How to Fertilise your Plants

    How to Fertilise your Plants

    Why do we need to fertilise our plants? Well, you don't have to. It's your garden after all. But your plants will grow so much better if you do. Fertilisers will help your plants develop more flowers, fruit, leaves and roots; they'll get bigger and stronger, and be more resistant to pests and disease. So you can see why giving Mother Nature a helping hand can be a very good thing. Find out about fertilisers and how to use them here

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  10. How to Prune

    How to Prune

    Why do we need to prune our plants? Why can't we just leave them to grow wild, as they do in nature? Well, plants are often pruned in nature, by strong winds, reducing their energy; animals nibbling at young shoots; insects taking away dead wood. This all helps change their appearance. We want our garden plants to work hard and look their very best all year - and pruning helps achieve that. Here's how to do it

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