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Fertilizers

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Fertilizing your plants can sometimes be a bit overwhelming if you are unsure of what to use. It is essential though to use fertilizers especially when you are looking to get the best out of your plants as most soils will not provide the essential long term nutrients needed. Whenever you see a fertilizer product, it will usually have three numbers …

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Tomato Blight

In Tomato Blight by Thussadmin

It’s that time of the year again when we are anticipating on eating all the great vegetables from our gardens! Here is a bit of info that will hopefully help you to avoid that awful Tomato Blight so you get to enjoy those ripe delicious tomatoes!  One thing to remember is that once you have tomato blight there is not …

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Plants that keep those pesky bugs away!

In Plants that repel insects, Uncategorized by Thussadmin

  Summer is almost here, and you’ll want to spend more time outside and in your gardens. Unfortunately, so will those pesky bugs! You can plant herbs and flowers that will help to repel those bugs, including mosquitoes, and at the same time add a touch of beauty to your backyard. Plants have unique natural abilities to emit different chemical substances that can serve …

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Pollinators

In Pollinators by Thussadmin

How to create a pollinator friendly garden What may seem like a small contribution — a tiny flower planted in a pot or the ground can actually provide valuable place for pollinators like hummingbirds, bees and butterflies. Chances are you’re already taking steps to help pollinators and you may not even know it! Sometimes keeping your yard a little bit …

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Butterfly Bush

In Butterfly Bush by Thussadmin

Butterfly  bushes  can be  quite  easy  to  grow,  when  you  know  a  bit  about  their  requirements  and  preferences. Butterfly bush need full sun. They require a minimum of 6-8 hours of bright sunlight.  They also need good drainage. Their roots are sensitive to rotting, and if they spend any amount of time in wet soil, they can get damaged. Most …

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Plant of the Year!

In Plant of the Year! by Thussadmin

Lemon Coral Sedum This is the National Plant of the Year! It’s incredibly easy to grow, has bright lime green textured foliage that looks spiky, but is really quite soft to touch. It will provide bold, fresh colour all season long in your garden or pots. This stunning succulent grows well in the sun or part sun, can tolerate dry …

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Wave Petunias

In Wave Petunias by Thussadmin

Wave: The original spreading petunia grows low & wide with a height of 4-6 inches and a 3-4 foot spread Shock Wave:  this is a well branched, mounded plant with a height of 7-10 inches and flower heads around 1.5 to 2-inch flowers, spreading 2-3 feet wide. The Shockwave has smaller flowers than the rest of the waves. Easy Wave: Grows more …

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Gardening Terms

In Gardening Terms by Thussadmin

Dazzle your friends, and yourself, with your knowledge of gardening terms!   Annual – a plant that grows, flowers and produces seeds all in one season. It does not survive the winter and must be planted new each year. Perennial – Plants that survive for many growing seasons. Generally the top portion of the plant dies back each winter and regrows …

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Strawberries

In Strawberries by Thussadmin

Kent Strawberries Strawberries are a much loved fruit and are the perfect treat to satisfy a sweet tooth and they also pack a powerful punch of nutrients rich in Vitamin C, fiber and potassium! Planting: You can plant your strawberry roots as soon as the soil has warmed. Keep the roots slightly moist and cool before planting, and choose a …

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Onion Sets

In Onion Sets by Thussadmin

 Our  onion  sets  have  arrived! Onions are such a versatile vegetable! They are used in so many recipes, and growing your own means you’ll always have them on hand. They are easy to grow from baby onions, which are called sets. Onions need a sunny, sheltered site with well-drained soil. Before planting you can add some compost to enrich the …