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How to care for Cymbidium Orchids

Cymbidium orchids are stunning and are a rewarding spectacular living flower arrangement right throughout the cooler months. Their hardiness sets them apart from many of the more tender, tropical orchids such as slipper orchids (Paphiopedilum) and moth orchids (Phalaenopsis), which need warm or hot house conditions outside the tropics. Cymbidiums are available in a wide...
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How to Grow Potatoes

Growing Potatoes at Home Potatoes are a wonderful root crop to produce at home and are very easy to grow. Planting certified Seed Potatoes¬† The term “seed potato” can be a little misleading. Although potatoes do set seed, they do not grow¬†true to seed. To get the variety of potato you want, you need to...
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How to Grow Herbs

Growing food at home is very popular and whatever form your garden may take, herbs are easy to grow and very rewarding. Fresh or dried, herbs add zest to cooking, perfume the house and have natural medicinal and cosmetic benefits. Craft making with herbs has wide appeal. Create pot pourri, tussie mussies and infused vinegars...
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How to Grow Callistemons

Callistemons or Bottlebrushes are one of the hardiest Australian native plants. The bright bottlebrush shaped flowers a very impressive part of the spring landscape and are a delight for native birds and bees. The original Callistemons available to gardeners were all bold red but flower colours now range from red to pink, mauve, cream and...
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Colour Your World

Colour Your World The complete feel, look and style of a garden can change dramatically for each season of the year by adding seasonal colour. Get creative in your garden by designing eye-catching combinations and adding fragrant blooms to enjoy the impact of colour all year round. Here are some colour and scent principles: Bold...
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