Category Archives: Planting Advice

Hardy Palms

Some palms are some suitable for planting outdoors in the British Isles. Hardy palms are invaluable as structural plants in tropical-style gardens and look effective when planted with bamboos and New Zealand flax. In pots they can form striking architectural features on… Continue Reading »

How to grow Olive trees

Olive trees, or Olea europaea are generally considered the kings of the Mediterranean landscape, but popularity in the UK has increased in recent years. This fact sheet will tell you how to grow Olive trees successfully in the UK.

Their combination… Continue Reading »

Orchid Care

You don’t need a green house to successfully grow Orchids, and they aren’t delicate. Like other houseplants orchids only have a few basic needs, after all orchids have adapted to survive in most areas as “wild” plants.

Light is the important factor… Continue Reading »

Indoor Azalea Care

These are one of the best winter-flowering houseplants and can, with care provide a mass of colour throughout the holiday season with their red, pink or white blooms.

They require a temperature of 10-15°C/50-60°F ideally, avoid hot airless situations i.e. those near… Continue Reading »