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A Poinsettia is not just for Christmas

02.12.2014 - by

Top tips for keeping that much loved Christmas plant alive. We've tested a plant sensor and mixed it up with some good old gardening knowledge...

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Inspiration: The Garden Edit Journal

27.11.2014 - by

Founded by English gardener John Tebbs, The Garden Edit redraws the traditional boundaries associated with shopping and the garden by bringing together a modern collection of products that embody functionality, timelessness and beauty.

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Analog Photography: Zurich Succulent Plant Collection

10.07.2014 - by

The Zurich Succulent Plant Collection is one of the most impressive of its kind, covering more than 4750sqm and displaying over 6500 plants. We visited the collection and brought our good old 35mm camera.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Tuane Eggers

27.05.2014 - by

"I know a bank where the wild thyme blows, where oxlips and the nodding violet grows, quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine, with sweet musk-roses and with eglantine" - A description of fairy queen Titania’s abode in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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What do you get if you cross an intelligent person with a floral display?

16.05.2014 - by

Parker and Riley (surprisingly, not the name of a law firm) are both based in Portland, Oregon. Riley’s floral studio Erba strives for simplicity in design, only using the most necessary elements for each piece, whilst Parker’s photography is inspired by everything from simple polaroids and Kodak film to the Lord of the Rings.

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3 reasons why the Fritillaria meleagris is like a panda

05.05.2014 - by

Our plant of the week, fritillaria meleagris (also known as snake’s head fritillary, guinea flower or chequer lily) is a striking wild flower native to Britain. But who would have thought that this small, purple Spring flower would have so much in common with a 160kg giant panda? Here are three reasons why:

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Order, order

02.05.2014 - by

Some are born liking order; some achieve order; some have order thrust upon them.

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Stick with Marina for a cleaner look

16.04.2014 - by

If you really want to excel at interior design, take inspiration from Marina Senabre – keep it simple, and include lots of plants.

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A woman’s guide to barbecuing

03.04.2014 - by

Women: barbecuing is surprisingly easy, as long as you have a bottle of gin and a competitive man to hand.

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Keukenhof Flower Show Can Blow Your Clogs Off

26.03.2014 - by

Some 200 hundred years ago, there lived an architect in the Netherlands. His name was Jan David Zocher, and he, along with his son, was assigned to create landscape gardens around the already existing castle of Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut on 15th century hunting grounds.

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This is One Big Tree

25.03.2014 - by

National Geographic have been to the western slope of the Sierra Nevadas in Califor-nia, roughly 2000m above sea level to photograph a tree. Big deal. Except that this giant se-quoia is over 75m tall, 8m around and sprouted at the very beginning of the Iron Age, some 3200 years ago.

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Mosaicultures Internationales Montréal... Plants Imitating Life

21.03.2014 - by

With a spectacular exhibition of over fifty photorealistic plant sculptures that would make Duane Hanson green with envy, the Mosaïcultures Internationales Montréal 2013 event grabbed visitors’ attention by turning the Botanical Garden into something combining a zoo and an Elysian playground.

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Will you make the cut? 10 top garden tools

20.03.2014 - by

It’s a dangerous world, out there in the garden. As it’s owner you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place (hopefully not literally as such features don’t tend to make for a very attractive garden).

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Top 5 Weeds You Need to Fight

19.03.2014 - by

Just want a nice garden, not a war zone! Let’s be clear, gardening is a pleasure, but it is also time-consuming and we do have families, careers and social lives to focus on. Added to that, we have to fight a war. We have to fight weeds.

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A tree in your bonnet

18.03.2014 - by

An abandoned ship close to Sydney has turned into a floating forest with mangroves onboard...

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The letter bee

13.03.2014 - by

When I was a child, we used to watch Sesame Street – each week was themed with a different letter. Well, this post is bee-themed.

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Sweet violet: A short story of romance

10.03.2014 - by

“You to whom nature has given spirit, sweetness and beauty; you who alone can move and rule my heart…” Napoleon Bonaparte, 1797

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The world through the eyes of old plants

06.03.2014 - by

The world’s oldest living organisms are over 400,000 years old. Which begs the question, if bacteria could talk, what would they tell us?

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I was (plant) blind, but now I see

04.03.2014 - by

Doctor, doctor, I think that I might be suffering from plant blindness. Don’t worry, I’ve got just the tree-tment for you

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Flowers in Fashion

28.02.2014 - by

Floral: the new black. Think flowery fabric is just for curtains? Pull yourself together.

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What do a bulldog and an avocado have in common?

20.02.2014 - by

More than you might think… It was Darwin who originally postulated the idea of natural selection – that is, the gradual process by which biological traits become more or less common in a species. It’s how micro-organisms adapt to stay alive despite antibiotics, and it’s how the Darwin Award winners die…

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Water, water everywhere

19.02.2014 - by

How to garden in a changing climate. Or how to prevent water-logging in your garden.

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For our singles

13.02.2014 - by

For Valentine's Day the dahlia "happy single"

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