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Getty Images Plant foods: protecting us for life Eating more weekly vegetarian meals is one of the easiest ways to increase the plant foods in your diet. And according to one...
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Gaudy bulbs for winter cheer Gaudy bulbs for winter cheer Sometimes you come across a plant that you've ignored for years, and realise it's so absolutely...
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A garden for free A garden for free A gorgeous garden costs money - or does it? All our garden plants once grew wild - and managed to...
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Photo by Getty Images Tough Love with Palms Palms are tough. I once saw a photo of part of Hawaii after a tsunami had passed over it. Only the...
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The perfect bathroom plant The perfect bathroom plant Perhaps it comes from too many Tarzan movies when I was young, but I love green plants in the... Veal with onions and creamy polenta Veal with onions and creamy polenta Papaya — a hardy fruit tree Fruiting winter beauties Fruit trees are beautiful. Okay, not if there's a mass of rotting fruit underneath them or if you...
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First aid for hot plants (and stressed gardeners too) First aid for hot plants (and stressed gardeners too) First aid for hot plants (and stressed gardeners too)
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9 How to have baskets of plums for Christmas next year If you'd planted a plum tree last winter, you'd be eating your very first plums right about now. In...
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Putting your garden on holiday Putting your garden on holiday December is not a time to garden! The weather's too hot, you're too busy — and for many of us,... Secrets of the world's greatest gardens Secrets of the world's greatest gardens Tips to make your garden a point of inspiration for other green thumbs: Wattle bush The great spring spectaculars This is the month garden photographers dream of — flowers, flowers, flowers, flowers! Even...
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Potted plant Going potty: Good things to grow in pots There are very few plants you can't grow in a pot. Of course, growing them in a garden is... Garden shears Grow your favourite shrubs from cuttings You don't have to pay money to grow your favourite shrubs—not if you've got a friend or... Caterpillar How to kill just about everything (pests and diseases, that is) It can come as a shock to a gardening writer to find out that even her kids don't know their pests...
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poinsettia Choose a native - Topiary lillyilly and poinsettias Topiary lillypilly The topiary lillypilly are expensive, usually between $50 and $200. But they are...
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roses Guide to growing the very best roses If you ask 10 women for their favourite flower, nine of them will say 'roses', and the 10th will...
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roses Planting and feeding roses When to plant your roses Now — spring to early summer. Because most roses bloom most...
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roses Why roses may fail to bloom abundantly Shade Roses won't bloom in dense shade. Check they haven't been overgrown by a tree or shrub. Roses...
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roses Four tips for perfect roses 1. Feed Feed roses well. More new growth means more flowers. I combine mulch with Dynamic Lifter or...
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