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Grow What Where and How: A Dummies Guide to Indoor Plants
As the colder weather drives most of us indoors where it’s warm, it’s natural that we turn to indoor plants to create a winter garden.  Indoor plants create a sense harmony and wellbeing, but only if they are thriving.  Finding...
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Cymbidium Orchids
Cymbidium Orchids are one of the most beautiful and widely cultivated orchids. They are epiphytic plants that like to be pot bound with their pseudobulbs crowded together.  Cymbidium Orchids come in a fantastic range of colours from pink, orange, apricot...
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Monstera –All You Need to Know
Botanical name: Monstera deliciosaCommon name: Fruit Salad Plant, Swiss cheese Plant This large-leafed climber is the go-to plant for tricky positions where impact is needed. It adds a tropical touch to rooms, and can be grown on a totem, as a stand-alone plant,...
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Salad Greens to Beat the Budget Blues!
Do you dream of being self sufficient in lettuce?  You may never have fantasised about such a notion until this season, when a trip to the shops to bags your salad greens had you gasping with horror at the prices. ...
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Biophilic Design
What’s that, you might ask?  It is a HUGE trend in architecture and the landscape design at the moment.  It’s about creating good habitat for people’s wellbeing within the built environment.  Key to understanding it is focusing on what impact...
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Air plants (Tillandsias)
Air plants, or tillandsias, have beautiful silvery textures and interesting forms.  Use them to adorn more than fridge magnets.  Create your own sculptural piece on driftwood, plant them in a glass bowl with pebbles, or attach them to some cork...
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Ribbon Plant
Botanical name: Chlorophytum comosum ‘Variegatum’ Common name: Ribbon plant Ribbon Plant is also known as spider plant, due to the clusters of babies it produces at the ends of thread like growth. The variety commonly grown inside is the variegated one, which has a...
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Giant Bird of Paradise
Botanical name: Strelitzia nicolai Common name: Giant Bird of Paradise A great choice for instant height in a room. Its banana-like fronds fan out and upwards, creating an instant oasis in your home. Sometimes used for outdoors, and a great screening plant...
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Boston Fern
Botanical name: Nephrolepsis exaltata ‘Bostoniensis’ Common name: Boston Fern Famous for its fabulous fronds and graceful elegance in a hanging basket, Boston ferns can spill down up to a metro, which also makes them perfect for pedestals.  Care instructions. Light: brightly well-lit areas indoors....
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