Category: Growing Plants

Rockeries and Alpine Plants | A Summer Project

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Rockeries and Alpine Plants | A Summer Project

Summer is upon us, and that often means spending a lot more time enjoying your garden. It also provides more opportunities to work in it. It may be a good time to start a fun and interesting new garden design project. One that will add some stunning floral beauty to your garden. A rockery can […]

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Are Tomato Plants Poisonous?

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Are Tomato Plants Poisonous?

Attempting to answer the question, “Are Tomato Plants Poisonous?” must be considered in terms of whom, or what, they are poisonous to. For the average human being, tomato plants and their leaves are not poisonous. The leaves and stems contain solanine, a glycoalkaloid poison that naturally occur in tomato plants, potatoes and eggplant. This toxin […]

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Why Gardening Is Your Destiny

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Why Gardening Is Your Destiny

Have you ever thought to yourself, “Life seems to make sense when I’m gardening!”? Of course you have. Denying it is a case in futility. Every time your fingers fondle the soil your endorphins somersault like a flea on the carcass of your pet canine and the smile zipping across the creases of your lips […]

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Eremophila nivea – Outback Silver Foliage

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Eremophila nivea - Outback Silver Foliage

A few years ago I wrote a post on 16 Silver Foliage Plants To Experiment With. It was an attempt to identify many of the great plants with silver foliage characteristics that lend themselves beautifully to landscape gardening. However, when I wrote that post I hadn’t become acquainted with Eremophila nivea (Silky Eremophila) – an […]

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Foolproof Shade Plants For Dimly Lit Areas

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Foolproof Shade Plants For Dimly Lit Areas

What’s not to like about shade plants? Those dimly lit areas of our gardens, that rarely see daylight, can often be the hardest to landscape. But you needn’t throw up your garden gloves in frustration – well not yet, anyway. While moulds, fungi and lichens grow rampantly in these much maligned garden zones there are […]

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