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How to grow Lavatera bushes (Mallows)

How to grow Lavatera bushes (Mallows)

Have you come across lavatera bushes and their lovely blossoms in spring? If you have, it is difficult not to appreciate their understated beauty and abundant flowers and foliage. You can easily add these plants which are available as shrubs, perennials and annuals depending on the variety to your garden display because they don’t need much attention to thrive with the exception of a little pruning in spring and some mulch around the base in autumn. In this article, I…

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How and When to Take Lavatera Cuttings

How and When to Take Lavatera Cuttings

One of the best ways to propagate Lavatera is by a method known as taking softwood cutting in spring/early summer and it’s super easy to do even for beginners. If you have never propagated lavatera through cuttings, this is the perfect opportunity for you to try.  With the tips you will find below you should have garden ready plants either this year if you take them early enough which is spring or next year if you take them a little…

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Growing Delphiniums in Pots – Choosing a Container, Feeding and Winter Protection

Growing Delphiniums in Pots – Choosing a Container, Feeding and Winter Protection

Last updated on November 5th, 2021 Offering towering flowers and vivid colours, Delphiniums command their space in the garden with ease. These plants grow in beds and borders but can also be grown successfully in large pots. They may look like a lot of work, but they are quite easy to grow, as I will show in this guide. These perennial plants come in a wide range of varieties with differently coloured blooms as we as different eventual heights so…

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How and When to Divide Alstroemeria Plants

How and When to Divide Alstroemeria Plants

Last updated on November 5th, 2021 With an appearance very much like a lily, Alstroemeria is a favourite of many due to its colourful blossoms but it’s probably one of the favourite perennials.  The plant offers over 150 cultivars and there are hybrids such as the A. ligtu that are often used in intricate flower arrangements but in this article, I’m going to focus on dividing Alstroemeria as is a great way to get more plants. Instead of purchasing more…

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Dividing Agapanthus – How and When to Divide Them, Step by Step

Dividing Agapanthus – How and When to Divide Them, Step by Step

Last updated on November 5th, 2021 Why spend money on acquiring more agapanthus plants when you can get them free? If you are wondering how that is possible, let me give you a few tips on how and when I divide my agapanthus. These beautiful flowers offer lush foliage and different coloured blooms depending on the variety you have. They are easy to grow and require low maintenance which means you can multiply them easily in your garden or give…

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