Archive for September, 2009

Kids could exercise by tropical gardening

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

If parents struggle to tear their kids away from the television, they could get them into gardening so they are out in the fresh air and exercising.This is the suggestion of the Mirror, which also recommended getting them to walk the dog, build a hut or wash the car for similar physical and...

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Why not grow exotic flowers with your fruit trees?

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

A television chef has explained he likes gardens which combine different types of outdoor plants.People looking for gardening inspiration might like to consider mixing their outdoor plants by putting fruit trees together with exotic flowers.Speaking to Cate Devine from the Herald, television...

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Exotic plants contribute to Garden of the Year

Friday, September 25th, 2009

A couple have won the Island Garden of the Year award, thanks in part to their array of exotic plants.Peter and Janet Norris of Union Mills in the Isle of Man, were presented with the accolade for the second year in a row, the Isle of Man Courier reports.Their garden was shortlisted along with...

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Cortaderia selloana ‘takes on silvery sheen in winter’

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

The cortaderia selloana could be a good option for those looking for new grasses in their garden as the winter approaches.A variegated small pampas grass, the cortaderia selloana, or 'silver feather' is pale yellow and green in colour.According the Oxford Times, it climbs to heights of four feet...

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Perennials ‘attract birds in autumn’

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Gardening enthusiasts looking for something new in their patch this autumn may wish to consider perennials.Summer and early autumn perennials are both attractive to humans and to wildlife, it has been noted.Plants such as the coreopsis, purple echinacea, black-eyed Susan, liatris and gallardia...

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