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Re-blooming Your Moth Orchid

Phalaenopsis Orchids are a group of plants that grow in shady, humid conditions throughout the Asian tropics and extend into Northern Australia, commonly known as the Moth Orchid and are arguably the most popular group of orchids grown in the world today. They are also regarded as one of the easiest orchids to grow indoors.

These luxurious flowering plants have thick-leaves with elegant and exotic arching sprays of flowers. As their blooms last on average for 50 days and being so abundant, this adds to the plants popularity, with many people treating Phalaenopsis like cut flowers. When the flowers start to drop off, the plant is usually discarded and replaced, which is a shame as they can be kept to re-bloom twice a year under ideal conditions

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Grow Your Own Ginger

Nothing like fresh ginger in you're morning green juice, herbal tea or turmeric latte. Although ginger can be sometimes ridiculously expensive, its also ridiculously easy to grow if your located within the right climate and yes Ginger is brilliant for containers on a warm balcony. A must try edible plant, thats also looks fantastic!

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Can You Pass The Cactus Test?

Growing cactus in pots is a great way to add interest to your home as they are low maintenance and are dramatic in form and colour.

Cactus plants are at their best in terms of beauty during the flowering season, but that doesn't mean they don't look beautiful otherwise. If a low-maintenance garden in the home is what you aspire to have, species of flowering cactus will be ideal for you. More importantly, the fact that these plants grow well in containers can be an added advantage, as they can be placed and moved anywhere in the house as and when you need.

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Hibiscus For Days

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Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

The Hibiscus originating from China sure can produce the most flamboyant flowers and is the ultimate plant for creating a touch of the tropics. It forms huge blooms, up to 10cm in diameter, on a shrubby upright plant that you can train to grow as a small tree.

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Growing Garlic At Home

There is no requirement at being a seasoned gardener or farmer to grow your very own garlic at home. It's also very achievable and easy to harvest your own good quality garlic with a little patience due to its long growing time and by just following a few steps and keeping track of the seasons.

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Caring For Your Monstera - Swiss Cheese Plant

Swiss Cheese Plant; Monstera deliciosa is a native to the jungles of Southern Mexico and Guatemala, a very easy houseplant that needs space to grow giving your home that instant jungle feels. Possessing all the qualities that are required of a good houseplant this house plant is making a comeback.

The Monstera’s leaves are a rich green in colour and have a natural gloss to them which is heightened when plants are cleaned with a damp cloth, unless the leaves a new and soft. Cleaning the leaves will also help keep pests under control as they are prone to mealybugs on the undersides of the leaves. It’s also ideal to give them the occasional misting to help increase humidity.

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Growing Lettuce At Home

Before I started growing our home grown food, I spent a fortune on organically grown salad ingredients. It wasn't just the lettuce that cost so much. There were the tomatoes, herbs, specialty greens, radish, cucumbers, and more that went into making my lush salads healthy, beautiful, and satisfying.

When I finally did start growing, at first, it was hard to produce all the ingredients required for a salad at the same time. My radishes and lettuce heads would be ready before everything else. Then they'd bolt before I had a tomato ready to even pick.

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Stop And Smell The Roses

Caring for roses takes very little effort once you have the routine down pat, with huge rewards of fragrant blooms through spring and summer and even into autumn.

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5 Tips to Keep Your House Plants Healthy

Decorating your home with pot plants is easy and doesn’t take much to make that eye catching feature you want. Choose a pot that makes a statement, decorating your home with some quirky pot plants not only adds some greenery to your life but adds character by using clean and white pot plants for a sleek finish or golds and bronze pots for a rustic look. For a bold statement in the home add plants with big leaves such as palms, umbrella trees and ferns. You can maintain these to appear as big or small as you like. If you have a very neutral home spice it up with some colour. Orchids are great because they not only are interesting to look at they are a beautiful flower as well and can add feature to any dull room. Violets are also extremely easy to grow, maintain and bloom all year round.

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How To Grow Tomatoes

What's not to love about tomatoes, the red, delicious juicy flavours, that go with just about any meal. Although not the easiest plants to grow, tomatoes are still a firm favourite for the family garden, so if you're a serious tomato eater, or want to always use the expensive variety, why not grow some of your own.

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The Jade "Money" Plant

The Money Plant or Jade Plant is one of the most famous and popular of the many succulents used as indoor plants and known to be a symbol of vibrant energy; the owner’s fortunes are believed to increase with each new leaf and Feng Shui enthusiasts even claim it provides positive mental health benefits by nourishing the chi.

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Citrus For All Seasons

Freshly picked, home-grown citrus isn't a luxury reserved only for the picturesque gardens in the warm and sunny climate of the Mediterranean. Short on garden space? Growing citrus in containers can deliver you lemons even indoors. All it takes is some simple citrus basics, a little human ingenuity and you're on your way to growing your very own fruits.

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