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Your Guide to Successful Container Gardening

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Reading Time: 5 mins Shutterstock/ woraatep suppavas The idea of growing our own vegetables and herbs is gaining popularity in the UK (possibly thanks to Felicity Kendal and ‘The Good Life’ circa 1975). However, not all of us have access to a garden, especially in large cities. So, what can you do if you would like to grow some veggies at home, but don’t have a garden or much space…

10 Blooming Flowers for Your October Wedding Bouquet

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Now that October is here, you must be busy with the essential gardening jobs for this autumn month. For most people, this time of the year is especially pleasing because of the cooler nights, warm sunny days, and the pretty autumn foliage. Others have picked exactly this month for their wedding celebrations. Interestingly, there are plenty of lovely blossoms that bloom this month and make up for a perfect wedding…

17 Toxic Plants In Your Garden

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The abundance of beautiful and well-grown houseplants gives a special sense of comfort at home. Apart from being pleasing to the eye, some house plants have the ability to purify the air quality. However, if you turn your home into a full-size botanical garden, you might do yourself a bad favour, as some common house and garden plants also happen to be toxic. They can carry not only health risks,…

European National Flowers: The COMPLETE List

National flowers of countries in Europe
Reading Time: 6 mins There’s no doubt that every country in Europe is famous for something – they have their own national symbols like flags, dishes, alcoholic beverages, animals, sports etc. But have you ever thought about the national flowers of European countries? Every country on the Old Continent has its own floral emblem that represents their unique identity. Some of these symbols are related to historical, cultural and religious events dating back centuries and…

Fantastic Gardeners Celebrate Earth Day

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Today we celebrate Earth Day for the 46th time since U.S. senator Gaylord Nelson suggested the idea for a national day focusing on the environment. After its first celebration on April 22 1970 in the US, Earth Day has grown into a worldwide environmental movement raising awareness of serious issues such as pollution, global warming, deforestation and the detrimental effect of urbanised societies on the environment. Nowadays, almost 200 countries…