Do you know when or how to properly repot a plant? Many of us wait until it is bursting out of its pot, pull it out, put it in a new pot, add some soil and hope it grows.
Here are a few signs that your plant needs a new home:
- The plant simply looks like it is too big for its pot
- The roots are growing out of the drainage holes
- Water is sitting on the top and not absorbing
- The soil is dried out or looks like it is disintegrating
- It’s been years since you repotted it
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“The joy of Instagram and social media is that it is democratised. For every well-known gardener I follow, there are ordinary gardeners sharing their everyday joys and heartbreaks. This is the community I love and go back to several times a day. Social media, blogging and photography have opened up a more honest world.” – Alys Fowler
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Usually, tomatoes turn red when ripe, but some varieties stay green. Have you tried growing green tomatoes? Maybe is time you give them a try if you haven’t since are “among the sweetest, richest, most aromatic around”. Start with these three easy-to-grow:
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“At this time of year, bumblebee queens are a familiar sight foraging on spring flowers. After spending the winter hibernating, they need to build up vital energy stores before laying their eggs. According to the largest study of its kind, access to flower-rich habitats from spring through to summer is key to the survival of successive generations of the bees.”
We have created a simple visual, based on this article, for you to know which wild and garden plants are particularly important to get bumblebees’ colonies started in the spring and seeing them survive through to be successful into the next generation. Check it out!
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With March just around the corner, it’s about now that every gardener starts getting cabin fever. There is only so much peering at snowdrops, sniffing scented daphnes and admiring frosted leaves you can do before the desire to start sowing seeds with abandon sets in.
Be careful what you sow, though: it’s still too early for many seeds, which need spring to be in full flow before they sprout. That’s where half-hardy annuals come in. These are the more exotic, tender cousins of hardy annuals: both flower, set seed and die in the course of one year, but the half-hardy types need to be started indoors and planted out only once the risk of frost has passed. That means cosseting them on a sunny windowsill and faffing about with pricking out and transplanting; but you get loads of plants for very little outlay, and a tantalising range of colours and forms.
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In the depth of winter, it may seem that there is little to do in your garden. There are few plants and flowers growing, the weather is cold and less daylight prevents you from spending a lot of time outdoors.
However, there are things you can be doing to prepare your garden for spring. From tools and sheds, to digging over soil and making it ready for planting, this infographic shows you some practical ways to get a head start on your spring garden.
By planning ahead, you can ensure a beautiful garden with pretty flowers and tidy borders. You’ll be the envy of the street!
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