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How to grow zinnia flowers from seed
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How to grow beautiful zinnia flowers from seed

Zinnias are truly marvellous flowers that are incredibly easy to grow and come in an array of colours, shapes, and styles. They’re a perfect plant for beginner gardeners as they require minimal care but will bloom generously throughout the summer, decorating your garden with colour and providing you with beautiful cut flowers to brighten your

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How to grow beautiful dahlias from seed
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How to grow dahlias from seed

Dahlias are much-loved blooms that burst into colour in summer and autumn. They are perfect for pots and garden beds and make beautiful cut flowers for the home. If you love filling your garden with colourful blooms, then learn how to grow dahlias from seed and enjoy a rich display of bright blooms all summer.

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How to care for maidenhair ferns
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How to care for maidenhair ferns

Anyone who has cared for maidenhair ferns knows it’s a labour of love. It’s not the easiest plant to tend to as it requires particular growing conditions and daily attention, but those delicate fan-shaped leaves on wiry black stems that move with the breeze are well worth the effort. Here are our top tips for

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winter gardening tips
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6 top winter gardening tips

There might be less to do in your garden during winter, but a reprieve from the main workload frees up time to focus on the tasks you’ve put off doing for a while. Our six winter gardening tips will keep you busy all season. From cleaning up the garden to tackling a new gardening activity

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How to grow kangaroo paw from seed

It’s hard to pass kangaroo paw plants for their striking flowers and stunning display of colours. While this native Australian plant looks hardy, it’s quite easy to grow from seed and is relatively low maintenance. Prevalent to Western Australia, Kangaroo Paw plants grow naturally in bushlands and wildflower fields South West of the state, where

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10 garden hacks using items from your kitchen
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10 garden hacks using items from your kitchen

If you love to keep your garden in tip-top shape but don’t want to use chemicals, try these 10 garden hacks using items from your kitchen. From banana peels and Epsom salt to aluminium foil and dish soap, these simple tips will help to enrich your soil, deter pests, and keep plants healthy. 10 garden

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How to grow sweet pea flowers from seed
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How to grow stunning sweet pea flowers from seed

Sweet as anything and utterly delightful, sweet pea flowers have long been loved by gardeners for their charm, fragrance and nostalgia. But despite their delicate look, sweet peas are quite hardy and easy to grow from seed. Here are a few handy tips for growing a bountiful supply of sweet pea flowers in your garden.

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How to grow poppies from seed
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How to grow poppies from seed

Poppies are beautiful flowers that are easy to grow from seed. These delicate but striking orange, yellow, pink and red single-stemmed blooms are not only loved by gardeners but are a favourite among pollinators too. The poppy is an ancient flowering plant rich in history and meaning. After World War I ended, poppies became an

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Grow a bouquet for the bees this Valentine’s Day
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Grow a bouquet for the bees this Valentine’s Day

Bees as keystone pollinators provide an essential service for maintaining and preserving the ecological balance in our world. They are necessary for our survival, cross-pollinating around 75 per cent of the world’s flowering plants, including three-quarters of food-producing plants. But did you know species are steeply declining? Researchers recently analysed bee records collected by the

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7 flowers to grow in spring
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7 flowers to grow in spring

For many of us, spring is the season to refresh and renew. It’s the time of year to look forward to warmer weather, the sound of birds chirping, and of course, the growth of new plants. Celebrate this wonderful season by growing these seven flowers and enjoy an array of blooms from late spring through

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