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How To Childproof Your Garden - Poisons, prickles and ponds.

How To Childproof Your Garden - Poisons, prickles and ponds.

Kids benefit hugely from being outside exploring and getting absolutely filthy - what better place to start than the garden as a first taste of the great outdoors? But, first, let’s make sure it’s childproof…   Poisons As a general rule, it’s best to discourage children from ever tasting any garden berry or leaf that they aren't sure of. Too many jewel-like berries can seem tempting to hungry hands.. and sometimes the more tasty they look, the more dangerous they are!  For example, the black cherry fruits of a potato plant could easily be mistaken for dark red tomatoes. Or, how...

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Mr Plant Geeks Autumn Picks

Mr Plant Geeks Autumn Picks

You just can’t beat late September for the arrival of the autumn fashion show. Everywhere you go, you’ll be greeted with piercing citrus yellows, burning oranges and seductive scarlets- which look all the more gorgeous on days when the skies are clear and blue-fingers crossed on that one..! Throughout the summer, plants can be very, very green - depending on how dry it’s been of course. However, this drenching of green is because the chlorophyll produce oodles of energy stores and, whilst in full production, this can mask the other pigments. As production of chlorophyll ceases in the autumn, the...

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September Plant of The Month - Mr Mosquito

September Plant of The Month - Mr Mosquito

Did you know there’s a way to deter insects without the need for aerosols emitting unhealthy sprays of choking chemical clouds? Step forward, Mr Mosquito, your new houseplant friend! Mr Mosquito is also known as a Sarracenia, or in some cases, the Pitcher Plant. This plant can amazingly capture and digest its own prey; and is pretty easy to raise too. Out of all carnivorous (insect eating) plants, Mr Mosquito is known as the most effective and has evolved some pretty smart ways of capturing and chewing on prey. You can treat Sarracenia as a houseplant, or outdoor plant, as...

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7 Reasons You Need Plants In Your Life

7 Reasons You Need Plants In Your Life

PLANTS ARE SO GOOD FOR YOU! And don’t let anyone tell you otherwise! Whether we realise it or not, most of us probably come into contact with plants- or plant-derived products- at least a few times during our normal day. Have a read of the article below, and then have a think about what you’ve done today, and you’ll see what I mean! Clearing our air: We need oxygen to survive! Plants are kinda amazing, as they absorb carbon dioxide from the air, and replenish that with oxygen. What an importance position the plant takes up in our eco chain....

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A Plant For Every Room

A Plant For Every Room

Houseplants are fabulous! And, now, everyone knows. Houseplants are bang on trend right now, and there’s so many reasons why you should get with it. Houseplants can help to purify the air, make you feel good, jazz up interior decor, impress your friends, and give you that sense of achievement when they grow. What’s even more exciting is there’s a plant for every room too - from the kitchen worktop to that lonely bookshelf! Let’s take a tour of your virtual home, as if it were filled with houseplants… The hallway: The perfect place to start our tour of your...

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