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Plant of the Week: Mock orange

This beautiful early summer shrub is a must-have for anyone who loves cottage garden chic: throughout June it’s smothered in pure white, richly perfumed flowers, filling the garden with orange-blossom scent.

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The anti-slug experiment

“With slugs and snails regularly topping the list of gardener complaints we want to know if home remedies have a role to play or are nothing more than a plantsman’s placebo.”

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Liquid feed nutrition

Liquid feeds are perfect for an instant pick-me-up if your plants are looking a little jaded, and you can get them in all sorts of formulations depending on what you want to achieve.

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Plant of the Week: Aglaonema

Dip your toe in the water with this fantastic easy-care evergreen, giving you the full jungly foliage effect with minimal fuss! 

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Summer pond care

Summer pond care routines needn’t take long as long as they’re done regularly.

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Dementia-friendly garden

One of the most talked-about gardens at Bloom, the Dementia-Friendly Garden, is to have a second lease of life as it relocates to a park south of Dublin.

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Plant of the Week: Anthurium

Anthuriums hail from the lush rainforests of central and South America; they’re also known as Flamingo flowers for the way the elegant, brightly-coloured spathes are held above the leaves on long, wiry stems.

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Rose attention!

Keep your roses blooming for longer with a little extra attention this month so they can keep performing at their absolute peak.

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Getting ready for the fruiting season

Get strawberry beds ready for the fruiting season now and you’ll keep them happy and healthy with fruits at the peak of perfection until they ripen and you can enjoy them to the full.

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Plant of the Week: Bonsai

Gnarled bark, twisted stems and knotted roots of an ancient tree in miniature.

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