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Hanging Baskets by the many, hanging in Salisbury's Greenhouse.

Unravelling the Whimsy of Hanging Baskets

Explore the charm of hanging baskets with expert Rob Sproule! Learn key care tips like pruning, deadheading, and fertilizing to keep your mini garden vibrant. Dive into our article for insights and visit Salisbury Greenhouse for all your gardening needs.

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Hanging Basket Care

Hanging baskets are a gardening trend that have stood the test of time and passed with flying colours””literally! Find out our favourite flowers for hanging basket arrangements, and how to care for them.

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Flower Power

Flower Power Gardening

Fresh, bright blossoms instantly add excitement and vivacity to any backyard landscape. There’s just something so uplifting about the display of colour and texture you can achieve with a flower garden.

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Mindfulness in the Garden

Mindfulness in the Garden What is Mindfulness? A Mindful Garden Mindful Gardening Exercises “Wherever you are, be there totally.” Eckhart Tolle Amidst the chaos and clutter of today’s world, it seems like the thought on

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Best Plants for Hummingbirds

Best Plants for Hummingbirds Salvia Delphinium Penstemon Bee Balm “The daily hummingbird assaults existence with improbability.” – Ursula K. Le Guin Hummingbirds have long been a garden favourite as stunning creatures and helpful pollinators. Their

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Rhododendrons

Rhododendrons Rhododendrons vs. Azaleas Picking a Rhododendron Growing Rhododendrons Caring for Rhododendrons “The poetry of the earth is never dead.” – John Keats Rhododendrons have been a favourite of gardeners across the globe for hundreds

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Container Garden University: Basic Elements

Container Garden University: Basic Elements By Rob Sproule The Biggest Flower Doesn’t Always Win The Structural Basics The “Thriller” The “Filler” The “Spiller” “Gardening has always been an art, essentially.” – Robert Irwin Like all

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Top New Annuals 2018

Top New Annuals 2018 By Rob Sproule Pink Sky Petunia Can-Can Bumbelbee Pink Lantana Luscious Royale Cosmo “In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends.” – Kozuko Okakura Petunia “Sky Pink”: If Han Solo

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Container Gardening Trends

Container Gardening Trends By Rob Sproule Colour of the Year Water Garden Containers Succulents Galore “The earth laughs in flowers.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Gardening is, at once, unchanging, yet always in motion. The essentials

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Houseplants & Anxiety

Houseplants & Anxiety By Rob Sproule Lavender Rosemary Aloe Vera Dracaena Snakeplant Gerbera Daisy English Ivy “Time spent in nature heals your mind, body, and spirit.” – Katrina Mayer As anyone nurturing their own indoor

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African Violets

African Violets By Rob Sproule Where Do They Come From? African Violet Care 101 Watering & Fertilizing Getting Them to Flower Are African Violets Poisonous? “I perhaps owe having becoming a painter to flowers.” –

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5 Best Plants for the Office

5 Best Plants for the Office By Rob Sproule 1. Spider Plant 2. Succulents 3. Lemon Balm 4. Peace Lily 5. African Violet Office plants used to be considered a waste of productive space. Now

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Pollinators

The “Other” Pollinators

The “Other” Pollinators   By: Rob Sproule Hoverflies Butterflies Other Bees We’ve heard about the honeybees. But what about the other garden superstars giving us apples and strawberries and cucumbers? It’s easy to attract them

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Best New Annuals for 2017

Best New Annuals  for 2017 By: Rob Sproule High Fashion “˜Superbells’ Morning Star “˜Prince Tut’ Grass Confetti Garden: “˜Peppermint Candy’ Alocasia “˜Stingray’ Petunia “˜Nightsky’ The thrill of getting our hands dirty is universal, but the

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Gardening in Space

  Image  credit: NASA Gardening in Space By Rob Sproule Growing without Gravity The Power of Plants Space Flowers “It’s a fixer-upper of a planet but we could make it work.” – Elon Musk, CEO

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