Independent Garden Centres | July 2014 - Independent Garden Centres
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  • Kiwi Fruit vs Chinese Gooseberry

    9:51 pm | July 29, 2014

    The Kiwi fruit is a large, vigorous vine that loses its leaves in winter. It is native to Southern China and used to be called Chinese gooseberry until the New Zealand farmers decided to exploit it and popularized the name worldwide with their lucrative exports of the hairy brown fruit. Kiwi fruit are surprisingly easy to grow if a few simple rules are followed; […]

  • Orchid Elegance

    8:53 pm | July 29, 2014

    Orchids in bloom are elegant, eye catching plants for indoor and outdoor decoration. The flowers of most types of orchids last for weeks and sometimes months. There are many varieties available in a wide range of colours including green, yellow, brown and red. Being evergreen, the plants long strap-like leaves can also be attractive even when the plant is not flowering. The peak flowering […]

  • Pots and Baskets For Your Home

    10:48 pm | July 26, 2014

    We have a great range of colourful indoor bowls from Lifestyle Homewares, hanging baskets from Brunnings/Gardman and ferns from Paterson Fern Nursery featuring in our spring 2014 catalogue – out soon! “Pots” is a simple word to embrace the myriad of shapes and sizes of containers in which plants may be grown. These range from a miniature bonsai pot to a large urn or […]

  • Wattle It Be? Acacia!

    9:53 pm | July 22, 2014

    Wattles are commonly associated with the coming of spring but the flowering calendar of wattles is spread over the whole year. There is no time when there is not at least one wattle in bloom, although September 1st has been declared “National Wattle Day” in Australia, and it was officially proclaimed on 1 September, 1988 as the National Floral Emblem of Australia. Wattles belong […]

  • Maidenhair Fern – Adiantum

    4:06 pm | July 19, 2014

    Maidenhair Ferns are one of the most popular of all ferns for house culture. Many are also excellent garden plants. There are more than 200 species and many cultivars varying from hardy to tender varieties. Australia & New Zealand have has many native species of Maidenhair. Foliage varies from beautifully tinted new leaf growth to curiously shaped, interesting leaves. Sized from compact dwarf up […]