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Plant of the Week: Miltonia

Once you’ve seen one and smelled its sweet perfume you’ll just want to grow more! 

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Veggie seeds

Thin out veg seedlings once they get big enough to start crowding each other to make sure you keep them happy and healthy as they grow.

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Dazzling colours

Sow biennial flowers as the blooms of this year’s display start to fade, so you can be sure you’ll have that dazzling colour back again next year.

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RHS Cardiff Flower Show

The season’s first major flower show kicks off this week as the RHS Flower Show Cardiff opens its doors with a riot of glorious daffodils to herald the arrival of spring.

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What to do in the garden in April?

April is a kind month, its warmth encouraging shoots and seedlings to burst into new growth at last. There are daffodils and the first tulips to enjoy, as well as spring perennials and the glory of spring blossom.

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Plant of the Week: Mandevilla

This gorgeous tropical climber transforms a sunny conservatory or bright windowsill into an exotic jungle of foliage and brilliantly colourful, heavily scented flowers... 

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New perennials

Perennials are the ideal choice for any new planting scheme, as they come back year after year and perform even better as they mature.

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Spring feed

Give everything a spring feed to get your plants up and raring to go again after a long, hard winter.

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Pests and diseases

The caterpillar is increasingly common in London and the Home Counties, and feeds on the leaves of box from within a protective webbing, causing severe defoliation.

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Plant of the Week: Ivy

It comes in all colours, not just green; look out for prettily variegated varieties edged in silver or gold.

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