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Centre Stage Flowers

Viburnum Bodnantense – Centre Stage

I chose it to go in one of the borders at the Villas because I wanted to brighten up our garden in the depths of winter when little else is in flower. With its dense clusters of sweetly scented, baby pink flowers borne on bare stems from November to March it definitely fits the bill!

Viburnum Bodnantense

To fully appreciate the perfumed blossom on this upright, deciduous shrub, it is recommended to plant in a moist, well-drained border close to an entrance or path in sun or partial shade.

VIBURNUM BODNANTENSE DAWN birdseye

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Let’s Grow In 2016

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Did you know...? Fruit

Use A Banana To Keep Cuttings Fresh

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banana
…if you go out and think there might be an opportunity to take some plant cuttings but worry that by the time you get them home they might have deteriorated, take a banana with you! Just make a nick in the skin and push the stem, cut end first, into the soft flesh. This way it will stay fresh for hours.
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Did you know...? Flowers General

A Sunflower is filled with Florets

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Sunflower with bumble bee
…that a sunflower looks like one large flower, but actually each head is made up of hundreds of tiny flowers called florets, which ripen to become the seeds.
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Winter Veg Sweeter after Frost

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kale
…that most winter vegetables taste sweeter after a frost? They turn starch into sugars to prevent the water in their cells from freezing. Because there is another substance in addition to water in the cells, it makes it harder to freeze. The cells inside the vegetables have icy cold water but the water will not turn to ice.
Vegetables that taste sweeter after a frost include carrots, kale and Brussels sprouts.
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Cinnamon as Rooting Hormone

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Cinnamon as Rooting Hormone
Out of rooting hormone? Open your kitchen cupboard and grab some cinnamon! Dip fresh cuttings into it and it will kill fungus and bacteria, helping to keep them disease-free while rooting.