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Overwintering borderline exotic tubers such as Cannas and Dahlias

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Although it’s now late October many of the more tender plants are still looking excellent here at the Exotic Garden in Norwich, with two plants in particular growing really well, enjoying the cooler days and nights – the Dahlias and … Continue reading

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How to brighten up your windowsill using bulbs this winter

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Nothing like a few bulbs to brighten up those dull winter days…! At this time of year I always like to plant some winter flowering bulbs in pots to brighten up the house on those fast approaching short days. A … Continue reading

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Protecting our tender exotics for winter & 7 things to do right now!

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Like it or not, the winter is fast approaching, and though we exoticist’s don’t really like to think about it, never-the-less, we must, and now is the time to prepare for the cold days to come. Image: Jamie Spooner wrapping … Continue reading

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Top Tips for keeping the tropical feel to your garden this Autumn

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This week, our in-house gardening expert Will Giles gives us some handy tips and ideas for keeping that tropical feeling in our gardens whilst heading into Autumn. (Image: Coleus Hybrid against Colocasia esculenta) What a glorious time of year this … Continue reading

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Overwintering Cannas in the UK – How to protect the canna rhizomes

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Today’s video is of Will Giles explaining how to overwinter Cannas, helping you make sure you get your much loved rhizomes through the winter without them turning to brown mush (Will’s words!) . Cannas are a staple exotic plant in … Continue reading

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Checking ginger plants for winter damage and new growth

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How to check your ginger plants for winter damage with Will Giles. Taking a look at Will’s ginger plants to see if the winter has affected any growth. Will has been growing gingers for many years, so this short video … Continue reading

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Growing Tree Ferns in the UK – Will Giles Explains

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Growing & buy ing tree ferns in the UK. Today we bring you another video from Exotic gardening expert Will Giles. Here we look into growing one of the most popular exotic plants, the tree fern. A fast growing and … Continue reading

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How to get rid of Lily beetles & Lily beetle control

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How do I get rid of Lily beetles and stop lily beetles destroying my plants? Another question we often get asked here at Exotic Plants Online and once again Mr Will Giles comes to the rescue. A hero for the … Continue reading

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How to protect Hostas from snail and slug damage

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How do I protect Hosta’s from slug and snail damage in my garden ? A commonly asked question and a problem that occurs with not just the Hosta. < In this video, our very own Will Giles tells us his … Continue reading

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