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Overwintering borderline exotic tubers such as Cannas and Dahlias

October 18th, 2012|Comments Off on Overwintering borderline exotic tubers such as Cannas and Dahlias

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 [...]

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How to brighten up your windowsill using bulbs this winter

October 15th, 2012|Comments Off on How to brighten up your windowsill using bulbs this winter

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 [...]

  • Jamie Overwintering the bananas in the Exotic Garden

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

October 11th, 2012|Comments Off on Protecting our tender exotics for winter & 7 things to do right now!

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 [...]

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

October 8th, 2012|Comments Off on Top Tips for keeping the tropical feel to your garden this Autumn

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 [...]

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

June 21st, 2011|Comments Off on Overwintering Cannas in the UK – How to protect the canna rhizomes

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 [...]

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Checking ginger plants for winter damage and new growth

June 19th, 2011|Comments Off on Checking ginger plants for winter damage and new growth

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 [...]