How to Grow Giant Sunflowers from Seed Outdoors, Outside - Helianthus gi...


If you have always wanted to grow giant sunflowers for seeds, but thought the were too difficult to do so then I have good news for you. They are no more difficult than regular sunflowers which are as easy as can be! So in this video English horticulturist Simon explains how he germinates his giant sunflower seeds directly into the ground outside/outdoors. If you would like to do the same than consider growing sunflower giganteus Mongolian Giant, Russian giant, Siberian Giant and Titan. 

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Tropical Gardens UK: Exotic Garden Jobs for May Update


It seems that summer has arrived with the month of May and with it came loads of work just to keep up with the garden. We published a video earlier on in the month regarding the jobs we hoped to achieve and in this video we have an update as to what we did indeed accomplish. So just where did we get to with the weeding, plant maintenance and pest management?

You can find the link to that earlier video here, but if you want to find out more exotic garden jobs then check out our playlists.

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Tropical Gardens UK: How to Plant and Grow the Bottlebrush Plant - Call...


The blooms of the bottlebrush plant are as exotic as they come, yet despite originating from the other side of the planet the Bottlebrush - Callistemon citrinus 'Splendens' will grow surprisingly well over here in the UK! Provided it is given adequate cold protection in the early years as well as being planted in favourable conditions according to its native environment it can grow to become an extremely attractive and valuable ornamental  plant.

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Garden Pest Warning For May


The warm weather of May has brought an abundance of fresh plant growth and with it an explosion of pests breeding as though their very lives depend on it - which of course it does! And while mother nature revels in its burgeoning diversity, gardeners are paying the cost by stupidly growing plants that  these God given creatures relish eating. But we are not going to allow our hard earned money to end up down the gob of a marauding slug. No, we are going to put in pest management and combat them with our superior minds and human-like skills!  Yes, I am looking at you monkey-boy (forward slash) girl because you can do it too! No one really reads these video descriptions do they?

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How to Get Rid of and Kill Scarlet Lily Beetles


The Scarlet Lily Beetle is one of the many scourges that spring brings. So destructive is it that it can reduce a fully grown plant to just stalks and stems in a matter of days! Luckily it is easily identifiable, however controlling it is not as simple as you may think. So in this video English horticulturist Simon explains several ways in which you can get rid of and kill scarlet lily beetles.

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Tropical Garden UK: Exotic Garden May Tour


The month of May has finally arrived and the weather definitely feels more spring-like, although the nights are still cool enough to put a stop to a decent period of sustained plant growth. However, the warmer temperatures have brought slugs and snails in their droves, and it' almost a full time job keeping them from eating the emerging plants! Anyway there is a lot going on so why not find out more by joining English horticulturist Simon as he tours around his West Sussex exotic Garden?

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Tropical Gardens UK: Is the Canary Island Date Palm Cold Winter Hardy -...


The Canary Island Date palm - Phoenix canariensis, is a stunning exotic tree from the Canary Islands and widely planted in the south coast of England. Yet despite reports of it being surprisingly cold winter hardy, many of the young plants purchased fail to survive their first winter. So what is going on? Is it hardy or is it not hardy? Well English horticulturist Simon finds out and explains all in this video.

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Free Tomato Seeds and Plants USA and UK


If you are looking for free tomato seeds or plants you might get lucky with a charitable donation but the chances are that you may have to make it happen yourself. The good news is that this is surprisingly simple so in this video English horticulturist Simon explains exactly how he processes the seeds from a shop bought tomato to produce his own tomato plants.

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What is Acer Dieback, how to recognise Acer Dieback, How to Treat Acer D...


Step back in time twenty years and there didn't seem to be such as thing as Acer dieback, yet almost everywhere you look now there are usually a few specimens displaying the tell-tale signs of future death! So what is Acer Dieback, what causes it? Furthermore, how do you recognise it and what can you do about it if your have it? Well luckily for you English horticulturist Simon goes deep into these questions and more! You just need to watch this video to find the answers.

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How to Plant and Grow Salvia involucrata 'Hadspen'


Salvia involucrata 'Hadspen' is a rarely seen yet absolutely wonderful cultivar that is known for its rather bizarre opening flowerbud! Surprisingly hardy, although it does require a little support for its stems, it is an easy plant to grow so long as you can keep the slugs and snails at bay while they are establishing. So if you want to know how to grow Salvia involucrata 'Hadspen' then English horticulturist Simon will give you the benefit of this knowledge in this video.

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Tropical Gardens UK: Exotic garden Jobs for May


Sunny days and mild nights have finally arrived, albeit with a few hiccups. With this change in the air life is finally flourishing in the garden, with regards to the plants that we want, and the plants, pests and diseases we don't! In order to keep a tight grip on the process so as to maintain standards and not  make more work later on in the year English horticulturist Simon explains the exotic garden jobs that he has planned for this May.

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