How to Plant and Grow Glory Lily tubers - Gloriosa superba, rothschildiana


Glory lilies arguably produce some of the most exotic of all flower structures, yet are easily grown from tubers. While they are not hardy enough to over winter in our English climate the tubers can simply be lifted and stored in cool, dark dry conditions until the following spring. To find out to plant and grow Glory lily tubers such as Gloriosa superba and rothschildiana English horticulturist Simon explains all you need to do.

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Is Great Dixter Gardens Worth Visiting - Tour Review


With planting designed by Christopher Lloyd and landscaping by the Victorian, genius architect Edwin Lutyens the gardens at Great Dixter promise a world class display! However it has been a number of years since the death of Christopher Lloyd and so one has to ask if the magic of these two gardening titans still resonates today. To find out more English horticulturists Simon and Lorna take a trip down to East Sussex to find out for themselves.

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Tropical Gardens UK: Exotic Garden June Tour


June is finally here, the first month in which you can expect to see some flower colour in your exotic garden. Unfortunately cold nights and weeks of rain has held back many plants, and provided poor displays from others! Be that as it may, English horticulturist Simon is going to walk around his garden to see what is happening. Hopefully something inspiring can be found?

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How to grow African Mexican Marigolds from Seed -Tagetes erecta


If you look around the garden centres it will seem that the impressive pot-grown African marigold, also known as the Mexican marigold, has gone out of fashion. Why? Because they no longer seem to be on sale there any more! However, if you are keen to grow these in your garden all is not lost as the seed of the African/Mexican marigold is still readily available from both garden centres and online retailors. Luckily this plant is very easy to grow from seed so in this video English horticulturist Simon explains how to grow African Mexican Marigolds (Tagetes erecta) from seed.

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Tropical Gardens UK: Five Shade Loving Plants for Cold Hardy Tropical Ef...


Shady borders have always been difficult to plant up with interesting, bold or colourful plants so in this video English horticulturist Simon counts down his top 5 shade loving plants for cold hardy, tropical effect. As a bonus there are also a number of other fantastic plants which didn't make the list but are mentioned at the end of the video.

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Tropical Gardens UK Exotic Garden Jobs for June


Spring is in full swing so the balmy (or wet if you are in the UK) weather is bringing the garden on in leaps and bounds. Unfortunately the work in the garden is also building up, but if you can keep ahead of the curve you will be able to maintain far higher standards with much less work later on in the year. So in this video English horticulturist Simon walks around his own exotic garden to point out the jobs that he has planned for June.

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