Cleeve Nursery How-To Articles

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How to Water Wisely and keep on Gardening!
Tips on water saving and yet still producing a great garden.

How to Create Great Plant Combinations
Creating relationships between colour, texture, size and other attributes of plants can be achiveved with this simple how to article.

How to Grow Potatoes
Straight forward advice on how prepare, buy, grow, harvest and store your potatoes.

How to Grow Olives
Gardening advice on how to position and treat your olive plants indoor and outdoor. Plus how to feed and prune.

How to Plant Hanging Baskets
Your one-stop guide to to planting and getting the most our of your hanging baskets.

How to Grow Blueberries
Choosing, growing, planting, pruning and pest and disease advice on this healthy fruit.

How to Prune Wisteria
Straight forward list on how to train your Wisteria and how and when to prune to get the most from this beautiful plant.

howto3How to Make Compost
The process is straight forward and following a tried and tested formula you can
produce very good clean compost for your garden for free.

How to Grow Raspberries
Choosing location, growing, planting, pruning and pest and disease advice on this tasty fruit.

How to Grow Strawberries
Growing and planting strawberries in soil or containers.

How to Grow Citrus
Positions and growing conditions. watering, compost and feeding, plus other great tips.

How to Attract Butterflies
Nectar hungry butterflies love certain plants and flowers and here you can find out which are best for your butterfly garden.

howto4How to Grow Orchids
Learn how to cultivate this beautiful plant.

How to Grow Bamboo
Take control of this beautiful plant from the grass family.

How to Combat Honey Fungus
Honey fungus is known to affect a wide range of trees and shrubs especially the young so here are tips on how to prevent and cure this common fungus.

How to Find Slug & Snail Resistant Plants
Quick list of plants that will look great but not attractive to snails and slugs.

How to Encourage Birds Into Your Garden
The sweet sound of bird song and the watching of their very nature is a gardeners delight and here you can find a list of plants to encourage birds into your garden.

How to Grow Daphne
Growing conditions, preparation, planting, aftercare and recommended varieties.

How to Use Green Manure
Green manure is used to provide a crop on ground that would otherwise be left empty and are an ideal way to improve soils.

How to Grow Bougainvilleas
Quick list of tips on how to grow this colourful plant from the tropics.

Easy Guide to a Greener Christmas
You’ll love this great guide from the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA).

How to Use Water Wisely
With water becoming a sometimes scarce resource here are a few gardening tips to help