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Why not come along to a free Orchid Day or Orchid Weekend at garden centres and nurseries all over the UK.

Growth Technology has teamed up with orchid experts across the country to give owners of the exotic plants complimentary advice on caring for them.

Orchid Days

Why not come along to a free Orchid Day or Orchid Weekend at garden centres and nurseries all over the UK.

Growth Technology has teamed up with orchid experts across the country to give owners of the exotic plants complimentary advice on caring for them.

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Aphids are probably the most commonly known group of pests, infesting almost all types of plants. Aphids usually feed on the young leaves, new shoots and flower buds. Heavy infestations can also weaken plants and cause even plant death. They reproduce extremely fast.

Aphids

Aphids are probably the most commonly known group of pests, infesting almost all types of plants. Aphids usually feed on the young leaves, new shoots and flower buds. Heavy infestations can also weaken plants and cause even plant death. They reproduce extremely fast.

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Bay Sucker is a sap sucking insect mostly associated with bay trees. The leaves normaly turn brown and fall off. The larvae excretes honeydew which makes the plant sticky.

Bay Sucker

Bay Sucker is a sap sucking insect mostly associated with bay trees. The leaves normaly turn brown and fall off. The larvae excretes honeydew which makes the plant sticky.

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There are many different species of mealybug and all of them feed on plant sap. Heavy infestations of mealybug often lead to leaf drop and even plant death.

Mealybug

There are many different species of mealybug and all of them feed on plant sap. Heavy infestations of mealybug often lead to leaf drop and even plant death.

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Scale Insects come from two different families and they generally feed on plant sap. Scale Insects can be very damaging to the plant.

Scale Insects

Scale Insects come from two different families and they generally feed on plant sap. Scale Insects can be very damaging to the plant.

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Spidermite are a very common pest, affecting a wide range of glasshouse, indoor and garden plants. They belong to the same order as common spiders. If left untreated, a spider mite infestation continues to increase and infested plants become covered in fine silk webbing, particularly around the new growth regions.

Spidermite

Spidermite are a very common pest, affecting a wide range of glasshouse, indoor and garden plants. They belong to the same order as common spiders. If left untreated, a spider mite infestation continues to increase and infested plants become covered in fine silk webbing, particularly around the new growth regions.

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Whiteflies are small and resemble tiny white moths, about 1 or 2 millimetres in length they can be found feeding and laying eggs on the younger leaves of many different plant species. They can be very damaging.

Whitefly

Whiteflies are small and resemble tiny white moths, about 1 or 2 millimetres in length they can be found feeding and laying eggs on the younger leaves of many different plant species. They can be very damaging.

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Roses are great to grow and they come in all forms and sizes from miniature roses to climbers and rambling roses. Rose care is very diverse and lengthy subject , here we aim to provide some basic information applicable to all roses.

Roses

Roses are great to grow and they come in all forms and sizes from miniature roses to climbers and rambling roses. Rose care is very diverse and lengthy subject , here we aim to provide some basic information applicable to all roses.

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This evergreen, adaptable and hardy plant is of subtropical origins and its optimum temperature range is 5-25°C. It is possible to grow olives trees in the UK especially in southern, coastal and urban locations. They are great as ornamental trees and, if you are lucky, they may provide you with some olives, which you can prepare for eating. But please be aware you cannot eat them off the tree.

Olive Trees

This evergreen, adaptable and hardy plant is of subtropical origins and its optimum temperature range is 5-25°C. It is possible to grow olives trees in the UK especially in southern, coastal and urban locations. They are great as ornamental trees and, if you are lucky, they may provide you with some olives, which you can prepare for eating. But please be aware you cannot eat them off the tree.

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Houseplants do more than just brighten up a room. Along with being visually pleasing, they bring real health benefits too. Not only do complaints about headaches, stress, heart/circulation-symptoms and colds decrease when indoor plants are present but decorating a room with plants can also help to keep the air clean. Recent studies have indicated that in the presence of plants people recover from illnesses quicker.

Houseplants

Houseplants do more than just brighten up a room. Along with being visually pleasing, they bring real health benefits too. Not only do complaints about headaches, stress, heart/circulation-symptoms and colds decrease when indoor plants are present but decorating a room with plants can also help to keep the air clean. Recent studies have indicated that in the presence of plants people recover from illnesses quicker.

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