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Citrus: problems

Growing citrus in containers indoors means that plants can be sheltered from our less than perfect climate. However, ideal conditions are not always possible to achieve and this may result in a range of cultivation problems. Quick facts Common name Citrus Botanical name Citrus Plants affected All citrus Main causes Various Timing All year,...
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Bananas

Bananas (Musa and Ensete spp.) produce large, elegant leaves and the occasional bunch of fruits, which certainly make a majestic addition to any garden or conservatory. Although they are tender plants, some species are hardy enough to leave outside over winter, especially in the milder parts of the...
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Olive

Olives (Olea europaea) are evergreen trees that will add a Mediterranean touch to the garden. They are suited to garden or container cultivation Quick facts Common name olive Botanical name Olea europaea Group Tree Flowering Time summer Planting time spring Height and spread Up to 10m (30ft) height...
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Quince

      Quinces are ornamental, medium-sized, flowering trees with pretty blossom and good autumn colour, but they are mainly grown for their fruit. These cannot be eaten raw but make excellent jelly or preserve. Quinces are often confused with the shrub Chaenomeles (Japanese quince), the fruit of...
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Currants and Gooseberries

Currants and Gooseberries are attractive shrubs known for their tasty, colorful fruit that can be eaten fresh off the plant or harvested for making jams, jellies and pies. About This Plant Currants and Gooseberries are multi-stemmed, hardy, fast growing deciduous shrubs approximately 5-6 feet high and wide, with...
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Figs

Figs are one of the oldest cultivated crops, predating even the growing of wheat, and were enjoyed by the ancient Egyptians, Romans and Greeks. They are a semi-tropical tree that is easy to grow in areas with long, hot summers. While they are winter hardy in Zones 8...
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