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How to tame a growing monstera

Marissa Hermanson THE WASHINGTON POST – With its large fanlike leaves and winding vines, the Monstera deliciosa is the darling of the houseplant scene. Also known as split-leaf philodendron and the ‘Swiss cheese plant’ (thanks to the characteristic holes in its foliage), the monstera is easy to grow and can survive even in low-light environments. …

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Gareth Carter: Spring’s here so plant your strawberries

Strawberries are easy to grow in the home garden. Photo / Supplied Winter this year has been characterized by the immense amount of rain and gray days that we have had. The soil is suddenly in lower lying areas from month after month of rainfall. While we have been wetter than usual, we have maintained …

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Claire Mummery: Calendula, heartsease and borage – the top three flowers you need to grow in your food garden

Heartsease – sometimes known as wild pansy – grows well alongside everything from cabbages to strawberries. Photo/Supplied Adding flowers to the vegetable garden can deter pests – and attract beneficial insects. Claire Mummery picks her top three floral companions. It’s easy to grow your own food at home with a little know-how and the right …

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