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Indoor outdoor plants: 9 garden plants that also thrive as house plants

Indoor outdoor plants: 9 garden plants that also thrive as house plants

December 4th, 2021 Posted In: Garden trends & design


Indoor outdoor plants are plants you can grow in winter as house plants, then move out onto your terrace or garden when the warmer weather comes. If you don’t have…

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Keep dahlias free of earwigs, slugs and snails without chemicals

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How to choose the best plants for dry shade

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