Euphorbia - For garden lovers who love long lasting blooms
Euphorbia plants are excellent garden plants that can be used in the border and in containers, producing bold outlines and striking flowering displays.
Euphorbia make ideal plants for any gardener who rates themselves as ‘keen but clueless’, yet a little bit adventurous.
Although the true flowers are insignificant, euphorbias more than make up for it with eye-catching bracts borne during summer.
Secondly, euphorbias offer year-round interest, so are an important ingredient of a border display - providing structure as well as seasonal variety.
They are all problem free, with a liking for a sunny position, although most will grow happily in semi-shade.
Once the plants are established they are remarkably drought tolerant.
All euphorbias have milky sap which can irritate the skin and is poisonous if ingested, so always wear gloves and long sleeves when handling a member of this family.
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Buy ready to use nutrient rich soil:
In general use a soil-based compost placed over a generous layer of drainage material such as earthenware crocks, pebbles or gravel. Water and feed regularly, especially while plants are bearing flowers and fruit, when a high-potash fertilizer is recommended.
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Decorate planters or garden landscapes with these decorative pebbles :
Using pebbles in a garden brings different colours and textures to the garden. Pebbles can also fill up otherwise empty space in the garden, leaving a visual that might be considered more interesting and aesthetic than simple dirt, soil or mulch.