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Ladybugs - The "Good" Insect

  "Ladybugs are capable of consuming up to 50-60 aphids per day but will also eat a variety of other insects and larvae including scales, mealy bugs, leaf hoppers, mites, and various types of soft bodied insects".*  Sooo that means Ladybugs are the "Good" insects that eat the "Bad" insects and make for a healthy, organic, and pesticide free Garden - how awesome is that? The more things you can do to attract Ladybugs the better, and having one of our Ladybug Castles in the Garden does just that (and they are just so darn cute too). Enjoy! T   *Excerpt from:  

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Plant Nanny "2.0"

Anyone who has ever asked me what are some of my favourite products Portico carries knows that I will always include something from our Plant Nanny line. Why? Because these self watering plant stakes WORK! The photo here is of the XL Garden Stakes; originally developed for Tomatoes, and using a 2L bottle for the reservoir. Since this size launched last year I have used it for some of my massive containers outdoors but I also found it to be invaluable when I planted new trees and shrubs. By putting one of the XL stakes beside each new plant it guaranteed that the roots were gently (and consistently) watered, ensuring the root system was well established and got the plant...

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For most, a must in a well-rounded outdoor space is a great Dining Set. A stylish table with comfortable chairs welcomes friends and family to share food and drink, and to linger over long stories and bad jokes! So often it is times like these that are the most cherished and coveted.Modern Adirondack Chairs with self storing ottomans allow you to kick back, relax, and watch the world float by in slow motion.Chair Hammocks tucked away in a quiet corner allow you to sit up and read (or enjoy a cocktail), or recline and watch the clouds or stars go by provide an escape to even the most stressed.Water Features bubbling away can create the white noise to block out...

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