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How to use Bamboo as a screening plant

We frequently get asked about using bamboo as a screening plant, often when neighbours have built an extension and some additional privacy is required.

Here we explain your options for using bamboo, the best species to choose, the do’s and do not’s, as well as practical tips for planting and ongoing care.

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How to install bamboo root barrier

When planting a running bamboo (e.g. Phyllostachys) in the ground, it is essential that you install a root barrier. See our video and other tips below to make sure you are installing it correctly.

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Top 5 Indoor Plants for Low Light Levels

It’s relatively easy to find houseplants that enjoy brightly lit indoor locations, either on a windowsill or nearby. But what about those darker corners of the room which don’t receive as much light? While no green plant can survive total darkness, you may be surprised to hear that there are plenty that can cope with lower light levels. Most of these plants originate from tropical and subtropical forests, where the dense canopy can greatly restrict the amount of light that filters down to the understorey, making them a perfect choice to lighten up those gloomy corners around the house.

Here are our top five picks for those tricky locations.


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How to frost-proof your outdoor pots

All of the outdoor pots we sell here at The Palm Centre are frost-proof. Even so, there are many things you can do to protect your pots from frost and keep them looking their best year-round. Read our handy tips below…

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