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It'll warm the cockles of your heart!

Advantages: Easy care, well behaved (!) wild flower, unusual, bee-friendly
Disadvantages: Prone to wind damage in exposed locations

This is another plant that I grow for its benefit to pollinating insects, but I grew it prior to developing that awareness simply because it is attractive. I came across it ten years or more ago in a book of garden plants and got some seeds. Looking at i ...

2mennycds 08.07.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Corn Cockle (Agrostemma Githago) Seeds

My Lily in the porch is named Calla

Advantages: elegant
Disadvantages: poisonous

...A week or two ago the potted plant which I display in my front porch widow started to look tatty. When in Morrison's I bought myself a Calla Lilly/Zantedeschia also called trumpet lilies or Lily of the Nile or Alum Lilly. I have not often had this lily be ...

mumsymary 15.06.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Calla Lily

Bluegrass for your garden - no banjo needed!

Advantages: Striking colour, non-invasive, versatile plant along flowers or foliage plants
Disadvantages: None - unless you dislike grasses

In case you don't understand the title- bluegrass is the term for banjo/mandolin/ fiddle/ guitar music that originated in the "bluegrass" state of the US! A few years ago I decided to introduce a few ornamental grasses to my garden, and this was the fir ...

2mennycds 01.06.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Festuca Glauca (Elijah Blue)

Not too much warming needed for this "thistle"

Advantages: Unusual, attractive, loved by bees, adds height
Disadvantages: Limited floweing period

Echinops – or “globe thistle” – is a favourite garden plant of mine. It’s a perennial (it flowers every year) and is fairly trouble-free. I’ve had mine for several years now and had little trouble with slugs or snails, other insect pests or plant disease ...

2mennycds 27.05.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Echinops Ritro (Veitch's Blue)

This green green grass will bring home a 4th dimension

Advantages: Low maintenance, attractive, not invasive, good foil for other plants
Disadvantages: None unless you dislike grasses!

As with so many other things, gardening is prone to fads and fashions, and a number of years ago grasses became trendy. And as with most fashions, I was late getting into them (fashion-conscious I ain’t!) I’d be the first to admit that there are grasses ...

2mennycds 12.05.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Stipa Tenuissima