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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

Don't forget about these gorgeous little plants

Advantages: Extremely low maintenance, gorgeous little flowers
Disadvantages: They can spread if left unchecked - but this might be a good thing for some with space to fill

Introduction I consider my garden to be a place for food production, and don’t really put “the look” of the place high on my list of priorities. If I want to give my eyes a sensual feast, I’ll do a Google images search for Nigella Lawson - that ...

StewwyB 26.09.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Premier Seeds Forget Me Not Seeds

Tea Like Turkish Delight From This Garden Plant

Advantages: Use for tea, cakes, crumbles and just for the flowers.
Disadvantages: None at all.

Pelargonium 'Attar of Roses' There is something really special about a plant in your garden that fulfils several purposes. Attar Of Roses, a variety of Scented Pelargoniums, is just that - it is a lovely flower that will bloom for many months, it m ...

Violet1278 21.09.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Pelargonium Attar of Roses

A Wildflower Meadow In Your Own Garden

Advantages: Easy to sow and aftercare is minimal
Disadvantages: Cornflowers not as easy to grow

Wilko Seeds Wild Flowers CornFlower Mix Flower meadows are dying out all over the United Kingdom, but if you are fortunate enough to see one it will take your breath away. All over the Western Isles of Scotland for example, meadows of wild flowers hu ...

Violet1278 10.09.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Wilko Seeds Wild Flowers CornFlower Mix