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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

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