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Eight Flowers for Drying

Thursday, September 3, 2015 @ 09:09 AM
posted by Jude

Think ahead for dark winter days, and preserve some later summer flowers and grasses so that you can have pretty arrangements around the house to cheer your way The easiest method for drying flowers is simply using air. Tie the prepared flowers into small bunches using a slipknot so you can […]

September Plant of the Month: Michaelmas Daisy

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 @ 07:09 AM
posted by Philly

The Michaelmas Daisy (also known as Aster), which flowers late in the growing season between late August and early October, brings joy, colour and warmth to gardens at a time when many other things are coming to an end. It seems that the daisy represents the fight against the advancing […]

Joys on the Wind

Friday, August 28, 2015 @ 06:08 AM
posted by Lizzy

If you’re looking for a really, super, dooper lazy way to have a beautiful garden, plants that give you non-stop colour all the way form spring through to the autumn, year after year, here’s a little secret. Leave it to the wind. Yes, that’s right, the wind. Look for ‘self-seeders’. […]

August Plant of the Month – Russian Sage (Perovskia Blue Spire)

Friday, August 7, 2015 @ 11:08 AM
posted by Philly

Masses of tiny purple-blue flowers on towering spikes of white stems and grey-green aromatic leaves – what’s not to love about Russian Sage? Even better, it brings late colour into the garden, flowering from August into the autumn and, with all those little flowers, it’s very popular with the bees […]

A Plan to Preserve

Friday, July 31, 2015 @ 07:07 AM
posted by Hannah

Hm, the ‘summer’ appears to have gone it’s own holiday. Which sucks as I’m stuck in it and was hoping to get out and enjoy a bit of the garden this weekend. No such luck! However, I’ve got a nice quiet one lined up so I thought rather than hunkering […]