Guide to Growing Satin Grass

Satin Grass (Sisyrinchium striatum) is from Chile and Argentine.  It is also called Spring Bell or Yellow-eyed grass. This perennial is an erect plant growing to about one foot tall.  The foliage is long and sword like.  The creamy yellow flowers are arranged in closely placed spikes of nine to twelve blossoms. They occur in early summer. There is a version with variegated leaves, too. This member of the Iris family grows in zones five to ... Read more

Tips for Growing Lavender Cotton

Lavender Cotton (Santolina chamaecyparissus) is native to Western and ... Read more

Down on the Allotment 2017-01-02 09:22:00

Matron is still here!  Haven't gone away!  Things are quiet ... Read more

2016 in pictures

L to R:  Es 4th birthday, visiting friends in Essex, Easter Egg ... Read more

How to Grow Salvia

Salvia (Salvia splendens) is also known as Scarlett Sage. This plant ... Read more

Guide to Growing Statice

Statice (Limonium sinuatum) is also called sea lavender.  It is ... Read more

a first Christmas

With baby L and as a family of 4.  Oh what a lovely time ... Read more

How to Grow Strawberry Geranium

Strawberry geranium (Saxifraga stolonifera) is also called Mother of ... Read more

OXO stocking filler ideas for your favourite foody

I’ve been really organised about Christmas this year (versus ... Read more

Tips for Growing Roseroot

You may have not heard about roseroot since it is typically seen in ... Read more

wordless wednesday

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wordless wednesday

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Pests of Parsley and How to Organically Treat Them

While parsley normally does not have a problem with pests, there are ... Read more

Pests of Parsley and How to Organically Treat Them

While parsley normally does not have a problem with pests, there are ... Read more

Seasons Greetings

”Can I take a picture of your card before you take it into ... Read more

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