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Growing Ornamental Grasses

Growing Ornamental Grasses...

Grasses are not a summer fancy. They add interest to all seasons. Ornamental grasses can be used as fillers or specimens, border plants or background plantings, as ground covers or screens, or they may be grown as container plants. Their adaptability and subtle beauty make them perfect companions to flowering plants and other woody ornamentals. Grasses can be used in the landscape just like perennials, but their...
Sage — a kitchen gardener’s dream plant

Sage — a kitchen gardener’s dream plant...

Sage is a powerful antioxidant and antibacterial, so its culinary use probably started out more as a preservative than a flavouring. Sage is a member of the mint family and there are over 750 different varieties of sage scattered across our planet. The sage varieties used as culinary herbs stem from the Mediterranean and Asia Minor and Sage has been grown in Central Europe since the Middle Ages. Sage is a woody, hardy...
Useful and easy to grow Oregano

Useful and easy to grow Oregano...

Oregano is one of the easiest, most versatile and most useful herbs in the garden. Oregano is such a great herb for the garden. Its attractive, grows like crazy, smells great, and tastes great! If oregano is left to bloom its flowers attract many pollinators. Could you really ask for more? A member of the mint family, oregano is commonly used in Italian dishes and is a component of chilli powder. Oregano originates...
Easy to grow Shasta Daisies

Easy to grow Shasta Daisies...

The mid-summer blooms of Shasta Daisies make them a backbone plant for the perennial garden.The simple white flowers with yellow button centres are a symbol of purity and are perfect for cutting. Easy to grow, they are a favourite for beginner flower gardeners and are effective when planted in small groups. Just over 100 years ago, horticulturalist Luther Burbank introduced his Shasta Daisy to the world. Burbank had spent...