Fallen and Unfavoured.

Gracie Fields’s song “The Biggest Aspidistra in the world” seems to denote the plants vigour and robustness, but this plant has hugely fallen out of favour. Like fashion, trends/sales can differ year to year and peoples attitudes to plants can change and without warning. In the 70’s, Pampas grasses were in full “swing” quite literally, […]

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Bathroom Plants

House plants generally cope with a rise or flunctuation in temperature. Plants recover from excessive heat, lack of light often and can tolerate a week or two of absence/TLC. What they may not be able to tolerate is a constant source of steam, condensation and excessive moisture in the atmosphere. This is why perhaps there […]

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Trail/Ground/Creeping Plants

Aubretia are small and low growing but their colour makes up for it. A spring flowering trailer. It can also be incorporated in a rockery. It prefers drier conditions so drought tolerant. It is attractive to beneficial insects as a bonus too. Lobelia is usually a summer flowering annual but they are perennial varieties. These […]

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Hardy Perennials

In the midst of winter, what better way to find colour in those bleak periods but from smaller hardy annuals/perennials. These plants will provide an array of colour at the front of borders with next to no bother. The perennials will re-appear the following year and the annuals after flowering will have set seed elsewhere. […]

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Bamboo Shoots

Bamboo can come in a variety of sizes, habits, makeup and be used for a wide range of purposes. Screening, windbreaks down to dwarf planting interspaced with ornamental grasses. While strictly speaking a Bamboo is a true grass (Poaceae family), we tend to class the ornamental varieties as such and Bamboo as a tree. Fargesia […]

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