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Winter Savory a Four Season Herb and Possible Deer Repellent

This “semievergreen” hardy perennial can be harvested year round on Vancouver Island.
Not only is this plant deer resistant, but it is listed as an aromatic herb that Repels deer! 35 more words

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Six on Saturday - 11/11/2017

At this time of year you can be sure that all the better gardening magazines will have an article urging you not to cut down your grasses and herbaceous perennials but to leave them to enjoy their structure and shape when white with rime on those cold frosty but sunny winter mornings that we get so many of. 639 more words

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Plant Profile: Tibouchina urvilleana

Tibouchina urvilleana is quite a special garden plant because it is rather difficult to find.  My photographs were taken at National Trust Cotehele in Cornwall, UK, a property with a garden which features many of these tropical plants.  193 more words


Two pictures.

I came across a picture of the garden from June 2005 and, struck by the number of plants that we no longer have, tried to take exactly the same picture as it looks now. 548 more words

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Six on Saturday - 4/11/2017

I have to admit it’s not getting any easier to find six things to include here. Time seems to be slowing down; instead of there being lots of new things flowering or shooting or going over, it’s all much the same as a week ago. 609 more words

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End of month view - October 2017

This time last year the Acer on the left was still covered with leaves. Two years ago it was bare. It also had a backdrop of a magnolia which is now gone. 329 more words

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Six on Saturday - 28-10-2017

Six more horticultural Saturday happenings. It’s been a benign week weather-wise, the garden looks much as it did a week ago; not good but could be worse. 549 more words

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