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Cowslip : an Iron Fist in a Yellow Velvet Glove

Not quite as common a sight as its very close relative the primrose, the cowslip (Primula veris) has an ancient and well deserved reputation as a powerful medicinal plant. 589 more words

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Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
Thymus are small woody evergreen shrubs, which grows very well in sunny, well drained, conditions.

The final size of Thyme various from 5 cm (2 inch) to 20 cm (8 inch). 455 more words


Grow your own almonds for beauty and health

I know this is going to sound a bit Mark Twain but the first almond tree I seen was in book. And an art book at that – first year of secondary school, on detention in the library (I know, bad boy of gardening), bored senseless I took a book off the shelf and opened it on the depiction of an almond tree in full bloom by Vincent Van Gogh – it set my brain on fire. 1,310 more words

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Plant Profile: Sweet Basil

Part of Plant Life’s April Spotlight on Herbs

Botanic NameOcimum basilicum 

A low-growing, aromatic, annual herb found in gardens all over the world.

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Plant Profile: Winter Savory

Part of Plant Life’s April Spotlight on Herbs 

Botanic Name: Satureja montana

Light: Plenty of sun

Water: In the wild it grows in dry places such as rocky mountain slopes. 159 more words

Plant Profile: Shamrock

Oh Paddy dear, and did ye hear the news that’s going round?
The shamrock is forbid by law to grow on Irish ground!
No more St.

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