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Dwarf Umbrella Plant

I obtained a specimen of Dwarf Umbrella Plant many years ago from The New Forest Nursery, which I grow successfully in a large round belly clay pot. 357 more words

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10 Houseplants for Advanced Indoor Gardeners

Now that you have some indoor gardening experience, try some of these lovely plants. They will add a wide range of flower, fragrances, and leaf colours to your collection. 785 more words


Leucojum aestivum- the badly named summer snowflake

You’re probably familiar with the snowdrop. The small white flowers, properly called galanthus, that some people get very excited about, and I find inevitably disappointing in my garden, since they never flower when I hope they will. 655 more words

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A passion for sleep - Passiflora incarnata

The beautiful purple passionflower (Passiflora inarnata) is a very reliable remedy for getting you to sleep and helping you stay asleep for¬† longer. It doesn’t leave you feeling zonked the next morning either. 44 more words

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Spring Irises (OK, Hermodactyloides really)

Spring, that classic period of days alternating between glorious sun and gloomy cloud is upon is.

It’s a time of year when some types of iris are at their peak… except, botanically it gets confusing, because it’s actually¬†hermodactyloides I’m talking about, not irises. 1,083 more words

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Oatstraw- deep nerve nourishment

This mildly sweet tasting brew, rich and gold in colour, is a prime nerve tonic. Loaded with nutrients needed by the nervous system (magnesium, calcium, B vitamins & silca) it has a deeply fortifying action on the nervous system, which in turn helps ease the whole mind and body into a sense of rest and fulfillment. 29 more words

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