Plant of the Week ~ Crambe maritima (Sea Kale)

It's time for our plant of the week and this time we are taking a look at Crambe maritima (sea kale). Though in the wild it grows in coastal habitats, it does not require these conditions in order to thrive.

Plant of the Week ~ Alnus glutinosa (Alder)

This week we take a look at another invaluable native tree species ~ Alnus glutinosa (Alder). Flowering in spring, with seed ripening in autumn, alder is a common sight in marsh and fen areas, alongside lakes and in wet areas of woods. 

Plant of the Week ~ Trifolium pratense (Red Clover)

It's time for another plant of the week and this time we are taking a look at the charming perennial, Trifolium pratense (Red Clover). Growing to 0.6 by 0.6 metres in height and spread, red clover typically flowers from late spring to early autumn. Commonly found growing in grassy areas, pastures, meadows and lawns, many may view this plant as a weed. However, they couldn't be further from the truth. 

Plant of the Week ~ Plantago (Plantain)

This week we take a look at what many people may consider a weed, Plantago sp. (Plantain). Most 'weeds' have a use for humans and wildlife and play a key role in natures cycle. The word weed really just means an unwanted plant.

Plant of the Week ~ Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

This week we take a look at a plant that should be familiar to many, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary). Rosemary is an evergreen shrub which can grow to 1.5 metres in height and spread and flowers from spring to early autumn with seeds ripening from late summer to autumn. Let's take a closer look at this wonderful plant.

Plant of the Week ~ Rumex acetosa (Common Sorrel)

This week we are taking a look at the delightful Rumex acetosa (Sorrel). Easily mistaken and mistreated as a weed due to its resemblance to dock plants (which are valuable plants in their own right), sorrel is a plant you definitely want to make the most of in your garden.