This week we take a look at plant many may be familiar with ~ Rheum rhabarbarum (Common Rhubarb). Though you may be aware that the stalks are edible, let's take a look at what else rhubarb has to offer.
It's time for another plant of the week and this time we are taking a look at the wonderful Symphytum officinale (Comfrey). This herbaceous perennial can grow up to 1.2 metres in height and flowers from late spring to early summer. Great for wildlife and human use, comfrey is definitely a plant you should consider growing. Let's find out why.
This week we take a look at one of my all time favourite plants ~ Passiflora (Passionflower). This beautiful, evergreen vine climbs using tendrils to secure itself to other plants or supporting structures such as trellises, bamboo canes, and pergolas. With its' exquisite blooms opening from summer to early autumn, who wouldn't want to grow … Continue reading Plant of the week ~ Passiflora (Passionflower)
Origins of no dig cultivation methods are not completely clear, but the benefits of having healthy soil, bountiful crops with minimal work is clear! Managing your allotment/home vegetable garden using techniques such as double digging are time consuming, labour intensive and damage the delicate balance which exists in soil between beneficial bacteria, insects and microbial … Continue reading No dig, ditch back-breaking cultivation and grow great vegetables
Ah the sweet scent of honeysuckle on the breeze. What better way to be welcomed into the garden? Check out this weeks plant of the week blog to learn more about this delightful plant.
Got mulch? You may wish to consider using it to protect your plants this winter. Check out our latest blog post to learn how.