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 ~ Symphytum officinale (Comfrey)

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.

Plant of the Week ~ Cichorium intybus (Chicory)

Producing it's pretty blue blooms from late spring to early autumn, chicory is a lovely addition to the garden, whether it be for the visual appeal, its benefits on the soil or the nourishment it provides both humans and insects. Let's take a closer look at this delightful plant.

Plant of the Week ~ Sambucus nigra (Elder)

It's time for another plant of the week and this time we are taking a look at the wonderful Sambucus nigra (Elder).  Growing to a maximum of 15 metres tall, elder grows as a small deciduous tree or shrub and is one of our delightful natives.