Plant of the week ~ Passiflora (Passionflower)

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)

Slugs and snails, enemy of the gardener? Or vital member of the Ecosystem?

Slugs! Every year we hear about gardeners waging war with slugs complaining about losingĀ half their garden to the slimy "pests". But when was the last time you walked around a forest to find it destroyed by slugs or any other pest? So maybe we need to rethink our eternal struggle to control pests such as … Continue reading Slugs and snails, enemy of the gardener? Or vital member of the Ecosystem?

Invite wildlife into your garden with a delightful new pond

Ponds are one of the best ways to create habitat and invite wildlife into your garden, which we explored in previous weeks with "Wildlife ponds in your garden" and "Plants for your Wildlife pond". To show you how a pond can enhance your garden we will be following Dawn's garden as it receives a wildlife … Continue reading Invite wildlife into your garden with a delightful new pond

Plant of the Week ~ Crataegus monogyna (Common Hawthorn)

This week we take a look at the first tree in our 'plant of the week' blog - Hawthorn. Read this week's post to discover why this plant is so invaluable to humans and wildlife.