With their large leaves and sturdy rosettes, the artichoke is a distinctive plant. An herbaceous perennial, artichokes are part of the Asteraceae family alongside sunflowers, thistles and dandelions. These unusual, architectural vegetables are commonly grown for their edible flower buds that are harvested before the flowers open. But they also […]
Recent research has presented some interesting facts about the health benefits of house plants. For example, the pineapple plant has been found to improve air quality and reduce snoring whilst leaves from the feverfew have been proven to prevent headaches. Even looking at plants has been shown to lower pain […]
Yucca are popular plants, well-loved for their green fleshy leaves, easy-to-care for attributes and the way they brighten up favourite spot. They’re an excellent plant for the less green-fingered, as they can last for quite some time without water and continue to grow, even without too much sun. There are […]
I have chosen six plants which you should be able to easily find in your local garden centre and that are easy to grow. Most need little attention throughout the year but keep the Dogwoods well pruned to maintain the lovely coloured stems and prune the winter flowering jasmineafter flowering to ensure flowers for the following year.