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3 Things You Should Know About Knotweed

3 Things You Should Know About Knotweed

Introduced in Europe by a botanist by the name of Philipp Von Siebold who first discovered it at a volcano site in the Far East at the start of the 19th century, Japanese Knotweed is one of the most destructive plants of all time with the potential to cause real damage to your home. It’s a plant you wouldn’t wish to see anywhere near your property.


Create A Tulip Garden

Create A Tulip Garden

Create A Tulip Garden – Tulips are one of the first flowers to take the spring stage. As the last drifts of snow seep into the soil, these bright signs of spring dance in the sunlight. However, you don’t have to wait for spring to grow tulips. Whether it lies in a bed, under a shrub, in the crevices of a rock garden or in a container, a tulip bulb is an underground flower factory just waiting to “spring up” from whatever soil it occupies.

Solomon’s Seal: Planting And Care

Solomon’s Seal: Planting And Care

Solomon’s Seal: Planting And Care – Solomon’s seal (Polygonatum) is a shade-loving plant which will thrive in the shadow of trees and shrubs in a mixed border or in the semi-wild garden. The oval leaves clasp the arching stems, providing a graceful and decorative effect even before the bell-like flowers appear in early summer. The green-tipped white blooms are about 1 in. long – small pendent clusters lining the upper part of the stems. The flowering stems are popular with flower arrangers for indoor decoration.

Scabiosa

Scabiosa

Scabiosa (Scabious) – Scabiosa is one of the best, easy-to-grow garden flowers that you can add to your garden. It does not produce an abundance of blooms at any one time, and yet it remains a favorite herbaceous border perennial. There are two basic reasons for its popularity – flowering begins in late June and continues until the first frosts arrive, and the large flowers are excellent for arranging indoors. The frilly-edged ‘pincushions’, blue or white and up to 4 in. across, last a longtime in water and can also be dried for winter decoration.

Puschkinia

Puschkinia

Puschkinia -It is strange that this close relative of the Bluebell is so rarely grown. Puschkinia is an excellent plant for the rockery – a trouble-free, low-growing plant which bears its attractive blooms early in the year. It spreads quite rapidly by means of offsets which can be used to increase your stock.


The species grown as a garden plant is Puschkinia scilloides (Striped Squill). Flowering in early spring, each stem carries about six flowers which are open starry bells – each petal is pale blue with a central dark blue stripe. Colorful and easy, yet hardly known by gardeners.

The top 4 reasons to invest in a turf lawn

The top 4 reasons to invest in a turf lawn

Every homeowner is always thinking of ways to improve the look and feel of their home. It’s not just about the interior but also the outside of the house. One of the things that adds value and beauty to the house is a well maintained lawn. But the problem is that there are some who do not have the time to plant and maintain their lawn all year round. A great alternative will be to invest in a turf lawn instead. It is a sound investment when you think about all the benefits you’ll be getting. Take a look at the list below for reasons on why you should invest in a turf lawn today.