Lithops, also known as living stones, can add an interesting accent to your home or garden. The succulent plants, which resemble stones and grow a daisy-like flower, come in various shapes, textures and colors. Originally from southern Africa, lithops can withstand temperatures up to +50C. They're hardy to USDA zones 9 and higher. But are popular a..
Majoram is a popular seasoning for sausages and meat. It makes fat food more easily digestible.Majoram is antipasmodic and nerve-strengthening. In tea it is used to treat colds.The aromatic foliage of this Mediterranean native has been used in regional cooking for centuries. Sweet marjoram leaves are used fresh or dried and lend a spicy, sweet, al..
Hardy geraniums are a long lived, 'cottage garden' classicA clump forming, free flowering mixture of hardy geraniums. A real classic for the traditional cottage garden borders, moist meadows, or in masses. Genus - Geranium Species - Pratense Variety - Hardy Mixed Common name - Meadow Cranesbill Pre-Treatment - Required Hardiness zones -..
The common Medlar (Mespilus germanica) is a slow growing, large deciduous shrub or small tree growing up to 26 feet (8 m) tall. The leaves are dark green and 2 to 6 inches (6 to 15 cm) long and 1 to 1.5 inches (3 to 4 cm) wide.The leaves turn a spectacular red in the fall, and the plant has beautiful white flowers in late spring. The fruit is a pom..
"Newry Blue" is a very good old Irish cultivar with upright spikes of the deepest blue.Superb garden perennial. Easy to grow.Spikes of showy flowers develop from June to July above the attractive fine cut foliage which will naturally begin to wither as the flowers open. ATTENTION: Every part of the plant is poisonous and you should wash your hands ..
Easy and fast growing, the baby leaves add colour and heat to salads. Larger leaves become more intense and are a great addition to stir-fries.Can be grown inside in pots, containers, grow bags or a seed bed.Harvest from April to October. Pick individual baby leaves as requiered, a few from each plant. They will regrow for up to 4 cuts.Pick large l..
A dense medium-sized deciduous shrub valued for its cold-hardiness and its early bloom, this Asian native bears masses of scented pale pink flowers in earliest spring. Edible round red fruits follow the flowers. The reddish-brown bark provides winter interest. The oval leaves have fuzzy undersides. This tough shrub relishes sun and well-drained soi..
Norway Maple was introduced from Scandinavia in the seventeenth century, and has since enriched Britain’s scenery with its bright spring blossom and rich autumn foliage. The twigs are stout and shiny, generally tinged with red before turning brown. The small winter buds are set oppositely, and are bluntly pointed, with shiny reddish-tinged scales. ..
Native to Europe, this large, fast growing, pyramidal evergreen with drooping branchlets and long brown cones is one of the most widely planted hardy conifers. Its graceful habit and rich green foliage provide year-round ornamental interest. The short, sharp-tipped needles point forward. The bark is grayish-brown with orange undertones. Many cultiv..
The olive tree is a native of the chaparral regions of the Mediterranean where the oil from its fruits have fueled the diets of many great, early civilizations. Unlike most other fruit trees, olives are very long-lived and produce better with age, so ancient groves across countries such as Greece, Italy, Israel and Turkey. Trees as old as 1800 year..
Black-eyed Susan, a perennial that everyone knows and loves.Beautiful bright daisy-like flowers with strongly contrasting black central cones.A much loved, reliable performer for mixed beds and borders. Genus - Rudbeckia Species - Fulgida Variety - Goldsturm Common name - Orange Black-eyed Susan Pre-Treatment - Not-required, but recommend..
A perennial 30 cm high with fine leaves and snow-white flowers with healing properties. It has a sharper and more intense flavor than common oregano. The infusion of leaves and flowers is used to rinse the throat, gums, regulates the digestive system. Usage: as a seasoning for pizza, casseroles, sauces, egg dishes, cheese and vegetables. Sowing at ..
A perennial plant with healing properties. It is used to rinse the throat and gums, and regulates the digestive system. It is used as a seasoning for salads, egg dishes, cheese, vegetables, fish and meat. An essential ingredient in pizza. Full sun and moderate to poor soil with good drainage will suffice for this Mediterranean plant. It is not pick..
Many consider this one of the loveliest of all spruces. Oriental spruce is a hardy coniferous evergreen that originates from the temperate regions across Asia Minor. It has a neat pyramidal habit and reaches a moderate to large size when mature, though it is quite slow growing. It has short, glossy, dark green needles that are four-angled and dense..
The large, warty, round fruits of Osage orange are heavy and dangerous when they start thudding to the ground in fall.Deeply fissured, yellowish gray-brown bark covers the broad, strong trunk of this tree and conceals its bright orangish yellow heartwood. When broken the stems emit a strong, acrid smell and milky sap. The new stems of younger trees..