The Peony – Green Thumb Sunday

  The peony is a perennial that has beautiful large flower blossoms that bring cascades of colour to the garden. The flowers blossom and fade away all too quickly so this colourful majestic plant must be treasured whilst the flowers are full bloom. I am lucky enough to have inherited a number of peony plants in my … Read more

Plants For A Wildlife Pond

Plants suitable for garden wildlife ponds can be categorised into; Oxygenators. Marginal Plants. Floaters. Deep Water Aquatics. Oxygenators – these plantsare  weighted at the base so that the leaves and stems can be underwater. Water milfoil (Myriophyllum). Hornwort (Ceratophyllum demersum). Canadian waterweed (Egeria). The Collins Nature Guide:Garden Wildlife Of Britain & Europe by Michael Chinery … Read more

Poplar Trees

Poplar trees (populus) are deciduous trees. These trees will grow in any soil type. Poplars will grow in full sun or light shade. Pruning should be done in Summer when dead or unwanted branches can be removed. Cuttings and up-rooted suckers can be propagated in early Spring. One advantage to the poplar tree is that it is … Read more