White Heath Aster

White Heath Aster

White Heath Aster is a bushy, compact plant with many branched stems smothered in sprays of small, daisy-like white flowers. These sprays are so densely packed with blooms that the plant turns completely white as a result of the sheer number of flowers. The flowers are usually white, but they can be blue or pink…

Spectacular Annuals for Containers 
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Spectacular Annuals for Containers 

Annuals for containers are great for novice gardeners or anyone who wants to add interest and colour to their porch or patio. The most eye-catching arrangements combine contrasting colours, textures and leaf sizes for optimal interest. Here are my top 10 suggestions for plants to include in container arrangements or hanging baskets: Mandevilla vine Given…

Pimentos, Beans and Red Pepper Jelly Recipe
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Pimentos, Beans and Red Pepper Jelly Recipe

This week’s tour around the garden features Scarlett Runner beans, Pimentos and ends with a favourite Red Pepper Jelly recipe and some health benefits of red peppers. Greetings fellow gardeners,   As I wandered about my garden this morning, I could feel the winter waiting to come in. There never seems to be enough of…

On Saving Tomato Seeds and Using Hügelkultur
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On Saving Tomato Seeds and Using Hügelkultur

I have been saving tomato seeds for almost 5 decades. The raw seed going straight to a paper towel to dry works, but it is a hassle getting the seed detached from the towel. Seeds with gel are really stuck to the paper towels. Greetings fellow gardeners,   This morning I woke up to the…

Veggie Bites – Layered Bulb Planter, Container Garden
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Veggie Bites – Layered Bulb Planter, Container Garden

I decided that I wanted to try a bulb ‘lasagna’ planter. These planters are often featured on my favourite British gardening shows. I removed over half the dirt from the planter and put my bulbs in layer on layer like a lasagna. Greetings fellow gardeners, In Veggie Bites Twenty-eight I had mentioned that I would…

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