Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Compact Composter

This handy sized composting bag is ideal for people who don't have the space for compost bins but still feel that that they should recycle and reuse their horticultural waste. It's made from tough material and will probably last up to five seasons,it works on the principle that you roll it around when it starts getting full and it looks to hold a 100 litres of compost, lets face it a composter for under 3 POUNDS got to be with a try hasn't it.

Friday, 16 August 2013

A Religious Story told by a Plant

One of the plants that we've had success with this year is the Passion Flower(passiflora caerulea). Legend has it that Roman Catholic priests used the passion flower to illustrate the story of the Crucifixion, I'll try and explain
  The pointed tip on the leaves represented the Holy Lance
  The tendrils represent the whips used in the flagellation of Christ.
  The ten petals(sepals) represent the ten faithful apostles(Peter and Judas omitted)
  The flowers radial filaments which can number 100 represent the crown of thorns
  The chalice shaped ovary with its receptacle represents a hammer or the Holy Grail
  The 3 stigmata represent the 3 nails and the 5 anthers below them the represent the 5 wounds


I don't know if you remember me talking about the plant Elecampagne, the wild sunflower I call it, it has numerous other common names, well getting to the point it's well into its flowering period now and boy does it attract the wildlife, you will have to excuse my photos but on the flowers we have had numerous bees, hoverflies, and butterflies ranging from the Whites to Peacocks, honestly a plant I would recommend in any garden to attract wildlife. REMEMBER PLANT THEM AND THEY WILL COME.

Thursday, 20 June 2013

I like this plant

I was just takin 5 from the chores, you know whats it like and I was just looking at one of our Bamboos, now I know a lot of gardeners don't like them, well they don't look at the plant carefully enough because if you do and the time is right you will see pandas,hard to believe isn't it,well that'
s the problem you don't believe..........................oh and by the way you can see them better with 2 friends who go by the names of Jack Daniels and Arthur Guiness