Tag Archives: plants you can’t kill

Get-Well Zinnias

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My poor little daughter has been home sick from school, recovering from a nasty case of the flu. Don’t you love it when people you know, when hearing of a person suffering from such an illness, instantly say, “yes, there is something going around, isn’t there?” Well if that was ever true, it certainly wasn’t on this occasion. My unfortunate… Read more »

Organic Gardening – Make Your Shopping List

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It is time to plan your planting for the winter growing season. Depending where you live, there is enough warmth left in the ground in late September to get another round of vegetables started for the end of the year. Radishes, carrots and turnips do well, also greens like spinach, lettuce and collards. This is the ideal time to plant… Read more »

August — Just Around the Corner

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Is it hot where you are? Dear readers, it has been pleasant if not changeable here in England for the last few weeks, but August always has a mind of its own. My prediction is heat, and a lot of it, in the coming weeks, so, let’s prepare! Mid-August through early September is the time to plant fall greens and… Read more »

Ouch – Mind That Spike!

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Cacti and Succulents have evolved all over the world to live in areas of low rainfall. They also produce some quite stunning flowers, in some cases the flower head is up to a foot across. These plants know how to store water efficiently. Overall, there are between 7,000 and 9,000 different varieties and this means that they are a fabulous… Read more »


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Dear Top Gardening Friends For those of you who are nervous of venturing into the world of the gardener for fear of making mayhem and leaving a trail of wilting plants behind you, consider these options: Here are Five Easy Care Tough Plants! Ivy (Hedera helix ‘Goldheart’) A variegated ivy which likes the sun and well drained soil: choose plain… Read more »