By: Anita Chauhan
Introduction Urtica dioica is native across the countryside in the continents of Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. Aptly called the “Stinging nettle”, contact with this plant can cause stinging and rashes. The many hollow trichomes, or stinging hairs on its leaves and stems...
By: Shannon Farlouis
There are millions of wild flowers that carpet the woods of England. Some people consider many of them to be weeds, but they are actually not. Some common wild flowers that grow in England include Lesser Spearwort, Lesser Celandine, Gorse, Fennel, Dandelion, Cowslip, Common Toadflax...
Plant profiles: Rhododendron (rhododendron ponticum)
By: Alex Storey
According to the International Rhododendron Registry, which is held by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), there are over 28,000 cultivars of the Rhododendron species. Rhododendrons have been extensively cultivated in the UK and natural hybrids have now appeared in areas where different ranges of...
By: Amelia Emery
Rhododendron ponitcum is a species of evergreen Rhododendron known for its light purple to lavender flowers. The species is found in two distinct regions of Europe and Asia Minor, where it is classified as two different subspecies. Rhododendron ponticum subspecies ponticum is native to Turkey...
By: Alex Storey
Outbreaks of fungus-like ramorum disease have been known to affect cedar trees. Once a tree is infected, its needles wilt and turn grey or blackish before dying followed possibly by the death of the entire tree in a matter of months; the only way to...
By: Lawanda Shieldsl
Did you know that there are plants that actually eat animal? These plants are called carnivorous plants. The word carnivore means “meat eater”. Often when we hear the word “carnivore”, images of the great dinosaurs come to mind. These mighty lizards roamed the...
By: Alex Storey
The chestnut tree belongs to the same family as the oak and the beech and there are four main species: European, Chinese, Japanese and American. They are magnificent trees! Chestnuts are a genus of eight or nine species of deciduous trees and shrubs native to...
By: Shannon Farlouis
The Sweet Chestnut Tree is a member of the Beech Tree family. They are native to the Northern Hemisphere. There are four species of the chestnut tree, but the European species is the sweet chestnut and it is the only European species. This tree has...
Plant profile: Pansy
By: Alex Storey
Pansies are hybrid plants that have been cultivated as garden flowers. Particularly colourful, they are derived from the Viola species! Just two to three inches across, Pansy flowers have slightly overlapping upper petals. There are usually two side petals and often a single one at...
By: J. Lang Wood
Pansies provide a colorful splash and require very little maintenance, which makes them a popular choice for home gardens. They can be used in garden beds, borders, ground cover areas and in containers. This flower prefers cooler temperatures and will brighten garden areas after other...

 

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