Sensory sensations

Paul Green recently provided a very “touchy-feely” talk to the Stonehouse Gardening Club. Entitled “Sensory Sensations”, Paul illustrated his talk with a wide variety of plants and shrubs, stressing that location was important to maintain darker leaved plants. Here are some of the plants Paul told us about: Dark Grasses Sambuca (Mondo Grass) “Opioda” a lovely…

Bat-friendly gardeners

Bats in your garden affirms the health of the environment, of the place you are in. 

The story of David Austen Roses

David Austen roses  have many petals ,often referred to as the “cabbage” appearance which may seem less friendly to pollinators. In fact as the rose flower matures, the petals open up revealing the stamens  and stigma.