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  • Indigenous geraniums.

    Many people find the difference between Geranium and Pelargonium confusing for both belong to the family Geraniaceae, and pelargoniums…

  • Broad-leaved Bulbine.

    Bulbine latifolia (L.f.) Roem. et Schult. From Latin: bulbus and Greek bolbos: an onion of bulb and  inus–…

  • Has a smell or taste ever brought…

    A while ago, Hilary Haarhoff gave me a little rue plant to ward off insects…

  • A Magical Plant

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  • In Praise of Bietou

      Have you noticed how many little Bietou plants are emerging on the burnt hillsides?…

  • Everything You Need to Know About Lilies.

    This article is published by https://www.gardenista.com/.  It is a lovely site to visit with lots of…