Category Archives: Flowers
Planting Goldenrod – the butterfly magnet
Goldenrods (Solidago) spring up en masse in the natural summer landscape. Topped with plumes of fluffy yellow flowers, goldenrod is sometimes considered a weed. Unknowing gardeners may find it a nuisance and wonder, “What is the plant goldenrod good for?” Goldenrod plants have multiple uses, from providing shelter to larvae of beneficial insects to attracting butterflies. Learn how to grow goldenrod and experience the many benefits. What is … Continue Reading ››
Planting Lavender – Alan Titchmarsh tips
When it comes to plants that earn their keep, lavender is in the top rank. It looks good all year round with its neat mounds of narrow grey leaves and the aroma they impart when brushed against is a great delight. Then those wonderful spires of purple flowers open in summer and can be cut to make into lavender bags for those who like their undies to be … Continue Reading ››
Plant of the week – Giant Hyssop
Giant Hyssop - Agastache Scrophulariafolia has been chosen to be our plant of the week. A perennial well suited for any West Cork garden, flowering from late Summer until Autumn. Her highly fragrant flowers and foliage attract butterflies. Best grown in light, well-drained soil.
5.95E each or buy 3 for 15E
Flowers of July in West Cork
Hydrangea and Verbena in a beautiful pot mix.
Hydrangea Macrophylla - Messalina is flowering from June until October. Removing old flowers stimulates abundant flowering. Cut back in spring after last frost. For buds preservation, if necessary cover during frost period.