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Plant Seed of the Week.
Valerian (Valeriana officinalis)
lovely tall perennial plant with masses of tiny highly perfumed
flowers that makes a great back border plant or in areas where height
and flowers are needed. It is very easy to grow and takes little
maintenance once established coming back year after year. The flower
stalks will most likely need some staking or they flop over, but
they produce masses of tiny highly perfumed flowers for a long period
that are beloved by butterflies and other beneficial insects, making
the task well worth it. Sink a stake in the ground next to each
plant and use it year after year. Will spread by underground roots
if left to itself, so may need containing. Self seeding does occur
but it not too problematic considering the amount of flowers the
It prefers full sun but will grow in partial shade. Likes to have
good organic matter in the soil, so add a good amount before planting.
Once established some top dressing can be done but to create good
strong plants every year but its not necessary. if not cut back
after flowering. Likes to be in a well drained location that remains
slightly moist does not like to dry out or have waterlogged soils.
Using a soaker hose to water from the base on a daily basis is ideal.
Prefers a neutral pH soil if possible, cannot tolerate waterlogged
soils. Plant clumps will increase in size every year and will spread
using underground rhizomes so ensure it is planted where spreading
is not going to be a problem. Flowers from seed in the second year
then just keeps getting better. It's a great low maintenance plant
for any garden, why not grow some Valerian
yourself this year.
White Clover (Trifolium repens)
Bird's Foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)
Add this to your lawn and stop having to fertilze it. Clover fixes nitrogen which helps your grass. If you want less maintenance and a greener ‘lawn’ this is a must. More info.
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Tolerates heat and drought extremely well and also fixes nitrogen so it helps fertilize the plants around it. Trefoil is a low growing bushy plant that also tolerates foot traffic and cutting very well making it an ideal plant for walkways and inclusion in a lawn, or an interesting border plant. Great for hot dry areas.
Rubber with no slip back. Heat resistant, fully washable. Can be used as tablemats! Inks are bonded to the fabric top and are fade resistant. Mix and match coasters to your own selection. All made here on the farm. Many more selections available