Erigeron karvinskianus 'Mexican fleabane' Masses of small daisies, emerging white, then turning pink, with yellow centres, give this plant an unusual, two-tone effect. It has a long flowering period, from May to October, and is amazingly versatile, being low-growing, happy in su sun or partial shade and thriving in any well-drained soil. It's also tolerant of coastal conditions. Try it as an edging plant in a mixed border, alongside paths, in a gravel garden or spilling over walls.
Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' - This small, easy to grow, clump-forming evergreen perennial has strappy, inky purple, grass-like leaves. In summer, small spikes of bell-shaped, pale mauve flowers appear, followed by spherical, dark blue fruit. This unusual plant looks fantastic with other grasses, especially if grouped in tubs or planted into gravel, and it provides a brilliant contrast with silvery plants in sun, or bright green ferns in shade.
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Mexican fleabane Erigeron karvinskianus - this pretty daisy makes a perfect edging plant for borders and paths and is a must-have for a wildlife friendly-garden (very popular with bees and butterflies)
Libertia grandiflora - Full sun or light shade in fertile, well drained soil. Flowers May to July. HxS 90x60cm. Selectively cut out old foliage to reveal attractive new growth. Dislikes a waterlogged soil. Divide congested plants in spring or autumn. Leave flower spikes to mature and form attractive seed heads which will self-seed if permitted.
After umpteen trips to various stores for lighting, plants, fish and such, plus equally umpteen deliveries from Amazon for hardware, test kits, etc., this is where I am right now with my new tank. I wanted to create a possible scene from a lake bed in which the fish will have plenty of hiding places and hopefully feel at ease, with their comfort being my first priority, but I tried to balance that with a sort of purposely unkempt/wild look to everything (without looking like no thought was…
Linaria purpurea 'Canon J. Went', toadflax Easy to grow and flowering prolifically in a sunny spot, this undemanding perennial is wonderful in naturalised planting schemes gravel gardens or herbaceous borders. Throughout summer, slender upright spires are covered with small, snapdragon-like flowers in a pretty shade of shell pink, which attract bees and other beneficial insects.
We someone had to combine the two biggest trends, and so Joker have done it with their Gravel e-bike, the motor system we hadn't seen before but we spoke to Wilhelm Breitenhuber CEO of Austrian MPF drive and took a MPF equipped bike out for a spin. The MPF system is one of the quietest we've tried and the even linear delivery of power reminded us very much of Shimano's system. On this joker however its a power 460w unit with 90nm of torque thats limited to 45kph, though Wilhelm tells us if…