Ya pa teng, Javan grape, Tetrastigma Obtectum

This is a beautiful and easy climber and groundcover for a shady spot. The Javan grape looks great in hanging baskets too. This rarely offered plant is evergreen and hardy in the Upper Mountains. The preyy  leaves are glossy and dark green while the tiny green-white flowers are insignificant.Climbs by tendrils. Tha plant grows naturally … Read more

Wall germander, Teucrium chamaedrys

Evergreen to 30 with attractive, dark green aromatic foliage and light pink to deep purple flowers. Gritty, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun. Was used for the treatment of gout, for its diuretic properties, and as a treatment for weak stomachs. Was used in making alcoholic drinks with a bitter base.

Thyme, creeping bergamot Thymus serphyllum, bare rooted

This Thymus serphyllumm cultivar forms a bergamot scented mat. It has pink flowers and tiny fuzzy leaves. The herb looks nice in pots, rockeries for edging along pathways and as a low groundcover in a full sun position. It can be used in the kitchen similar to any other thyme. The volatile oil of thymus … Read more

Stonecrop Sedum kamtschaticum, supplied in 50 mm pot

sedum kamtschatikum

Tough, drought-tolerant species, good groundcover. Low growing perennial to 15cm high. Grows in wall cracks and pavements etc. Leaves and yellow flowers make good eating in salads. Good plant for the rock garden, for pots and cute succulent creations!

Society Garlic, Tulbaghia violacea

society garlic

Society garlic is an attractive ornamental, perennial plant from South Africa. It forms a low growing clump to 30 cm, with dainty star-shaped, lilac-mauve flowers at the end of long stems. It’s lilac flowers bloom over a long period. A hardy plant that grows in most conditions, drought tolerant. Links:http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Tulbaghia+violaceahttp://www.garlic-central.com/society-garlic.htmlhttp://www.eattheweeds.com/society-garlic/

Sage: Meadow Sage; Salvia Pratensis

meadow sage

The Latin name pratensis means that this sage grows in meadows, however meadow sage is found on woodland borders as well. The plant is herbaceous, that means it dies down in winter and reappears in spring. It grows 1 to 1.50 m tall. It likes moist but well drained soil and full sun to part … Read more

Sage, Lyre leaf Sage, Cancer Weed, Salvia Lyrata

salvia lyrata

Perennial plant with attractive foliage for a sunny spot. It may self sow. Native American herbalists used the root in healing salves for sores and the whole plant was taken in teas for coughs colds, nervous conditions, and asthma, as a laxative, and as a diureticCancer weed was used as a folk remedy for warts. … Read more

Penstemon, Beardtongue, bare rooted plants

Some of them have mauve flowers, some red flowers, but they all look great. They even flower well in part-shade. Today mostly planted for it’s beauty, penstemon was highly esteemed used by the Native Americans as a medicinal plant Beardtngues like hot dry and sunny sites, but I have mine under trees and they are … Read more

Houseleek; Sempervivum tectorum

sempervirum tectorum

You will receive at least one bare rooted plant, depending on the size, in most cases it will be more than one plant however. As a succulent this plant does not have many roots. Houseleeks do best in pots rather than in garden  beds. They like stones or pebbles on top of the soil. It … Read more

Cotton Lavender, Santolina chamaecyparissus

cotton lavender

Evergreen groundcover to 50 cm tall and wide. Likes dry sunny places, not fuzzy about soil, as long as it is well drained. Prune. Medicinal: flowers and leaves were once used to expel internal worms and for an eye wash, applied directly on insect bites. Kitchen: use sparingly for meat, fish, grains, soups and sauce … Read more