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Category Archives: Herbs

Stevia leaf extract for sugar reduction

Stevia leaf extract for sugar reduction The Stevia rebaudiana – sweet herb of Paraguay is an interesting plant!  It’s a tender upright perennial with non-showy, white tubular flowers suitable for full sun in milder climates or filtered afternoon shade in hot climates in good garden soil.  Flowering time is late...
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Hydrangea Macrophylla ‘Merveille Sangine’, Hydrangea Macro ‘Zorro’ (blue), Sweet Woodruff, Dryopterris filixmas ‘Cristata’

Hydrangea Macrophylia ‘Merveille Sanguine’, Hydrangea Macro ‘Zorro’ (blue), Sweet Woodruff, Dryopterris filixmas ‘ Cristata’ A lovely collection of plants at Downside last week – The Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Merveille Sanguine’ A stunning cultivar with mopheads of intense deep red florests turning to a deep rich plum (or royal purple if on...
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Herbs at Downside

Herbs at Downside So many uses – what’s your favourite other than for cooking?   Planted together in larger containers make for a delightful ‘arrangement’.  I discovered celery leaf last year which is just brilliant. Another idea which has stayed with me for a long time was when visiting La...
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