Did you know that beekeepers in-the-know use the dried flower heads of the Sumach tree to fuel their smokers!
I chose it to go in one of the borders at the Villas because I wanted to brighten up our garden in the depths of winter.
Did you know…? …if you go out and think there might be an opportunity to take some plant cuttings but worry that by the time you get them home they might have deteriorated, take a banana with you! Just make a nick in the skin and push the stem, cut end first, into the soft…
Did you know…? …that a sunflower looks like one large flower, but actually each head is made up of hundreds of tiny flowers called florets, which ripen to become the seeds.
Out of rooting hormone? Open your kitchen cupboard and grab some cinnamon! Dip fresh cuttings into it and it will kill fungus and bacteria, helping to keep them disease-free while rooting.
The staining you see is from tanins and the decomposing pigments in the leaf.