“They are economically the most important of all flowering plants because of their nutritious grains and soil-forming function”
Plant Focus: Roots
We rarely see the roots of plants, not the whole length of them anyway, because they’re doing their job for the plant mainly under the ground.
Plant focus: Daisy
Bellis perennis, the daisy, is a common European species of the family Asteraceae.
Plant Focus: Seeds
This is the time of year when many plants, big and small, are producing seed for next year.
Plant Focus: Nasturtium
A bonnie floo’er that you can add to salads – the Nasturtium is an easy to grow plant and a great one to get bairns interested in gardening.
Plant Focus: Ferns
Estimates of how many species of ferns there are ranges from 10,500 to 15,000.
Plant Focus: Rowan
The Rowan is a native tree great for pollinators in the Spring with its flowers and in the Autumn red berries are a feast for birds.
Plant Focus: Foxglove
Foxgloves are an important source of pollen for bees.
Plant Focus: Mint
Mint is grown for its leaves which are great chopped up fresh in a whole range of recipes and can be infused to make a refreshing ‘tea’.
Plant Focus: Peony
In Japan they represent good fortune as well as a righteous and noble spirit.