Plant Stories of the World – come bring us your memories!

Plant Stories: A Palm House Crew project Have you ever lived in an area where any of the plants in the Wolves Lane Palm House grow? Palm House and Desert House We have plants in our Palm House and Desert Area from Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, the USA, Australia, Madagascar and the Mediterranean. What... Continue Reading →

Plant memories of the Palm House – come bring us your stories!

Plant Stories: A Palm House Crew project Have you ever lived in an area where any of the plants in the Wolves Lane Palm House grow? Palm House and Desert House We have plants in our Palm House and Desert Area from Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, the USA, Australia, Madagascar and the Mediterranean. What... Continue Reading →

Birth Flower – August

Gladiolus! "Strength of character, moral integrity, remembrance, infatuation, honor. This long lasting flower comes in a variety of colors like pink, red, purple, yellow, orange, white and green. " -- wiki

Birth Flower – July

Larkspur! "Levity and lightness. Its natural beauty comes in gentle hues with refreshing fragrance. There are different meanings for each colour. Pink denotes contrariness, white expresses a happy nature, and a first love is usually symbolized by purple. Strong bonds of love are represented by the larkspur. " -- wiki

Maple Leaf!

The Maple Leaf is an important symbol for Canadians, and is prominent in the centre of their flag! Canada Day was on July 1st and is the birthday of this Commonwealth country. The Sugar Maple "... is tapped for sap, which is then boiled to produce maple syrup or made into maple sugar or maple... Continue Reading →

Tips to grow your own garden!

*** Good Gardening – Recommended Reading Beginners’ Guides BBC Gardening Guides Readers’ Digest Gardening for Beginners RHS Beginners Guide Medicinal Plants That Could Save Your Life Wiki List of Birth Flowers Organic How to Plant an Organic Garden Organic Pesticides Flower Care Hydrangea Guide 40 Drought Resistant Flowers Vegetables & Fruit Benefits of Broccoli Plant... Continue Reading →

Happy Summer Solstice!

  The Summer Solstice will occur at 22:43 BST tonight, taking us from spring into summer. The summer solstice is the day of the year with the longest period of daylight, while the winter solstice is the day with the shortest period of daylight. The Met Office explained: “When it is the summer solstice in... Continue Reading →

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