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All about Oxalis versicolor, the Candy Cane Sorrel

By Graham Clarke I really need to tell you about a small but beautiful range of low-growing plants that get little mention in the press, yet they are easy to grow, and when they are in flower they are dramatic, eye-catching, and will always be a talking point for anyone visiting your garden. Read all you need to know about Oxalis versicolor, more commonly known as the candy cane sorrel. And that is ironic, for I remember when I was a boy we visited someone’s garden, and my father (who was a far better gardener than I could ever be), pointed out a weed and said: "That’s creeping wood sorrel. It’s one of the worst weeds. They need to get...

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How to grow perfect Perennials from Bare Roots

Reliable, resilient and repeating every year – these are just some of the reasons why growing bare root perennials is so satisfying, not to mention their quintessential cottage-garden charm. Returning every year, their ability to make more of an impact each time means that by planting perennials you’re making an investment which will just keep rewarding you for years to come! ↑ Beautiful planting combo of Stachys (Alpine Betony) and Geranium (Cranesbill) Also noteworthy is their typically low-maintenance nature which means you don’t have to make too much of a fuss to get them to do well. The determination of hardy perennials is undeniable, once they’re happy in their place they just keep on giving! Why choose bare root perennials? If...

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