Daily Flower Candies: Helleborus foetidus & Iris foetidissima

One might consider it wise to steer well clear of any plant with a latin name ending foetidus or foetidissima. After all the epithet means bad-smelling, or having a fetid odour; something most of us could live without in our gardens. Anyone with dry shade should think again, as this would exclude two terrific plants which […]

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Flowering Now: Narcicuss pseudonarcissus

The Latin name for daffodil is thought to have been inspired by Narcissus, a figure in Greek mythology said to have fallen in love with his reflection in a pool of water. The nodding flower head of the daffodil is said to represent Narcissus bending down and gazing at his own image.

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