Daisy Roots

Jenningbury, London Road
Hertford, HERTS. SG13 7NS
anne@daisyroots.com

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April 22, 2018

Insects such as bees, hoverflies and butterflies that go from flower to flower collecting nectar and pollen are essential for pollination and fertilisation of many plants. Without them, lots of plants are unable to produce seed for the next generation and much of the f...

January 15, 2018

  As there are fewer pollinating insects flying during the winter months, many of those plants that flower at this time of year produce strong perfume to attract maximum attention to themselves.

  It only takes a bit of low winter sun to warm these flowers up enough to...

December 29, 2017

Quite aside from the benefits of creating a beautiful picture and putting food on the table, gardening has many health benefits that are not to be sneezed at; including strength, endurance, dexterity, learning, problem solving and sensory awareness.

Gardening is not onl...

November 27, 2017

How would you like to;

  • Meet up with like minded people to talk plants and gardens?

  • Go on organised coach trips and visits to gardens near and far?

  • Be inspired by enthusiastic, knowledgeable speakers

  • Get involved in seed swaps, plant sales & workshops

    ...

October 26, 2017

Autumn means short days, heavy dews and LEAVES. Lots and lots and lots of leaves! 

Good leaf mould is easy to make, free for the taking and makes a big beneficial impact on the structure of your soil.

Often, you will see shade loving plants described as wanting 'humus r...

October 4, 2017

Grasses add texture, sound and movement to planting schemes and often look interesting well into the winter months. 

They can be used to great effect in pots, planted in blocks of a single variety for a modern, contemporary feel or added to perennial borders for a soft,...

March 9, 2017

No garden is complete without at least one or two Hellebores. The trouble is that there is now such a wide range of flower shapes and colours that it is impossible to resist adding to the collection on an annual basis (surely it's not just me?)

Hellebore 'Maestro' (abov...

February 12, 2017

Not sure what to do with your ornamental grasses?

How do you know which ones to cut back and which ones to leave?

Look no further!

There is a simple rule of thumb;

  • If they are evergreen leave them alone e.g. Acorus, most Carex and Anemathele.

  • If they turn a biscui...

January 30, 2017

Perennial Wallflowers - not the shy, retiring type at all !

Erysimum, formerly known as Cheirianthus is a family of around 80 species of evergreen biennials and short lived perennials that hail from Europe to North Africa, Central Asia and North America, suggesting that...

January 27, 2016

 

With little else to set the horticultural pulse racing in January and February, it is no huge surprise that those amongst us that yearn to be outside doing something, choose to get excited about Snowdrops.

It is easy to be dismissive and assume that each looks very mu...

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