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Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears' is a sweet little Hosta that offers good resistance to slugs and snails. For more ideas of plants offering resistance to slugs and snails, see my website


Slug-Proof Plants

Here's my BiOrbAir terrarium after the re-arrange, as pictured on the 14th January 2016. Prior to this photograph being taken, I took out all of the plants and compost, then added brand-new coir compost, that I purchased from Reef One, and new moss. I re-planted some of my old ferns and added some new miniature orchids.


A long-term review of the BiOrbAir (part three)

Aubrieta is an easy to grow container plant that also grows well on walls and in rockeries.

Container Plants for Bees, Butterflies and Gardeners

Here's my Earthbox as pictured on the 21st February 2016. As you can see the vegetables have been growing well. I haven't had to water this container since I set it up, I haven't carried out any maintenance of any kind, I just left the vegetables to grow. I have harvested some of the stems and leaves from the chard, but other than that, the vegetables have been left to grow.

EarthBox Review

This morning the second bud on my Masdevallia decumana opened. There's just one more bud which is yet to open, this one will open in the next few days. This Masdevallia decumana is pictured on the 3rd February 2016, inside my Miniature Orchid Trial BiOrbAir terrarium.

Pumpkin Beth

Clematis koreana AMBER ('Wit141205') is resistant to Clematis wilt - it's a very easy to grow Clematis.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of The Year 2016 - Pumpkin Beth

Suttons Seeds Bodacious Sweet Corn Shoots just after harvesting on 9th December 2015!

Suttons Seeds Bodacious Sweet Corn Shoots!

Suttons Seeds F1 Bodacious Sweet Corn Shoots just before harvesting on 9th December 2015.

Suttons Seeds Bodacious Sweet Corn Shoots!

Suttons Seeds Bodacious Sweet Corn Shoots.

Suttons Seeds Bodacious Sweet Corn Shoots!

A close up of Sarcococca confusa's unopened flowers. Sarcococca confusa flowers from December to March every year, its sweetly scented, highly fragrant flowers are beneficial to bees and to gardeners, as they lift your spirits and touch your heart as you breathe in their delicious scent.

Dalefoot Peat-Free Compost