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Wood anemone

Wood Anemone: Thriving in Shade

Table of Contents Wood anemone (Anemone nemorosa), is a low-growing, rhizomatous herbaceous perennial, native to Europe that grows in shaded woodlands. These spring ephemerals are one of the first plants to bloom in spring, providing an abundance of single, white flowers, with prominent yellow stamens, that are an early source of food for pollinators. Along …

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Difference between English and French lavender

English vs French Lavender: What is the Difference?

What is the difference between English and French lavender?   Ι  English lavender  Ι   French lavender  Ι   Which lavender to choose    Ι Conclusion English and French lavender are two of the most popular and widely cultivated species of Lavandula. These scented plants are commonly grown in cottage gardens for their vibrant hues and fragrance. Despite their …

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Why are chillies hot?

The Mystery of the Burn: Unraveling Why Chillies Are Hot

Why are chillies hot? Chillies contain a compound called capsaicin, which stimulates pain receptors in the mouth and tongue, causing a sensation of heat and burning. This happens because capsaicin binds to a receptor called TRPV1, which normally responds to heat, and sends signals to the brain that interpret the sensation as pain or heat. …

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How to care for peace lily

Peace Lily Care: Tips For a Healthy Plant

At a glance Family Araceae Botanical name Spathiphyllum spp. Common names Peace lily, White flag, Cupido peace lily, White peace lily, Espatifilo, Mauna Loa, Snowflower Lifespan Perennial Habitat Tropical rainforests Growth habit Clumping Mature height 30 – 120 cm Flower colour White, green Leaf colour Green, variegated Native to Americas and Southeast Asia Toxicity Toxic …

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Boston fern care

Boston Fern Care: Tips for a Lush and Healthy Plant

At a glance   Ι  What is Boston fern?  Ι   How to care for Boston fern  Ι   Propagation  Ι   Repotting At a glance Family Lomariopsidaceae Botanical name Nephrolepis exaltata ‘Bostoniensis‘ Common names Boston fern, Fishbone fern, Tuber ladder fern Lifespan Perennial Habitat Coniferous forests Mature height 50 – 150 cm Flower colour – Leaf colour Green …

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