How to Grow Lemongrass

For as long as I can remember I’ve loved trying to grow something new and different. As a kid my bedroom windowsill was crammed with citrus and avocado plants, as well as the odd pineapple and date palm.  I’ve never lost this fascination in growing new and unusual plants so it’s maybe somewhat surprising that…

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Plant Profile: Stapelia hirsuta

Fascinated at seeing Stapelia in flower for the first time at RHS Chelsea in 2011, I bought some seeds of Stapelia hirsuta from http://www.craighousecacti.co.uk/ to see if I could grow them myself. Commonly called Carrion Flowers, their large flowers emit an unpleasant odour which attracts flies for pollination, sometimes even fooling the flies into laying…

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