Category Archives: Organic Gardener

Johan Eekhout, Expert Organic Gardener in London

Lemon Scented Geranium (Pelargonium tomentosum)

There are hundreds of varieties of Pelargonium and many are strongly scented. One of my favourites is the Lemon Scented Geranium (Pelargonium tomentosum); very popular as part of any substantial herb garden mostly because of the lovely strong lemony scent. … Continue reading

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Calystegia sepium (Bindweed or Bellbine)

If you are blessed with bindweed and are in a constant battle to rid your garden of this vigorous climber, why not try a fresh new approach. This year, why not leave a few strands to climb where they will? … Continue reading

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One Home Grown Tomato in the hand..

Not enough can be said in favour of having a go at growing your own food yourself. For the simplest way to start, you need one reasonably large container, good potting compost and to buy a one or two small … Continue reading

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Pennywort or Gotu kola (Centella asiatica)

Words are inadequate to describe the power of this plant wide spread over South-Africa and said to be the reason for the longevity of the Asiatic elephant. Closer to home here in London it is a rare jewel and one … Continue reading

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Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum)

You probably recognize this one from having seen it somewhere along a nature trail. No other geranium is as prolific as this one; once introduced to your garden, its seeds will germinate everywhere. It simply bears an abundance of tiny … Continue reading

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Yellow Fumitory (Corydalis lutea)

The Yellow Fumitory (Corydalis lutea) is now naturalized all over London. You will normally find them in church yards along cool and damp walls where they put up quite a show. If conditions are ideal, it will eventually come to … Continue reading

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Dicksonia Antarctica

Dicksonia antarctica is a majestic species of tree fern originally from New Zealand now readily available here in Britain and very popular as focal plants in the landscape. Throughout the year and especially during dry spells in the summer the crown and soil around the base … Continue reading

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