There are some interesting plants appearing around the old buildings near Earley Gate. A particularly interesting piece of ground is the site of an old greenhouse adjoining the lawn to the north-east of the Agriculture Building. This looks like a … Continue reading →
Pansies and Violets are well known to brighten up any garden throughout spring, and are a common favourite due to their bright and varied colours. Violets even have their place in history as Josephine was fabled to have thrown a … Continue reading →
LATIN NAME: Viola odorata WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE: The distinctive flowers on this plant are usually dark violet or white. Sweet violets are also characterised by their hooked style, and their rear-facing nectar capsule (behind the flower).
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When you think of a pansy, you likely think of a pretty ornamental flower found in many gardens and garden centres, probably with a distinctive ‘face’ pattern adding to their charm. Its name in fact comes from the French … Continue reading →