Fill some space in your garden and please the kids with the Harlequin Glorybower

If you’ve been looking for a way to combine two of life’s greatest pleasures – peanut butter and gardening (who hasn’t been?) then I’ve got welcome news. The Harlequin Glorybower (botanical name¬†Clerodendrum trichotomum) is a fast growing shrub that’s easy to grow, is relatively resistant to pests and diseases. It will bring birds and butterflies … Continue reading “Fill some space in your garden and please the kids with the Harlequin Glorybower”

Large black leaves, but is Colocasia worth the risk?

Colocasia is easily recognised as the ‘Elephants Ear’ ornamental plant found so often in home and landscaped commercial gardens. It is p0pular because it is so easy to grow, it has large attractive leaves and comes in interesting leaf and stem colours including black, blue and red. Colocasia is a genus of plants in the … Continue reading “Large black leaves, but is Colocasia worth the risk?”