The Tea Break Gardener

Tea Break Portraits

Things that caught my eye whilst having a brew.

Echinops – The Globe Thistle

2018-07-27T09:04:59+00:00July 27th, 2018|Tea Break Portraits|

If you're looking for a shot of cool blue in a high summer garden - plant Echinops.  It's largely trouble free and bees of all sorts can't get enough of it. Commonly known as the Globe Thistle, Echinops has steely grey slightly spiky divided stems - but it is the [...]

Tea break portraits – Lemon flower

2018-02-21T10:01:37+00:00February 21st, 2018|Tea Break Portraits|

Pure white lemon flower Citrus plants such as the lemon are attractive houseplant and conservatory specimens.  A lovely feature of citrus is the fact that new season's flowers are displayed alongside the ripening fruit of last season.  They also have a strong, delicious scent. Indoors, citrus plants need [...]