Archive : Wormwood

Aug 05 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Gardening, Perenniels | 8 comments

Powis Castle Art

Artemesia 05

Hi Chris, we had so much rain yesterday, I could do nothing in the garden, but my new grass patch got a good drenching (and so did my chickens, shame!!) but I did manage to take a photo of my beautiful Artemesia Powis Castle in the front garden. Do you remember the post I did a few months ago on these amazing plants? Artemesia Powis Castle Like other Artemisias, Powis Castle is [...]

May 31 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Bugs & Pests, Gardening, Miscellaneous, Perenniels, | 12 comments

Autumn showers

Wet rose

I took myself into the garden this morning to bring cheer and colour into the day. It is gloomy when it rains and I guess my spirit tends to drop on cloudy days – so I’m definitely not  a winter person. But, I somehow love the rain and how the garden looks when its wet and drippy! Even the little bugs in the garden are somehow enjoying the autumn showers. I wanted [...]

May 10 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, | 18 comments

Wormwood, mugwort or Powis Castle?

Wormwood

I have been fascinated by the names given to these perennial shrubs. I found them in my favourite book by Margaret Roberts on “Companion Planting”  and became interested in the Artemesia species because of their insect repellant and anti-fungal properties. Through my recent research, I came across some interesting information that I did not know about this plant!! Artemisia is a large, diverse genus of plants with between 200-400 species belonging to [...]