Dear Chief Secretary to the Treasury,
I'm afraid to tell you there's no money left.
Signed, Liam Byrne

(Outgoing Labour Chief Secretary to the Treasury. May 2010)

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Plant postcodes

The Natural History Museum has a really useful site called the Plant Postcode Database.

All you need to do is put in the first part of a postcode to get a list of native plants growing in that area. They're listed in groups according to plant type. The ones they think worth growing in a garden are labelled GW = Garden Worthy.

All the plants are linked to a description, the "garden worthy" ones have pictures and growing conditions - it's a heck of a timewaster.

Try it and see. This, for example, gives a list of native plants for the Aberdeen area, which might be useful for Leg-Iron who's just started waking up his garden after a long, cold winter.

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