Shire Plants Blog

​Spotlight on Chicory (Cichorium intybus)

​Spotlight on Chicory (Cichorium intybus)

26th Sep 2020

Chicory is a native wildflower steeped in folklore. One tale tells of a young girl who sat down at the side of the road to cry for her dead lover. She was inconsolable by all who passed her and … read more
Cornflowers

Cornflowers

21st May 2020

Really enjoying the cornflowers at the moment. Here we have the blue Centaurea montana, plus the less common 'Purple Heart', 'Black Sprite' and my favourite, the wonderful creamy yellow 'Sulphurea'. … read more