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After umpteen trips to various stores for lighting, plants, fish and such, plus equally umpteen deliveries from Amazon for hardware, test kits, etc., this is where I am right now with my new tank. I wanted to create a possible scene from a lake bed in which the fish will have plenty of hiding places and hopefully feel at ease, with their comfort being my first priority, but I tried to balance that with a sort of purposely unkempt/wild look to everything (without looking like no thought was…


Linaria purpurea 'Canon J. Went', toadflax Easy to grow and flowering prolifically in a sunny spot, this undemanding perennial is wonderful in naturalised planting schemes gravel gardens or herbaceous borders. Throughout summer, slender upright spires are covered with small, snapdragon-like flowers in a pretty shade of shell pink, which attract bees and other beneficial insects.


Salvia × sylvestris 'Rose Queen' - Stiffly upright spikes are densely packed with deep pink buds, which open to rose pink flowers from midsummer. A valuable addition to the herbaceous border or gravel garden, where its long flowering period will provide an abundance of colour, while its erect habit will create vertical interest.


BESEDNICE Moldavite 47x25x7mm 7 60g Lokality: Besednice South Bohemia Czech Republik. Color: green. Size: 47 x 25 x 7 mm 760g (Scale regulary checked by "German Eichamt") Besednice is a small village 25 km south of of Ceske Budejovice (Budweis) in South Bohemia Czech Republik. The Moldavites were found in sandy gravels. The mine was active to 2008. Today there is a natural reserve. Moldavites from here are the most valuable because of their extreme surface. Delivery includes collectors box…

mailbox. Could be many places but I am instantly transported to some back roads in Colorado; not the usual Rockies scene but the flat fields stretching from east of Denver to Kansas and beyond


Lavandula angustifolia Melissa Lilac ('Dow4') (PBR), lavender. Stunning, large, violet-coloured, fragrant flower spikes appear in summer above slender, aromatic, silvery-grey leaves. This is a lovely lavender for edging paths and borders; the aromatic foliage perfumes the air if you brush against it. It also works well in a gravel garden, or clipped into a formal sphere for a contemporary look. The flower-spikes are highly attractive to bees and other beneficial insects.