Plants That Say No Go Buddy – Not On My Shift!

Predatory and Companion Plants

The beauty and benefits of companion planting. Techniques to introduce different flowers, plants and herbs with an attitude that can support and improve soil conditions, increase fertility, offer shelter and attract and repel insects simultaneously.

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Agrimony [Agrimonia eupatoria], also known as common agrimony, sticklewort, church steeples and garclive, to name but a few is a perennial herb. This charming upright yellow and spiky plant grows in single tapering stems, can attain a height of between 50 and 85 cm, and produces five-petalled flowers in soft yellow.

It is a beautiful herb/wildflower to include in wildlife gardens and provides nectar and pollen for bees, butterflies and other pollinators. It can be found growing wild alongside hedgerows, roadsides, waste grounds, grassy meadows, and woodlands, too and is also usually seen best between June through to September.

Agrimony prefers to grow in well-drained ground and does well in sunny and shaded areas. Should you wish to try your hand at growing then, seeds are best sown in the months of spring or autumn in seed trays and repot the healthier seedlings to grow on ready for planting out later on in the season. Agrimony performs well in both the ground and pots and containers.

It doesn’t require a great deal of assistance as it is used to growing wild. However, a few problems can be experienced, like root rot and powdery mildew.

It can also be used in companion planting and sits well with other herbs like rosemary, sage, thyme, chives and lavenders. It also does well with other wildflower and meadow flower varieties.

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4 thoughts on “Agrimony

  1. Is this the one that a tincture can be used to reduce inflammation? I don’t know much about it (not common in Australia), but it’s in my old tome of home medicines – from the 1840s.

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