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Myrtle Ball

Myrtle Ball

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£21.00
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True myrtle - an evergreen shrub whose leaves are strongly scented when crushed. Myrtle trees have been cultivated as a culinary herb for centuries. As clipped balls they make a great feature for a windowsill and their scented leaves can even be used in cooking! A symbol of love in both ancient and medieval times and great gifts for weddings and anniversaries.
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40cm+ high in a 1L pot
5 Stars 4.9/ 5 18 reviews
Liv, Nov 07
5 stars

Beautiful gift

Philip Williamson, Apr 19
5 stars

Great present on time and of a good quality.

Zaib Khan, Mar 15
5 stars

Great selection of products to chose from. They offered good delivery options and gift wrapping and presentation. A excellent service overall and will certainly be using them again for future presents.

Karen Elliott, Feb 21
5 stars

Great plant arrived right on time

H Weston, Dec 10
5 stars

My friend said the smell of the plant was gorgeous.

Mrs Messenger, Dec 04
5 stars

Lovely myrtle balls. I bought 2 and very happy! Price a little expensive and wished I could have purchased without the pots to make buying 2 less expensive.

L.Smith, Oct 05
5 stars

Prompt delivery. Nicely and safely packaged. Plant in excellent condition. No downsides at all and would definitely use them again.

Hayley, Sep 08
5 stars

Lovely little plant, perfect for decorating indoors

Nick, Jul 11
5 stars

Excellent, lovely heathly plant

mrs munira b massey, Jun 19
5 stars

Lovely plant to decorate the home

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Care Instrictions

These instructions are sent with the plant gift

Also known as Greek myrtle or Common Myrtle, these easy to care for plants will reward you with fragrant evergreen leaves all year round. You may even get some small white flowers in Summer

Myrtle likes indirect sunlight and a cool room. In summer you can put it outside on a sheltered patio and it will enjoy the fresh air. But as soon as the nights get cooler, it should go back inside. This plant does best above 10°C and certainly needs to be above 2°C.

Whilst in a small pot it will need regular watering. Water from the top and let the excess drain away. You can stand in very shallow water, but don't let the plant get waterlogged. The top of the soil should be damp to the touch. To keep the growth going feed with ordinary houseplant feed every few weeks.

As your plant grows you may want to repot it in a larger pot, if it gets untidy just clip it back into shape using sharp scissors or seceteurs.

Myrtle leaves make a great savoury seasoning and can be added fresh or dried to casseroles and soups. Myrtle does tend to shed a few leaves as it puts on new growth but if you notice dramatic leaf drop the most likely cause is underwatering or scorching. Water immediately and move your plant out of direct sunlight.

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Myrtle

Scientific Name:myrtus communis

Myrtle probably comes from the ancient greek "myrtus" as do many other european common names.

white flowers in spring/summer

small blue bitter tasting berries

easy to care for shrub that can be pruned to keep a symmetrical shape. Useful for pots as topiary but can also be planted out.

http://mygarden.rhs.org.uk/blogs/jim_gardiner/archive/2008/04/30/mount-myrtle.aspx

Originating in eastern europe

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