How To Create a Sneeze-free Garden


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Do you suffer from hayfever but love being in the garden?

Squire’s Garden Centres have recommended a variety of plants that are suitable for creating your own low allergy, nearly sneeze-free garden. They either have low amounts of pollen or are pollinated by insects rather than by the wind. If a flower is wind pollinated, the pollen is designed to be buoyant and it stays in the air a lot longer, which can cause hayfever symptoms including sneezing, a runny nose, and itchy watering eyes.

 

Delphinium

Delphinium

 

Iris

Iris

The Best Plants For Hayfever Sufferers

According to Squire’s some of the best plants for hayfever suffers include Abelie, Begonia, Choisya Ternate, Clematis, Delphinium, Geranium, Heuchera, Hosta, Impatiens, Iris, Lobelia, Salvia, Scabiosa, Thymus, Viola and Vitis.

Geranium

Geranium

 

Lobelia

Lobelia

Visit your nearest Squire’s Garden Centre to stock-up on some of these low allergy plants for your garden.

Heuchera

Heuchera

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Allison Hay

I joined the My Weekly team eight years ago, and I love the variety of topics we cover both online and in the magazine. I manage the digital content for the brand, sharing features and information on the website, social media and in our digital newsletters. I also work for Your Best Ever Christmas - perfect as it's my favourite time of year!