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heather

Herbal medicine
An evergreen shrub that contains arbutin, carotene, citric and fumaric acids, flavonoids, tannins and volatile oils; it is antitussive, mildly sedative, a urinary tract antiseptic, and has been used for rheumatic complaints and gout.
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But all heathers have an even greater dislike than shadelime this to some extent limiting the gardens where heathers thrive.
Heathers are fairly trouble-free although occasionally attacked by honey-fungus, the plant dying for no apparent reason.
HAIRDRESSER Heather Lockwood has celebrated 21 years at her salon in Huddersfield.
To the side there is a teacher's desk where Heather Clark sits grading papers.
Now the heathers face a new threat from trees which have self seeded amongst the heather.
HEATHER Mills McCartney plans to become the new Queen of Hearts after her marriage break-up.
The name on top of every sleuth's list is the woman Margaret Cook calls "Heather Honey".
Now, Thompson's garden is a show-place of summer-blooming heathers, which include numerous kinds of Calluna, Daboecia, and Erica.
At Bodnant, the National Trust garden near Conwy, heathers have been grown for many years at the highest most windswept point around rocky outcrops, an exposed site away from grass and trees, and among rocks, idealsince it replicates the plant's natural habitat.
He added: "To my mind, there are two Heathers - the one her friends know and love, and the one you read about in the papers.
Because heathers are usually associated with wild open spaces like the Brecon Beacons, their value as cultivated plants is easily ignored, although their natural, uncomplicated beauty makes them an asset to any garden.
Heather Wilder, 13, wrote a series of books for kids going through the struggles she faced as a foster child, scoring her first prize in Dum Dum Pops' Make Life A Little Sweeter contest.