Instead of burning wood for heat, some Europeans now build a compost pile over plastic water lines that extract heat from the decomposing plant material. Temperatures can get as high as 149 degrees. With a circulating pump as the only moving part, the com
Verbena bonariensis is a great herbaceous perennial which grows up to around in height, seeding itself all over the place. Despite its height, it is not a dense plant and therefore can be planted anywhere in the border as you can see through it.