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Bye, Allergies! How to Create a Sneeze-Free Garden

Are you a hay fever sufferer? You need to read this.

Do you suffer from hay fever? If you love being out in the garden, you can keep your sneezing at bay thanks to this handy list.

They 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.

As Squire’s explain: ‘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 hay fever symptoms including sneezing, a runny nose, and itchy watering eyes.’

1 Choisya Ternata

Choisya Ternate plant

These wonderfully scented, fast-growing white flowers are adorned with dark, glossy green leaves. This easy-to-grow shrub appears in spring, often followed by a second flush in autumn.

2 Delphinium

Delphinium plants

These tall-stemmed, dark-eyed, violet-tinged, deep blue flowers are gorgeous and would definitely make your garden look pretty, as well as sneeze-free. They also appear in a wide range of colors.

3 Geranium

Geranium plant

These striking, rounded, five-petalled flowers are set against fresh green foliage.

4 ​Heuchera

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Flowering from June to August, and known for its distinctive foliage, the large, shiny, dark burgundy leaves makes an eye-catching front-of-border plant.

5 Iris

Iris plant

In late spring or early summer it produces mid-blue, fragrant flowers and narrow leaves.

6 Lobelia

Lobelia plant

These pretty two-lipped flowers grow on narrow dark green leaves, and are perfect for adding oomph to window boxes and pots.