Category Archives for Shrubs

XERANTHEMUM

An annual and native of South Africa, Xeranthemum annuum is a pretty everlasting flower, sending up its daisy-like flowers, borne singly on 2 ft (60 cm) stems, during July and August. The flowers have an outer ring of petals and … Continue reading

04. July 2017 by admin
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Varieties of Saint Paulias

BEATRICE. A fine variety, the large double flowers being of deep purple-blue. BIANCA. The blooms are single and are white, splashed with purple. BICOLOR. Most unusual, the top petals being deep purple whilst the lower petals are pale mauve. BLUE … Continue reading

04. July 2017 by admin
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YUCCA

Though not usually considered a border plant, this compact form of the exotic desert plant is in no way out of place at the back of a large border, especially the double border. Two or three plants at regular intervals … Continue reading

27. June 2017 by admin
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Garden Annuals for Naturalizing

It is not generally appreciated that annuals are ideal plants for naturalizing or broadcast sowing. This is often how they grow in their natural habitat, and by using this method some striking effects can be achieved at very little cost, … Continue reading

07. June 2017 by admin
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Zenobia

Closely allied to vaccinum and requiring the same acid soil conditions, Zenobia speciosa ‘Pulverulenta’ is a handsome shrub growing 3-4 ft (1 m) tall, its leaves and stems covered in glaucous ‘bloom’. It blooms in midsummer, bearing its scented bell-shaped … Continue reading

06. June 2017 by admin
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Annuals for Special Purposes

The Cool Greenhouse Few people have facilities for growing large quantities of annuals under glass and the cultivation of such plants in pots in the cool greenhouse involves a lot of work, but it pays handsome dividends and some magnificent … Continue reading

03. June 2017 by admin
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Bringing Chrysanthemums into Flower

THE aim of this phase of culture is not so much to put more into the plant, but rather to allow what is already in to come to fruition without hindrance. As a result of careful treatment from the cutting … Continue reading

03. June 2017 by admin
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Getting the Best Blooms from Your Chrysanthemums: Building the Framework

THE months of May, June and July and into the early days of August is the period of greatest growth, and the aim is to further that growth without promoting soft and sappy stems. The best blooms are produced on … Continue reading

03. June 2017 by admin
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Caring for Chrysanthemums

Watering The aim should be to make that one watering sufficient for three weeks, during which period many cuttings will root. Don’t water again unless it is essential, and then give one good dose and leave it. Constant dewing over … Continue reading

03. June 2017 by admin
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Growing Chrysanthemums: Laying the Foundations

THE chrysanthemum is propagated by cuttings made from young growth sent up from the base in winter and early spring. Actually, the real start is made at the end of the previous season. The Importance of Good Stock The cutting … Continue reading

02. June 2017 by admin
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