Category Archives for Shrubs and Plants

TAMARIX (TAMARISK)

(deciduous leaf-losing)  Tamarisks are usually seen near the coast, but they are hardy enough inland in the midlands and south of the British Isles. They are graceful shrubs, with feathery flower sprays on long, arching branches. Those that are commonly … Continue reading

16. October 2013 by admin
Categories: Shrubs and Plants | Tags: , , | Comments Off on TAMARIX (TAMARISK)

Spartium junceum (Spanish Broom)

Spartium junceum, 9 to 10 ft., the only species, is here classified as evergreen because the long, whippy flowering shoots remain green, although its leaves are rarely seen except on young plants. The main flush of large, yellow, fragrant pea-flowers … Continue reading

15. October 2013 by admin
Categories: Shrubs and Plants | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Spartium junceum (Spanish Broom)

PINUS (PINE)

(evergreen)  Pines are too large for the average garden, although old specimens of the Scots pine, towering 70 to 80 ft. in the air, are very decorative in large gardens. Plant pines in a sandy soil in September or November. … Continue reading

15. October 2013 by admin
Categories: Shrubs and Plants | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on PINUS (PINE)

Accent Plants: Herbaceous Perennials

5. ACCENT PLANTS – HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS Polygonatum multiflorum (hybridum) (Solomon’s Seal) A quiet accent plant for shade with gracefully arching stems set with rounded leaves and hung all along with white, green tipped bells in May. 2-3ft (60-90 cm). Osmunda … Continue reading

20. June 2013 by admin
Categories: Shrubs and Plants | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Accent Plants: Herbaceous Perennials

Accent Plants: Shrubs

4. ACCENT PLANTS – SHRUBS Yucca filamentosa Tufts of spiky evergreen leaves up to 3ft (90 cm) high with peeling threads from the edges. Towards the end of summer a magnificent 4-5 ft (1.2- 1.5 m) spike of ivory coloured … Continue reading

20. June 2013 by admin
Categories: Shrubs and Plants | Tags: , | Comments Off on Accent Plants: Shrubs

Plants for Shade

3. PLANTS FOR SHADE 3A. Shrubs – evergreen – dense and weed suppressing Vinca minor A low creeping evergreen that grows up to 6 in (15cm) high and thrives in shade. Blue star-shaped flowers in spring with a Jew on … Continue reading

20. June 2013 by admin
Categories: Shrubs and Plants | Tags: | Comments Off on Plants for Shade

Sun-Loving Plants

2. PLANTS FOR SUN 2A. Shrubs – evergreen – dense weed suppressing Santolina chamaecyparissus (incana) (Cotton lavender) A mound of intensely silver grey dissected and felty branches. The flowers are in lemon yellow pompoms in July. Keep it neat with … Continue reading

20. June 2013 by admin
Categories: Shrubs and Plants | Tags: , | Comments Off on Sun-Loving Plants

Sun or Shade Tolerant Plants

1A. Shrubs – evergreen – dense weed-suppressing Euonymus fortunei ‘Silver Queen’ Sprawling evergreen shrub with really striking variegated leaves with a broad creamy margin and a dark green centre splashed with pale green. Good against dark foliage or growing through … Continue reading

20. June 2013 by admin
Categories: Shrubs and Plants | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Sun or Shade Tolerant Plants

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox

Join other followers: