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The Cultivation of Half-Hardy Annuals

WHILE the cultivation of half-hardy annuals calls for slightly more attention than hardy annuals, there are no very great difficulties, and the extra facilities required can be confined to modest proportions. As their name suggests, half-hardy annuals will not tolerate … Continue reading

07. 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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Garden Annuals

The plants mentioned in this website are, with certain exceptions, true annuals. That is, their seeds can be sown, they will germinate, reach maturity, bloom and produce seed again within a year or less, and then die. The period between … Continue reading

03. June 2017 by admin
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Planting Annuals with Perennials

Combining plants for colourful effect Annuals live for just one season, but make up for it with their spectacular display. Try mixing them with perennials in a border. This combination ensures endless variety, sizzling colour and impact throughout the summer. … Continue reading

22. August 2011 by admin
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Foliage Plants for the House and Garden

Foliage Plants There are some annuals that are not flowering plants, in the generally accepted gardening sense. Their appeal lies in the colour and/or shape of their leaves. Mostly they have insignificant flowers, which for the sake of the appearance … Continue reading

28. April 2011 by admin
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Bedding Plants for the Back of the Border

Bedding Plants for the Back of the Border   Over 60cm (2ft) ha = hardy annual hha = half hardy annual hb = hardy biennial hhp = half hardy perennial     Althaea (hb) Hollyhock The hollyhock probably vies with … Continue reading

28. April 2011 by admin
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Edging Plants and Rock Garden Plants

Edging or Rock Garden Plants Plants that grow up to 25cm (10in) in height.   ha = hardy annual hha = half hardy annual hb = hardy biennial hhp = half hardy perennial   Ageratum (hha) A low-growing edging or … Continue reading

28. April 2011 by admin
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Bedding Plants for the Middle of the Garden Border

Bedding Plants 25-60cm (10in – 2ft) tall This category is the border plants, from 25 to 60cm (10in to 2ft), which will usually be situated in the middle of the border.   ha = hardy annual hha = half hardy … Continue reading

28. April 2011 by admin
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Annuals, Biennials and Perennials – Hardy and Half-Hardy Plants

Annuals, Biennials and Perennials Herbaceous plants can be sub-divided into hardy and half-hardy plants. The terms apply to annuals, biennials and perennials alike and means, briefly, seeds that can be sown outside directly into the soil (hardy) and those that … Continue reading

27. April 2011 by admin
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Growing Summer Flowers from Seed

Annuals and Biennials The simplest method of doing something is usually the best, and a garden provides plenty of evidence proving the truth of this assertion. What could be simpler than strewing a few seeds on a patch of bare … Continue reading

26. April 2011 by admin
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