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Ulex, Gorse, Whin, Common Gorse

The Gorse or Whin, valuable for coastal planting and for a wind-swept situation. U. europaeus, the Common Gorse, grows 5 ft (1.5 m) tall and makes a dense prickly shrub with its spiny scale-like foliage. It bears brilliant yellow pea-like … Continue reading

07. September 2017 by admin
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ZANTEDESCHIA: Arum Lily Calla Lily

Zantedescia aethiopica, in the warmer parts of the British Isles, may be grown outdoors to bloom in summer, to be lifted indoors in autumn like chrysanthemums. Known as the Calla or Arum Lily, it is not a lily but an … Continue reading

07. September 2017 by admin
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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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Scented-Leafed Pelargoniums

They require more light than begonia rex and even less moisture but otherwise are similar in their requirements, being happy in ordinary room temperatures and able to survive long periods without moisture. They are essentially indoor plants, which are not … Continue reading

04. July 2017 by admin
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Types of Garden Soil

ACID Such a soil will be of high acid reaction. It will be well-drained in winter and be retentive of moisture in summer but unless some preparation is done to counteract the acidity, it will grow only a limited range … Continue reading

04. July 2017 by admin
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Zygocactus

Known as the Christmas Cactus, Zygocactus truncatus is one of the most interesting of indoor plants, being easily grown and propagated, and its attractive cerise-pink flowers, which are borne in winter, make it one of the best of all indoor … 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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Tubs for the Garden

As an alternative, or in addition to a window-box or trough garden, to be used on a terrace or verandah, or around the walls of a paved yard where there is no garden, tubs filled with plants will be an … Continue reading

31. May 2017 by admin
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LOOKING AFTER YOUR WINDOW BOX

Planting will take place late in autumn for the spring flowering plants and bulbs, and again in early summer when the plants are replaced by those which bloom through summer and autumn. Where planting is to be done directly into … Continue reading

31. May 2017 by admin
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