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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 Climbing Roses

Red and Crimson ALLEN CHANDLER. It blooms early in summer and again in autumn, bearing large single blooms of bright crimson-red. COUNTESS OF STRADDROKE. Of vigorous habit, it has glossy green foliage and bears large crimson blooms which are richly … 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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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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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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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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