Late spring and early summer is when plant growth is most rapid and vigorous, which is why many hedges and topiaries require regular pruning at this time of year to maintain shape and form. The golden rule is to always cut off as little growth as possible with each successive shearing. This ensures dense, healthy […]
Tecoma capensis ‘Lutea’ is a smaller plant that grows to just slightly larger than 1 x 1 m. ‘Lutea’ planted with plumbago is lovely.
Tecoma capensis ‘Coccinea’ bears deep orange, almost tomato-red flowers. Plant size about 3 x 3 m.
Syzygium paniculatum ‘Globulum‘ is a lovely dwarf or more compact syzygium that has tiny dark-green glossy leaves and grows at a snail’s pace.
Syzygium paniculatum is a well-known garden shrub with a multitude of uses.
Solanum rantonnetii ‘White’ has snow-white flowers with yellow throats.
Solanum rantonnetii ‘Variegatum’ has a pretty variegated leaf type with pale green and cream foliage and lightly scented blue to violet flowers with yellow centres.
Formal gardens have been fashionable around the world since the times of early civilisations and still today they remain popular, especially with the resurgence of Tuscan and Victorian landscape styles.
Bushy with shiny dark green foliage. Its small greenish, insect-attracting flowers are followed by fleshy pea-sized fruits that turn purple when they are ripe.
Bougainvillea ‘Tom Thumb’ is a compact plant (about 50 x 70 cm) with small lilac bracts.