This beautiful flowering plant with daisy flowers in a spectacular range of bright colours is still affectionately called cineraria by gardeners around the globe, despite the botanical name having changed a number of times. Cineraria cruentus became Senecio cruentus and then Pericallis cruenta, and now Pericallis x hybrida is the preferred name for the plant […]
This Plant Profile features Wisteria sinensis and its close relatives. W. sinensis is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular climbing plants found growing in gardens in temperate climates around the globe.
Follow our simple guidelines and plant up your own stunning hanging basket with heat beating plants. Baskets are often suspended under the eaves of a roof where they don’t benefit from rainfall. They remain dry during extended periods of rain, often becoming extremely stressed and ultimately dying off. This often happens to mixed baskets […]
When one browses through magazines and gardening books, especially those from the UK, the pictures of Clematis are always inspiring.
Repotting orchids Spring is the best time to re-pot orchids because the warmer weather and longer days will initiate new growth. First things first though, let’s decide which orchids benefit from re-potting at this time of year because, just like us, not all orchids appreciate moving home!
‘Marvel Beauty’ – ‘Blueberry’ and ‘Raspberry’ These are exciting varieties with unique flower colours and a compact growth habit. The trumpet-shaped flowers of ‘Blueberry’ are lavender in colour with dark purple veins and yellow centres. Similarly, ‘Raspberry’ has rose-pink flowers with contrasting dark pink veins and a prominent yellow centre. Both varieties bloom from early […]
Large paved areas in a garden can be very boring and one unfortunately often ends up inheriting spaces like this when moving into a new home.
Lemon Meyer Lemon Meyer bears round, smooth lemons with a thin peel throughout the year. This is the best choice for pots The lemon tree has a number of attributes that qualify it for inclusion in the modern garden’s list of core plants. When it is laden with fruit it makes an eye-catching tree, especially […]
Lemon Eureka Lemon Eureka produces medium-sized lemons with a smooth, yellow peel throughout the year. The lemon tree has a number of attributes that qualify it for inclusion in the modern garden’s list of core plants. When it is laden with fruit it makes an eye-catching tree, especially in a smaller garden, and as it […]
The exceptional beauty and diversity of their floral form make Ericas irresistible to gardeners; these three species are well suited to cultivation.