Aloe ‘Porcupine’ Porcupine has a multitude of bright bi-coloured racemes and is perfect for any garden. It can be planted on mass but also thrives in pots or containers. This is a very fast growing plant that suckers a lot and forms clumps. The peak flowering happens in May but this aloe can start flowering […]
‘Aloe Charles’ This statement plant presents as a red to white bi-colour that is stunning. It originated in 2009, grows easily and is perfect for mass planting. It is also ideal for a large rockery or a landscape design. These plants flower from July to early August and are highly resistant to most aloe pests […]
Your rose garden By Ludwig Taschner Keep going through winter How to keep up the flower power Now that our winters are milder, it’s possible for roses to flower all the way into July. While enjoying the autumn rose flush of March and April, keep up the care with extra feeding and encouraging new basal […]
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.
‘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.
This month’s subjects all belong to the family Malvaceae; common names for this family include ‘mallow family’ and ‘hibiscus family’ (hibiscus is the Greek name for marsh mallow). All are extremely pretty and rewarding in the garden.