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Trachelospermum jasminoides

January 12, 2018 2:41 pm Published by

Confederate Jasmine, Star Jasmine Trachelospermum Jasminoides is an exceptional cultivar that is not grown for its flowers but rather for…

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Sagina subulata

January 11, 2018 1:52 pm Published by

Pearlwort, Irish Moss This is a low, mat-forming plant with tiny green or golden (Sagina Subulata ‘Aurea’) leaves and tiny…

Sedum spectabile

January 11, 2018 1:07 pm Published by

Sedum spectabile is a rewarding, easy-to-grow herbaceous perennial with succulent foliage, which originates from China and Korea. Commonly known as…

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Streptocarpus

January 11, 2018 12:41 pm Published by

Cape Primrose This little, indigenous forest plant, Streptocarpus, was first discovered in Knysna in the 1800s and also occurs naturally in…

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Spiraea ‘Arguta’

January 11, 2018 12:31 pm Published by

Bridal Wreath, Foam of May Normal gardens have been fashionable around the world since the times of early civilisations and…

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Photinia x fraseri

January 8, 2018 1:52 pm Published by

Red Robin The Red Robin is an evergreen plant that is water wise, wind-resistant, cold- and frost-tolerant, and also pretty in summer…

Mazus reptans

January 8, 2018 10:59 am Published by

Creeping Mazus Creeping Mazus is a mat-forming plant with lance-shaped, light green leaves. It produces small, lobelia-like flowers in either…

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Japanese Azaleas

December 21, 2017 2:01 pm Published by

The Kurume group of evergreen Azaleas were bred in Japan for their cold tolerance, clusters of small flowers in spring and tiny…

Iberis sempervirens

December 21, 2017 1:22 pm Published by

Evergreen Candytuft or Perennial Candytuft Iberis sempervirens is a charming little plant for cold, frosty gardens. This Perennial Candy Tuft forms low…

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Ilex Crenata Hedges

December 21, 2017 1:17 pm Published by

Box-leaved Holly Formal gardens have been fashionable around the world since the times of early civilisations and still today they…

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Heliotropium arborescens

December 20, 2017 11:09 am Published by

Garden Heliotrope  Another striking plant in all its glory at this time of the year is the continuously- flowering Heliotrope,…

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Hibiscus syriacus

December 20, 2017 10:40 am Published by

Rose of Sharon, Rose Mallow and St Joseph’s Rod Hibiscus Syriacus is certainly one of the most spectacular of all the…

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Fortunella japonica

December 19, 2017 10:28 am Published by

The ‘Kumquat’ Tree The ‘Kumquat’ is a most useful and versatile plant that bears  attractive fruit. It’s neat, compact growth…

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Scabiosa

January 14, 2016 10:49 am Published by

Our colleague, Gerald Schofield, once described the hybrids of Scabiosa as ‘totally loveable’ plants. Most gardeners agree with his description of this…

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Philodendrons

September 2, 2015 8:48 am Published by

The last couple of decades have seen many hundreds of thousands of these leafy Philodendrons absorbed into gardens around the…

Metarungia longistrobus

August 31, 2015 8:13 am Published by

The Metarungia Longistrobus needs little attention, provided that the plants are well mulched and fed with an organic fertiliser twice…