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Callistemon

December 2, 2019 11:52 am Published by

Citrinus Little John, Bottlebrush, Hot Pink, Endeavour A beginner gardener who cannot decide which flowering shrub to buy, won’t regretRead More...

Beacon Impatiens

August 26, 2019 2:00 pm Published by

Welcome back summer’s best-loved flowers for shade. The fast-filling bedding Impatiens Walleriana, which all but vanished from summer shade gardens,Read More...

Watsonia pillansii

January 15, 2018 8:47 am Published by

Pillans Watsonia, Beatrice Watsonia, Bugle Lily Watsonia Pillansii is a medium-sized irid, growing from 0.45 to 1.2 m high. It is widely distributedRead More...

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Serruria florida

January 11, 2018 12:59 pm Published by

Blushing Bride, Pride of Franschhoek First recorded in 1773, the Serruria Florida, a well-known plant belonging to the Proteaceae family,Read More...

Calandiva

December 15, 2017 12:04 pm Published by

Double Kalanchoe Calandiva plants are ideal ‘no-brainers’, pleasing the intrepid indoor gardener with long-lasting displays of hundreds of double-petalled, brightly-coloured flowersRead More...

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Betula Pendula

December 15, 2017 10:34 am Published by

Silver or Common Birch The Silver Birch is one of the best-known trees in cultivation today, especially in temperate regions,Read More...

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Bauhinia

December 14, 2017 11:21 am Published by

Galpinii, Bowkerii, Tomentosa and Petersiana Pride of de Kaap The Bauhinia belongs to one of the world’s largest plant families,Read More...

Rosa banksiae

November 20, 2017 3:37 pm Published by

Yellow Banksian Rose ‘Lutea’ The Banksiae Rose is a garden favourite around the globe. It originates in West and CentralRead More...

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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 thisRead More...

Rhus crenata

January 14, 2016 8:38 am Published by

Dune Crowberry The Rhus crenata resembles a bamboo with thick clumps with slender side branches and delicate rosettes of foliageRead More...

Rhamnus prinoides

January 14, 2016 8:32 am Published by

Dogwood or Blinkblaar Rhamnus prinoides are bushy with shiny dark green foliage. Its small greenish, insect-attracting flowers are followed by fleshyRead More...

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Ophiopogon

September 1, 2015 12:17 pm Published by

Ophiopogon, or Mondo Grasses have thin, curved, ribbon-like leaves and grow in dense tussocks. They are evergreen, exceptionally hardy, produceRead More...

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Liriope Muscari

August 17, 2015 11:05 am Published by

Liriopes, commonly known as lilyturfs, are evergreen flowering plants which form thick clumps of grasslike foliage. They are unique groundcoversRead More...

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Hostas

July 29, 2015 11:08 am Published by

Hostas have always been useful perennials for shade gardens, especially very cold gardens. This is perhaps why, over the years,Read More...

Erigeron karvinskianus

June 1, 2015 10:51 am Published by

 Mexican Fleabane, Latin American Fleabane, Santa Barbara Daisy, Spanish Daisy, Karwinsky’s Fleabane, or Bony-tip Fleabane. Erigeron Karvinskianus is an inexpensive, evergreen diehard that willRead More...

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Carex Varieties

March 25, 2015 7:53 am Published by

Bronze Form, Bronze New Zealand Hair Sedge, Bronze Perfection There are many varieties to choose from in the genus Carex. Some are stately ornamental grassesRead More...

Burgundy Iceberg

August 21, 2014 10:39 am Published by

Burgundy Icebergs are beautiful, eye-catching roses worth planting en masse. Masses of velvety, generally wine-red flowers with a very delicateRead More...

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Blechnum Ferns

August 21, 2014 9:33 am Published by

The genus Blechnum, from the family Blechnaceae,  was derived from the Greek word blechnon meaning a fern. Blechnum are mostly evergreen fernsRead More...

Bersama Lucens

August 21, 2014 9:20 am Published by

Glossy White Ash Type: Small tree, 4m. Form: Compact multi-stemmed tree, prominent foliage. Flowers: Spikes of small, greenish flowers, fromRead More...

Bacopa

August 21, 2014 9:10 am Published by

Bacopa, Indigenous Phlox, Sutera or James Brittennia. Whatever the name, the Bacopa, an ankle-high ground cover, with tits graceful flowersRead More...

Aloe polyphylla

August 14, 2014 10:52 am Published by

Spiral aloe Aloe polyphylla is a stemless aloe with short, thorny, grey-green, upright leaves arranged in a perfect spiral. The leafRead More...

Aloe plicatilis

August 14, 2014 10:48 am Published by

Fan Aloe Aloe plicatilis (fan aloe) is always pretty, whether it is in the form of a hundred-year-old giant orRead More...

Aloe peglerae

August 14, 2014 10:44 am Published by

Fez aloe Type: Small shrub-like aloe, 40cm.Form: Succulent with inwardly curving leaves that assume a ‘soccer ball’ shape.Flowers: Red-orange tubularRead More...