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Bayou Beauties

October 26, 2022 3:31 pm Published by

A rainbow collection of flamboyant flowers on tall stems, sometimes reflected in still water, is a simple description of swamp…

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5 Purposeful Groundcovers

January 21, 2022 2:09 pm Published by

Indigenous groundcovering plants are cheap, functional, and tough as old garden boots. Plant these in your pretty spaces and problem…

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The War of the Roses

April 20, 2021 9:59 am Published by

The ‘Iceberg’ roses in this marvellous garden have a story to tell. Gardeners are interesting people and their priorities usually…

The Inca Lily

October 15, 2019 12:00 pm Published by

Originating from South America with its home in the Andes mountains, the Inca Lily is a welcomed import to South…

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,…

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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

Ice Plant Commonly known as ‘Ice plant’, Sedum Spectabile is tolerant of extreme cold and inclement winter weather conditions. It…

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Rhaphiolepis x delacourii

January 11, 2018 12:04 pm Published by

Indian Hawthorn Rhaphiolepis x delacourii is an evergreen shrub with medium- sized, tough, leathery leaves that are dark green, sometimes…

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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Ficus microcarpa

December 19, 2017 10:24 am Published by

Indian Laurel or Curtain Fig The medium-sized, leathery, lush green leaves of the Ficus Microcarpa plant create the perfect head…

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Dieramas

December 18, 2017 12:47 pm Published by

Harebells, Fairy Bells Dieramas are members of the iris family, Iridaceae, and are noted for their graceful, arching sprays of…

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Cassia Fistula

December 15, 2017 12:11 pm Published by

Golden Shower Tree Flowering trees are amongst the most spectacular plants cultivated in gardens. Their sheer size and abundance of…

adenium obesum

Adenium Obesum

December 13, 2017 2:38 pm Published by

Impala Lily, Desert Rose or Sabi Star Adenium Obesum, sometimes called Adenium Multiflorum, is an interesting, or unusual grey to…

Rosa ‘White Iceberg’

January 18, 2016 8:55 am Published by

A gardening book that discusses bestsellers and favourites would be incomplete if it did not include the iconic White Iceberg…

pelargoniums

Pelargoniums

September 2, 2015 8:08 am Published by

One can fill pots and barrels with bush and king pelargoniums, and fill hanging baskets and window boxes with ivy-leaved…

Indigofera jucunda

August 21, 2014 6:21 pm Published by

Indigofera jucunda is a small tree or scrambling shrub with spikes of small pink or white scented flowers on spikes…

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 flowers…

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