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Cardinal Lobelia

December 1, 2021 2:48 pm Published by

Not all lobelias are neatly mounded for edge planting or trailing for hanging baskets, and not all lobelias are annuals…

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How To Grow Lemon Trees

February 23, 2021 9:46 pm Published by

Every garden needs at least one lemon tree. Here’s how to grow lemon trees successfully! These acidic yet aromatic fruits…

Lysimachia nummularia edging plants

Border Charmers

December 17, 2020 4:40 pm Published by

Edging Plants to Complement Good edging plants that either calmly complement or create a bright colour contrast are just what…

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Lemons

April 8, 2020 1:26 pm Published by

Every garden needs a lemon tree The lemon tree has a number of attributes that qualifies it for inclusion in…

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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 regret…

Exciting Cyclamens

May 7, 2019 12:27 pm Published by

Add some colour to your garden this winter with cyclamens! Cyclamens are always a winter favourite due to their long…

Veltheimia bracteata

January 15, 2018 8:32 am Published by

The natural habitat of the beautiful forest lily (Veltheimia bracteata) is the forests and coastal thickets of the Eastern Cape.…

Otacanthus caeruleus

January 8, 2018 12:38 pm Published by

Little Boy Blue The Little Boy Blue is a sub-tropical, low-growing shrub from Brazil attains a height of about one…

Magnolia grandiflora

January 8, 2018 11:09 am Published by

Little Gem Magnolia grandiflora is a handsome evergreen tree that originates from the South Eastern parts of the USA. Today…

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Lachenalia

January 8, 2018 9:17 am Published by

Cape Hyacinth In a country blessed with many horticultural treasures Lachenalia, the Cape Hyacinth, holds a place of its own.…

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Lantana montevidensis

January 8, 2018 9:14 am Published by

Trailing Lantana Lantana Montevidensis is a trailing, semi-woody evergreen that can either be used as a ground cover or to…

Ledebouria revoluta

January 8, 2018 9:07 am Published by

South Indian Squill South Africa is blessed with a wide and varied array of little bulbous plants, such as the Ledebouria,…

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Leptospermum scoparium

January 8, 2018 8:57 am Published by

‘Cherry Brandy’ Miniature Tea Bush Leptospermum scoparium, with their dark, plum-coloured leaves and dense foliage of the miniature tea bush…

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Leucadendron argenteum

January 8, 2018 8:51 am Published by

Silver Tree, Silver Leaf Tree Silver trees are wonderful garden ornamentals. Leucadendron Argenteum, the shimmering Silver Tree, is one of…

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Leucanthemum x superbum

January 8, 2018 8:47 am Published by

Shasta Daisy Leucanthemum ‘Shasta daisies’ are easy-to-grow. Clump-forming perennials that never fail to impress. Sturdy flower stems bearing solitary, single…

Limonium perezii

January 8, 2018 8:42 am Published by

Sea Lavender or Statice A member of the Plumbago family (Plumbaginaceae), there are over 600 species of Limonium from around…

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Lobelia

January 8, 2018 8:32 am Published by

There are very few flowers that can match the true blue of Lobelia. For connoisseurs of blue there’s even a…

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Lonicera x americana

January 8, 2018 8:29 am Published by

Honeysuckle Lonicera, or Honeysuckles as they are commonly called, are found growing naturally in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere.…

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Lotus berthelotii

January 8, 2018 8:25 am Published by

Parrot’s Beak This unusual and yet striking plant originates from the Canary and Cape Verde Islands in the Atlantic Ocean.…

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Leonotis leonurus

January 8, 2018 8:17 am Published by

‘Minaret Flower’, Wild Dagga, Wildedagga Leonotis Leonurus is a very important traditional medicinal plant that has a naturally wide distribution…

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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…

Aloysia triphylla

December 13, 2017 2:49 pm Published by

Lemon Verbena Lemon Verbena is a popular shrub that was introduced into Western horticulture from Chile and Argentina as long…

Leucosidea sericea

April 4, 2017 11:37 am Published by

Oldwood, Ouhout Leucosidea Sericea (Oldwood, Ouhout) is a very cold-hardy, evergreen small tree that can tolerate lots of water but…

Stachys byzantine

January 15, 2016 7:33 am Published by

Lamb’s Ear Children and adults alike are fascinated with the soft texture of Lamb’s Ear, it immediately attracts people to…

Rumohra adiantiformis

January 14, 2016 10:06 am Published by

Leather Leaf Fern Rumohra adiantiformis is an evergreen fern with leathery foliage that can vary significantly in size, attaining heights…

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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…

Microlepia speluncae

August 31, 2015 8:26 am Published by

Limpleaf Fern Tall growing, the Limpleaf Fern can reach a height of 1,5m. It is a clump-forming fern with lime…

Lobularia maritima

August 17, 2015 11:39 am Published by

Sweet Alyssum Lobularia maritima is a delicate, fine-textured plant with masses of white blooms set against variegated foliage. It is…

Lobelia x gerardii

August 17, 2015 11:35 am Published by

Blue Lobelia The Blue Lobelia that most gardeners know is a tiny edging plant that is unparalleled for its intensity…

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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 groundcovers…

Leucophyta brownii

August 17, 2015 10:53 am Published by

Cushion Bush Leucophyta brownii is an interesting groundcover for a sunny position. Its has an unusual leaf shape that forms…

Leucadendron tinctum

August 17, 2015 8:56 am Published by

Bergroos, Spicy Conebush One of the most appealing features of this greatly under-utilised Leucadendron Tinctum is the strong spicy aroma…

Leucadendron sessile

August 17, 2015 8:54 am Published by

Sun Conebush Forming a neat rounded shrub that grows up to 1,5m high, this easily-grown species of Leucadendron sessile has…

Leucadendron

August 17, 2015 8:48 am Published by

The plants in the genus Leucadendron make it one of the most conspicuous members of the Proteaceae family and most…

Heliconia hybrids

July 28, 2015 6:42 am Published by

Lobster Claw, Caribbean Sunset, Heliconia Lobster Claws Heliconia Hybrids are a stunning group of plants from the tropical regions of Central and…

Helichrysum petiolare

July 28, 2015 6:41 am Published by

Silver-Bush Everlasting Flower, Licorice-Plant, Liquorice Plant, Trailing Dusty Miller and Kooigoed The Helichrysum Petiolare is an indigenous, shrubby plant with woolly, grey…

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Euonymus Japonicus Microphyllus

June 8, 2015 11:03 am Published by

Japanese Euonymus, Dwarf Japanese Spindle, ‘Gold Dust’, ‘Aureus’ Euonymus Japonicus ‘Microphyllus’ is a rounded, very compact shrub with small, glossy…

Erythrina lysistemon

June 8, 2015 10:30 am Published by

Common Coral Tree, Lucky Bean Tree Erythrina Lysistemon, the Common Coral Tree, is deciduous, but it has the delightful habit of…

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 will…

Amaranthus caudatus

August 22, 2014 10:02 am Published by

Love-Lies-Bleeding, Pendant Amaranth,Tassel Flower, Velvet Flower, Foxtail Amaranth, Quilete A much-loved, ancient food, the Amaranth has literally become a worldwide weed,…

Caesalpinia Ferrea

August 21, 2014 6:02 pm Published by

Leopard Tree You’ll find the delicate Leopard Tree already showing lots of character as it stands with its pale, upright…

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