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Thunbergia alata

Thunbergia alata Black-eyed Susan vine Position: full sun Soil: well-drained soil Flowering period: June to September Height: 2m Foliage: evergreen Hardiness: tender (needs winter protection) Thunbergia alata is a fast-growing, evergreen climbing plant with striking open saucer blooms. It comes in shades that range from orange, yellow, red, and white. Varieties For intense colour try […]

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Euphorbia amygdaloides

Euphorbia amygdaloides Wood spurge Position: partial shade Soil: well-drained soil Flowering period: April to June Height: 40-60cm Foliage: evergreen Hardiness: fully hardy Varieties Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae is an excellent, tough, evergreen perennial. Lovely lime-green flowers emerge from rosettes of dark green leaves from mid to late spring. This wood spurge […]

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Helenium

  Helenium Sneezeweed Position: full sun Soil: well-drained soil Flowering period: July to August Height: 0,8 – 1 m Foliage: deciduous Hardiness: fully hardy   Heleniums, often known as sneezeweed, are reliable sun-loving perennials with daisy-like flowers. They are available in exciting warm colours of red, copper, yellow and orange. Varieties Helenium ‘Moerbei Beauty’ There […]

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Kniphofia

  Kniphofia Red Hot Poker Position: full or partial shade Soil: well-drained soil Flowering period: July to September Height: 0,6 – 1,2m Foliage: evergreen / deciduous Hardiness: may need winter protection Kniphofia, also known as Red Hot Poker, is a valuable perennial for late summer. It bears hot-coloured flowers on tall stems above long, narrow, […]

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Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’

  Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’ Corkscrew hazel Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: well-drained soil Flowering period: February to March Height: 3m Foliage: deciduous Hardiness: fully hardy Varieties Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’ Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’, often known as corkscrew hazel, is a large shrub or small tree with striking, twisted stems, providing permanent structure in the […]

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Pittosporum tobira Nanum

Pittosporum tobira Nanum Japanese mock orange Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: well-drained soil Flowering period: April to June Height: 75cm Foliage: evergreen Hardiness: needs winter protection Pittosporum tobira ‘Nanum’ Pittosporum tobira ‘Nanum’, also known as Japanese mock orange, is popular for its glossy, leathery, green leaves and fragrant, creamy-white flowers, appearing in spring. […]

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How to get rid of yellow sorrel

  How to recognize yellow sorrel Oxalis corniculata, commonly known as yellow sorrel, yellow oxalis, or creeping woodsorrel, is easy to identify. It has striking purple clover-liked leaves and produces small, yellow flowers from late spring to September. Where does yellow sorrel grow Yellow sorrow is quite at home in a wide range of conditions. […]

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Catalpa bignonioides ‘Nana’

  Catalpa bignonioides ‘Nana’ Dwarf Indian bean tree Position: full sun Soil: well-drained soil Height: 2-2,5m Foliage: deciduous Hardiness: fully hardy Varieties Catalpa bignonioides ‘Nana’ Catalpa bignonioides ‘Nana’, also known as a dwarf Indian bean tree, has a rounded crown with large, bright, green heart-shaped leaves that turn buttery-yellow in autumn. This tree loses its […]

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Astilbe

  Astilbe False goatsbeard Position: light shade Soil: humus-rich, moist soil Flowering period: June to August Height: 40-90cm Foliage: deciduous Hardiness: fully hardy Astilbe, commonly known as false goatsbeard, comes in shades that range from red, deep purple, pink to white. It’s a lovely perennial. The leaves of astilbe are not evergreen. They die back […]

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Lythrum

Lythrum salicaria Purple loosestrife Position: full sun Soil: moist soil Flowering period: June to August Height: 0,6- 1m Foliage: deciduous Hardiness: fully hardy   Lythrum salicaria, also known as purple loosestrife, will do best planted in moist soil, in full sun. This hardy perennial produces erect spikes of rosy-pink flowers in mid and late summer. […]

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Alcea rosea

Alcea rosea Hollyhock Position: full sun Soil: well-drained soil Flowering period: June to September Height: 1,5-2m Foliage: deciduous Hardiness: fully hardy Alcea rosea, commonly known as hollyhock, is a biennial or a short-lived perennial. In the first year, hollyhocks develop roots and green rosettes (foliage). In the second year, they produce upright flower stalks topped […]

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Columbine leaf miner

  What is causing white squiggly lines on the leaves of columbine A tiny fly lays eggs in the leaves. The larvae of this fly make tunnels in the foliage of columbine, causing white lines on the surface of the leaves. Although the columbine leaf miner disfigures the leaves, it will not kill the plant. […]