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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. […]

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Flowering climbing plants

Flowering climbing plants are ideal for covering a wall or a fence. They will also take little soil space in your garden. 5 easy flowering climbing plants Lonicera periclymenum ‘Belgica’ 1. Lonicera periclymenum ‘Belgica’ (Dutch honeysuckle) Magnificent, fragrant honeysuckle with an informal grow habit. Lonicera periclymenum ‘Belgica‘ bears striking, red-white flowers in early summer, maturing […]

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Cotinus

  Cotinus Smoke bush Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: well-drained, fertile soil Flowering period: June to August Height: 5m Foliage: deciduous Hardiness: fully hardy Cotinus, also known as smoke bush, is a valuable shrub for mid-summer and autumn. It performs best when grown in a sunny position. Cotinus is not evergreen. So it […]

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Weigela

Weigela Weigela or Weigelia Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: fertile, well-drained soil Flowering period: May to June Height: 1- 2,5m Foliage: deciduous Hardiness: fully hardy   Weigela is a fantastic summer-flowering shrub, originating from East Asia. The flowers come in shades that range from white, pink, and red. For best results grow in […]

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How to divide geranium rozanne

Geranium ‘Rozanne’, also known as Jolly Bee, is well-loved for its beautiful saucer-shaped violet-blue flowers with a white center. This geranium flowers from early summer to mid-autumn. It won’t self-seed like other geraniums. How and when to propagate geranium Rozanne 1. You can easily propagate Geranium ‘Rozanne’ (Jolly Bee) by division. Do this job in […]

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Sooty mould on camellias

What is sooty mould The leaves of camellia are covered with a black layer. What has caused this? Scale insects excrete a sticky substance, called honeydew on the leaves. Sooty mould then develops on the surface of the honeydew. Although sooty mould looks unsightly, it will not kill the plant. Sooty mould on camellia How […]

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Philadelphus

  Philadelphus Mock orange Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: fertile, well-drained soil Flowering period: May to June Foliage: deciduous Hardiness: fully hardy Philadelphus, commonly known as mock orange, is highly valued for its showy, white flowers in early summer. It’s a low-maintenance shrub and flowers best in full sun or partial shade. Varieties […]

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Viburnum opulus ‘Roseum’

  Viburnum opulus ‘Roseum’ Snowball bush / Red Guelder Rose Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: humus-rich, well-drained soil Flowering period: May to June Height : 2,5-4m Foliage: deciduous Hardiness: fully hardy Varieties Viburnum opulus ‘Roseum’ Also known as the Snowball Tree or Snowball Bush, this vigorous shrub is much-loved for its snowball-shaped clusters […]

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Dicentra

  Dicentra / Lamprocapnos Bleeding heart Position: partial shade Soil: moist, humus-rich soil Flowering period: April to June Height: 40-70cm Foliage: deciduous Hardiness: fully hardy Varieties Dicentra spectabilis Dicentra spectabilis is a fantastic perennial with divided mid-green leaves and heart-shaped, rosy-pink flowers with white tips on arching stems which appear in late spring. This bleeding […]

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Lemon balm

  Melissa officinalis Lemon balm Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: well-drained soil Flowering period: June to September Height: 60-90cm Foliage: deciduous Hardiness: fully hardy Varieties Melissa officinalis Melissa officinalis, commonly know as lemon balm, is a perennial herb, originating from southern Europe. It has bright, green oval leaves. The lemon-scented leaves can be […]