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Dahlias

  Dahlia Position: full sun Soil: fertile, well-drained soil Flowering period: July to October Foliage: deciduous Hardiness: will need winter protection Dahlias are indispensable for their long flowering season. They bring colour to the garden from July to late October. How to grow It is a perennial tuber plant. Dahlias perform best when grown in […]

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Hegde bindweed

How to identify hedge bindweed Calystegia sepium, also known as hedge bindweed or bellbind, is a perennial weed. It has large, green, heart-shaped leaves and produces white, trumpet-like flowers in summer from June to September. The plant dies down in autumn. New growth appears in early spring. Habit Hedge bindweed is fast-growing with long, thin […]

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Coriander

Coriandrum sativum Coriander (Cilantro) Position: partial shade or sun Soil: well-drained soil Flowering period: July to August Height: 40-50cm Foliage: deciduous Hardiness: not hardy Coriander is a popular herb, grown for its leaves and seeds. The leaves are delicious in curries and stews. The aromatic seeds are often used in Asian recipes. How to sow […]

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Ajuga reptans

Ajuga reptans Bugle Position: partial shade or sun Soil: well-drained soil Flowering: April to June Height: 20 cm Foliage: evergreen Hardiness: fully hardy Varieties Ajuga reptans Ajuga reptans, also known as bugle, is a low-growing, spreading ground cover plant with dark green leaves. It produces lovely, blue flower spikes in late spring. Excellent garden plant […]

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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 […]