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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 […]

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Care for winter pansies

  How do you care for winter flowering pansies Planting time When should you plant winter pansies? They can be planted from mid-September until the end of October when the soil is still warm. Winter pansies do best if planted in humus-rich soil, well-drained soil, in sun or partial shade. Winter pansies in pot Do […]

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Geranium macrorrhizum

Geranium macrorrhizum Big-root cranesbill Position: full sun or any type of shade Soil: well-drained soil Flowering period: May to July Height: 20-40cm Foliage: semi-evergreen Hardiness: fully hardy Geranium macrorrhizum, also known as big-root cranesbill, is a semi-evergreen perennial, bearing saucer-shaped magenta-pink flowers in late spring. It has strong, aromatic, toothed light green leaves. Geranium macrorrhizum […]

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Origanum

Origanum Oregano or Wild marjoram Position: full sun Soil: well-drained soil Flowering period: June to September Foliage: semi-evergreen Hardiness: fully hardy Origanum, commonly known as oregano, is a perennial herb that grows best in well-drained soil, in a warm, sunny position. Small, white or mauve flowers appear in summer. Bees and bumblebees love oregano flowers. […]

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Loropetalum chinense

Loropetalum chinense Chinese Fringe Flower Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: well-drained, humus-rich, slightly acid soil Flowering period: February to April Height: 1-1,5m Foliage: evergreen Hardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection)   Loropetalum chinense, commonly known as Chinese fringe flower, is a low, small, evergreen shrub. In late winter and early spring, it […]