Garden Plants

10 Best Bedding Plants

Whether you favour a patchwork of bright, vibrant colours, gentle pastel prettiness, or a sophisticated colour scheme, there are bedding plants to suit every garden.
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A romantic retreat

Valentine's Day is the perfect time to turn your thoughts to designing a garden for romance. A garden of romance is all about ambience and there are many ways you can introduce a romantic atmosphere into your garden.
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Agapanthus ‘Zambezi’

Exposure: Full sun to semi-shade Dimensions: 40cm x 40cm Hardiness: Hardy to -6˚C A unique Agapanthus with broad dark green leaves, streaked with creamy yellow variegation and bordered by a broad, golden-yellow margin.
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All about ericas

Ericas are beautiful fynbos plants that thrive in Western Cape gardens but can also be grown in inland gardens if you choose the right varieties.
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Alluring Alyssum

Could the meaning of a name, in the language of flowers, be any more incredible than that of sweet alyssum, meaning “worth beyond beauty” or “sweetness of soul”?
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Antirrhinum

The common Snapdragon is a flower known to all having being introduced to it at an early age. Surely there is not one child who has not picked the flowers in order to squeeze the cheeks to make the snapping motion of the dragon?
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Antirrhinum: April’s bedding plant

The word Antirrhinum is one that even wordsmiths don’t enjoy receiving in a spelling bee and if you mention the mouthful that it is to most they quite likely won’t be sure what you’re referring to.
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April-Lay a carpet of flowers

Alyssum has recently been reclassified as Lobularia maritima. Lobularia is derived from the Latin word lobulus meaning ‘small pod’, referring to the fruit, and maritima meaning ‘of the seashore’.
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August-Sunloving Petunias

If you are like many, living a hectic lifestyle with precious little time to potter around the garden, then Petunias are for you.
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Autumn Delights

If it’s the “wow” from flowers you are looking for, then Iceland Poppies (Papaver naudicaule) are just the thing for you.
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Autumn flowering shrubs

Autumn-flowering shrubs give colour to the garden just as we think summer is on the wane and winter is knocking at the door, providing a glorious flush of blooms until the first frosts occur.
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Beautiful shrubs for a tropical garden

Use varying shapes, forms and colours of shrubs to provide your tropical garden with year-round interest. Tropical gardens are exciting palettes of colour, form and texture and your garden can be just as vibrant with a bit of planning.
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Beds Fit for Wonderland

If you’ve watched Alice in Wonderland, whenever you see violas or snapdragons, surely you’re reminded of the colourful chorus when all the flowers come to life to serenade Alice!
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Beguiling Begonia

Gardening in shady areas can prove to be tricky. Begonias fill that gap beautifully, each plant producing masses of jewel like flowers to brighten the darkest of corners.
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Blazing Colour Spots

Get ready to set your beds alight this November with blazes of pinks, reds, oranges, purples and white with this month’s toughest little bloomer, Vinca.
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Bold Clowning Around

We all have high expectations of the plants we give a home to and while some results may vary, salvias very rarely disappoint.
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Bold, Bright and Beautiful

If bold, bright and beautiful is what you are after, then December’s companions are right up your alley. Celosia offers up a colour feast of red, orange, yellow, hot pink, rose, mahogany and magenta which are vivid and remain so for about eight weeks while Portulaca, our versatile little companion is available in scarlet, pink, orange and yellow for the bolder gardener.
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Bountiful Begonias

Hailing from around the globe, including several indigenous varieties, Begonias come from a massive genus consisting of more than a thousand species.
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Brighten up Winter with Violas and Pansies

One of nature’s gifts to us at the end of winter is the sweet, fragrant face of pansies and violas. These gorgeous little plants really take the bite out of winter.
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Burst into spring with vygies

Vygies are a family of jewel-like plants that are in full flower during September. Vygies – or mesembryanthemums – are truly South Africa’s most colourful plant group.
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