Garden Plants

June in the Garden

Do hard-landscaping maintenance now, but also some gentle and playful planting. June gardening would not be complete without the breath-taking beauty of camellias, as they add such life to the winter garden.
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Pretty pelargoniums

Indigenous pelargoniums are mainstays of the garden, providing instant colour for window boxes, containers on patios or in flower borders. Pelargoniums, which are commonly (and incorrectly) referred to as geraniums, are sun loving perennials which require very little care, yet provide months of colourful flowers and foliage.
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Summer stunners

No summer garden is complete without rewarding agapanthus - a versatile plant that is both water wise and wind- and heat-resistant.
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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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Plant up a sunshine yellow garden

The colour yellow, whether pale lemon or brilliant gold, adds sparkle to the summer garden. Yellow is the colour of joy.
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Perfect perennials

Create a beautiful and colourful summer garden with perennials that flower over a long period. What would we do without perennials?
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Perennials for your spring garden

Perennials offer a glorious display of colour, form and texture to enhance your spring garden. Spring is the beginning of the gardener’s year.
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Orchids provide winter elegance

Cymbidium orchids are easy to grow and, if you give them the right conditions, they will reward you with flowers year after year.
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Grasses: Carex ‘Bronze’

Grasses and grass-like plants are low maintenance and introduce a contrast in texture. Mondo grass (Ophiopogon spp.) is excellent as a filler between stepping-stones and sleeper steps.
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Easy rose pruning

July is the time to prune your roses. Find out how it's done. Life is a garden filled with the glorious scent and colour of roses that start their wonderful display in October.
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November in the Garden

If your lawn isn’t dark emerald green by now, fertilise it and water and mow regularly. The holidays are coming and you are going to be spending lots of time lying on your lawn, either watching the clouds go by or gazing at the stars, and you deserve to be comfortable!
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Colours in every shade: Fresh colour ideas

Bulbs, annuals, bedding plants, beautiful trees… there are many ways to brighten up your garden and your life with instant, or with long-lasting and seasonal, colour.
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Divine Dianthus

Dianthus really are divine. Derived from the Greek meaning “flower of the gods”. This is a stalwart in any garden and it is the plant that just keeps on giving.
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Ground covers

Ground covers are the new green!

As the environmental benefits of ground covers become big news, a host of exciting new ground covers are now available. The busy and ecologically aware homeowner of the 21st century is re-evaluating traditional concepts of what a garden is all about.
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Perennials for your garden

Paint your garden with the vivid colours of reliable and easy-to-grow perennials. Diascia For a constant supply of almost effortless beauty and colour, perennials are your best plant choice.
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Perennials for a prairie garden

The prairie style of gardening is a great way of using perennials and grasses, and is particularly practical at the coast.
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Perennials

Perennials can play an important role in garden landscaping, where they are valued for their colour, longevity and reliability. The following perennials give great value: Agapanthus – its root system is excellent for holding soil on slopes.
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Indigenous perennials for your garden

Perennials play an important part in creating a beautiful and successful garden. Euryops pectinatus Perennials are plants that reappear year after year, unlike annuals that flower for one season then die.
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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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Columnar Basil

Ocimum basilicum var. (Columnar Basil) is also known as Greek Basil. This basil is a perennial. It is an aromatic herbaceous herb.
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