Garden Plants

Flowering this month – July

While many plants shy away from harsh winter conditions, the African Daisy (Arctotis) is a hardy plant that boasts beautiful large and colourful daisy-like flowers that range from pink to red, yellow and burnt orange.
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Touch-me-not – New Guinea Impatiens

New Guinea Impatiens are part of the genus “impatiens”, which will come as no surprise to most, is Latin for “impatient”.
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Pretty Portulaca

In some parts of the world Portulaca is aptly named the “Time flower” because the flower opens and closes at specific times of the day.
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Sweet, Sweet Alyssum

Sweet alyssum (Lobularia maritima) is one of the gardener’s most faithful allies, providing welcome year round colour with minimal fuss.
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Amazing Antirrhinums (Snapdragons)

  Most of us have childhood memories of squeezing the flowers of Antirrhinums together to make dragon mouths. Stunning snapdragons are not only an endless source of amusement to children, they are ideal for bringing striking colour into the garden.
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Popular Petunias

Surely there’s not a living soul who has not heard of petunias at some time or another in their lives, such has been their popularity since the dawn of time, well almost.
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Sensational Celosia

Celosia, also known as cockscomb is invaluable as a container filler and mixed summer border bedding plant.  The flowers show in vibrant shades of orange, yellow, bronze, red, scarlet, pink and magenta, so make for wonderful ‘hot-spots’ of intense, textured colour in the garden.
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Round Up Summer Colour

Ask any experienced gardener and they’ll tell you that no garden bed is complete without a representative of this group of annuals bringing their particular brand of hardy good cheer.
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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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Summer Show Stoppers

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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Carpets of Colour

If it’s warm, rich colours you are after then marigolds are just the thing for you. Their colourful flowers come in shades of orange, yellow, red and bi-coloured, with many flower shapes and sizes to choose from.
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Cheerfully Pretty

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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Winter Warmth and Smiles

No garden should be without calendulas at this time of year; it’s the only way to guarantee a little burst of sunshine when the weather fails you!  
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Colourful Winters

Colourful Winters

One of nature’s gifts to us during 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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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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Dainty Autumn Blooms

Alyssum is a stalwart in any and every garden. If you need a very good reason to plant it, how about this one: Bees, butterflies, birds and other “good” insects are very partial to Alyssum.
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Power Flowers

What’s not to love about Lobelia? It is a hassle free and exceptionally rewarding little plant. If it is power flowers you are after then Lobelia is the ticket.
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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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Peek-A-Boo

It’s a New Year, a new dawn and surely there is no more appropriate way to see it in than with an annual whose flowers open and shut with the rising and setting of the sun; portulaca.
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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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