What to plant this month

Imperial Elephant Ear (Colocasia antiquorum)

This elegant Elephant Ear has a technicoloured coat of rich, emerald green leaves overlaid with velvety black patches giving it rightful claim on the title Imperial Taro!
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Chinese Water Chestnut (Eleocharis dulcis)

Grow your own Water Chestnuts and add a new dimension of crunch to stir-fries and Asian cooking – your foodie friends will adore you!
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Carex Eversheen

This ornamental grass forms a low cascading clump of leathery dark green leaves with cream margins. It is easy to grow, low maintenance and forms a neat, easily controlled mound.
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Fountain Bush (Russelia equisetiformis ‘Fire Cracker’)

A weeping shrub that, when in full bloom, looks as if it is raining flowers. These slender, red, tubular flowers appear in summer and hang on the plant like little fire crackers during most of the year.
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Lavender (Laventel Lavandula dentata ‘Elegans’)

Bushy shrub, with fragrant dark green leaves and dark purple flowers from spring to summer. Excellent cut flower. Can be used as pot-pourri.
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Waterlily (Nymphaea Sp.)

Prima Donna, first lady of the stage! Your devotees are on their knees… the waterlily is indeed the Prima Donna of the watergarden!
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