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Aquatic
Bamboo
Bedding
Bulb
Climber
Colour Wheel
Conifer
Deciduous Shrub
Deciduous Tree
Evergreen Perennial
Evergreen Shrub
Evergreen Tree
Fern
Grass
Hedging
Herbaceous Perennial
Herb
Odds and Sods

Rhododendron
Rose
Soft Fruit
Top Fruit
Vegetable
Wild Flower

Topic - Wildlife on Plant Photo Gallery
Butterfly

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PLANTS PAGE
MENU
Introduction
Site Map
 

PLANT USE
Plant Selection
Level 1
Attracts Bird/Butterfly
Photos - Butterfly

Bee Pollinated Plants for Hay Fever Sufferers
Photos - Bloom per Month

Groundcover Height
0-24 inches
(0-60 cms)

24-72 inches
(60-180 cms)

Above 72 inches
(180 cms)

 

Poisonous Cultivated and UK Wildflower Plants with Photos
or
Cultivated Poisonous Plants

or
Wildflower Poisonous Plants


Rabbit-Resistant Plant
Flower Arranging
Wildflower
Photos - Wildflowers

 


PLANTS FOR SOIL
Plant Selection
Level 2
Info - Any Soil
Plants - Any Soil A-F
Plants - Any Soil G-L
Plants - Any Soil M-R
Plants - Any Soil S-Z

Info
- Chalky Soil
Plants - Chalky Soil A-F
Plants - Chalky Soil G-L
Plants - Chalky Soil M-R
Plants - Chalky Soil S-Z

Info - Clay Soil
Plants - Clay Soil A-F
Plants - Clay Soil G-L
Plants - Clay Soil M-R
Plants - Clay Soil S-Z

Info - Lime-Free Soil
Plants - Lime-Free Soil A-F
Plants - Lime-Free Soil G-L
Plants - Lime-Free Soil M-R
Plants - Lime-Free Soil S-Z

Info - Sandy Soil
Plants - Sandy Soil A-F
Plants - Sandy Soil G-L
Plants - Sandy Soil M-R
Plants - Sandy Soil S-Z

Info - Peaty Soils
Plants - Peaty Soil A-F
Plants - Peaty Soil G-L
Plants - Peaty Soil M-R
Plants - Peaty Soil S-Z

Following parts of Level 2a,
Level 2b,
Level 2c and
Level 2d are included in separate columns
together with
Acid Soil,
Alkaline Soil,
Any Soil,
Height and Spread,
Flowering Months and
Flower Colour in their Columns,
and also
Companion Plants to aid this plant Page,
Alpine Plant for Rock Garden Index Page
Native to UK WildFlower Plant in its Family Page in this website

and/or
Level 2cc
in the Comment Column
within each
of the Soil Type Pages of
Level 2

PLANTS PAGE MENU

 


Plant Selection by Plant Requirements
Level 2a
Sun aspect, Moisture


Plant Selection by Form
Level 2b
Tree Growth Shape
Shrub/Perennial Growth Habit


Plant Selection by Garden Use
Level 2c
Bedding
Photos - Bedding
Bog Garden
Coastal Conditions
Containers in Garden
Front of Border
Hanging Basket
Hedge
Photos - Hedging
Pollution Barrier
Rest of Border
Rock Garden
Photos - Rock Garden
Thorny Hedge
Windbreak
Woodland


Plant Selection by Garden Use
Level 2cc Others
Aquatic
Back of Shady Border
Crevice Garden
Desert Garden
Raised Bed
Scree Bed
Specimen Plant
Trees for Lawns
Trees for Small Garden
Wildflower
Photos - Wildflowers


Plant Selection by Plant Type
Level 2d
Alpine
Photos - Evergr Per
Photos - Herbac Per
Photos - RHS Herbac
Photos - Rock Garden
Annual
Bamboo
Photos - Bamboo
Biennial

Bulb
Photos - Bulb
Climber
Photos - Climber
Conifer
Deciduous Rhizome
Deciduous Shrub
Photos - Decid Shrub
Evergreen Perennial
Photos - Evergr Per
Evergreen Shrub
Photos - Evergr Shrub
Fern
Photos - Fern
Fruit Plant
Grass
Herb
Herbaceous Perennial
Photos - Herbac Per
Remaining Top Fruit
Soft Fruit
Sub-Shrub
Top Fruit
Tuber
Vegetable
Photos - Vegetable

 

 

 

 

Website Structure Explanation and User Guidelines

PLANTS PAGE MENU

 


REFINING SELECTION
Plant Selection by
Flower Colour
Level 3a
Blue Flowers
Photos - Bedding
Photos - Bulb
Photos - Climber
Photos - Evergr Per
Photos - Evergr Shrub
Photos - Wild Flower

Orange Flowers
Photos - Bedding
Photos - Wild Flower

Other Colour Flowers
Photos - Bedding
Photos - Bulb
Photos - Climber
Photos - Evergr Per
Photos - Evergr Shrub
Photos - Wild Flower

Red Flowers
Photos - Bedding
Photos - Bulb
Photos - Climber
Photos - Decid Shrub
Photos - Evergr Per
Photos - Evergr Shrub
Photos - Herbac Per
Photos - Rose
Photos - Wild Flower

White Flowers
Photos - Bedding
Photos - Bulb
Photos - Climber
Photos - Decid Shrub
Photos - Decid Tree
Photos - Evergr Per
Photos - Evergr Shrub
Photos - Herbac Per
Photos - Rose
Photos - Wild Flower

Yellow Flowers
Photos - Bedding
Photos - Bulb
Photos - Climber
Photos - Decid Shrub
Photos - Evergr Per
Photos - Evergr Shrub
Photos - Herbac Per
Photos - Rose
Photos - Wild Flower


Photos - 53 Colours in its Colour Wheel Gallery

Photos - 12 Flower Colours per Month in its Bloom Colour Wheel Gallery


Plant Selection by Flower Shape
Level 3b
Photos - Bedding
Photos - Evergr Per
Photos - Herbac Per


Plant Selection by Foliage Colour
Level 3c
Aromatic Foliage
Finely Cut Leaves
Large Leaves
Other
Non-Green Foliage 1
Non-Green Foliage 2
Sword-shaped Leaves

 


PRUNING
Plant Selection by Pruning Requirements
Level 4
Pruning Plants

 


GROUNDCOVER PLANT DETAIL
Plant Selection Level 5
Plant Name - A
Plant Name - B
Plant Name - C
Plant Name - D
Plant Name - E
Plant Name - F
Plant Name - G
Plant Name - H
Plant Name - I
Plant Name - J
Plant Name - K
Plant Name - L
Plant Name - M
Plant Name - N
Plant Name - O
Plant Name - P
Plant Name - Q
Plant Name - R
Plant Name - S
Plant Name - T
Plant Name - U
Plant Name - V
Plant Name - W
Plant Name - XYZ

 


Then, finally use
COMPANION PLANTING to
aid your plant selected or to
deter Pests
Plant Selection Level 6

 

To locate mail-order nursery for plants from the UK in this gallery try using search in RHS Find a Plant.

To locate plants in the European Union (EU) try using Search Term in Gardens4You and Meilland Richardier in France.

To locate mail-order nursery for plants from America in this gallery try using search in Plant Lust.

To locate plant information in Australia try using Plant Finder in Gardening Australia.

Ivydene Gardens Plants:
Site Map

 

There is an order in which to select plants with different plant requirements being used from Selection Level 1 to 6:-

 

Plant Selection Level 1 -
When you have specific Plant Uses to

  • either completely influence all the plants in the whole garden
  • or influence all the plants only for a small garden area

then the plants within a list from the following can located in Level 2:-

 

Attracts Birds and Butterflies for viewing,

Bee-Pollinated Plants for people who suffer from Hay Fever,

Groundcover plants to reduce your maintenance time,

Cultivated poisonous plants or
Wildflower poisonous plants or
Cultivated and wildflower poisonous plants with photos
to avoid having in the garden for young children to sample,

Rabbit-Resistant Plants so that not all your plants get eaten by the local wildlife,

Flower Arranging Plants so that the flowers can be picked for display in the house. These plants add to the pleasure of creating and maintaining a garden or

UK Native Wildflowers for viewing and use by caterpillars eating the leaves, butterflies enjoying the nectar from the flowers and birds eating the seeds.

 

 

Plant Selection Level 2 -
You need to know what your topsoil is based on and
either
select only plants from each list in Level 1 that you require to grow in your topsoil
or
select only plants that you require from those that can either grow in your topsoil or can grow in any topsoil:-


Information - Any Soil (description of soil)
2 Plant Description Rows for Any Soil A-F
Plant Description Rows for Any Soil G-L
Plant Description Rows for Any Soil M-R
Plant Description Rows for Any Soil S-Z


Information - Chalky Soil (description of soil)
14 Plant Description Rows for Chalky Soil A-F
1 Plant Description Rows for Chalky Soil G-L
Plant Description Rows for Chalky Soil M-R
Plant Description Rows for Chalky Soil S-Z


Information - Clay Soil (description of soil)
1 Plant Description Rows for Clay Soil A-F
Plant Description Rows for Clay Soil G-L
Plant Description Rows for Clay Soil M-R
Plant Description Rows for Clay Soil S-Z


Information - Lime-Free Soil (description of soil)
Plant Description Rows for Lime-Free Soil A-F
Plant Description Rows for Lime-Free Soil G-L
Plant Description Rows for Lime-Free Soil M-R
Plant Description Rows for Lime-Free Soil S-Z


Information - Light Sandy Soil (description of soil)
Plant Description Rows for Light Sandy Soil A-F
Plant Description Rows for Light Sandy Soil G-L
Plant Description Rows for Light Sandy Soil M-R
Plant Description Rows for Light Sandy Soil S-Z


Information - Peaty Soils (description of soil)
Plant Description Rows for Peaty Soil A-F
Plant Description Rows for Peaty Soil G-L
Plant Description Rows for Peaty Soil M-R
Plant Description Rows for Peaty Soil S-Z

If the required plant - from the 18 above - is unsuitable for your topsoil then you can grow it in

 

These Plant Description Rows Pages in Plant Selection Level 2 are 1500 pixels wide instead of the normal 1200 pixel width.

 

 

Locate each plant from each required list above in Selection Level 2

 

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This section of the page has no relevance to gardening at all:-

  • Fiona's aim is to educate dog owners to become experts at DIY dog grooming using the information on her website.
  • Having groomed your dog to look superb, she also provides details of hotels, inns etc who provide pet friendly accomodation in the UK.
  • Fiona also kindly thought that
    "The Definitive Guide to Funeral Flowers" would provide you with great information about flowers that are suitable for funerals!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If no requirement from Selection Level 1 is required, then select the required plants from the required column(s) in Selection Level 2.

 

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Each of the above Plant Description Rows has the following columns in this order:-

Plants - Any Soil (description of soil) ,
Plants - Chalky Soil (description of soil) ,
Plants - Clay Soil (description of soil) ,
Plants - Lime-Free Soil (description of soil) ,
Plants - Poorly Drained (Bog Garden) and
Plants - Peaty Soils (description of soil) ,
Plants - Light Sandy Soil (description of soil)
in the Soil Columns.

 

Plant Selection Level 2a:-
Dry ,
Moist and
Wet
in the Soil Moisture Columns.

Full Sun ,
Part Shade and Dappled Sun with
Full Shade
in the Sun Aspect Columns.

 

Plant Selection Level 2c:-
Acid Soil ,
Alkaline Soil ,
Any Soil for Acid, Neutral or Alkaline Soil ,
Grow for Flower Arrangers ,
Front of Border with Rest of Border and Within Path (Crevice Garden) ,
Bedding ,
Grow in Pot / Container ,
Grow in Hanging Basket ,
Hedge with Thorny Hedge ,
Grow in Bog Area ,
Grow on Bank / Slope - Dry Sun is where situations prone to drought are in full sun. These include steeply sloping banks with rapid drainage, the base of a warm south- or west-facing wall; and shallow, sandy, or stony soils. Slopes have extra problems which include soil erosion, surface water, summer drought and poor access (create path using mattock to pull an earth section 180 degrees over down the slope). Then, stabilise the earth with 4 inches (10cms) depth of spent mushroom compost under the chicken wire; before planting climbers/plants through that mulch,
Seaside / Coastal Plants ,
Cold Exposed Inland Site is an area that is open to the elements and that includes cold, biting winds, the glare of full sun, frost and snow - These plants are able to withstand very low temperatures and those winds in the South England ,
Dust and Pollution Barrier ,
Sound Barrier - The sound waves passing through the plant interact with leaves and branches, some being deflected and some being turned into heat energy. A wide band of planting is necessary to achieve a large reduction in the decibel level ,
Wind Barrier and
Use in Woodland
in the Plant Location Columns.

 

Botanical Plant Name has link to Mail-Order Nursery in UK /Europe in
Plant Name Column

 

Common Name has link to Mail-Order Nursery in America in
Common Name Column

 

Flowering Months of
Jan for January
Feb for February
Mar for March
Apr for April
May for May
Jun for June
Jul for July
Aug for August
Sep for September
Oct for October
Nov for November and
Dec for December
In Flowering Months Column

 

Height and Spread in inches with Height and Spread in cms in
Height and Spread in inches (cms) Column

 

Plant Selection Level 2d:-
Plant Type of
Alpine
Annual
Bamboo
Biennial

Bulb
Climber
Conifer
Deciduous Rhizome
Deciduous Shrub
Evergreen Perennial
Evergreen Shrub
Fern
Fruit Plant
Grass
Herb
Herbaceous Perennial
Remaining Top Fruit
Soft Fruit
Sub-Shrub
Top Fruit
Tuber
Vegetable
with link to Plant Description Page in this website with its availability from a mail-order nursery in its Comment Row ,
link to Companion Plants to help this plant Page ,
link to Alpine Plant for Rock Garden Index Page ; which has plants suitable for a small rock garden split into 53 colours in this website and
link to Native to UK Wildflower Plant in its Family Page ; which has the majority of the native plants of the UK with their flowers split into 13 colours in this website
in the
Plant Type Column.

 

Plant Selection Level 2cc:-
Comments with this plant being suitable for these other garden uses:-
Aquatic
Back of Shady Border
Crevice Garden
Desert Garden
Raised Bed
Scree Bed
Specimen Plant
Trees for Lawns
Trees for Small Garden
in the Comment Column.

 

Plant Selection Level 2b:-
Each tree or shrub will have one of the following growth shapes:-
Columnar in Columnar Column
Oval in Oval Column
Rounded/ Spherical in Rounded/ Spherical Column
Flattened Spherical in Flattened Spherical Column
Narrow Conical/ Narrow Pyramidal in Narrow Conical/ Narrow Pyramidal Column
Broad Conical/ Broad Pyramidal in Broad Conical/ Broad Pyramidal Column
Ovoid/ Egg-shaped in Ovoid/ Egg-shaped Column
Broad Ovoid in Broad Ovoid Column
Narrow Vase-shaped/ Inverted Ovoid in Narrow Vase-shaped/ Inverted Ovoid Column
Fan-shaped/ Vase-shaped in Fan-shaped/ Vase-shaped Column
Narrow Weeping in Narrow Weeping Column
Broad Weeping in Broad Weeping Column
Single-stemmed palm, cyad, or similar tree in Single-stemmed palm Column
Multi-stemmed palm, cyad, or similar tree in Multi-stemmed palm Column
in the Tree/Shrub Growth Shape Columns.

Mature shrubs and perennials will have one of the following growth habits:-
Mat-forming in Mat-forming Column
Stems densely cover the ground and the flowers extend above.
Prostrate or Trailing
in Prostrate or Trailing Column
Stems spread out on the ground and the flowers are borne close to the foliage.
Cushion or Mound-forming in Cushion or Mound-forming Column
Tightly packed stems form a low clump and
the flowers are close to the foliage.
Spreading or Creeping in Spreading or Creeping Column
Stems extend horizontally then ascend, forming a densely packed mass.
Clump-forming in Clump-forming Column
Leaf-stalks and flower stems arise at ground level to form a dense mass.
Stemless in Stemless Column
Leaf-stalks and flower stems arise at ground level.
Erect or Upright in Erect or Upright Column
Upright stems stand vertical, supporting leaves and the flowers.
Climbing and Scandent in Climbing and Scandent Column
Long flexible stems are supported by other plants or structures.
Arching in Arching Column
Long upright stems arch over from the upright towards the ground.
in the Shrub/Perennial Growth Habit Columns.

Refine selected plants via

 

 

 

 

 

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REFINING SELECTION
of Plant Selection 3a by
Flower Colour

Blue Flowers
Orange Flowers
Other Colour Flowers
Red Flowers
White Flowers
Yellow Flowers

 

Choose flowers whose shade of colour will suit your planting scheme.

The 52 Flower Colour Wheel Gallery contains photos split into 52 Comparison Pages; each page containing many of the flowers of this website from 1 of the 52 colours of the Colour Wheel.

The 12 Flower Colours per Month in its Bloom Colour Wheel Gallery contains photos split into 12 Bloom Colours per Month Comparison Pages; each page containing many of the flowers of this website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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REFINING SELECTION
of Plant Selection 3b by
Flower Shape

Bedding
Evergreen Perennial
Herbaceous Perennial

 

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REFINING SELECTION
of Plant Selection 3c by
Foliage Colour and Shape

Aromatic Foliage
Finely Cut Leaves
Large Leaves
Other
Non-Green Foliage 1
Non-Green Foliage 2
If variegated foliage is required use green/yellow, green/white or green/other colour in garden but not 2 or all 3 of them. Addition of other single foliage colours is okay but please do not create an Xmas Tree Decoration
Sword-shaped Leaves

Some heathers besides having flowers have foliage colours that change from 1 season to the next season -

  • Spring (March, April, May),
  • Summer (June, July, August),
  • Autumn (September, October, November) and
  • Winter (December, January, February).

 

This is one way of creating flowers from design to planting

 

 

 

 

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REFINING SELECTION
of Plant Selection 4 by
Pruning Requirements

Pruning Plants

Reviewing what maintenance requirements are needed for each plant may remove that plant.

 

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REFINING SELECTION
of Plant Selection 5 by
Using these Groundcover Plants

Plant Name - A
Plant Name - B
Plant Name - C
Plant Name - D
Plant Name - E
Plant Name - F
Plant Name - G
Plant Name - H
Plant Name - I
Plant Name - J
Plant Name - K
Plant Name - L
Plant Name - M
Plant Name - N
Plant Name - O
Plant Name - P
Plant Name - Q
Plant Name - R
Plant Name - S
Plant Name - T
Plant Name - U
Plant Name - V
Plant Name - W
Plant Name - XYZ

Ground Cover a thousand beautiful plants for difficult places by John Cushnie (ISBN 1 85626 326 6) provides details of plants that fulfill the above requirements.

Using these groundcover plants in your planting scheme (either between your trees/shrubs in the border or for the whole border) will - with mulching your beds to a 4 inch depth and an irrigation system - provide you with a planted garden with far less time required for border maintainance.

 

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Then,
finally use
Plant Selection Level 6 of
COMPANION PLANTING to
aid your plant selected or to
deter Pests
 

 

 

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Plants required have now been selected and you could order them from Mail-Order Nurseries.

 

It may be noted that usually the tables within this site can be downloaded to a word-processing package and the starting letter of the text within each cell can make it easier to re-sort those cells/rows for your own personal - not public - convenience

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I think the following growing method is absolutely brilliant. You end up growing your plants in a clean environment which is slug free if you put copper slug tape from The Organic Gardening Catalogue round the outside near the top of the completed Growring. At the end of the season all the planting medium in the Growrings can be mulched round your shrubs or hedge, the Growrings disassembled and stored in the garden shed with the rolled up weed control fabric. The system can then be reassembled in the Spring.

"GrowRings are an instant and tidy option for anyone wanting to plant a variety of veg in their back garden or allotment. The circle diameter and height match the comfortable reach of an average adult eliminating over reaching and muscle strain . The rings can be placed on either grass and hard surfaces and are great for lettuce and carrots and herbs as well as climbers like beans and peas.

The Rings are dead easy to dig over as they lift up like a sandcastle for the soil to be turned for harvesting spuds and are perfectly adapted to anyone trying to create viable growing space.

The white Mini-Greenhouse attaches securely to the top of the Growring with a couple of ribbons or cable ties. Like a mother ship for early seedlings the greenhouse can be set to ventilate for hardening off young plants before they are transplanted out to other Rings or beds.

The Rings are available in coloured or graphically printed versions and are fully recyclable. They are available from growrings." from www.growrings.ie.

 

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I sent an email to Dave Roberts of GROWRINGS and he sent the following reply:-

I’ve had an idea for making a simple raised bed utilising scrap floor tiles and short lengths of copper electrical wire.  These will last for ever and the copper should help to repel slugs.  I knocked this one up in my garden this afternoon and it really is simple to make.  I’ve attached a series of how to "make it pictures" for your interest.

I got inspired by my visit to Dublin Rooftop Urban Farm and the beds they’re making from scrap containers.  Then I thought of tiles – eureka – lasts for ever.  I happened to have some leftovers in my shed.  I’ve not seen this idea before though I know in North Wales (slate country) I’ve seen rough sheep enclosures made with odd long lengths of slate wired together. The top edge could be finished off with a piece of split plastic pipe or U channelled timber trim to give a broader lip. 

Take a pile of 12 inch (30 cms) or larger scrap tiles with

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pliers and some scrap 1mm square electric wire.

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Using 2 lengths of wire make twists at the edges of the tile,

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then, the wire goes around the tile and make twists at the edges.

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Make a stack of them.

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Now, twist the wire ends edge to edge

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with as many as you like for your bed size.

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Put in a liner - anti-weed fabric or old polythene perforated at the base,

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before filling and planting your stuff.

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Height in inches (cms):-

25.4mm = 1 inch
304.8mm = 12 inches
12 inches = 1 foot
3 feet = 1 yard
914.4mm = 1 yard

I normally round this to
25mm = 1 inch
300mm = 30 cms = 12 inches =1 foot,
900 mm = 3 feet = 1 yard and
1000mm = 100 cms = 1 metre = 40 inches

Site design and content copyright ©December 2006. Page structure changed September 2012. Height x Spread in feet changed to Height x Spread in inches (cms).. Page redesigned June 2015. Chris Garnons-Williams.

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