Ivydene Gardens Colour Wheel - Bloom in Month Gallery:
Unusual Colour, Bicolours, Blends, Variegated or Multi-Colour of Blooms
in December

fcapsellaflotrubella

colchicumcflohungaricumrvroger

crocuscflocambessedanusrvroger

crocuscflocartwrightianusrvroger1

oxaliscflopurpurearvroger

 

 

 

CRUCIF-ER Sheph-herd's Purse (rubella)

Wild-Flower

Jan-Dec

SAND, CHALK. Colch-icum hu-ngaricum -winter spring
SUN

Bulb

Dec-Apr

SAND, CHALK. Crocus cambes-sedesii -autumn
SUN, PART SHADE

Bulb
Sep-Dec

SAND, CHALK. Crocus cartwri-ghtianus -autumn
SUN, PART SHADE

Bulb
Oct-Dec

SAND. Oxalis purp-urea - tender
SUN

Bulb

Sep-Jan

 

 

 

gladioluscflotristisrvroger1a

ferrariacflocrisparvroger

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAND, CHALK. Gladiolus 'Tristis' - tender SUN
Bulb
May-Jun or
Oct-Dec

SAND. Ferraria crispa - tender
SUN

Bulb

Oct-Dec

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

berberisdarwiniiflower10h3a38a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

clematisbalearicacfloroseland1

abutilonflomegapotamicum1

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAND, CHALK. Clematis cirrhosa Balearica
SUN

Climber

Nov-Mar

ACID
Abutilon megapo-tamicum

SUN

Ever-green Shrub

Jul-Dec

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

berberisdarwiniiflower10h3a54a1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


From October 2013 all links from new thumbnails to another page will be done using Map Links which change the page displayed to the Plant Description Page requested rather than the Link to Link which adds the Plant Description Page to the existing comparison page.
From October 2015 all links from previously created thumbnails to another page in this and the other galleries will be done using Map Links which change the page displayed to the Plant Description Page requested rather than the Link to Link which adds the Plant Description Page to the existing comparison page. This will take months, but it does mean that everyone will be able to use this website.


The Comments Row of that Plant Description Page details where that Plant is available for mailorder direct to you from a nursery / retailer.

 

Click on a Page Number in a cell below containing your required Flower Petal Colour of a Month to
compare thumbnails of different flowers with that same flower colour in that month.

Click on capital letter of the Alphabet in a cell below to compare extra plants of that colour in that month.

 

Unusual Flower Petals are either
Multi-coloured, Bicolours,
Variegated,
Blends or a different colour to the others.

 

Month

Blue Flower Petals

Brown Flower Petals

Cream Flower Petals

Green Flower Petals

Mauve Flower Petals

Orange Flower Petals

Pink Flower Petals

Purple Flower Petals

Red Flower Petals

Unu-sual Flower Petals

White Flower Petals

Yellow Flower Petals

January

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February

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March

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April

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May

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June

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July

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August

1

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September

1

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October

1

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November

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December

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Bulb and Perennial Height from Text Border

Brown = 0-12 inches (0-30 cms)

Blue = 12-24 inches (30-60 cms)

Green = 24-36 inches (60-90 cms)

Red = 36-72 inches (90-180 cms)

Black = 72+ inches (180+ cms)

Shrub Height from Text Border

Brown = 0-12 inches (0-30 cms)

Blue = 12-36 inches (30-90 cms)

Green = 36-60 inches (90-150 cms)

Red = 60-120 inches (150-300 cms)

Black = 120+ inches (300+ cms)

Tree Height from Text Border

Brown = 0-240 inches (0-600 cms)

Blue = 240 - 480 inches (600- 1200 cms)

Green = 480+ inches (1200+ cms)

Red = Potted

Black = Use in Small Garden

Climber Height from Text Border

 

Blue = 0-36 inches (0-90 cms)

Green = 36-120 inches (90-300 cms)

Red = 120+ inches (300+ cms)

 

Aquatic, Bamboo, Bedding, Conifer, Fern, Grass, Herb, Rhododendron, Rose, Soft Fruit, Top Fruit, Vegetable and Wildflower Height from Text Border

Blue = 0-24 inches (0-60 cms)

Green = 24-72 inches (60-180 cms)

Red = 72+ inches (180+ cms)

 

Plant Soil Moisture from Text Background

Wet Soil

Moist Soil

 

Dry Soil

COLOUR WHEEL - BLOOM IN MONTH GALLERY PAGE MENU
Site Map of pages with content (o)
Website Structure Explanation and User Guidelines

The above Page Menu and User Instructions will normally remain fixed in this position, so that this menu is always available while you scroll the central section of Data for the page.

(o)Page Name
(o) indicates this Gallery Page has comparison photos on it.
Only the Page Name shows that Gallery Comparison page is empty. When you change your page to an empty page then instead of a white background to the title box of that page
(see
Ivydene Gardens Colour Wheel - Bloom in Month Gallery:
Blue Blooms in January
at the top of the Data Table on the left), it will be a green background.

 

Normally the main Photo Gallery of each plant type:-

  • compares
    • flower colour in each month it flowers thumbnails on separate comparison pages with
    • their plant name, height and width, soil type, soil moisture and sun aspect in their own description box below each thumbnail.

then, each Sub Photo Gallery:-

  • provides the Plant Description Pages of the plants in that plant type and
  • compares the
    • flower colour, flower shape, foliage colour, and form thumbnails on separate comparison pages with
    • their plant name, height and width, soil type, soil moisture and sun aspect in their own description box below each thumbnail.

Gallery Name

berberisdarwiniiflower10h3a46a1a

Above background white colour indicates a Main Photo Gallery of the respective Plant Type and/or that it only has 1 Gallery

berberisdarwiniiflower10h3a46b1a

Above background tip colour indicates a Sub Photo Gallery of the respective plant type after its Main Photo Gallery

berberisdarwiniiflower10h3a46b1a

Above background yellow colour indicates a Sub-Sub Photo Gallery of the respective plant type after its Sub Photo Gallery

Click on centre of Thumbnail to see its Plant Description Page which also has the Index of all the other same type of plants (e.g Bulb is a plant type) within that Gallery in the table on the right. From October 2013 all links from new thumbnails to another page (and thumbnails created between 2006 to September 2013 will gradually be changed to this Map Link system) will be done using Map Links which change the page displayed to the Plant Description Page requested rather than the Link to Link which adds the Plant Description Page to the existing comparison page:-

Mapp-ingThis background Vit C Oranges colour indicates that the process of changing links to using the Map Link system is started on this gallery.
 

Mapp-edThis background Green Just Fun colour indicates that the process of changing links to using Map Link system is completed for this gallery.

 

 


The Comments Row of that Plant Description Page details where that Plant is available for mailorder direct to you from a nursery / retailer.

 

with link to the comparison page in the text below the thumbnail

 UpdatingThis background Magenta Shifts indicates that this gallery is being updated.

Update CompletedThis background Green Just Fun indicates that updating this gallery is completed.

Mapp-edAquatic
has 1 plant
 

lyschitonflotamericanussheffieldpark20468a

Yellow Flower

 

 

 

 

 

Mapp-edBamboo
has 9 plants with different cane colours. Bamboo Index with cane colour and foliage colour on each page in the gallery.

pleioblastuscanetvariegatus2a1

Black Cane

fargesiacanetmurieliaesimba1a1

Green Cane

phyllostachyscanetaurea1a1

Yellow Cane

 

 

 

Mapp-edBedding
has 25 plants with Bedding Index of flower colour, flower thumbnail, flowering months, height and spread, foliage colour on each page.
74 plants used in the RHS Mixed Border Beds at Wisley with
Mixed Border Beds bedding Plant INDEX page.

salviacflo1patenskavanagh1

1 of 11 Flower Colours - Blue

aquilegiacfloformosafoord1a1

1 of 11 Flower Shapes - Spur

antirrhinumcflolavenderribbonkavanagh1

1 of 9 Use of Bedding - Bedding Out Use

lathyrusflotvernus1a1

2 of 9 Use of Bedding - Pots and Troughs

brachyscomecflorigidulakevock1a1

3 of 9 Use of Bedding - Window Boxes

echinaceacflo1purpurealustrehybridsgarnonswilliams1a1

4 of 9 Use of Bedding - Hanging Basket

Mapp-ingBulb
has 720 bulbs, corms or tubers in 1 of 5 Flower Colours in each month that it flowers

crocuscfloschrysanthussaturnusfoord1

January - Unusual

crocuscflochrysanthuszwanenburgbronzegeetee1

February - Yellow

anemonecfloblandavioletstarrvroger1

March - Red, Pink or Purple

anemonecflonemerosaalleniirvroger1

April -
Blue

anemonecfloblandawhitesplendourrvroger1

May -
White

alliumcfloazureumgeetee1

June -
Blue

24 Bulb Index pages from
Index A to Index XYZ with flower colour, flower thumbnail, months of flowering, height and width and comments.

gladioluscfloamsterdamrvroger1

July - White

gladioluscflohuronjewelncoe1

August - Red, Pink or Purple

crocuscflocancellatuscancellatusrvroger2

Septem-ber - Blue

gladioluscflogoldfieldrvroger1

October - Yellow

crocuspflo1cambessedanusgarnonswilliams1

November - Unusual

crocuscflocancellatuscancellatusrvroger1a

December - Blue

Mapp-ed...Allium/ Anemone
has 75 alium and 26 anemone plants with 10 flower colours. Allium / Anemone Index with flower colour, flower thumbnail, months of flowering, height and width, comments on each page in the gallery

anemonecflonemerosabracteatarvroger1a1

Bicolour Flowers

alliumcfloobliquumrvroger1

Green Flowers

anemonecfloblandacharmerrvroger1a

Pink Flowers

alliumcflohirtifoliumalbumrvroger1

White Flowers

anemonecfolblandacharmerrvroger1

1 of 2 Foliage Colours - Green

alliumpforgiganteumgeetee1

1 of 7 Forms - Clump-forming

Mapp-ed...Autumn
has 43 plants from R.V. Roger Ltd Autumn Bulbs Catalogue with 10 flower colours. Index with flower colour, flowering months on each page in the gallery.

mimulusprimuloidesflot1

Yellow Flowers

centaurea montana flower

Blue Flowers

helleborusfoetidusflot9garnonswilliams1

 

Unusual Colour Flowers

fritillariacfloimperiallis1

Orange Flowers

mitellabrewerifolt1

1 of 2 Foliage Colours Green

campanulataglomeratafort9a

1 of 7 Forms - Clump-forming

Mapp-ed...Colchicum/ Crocus
has 50 colchicum and 72 crocus plants with 8 flower colours. Index with flower colour, flower thumbnail, flowering months, height and width, comments on each page in the gallery.

crocuscflovernuspickwickgeetee1a

Bicolour Flowers

crocuscflovernusflowerrecordgeetee1

Purple Flowers

crocuscflohadriaticusindiansummerrvroger1

White Flowers

crocuscflovernusyellowmammothgeetee1

Yellow Flowers

crocuspfolcambessedanusgarnonswilliams1

1 of 2 Foliage Colours - Green

colchicumcforlilacbedderrvroger1

Stemless Form

...Dahlia

has 46 dahlia tubers and others from the RHS Mixed Border Beds at Wisley in the MIXED BORDERS BEDDING gallery with 10 flower colours. Index with flower colour, flowering months on each page in the gallery.

dahliacfloextaservroger1

Unusual Colour Flowers

dahliacflohayleyjanervroger1

1 of 2 Foliage Colours - Green

dahliapflogardenprincessrvroger1

1 of 3 Dahlia Uses - Bedding

dahliacfloplayablancarvroger1

Clump-forming Form

dahliacflototorvroger1

1 of 13 NDS Class-ification Groups - Anemone-flowered

dahliacfloedinburghrvroger1

1 of 19 ADS Class-
ification Groups -
Formal Decorative

Mapp-ed...Gladiolus
has 209 gladiolii corms with its own 40 flower colours. Index with flower colour, classification code, flowering months, flower thumbnail in 1 of 6 floret diameter columns on each page in the gallery.

gladioluscflopeppinagc1a

Salmon (medium) - 34 Flowers

gladioluscflovelvetmistressnagc1

Black (red) - 58 Flowers

gladioluscfolharvestsunsetnagc1

1 of 2 Foliage Colours - Green

gladioluscflogolubojvodopadnagc1

1 of 5 Floret Diameters - Giant

gladioluscflosmallstarnagc1

1 of 7 Flowering Seasons - Very-Early Season

gladioluscfloprinsclausrvroger1

1 of 5 Cultivar Groups -
Nanus

Mapp-edThe 228 gladiolii corms are described in these sub-sub galleries. Index with flower colour, classification code, flowering months, flower thumbnail in 1 of 6 floret diameter column on each page in each sub-sub gallery.

11 in Gladiolus European A-E Gallery
19 in Gladiolus European F-M Gallery
17 in Gladiolus European N-Z Gallery and
9 in Gladiolus European Non-Classified Gallery for the non-classified gladioli and the Gladioli species
0 in Gladiolus Australian Gallery
2 in Gladiolus Indian Gallery
16 in Gladiolus Lithuanian Gallery
8 in Gladiolus American A Gallery
9 in Gladiolus American B Gallery
14 in Gladiolus American C Gallery
4 in Gladiolus American D Gallery
4 in Gladiolus American E Gallery
10 in Gladiolus American F Gallery
5 in Gladiolus American G Gallery
9 in Gladiolus American H Gallery
3 in Gladiolus American I Gallery
2 in Gladiolus American J Gallery
1 in Gladiolus American K Gallery
10 in Gladiolus American L Gallery
6 in Gladiolus American M Gallery
8 in Gladiolus American N Gallery
6 in Gladiolus American O Gallery
10 in Gladiolus American P Gallery
1 in Gladiolus American Q Gallery
10 in Gladiolus American R Gallery
17 in Gladiolus American S Gallery
5 in Gladiolus American T Gallery
0 in Gladiolus American U Gallery
5 in Gladiolus American V Gallery
7 in Gladiolus American W Gallery
0 in Gladiolus American XYZ Gallery
0 in Gladiolus American Non-Classified Gallery for the non-classified gladioli and the Gladioli species

...Hippeastrum/ Lily

has 0 Hippeastrum and 65 Lilium bulbs with 10 flower colours. Index with flower colour, flowering months on each page in the gallery.

lilliumcfloreddutchrvroger1

Bicolour Flowers

lilliumcflomartagonrvroger1

Purple Flowers

lilliumcflolennoxrvroger1

White Flowers

lilliumcflofatamorganarvroger1

Yellow Flowers

lilliumcflonepalenservroger1

1 of 2 Foliage Colours - Green

lilliumcflorosellasdreamgeetee1

1 of 10 Lily Divisions - Asiatic Hybrids

Mapp-ing...Late Summer has 92 plants from R.V. Roger Ltd Late Summer Bulbs Catalogue with 10 flower colours. Index with flower colour, flowering months on each page in the gallery.

ixiacflohollandsgloirervroger1

Yellow Flowers

lachenaliacflozeyherirvroger1

White Flowers

sparaxiscflometelerkampiaervroger1

Purple Flowers

lachenaliacflonovarvroger1

Green Flowers

ferrariacfolcrisparvroger1

1 of 2 Foliage Colours - Green

freesiacforalbarvroger1

1 of 7 Forms - Erect or Upright

...Narcissus

has 67 bulbs with 6 perianth colours. Index with flower colour, flowering months on each page in the gallery.

narcissuscflopapyraceusdeeproot1

January - All Flowers

narcissuscflopeepingtomdeeproot1

February - All Flowers

narcissuscflosurfsidedeeproot1

March -
All Flowers

narcissuscflogoldenbellsbulbocodiumkevock1

April -
All Flowers

narcissuscflobulbocodiumdeeproot1

May -
All Flowers

narcissuscflobellsongdeeproot1

June -
All Flowers

 

narcissuscfloearlysensationdeeproot1

Decemb-er
All Flowers

narcissuscflobroadwaystarrvroger1

White Perianth

narcissuscflobrabazondeeproot1

Yellow Perianth

narcissuscflobravouredeeproot1

1 of 2 Foliage Colours - Green

narcissuscflowhiteliondeeproot1

1 of 14 Class-ification Divisions -
4 Double

narcissuscflosunnysideupdeeproot1

1 of 14
Class-
ification Divisions -
11b Split-Corona

...Spring

has 5 plants from R.V. Roger Ltd Spring Bulbs Catalogue with 10 flower colours. Index with flower colour, flowering months on each page in the gallery.

crocosmiacflocrocosmiiflora1

Orange Flowers

oxalisflotadenophylla1

Pink Flowers

oxalisenneaphyllaflot1

White Flowers

oxalischrysanthaflot1

Yellow Flowers

zantedeschiafoltblackeyedbeauty1

1 of 2 Foliage Colours - Other Colour

oxalischrysanthafort1

1 of 7 Forms - Mat-forming

...Tulip

has 6 bulbs with 12 flower colours. Index with tulips split into 19 classification divisions, flower colour, flowering months on each page in the gallery.

tulipaflotturkestanica1

White Flowers

tulipaflotviolacea1

1 of 3 Flowering Seasons -
Early - March

tulipafloturimiensis1

1 of 3 Flowering Seasons
-
Mid -
April

tulipaflotapeldoorn1

1 of 3 Flowering Seasons
-
Late -
May

tulipafoltapeldoorn1

1 of 2 Foliage Colours - Green

tulipaflotbatalinii1

1 of 19 Class-ification Divisions -
15 - Species

...Winter

has 3 bulbs from R.V. Roger Ltd Winter Bulbs Catalogue with 10 flower colours. Index with flower colour, flowering months on each page in the gallery.

convallariamajalisalbostriatacflo1a

White Flowers

 

 

 

convallariamajalisalbostriatafolt9a

1 of 2 Foliage Colours - Green

sanguinariafortcanadensisplena1

1 of 7 Forms -
Clump-forming

Mapp-edClimber
has 71 clematis and 58 other climbers in 1 of 7 Flower Colours in each month that it flowers.

clematisbalearicacfloroseland3

January - Other

ercillacflovolubilisroseland1

February - Pink

clematisarmandiicfloroseland1

March - White

clematismacropetalacflot1a

April -
Blue

clematisbarbaradibleycfloroseland1

May -
Red

fremontodendronflotcalifornianglory1

June -
Yellow

Index with flower colour, months of flowering, Climber Type on each page in the gallery.

clematisarabellacfflo1a

July
-
Blue

clematiscflotanguticafoord1a

August
-
Yellow

gloriosacflosuperbaroseland1a

Sept-ember -
Other

campsiscfloradicansroseland1

October
-
Red

clematisbalearicacfloroseland1a

November
-
Other

clematisbalearicacfloroseland2a

December
-
Other

Mapp-ed...Clematis
has 71 clematis in 1 of 7 Flower Colours. Index with flower colour, months of flowering, Climber Type on each page in the gallery.

There are 3 sectors on a house wall or high wall:-

  • 0-36 inches (0-90 cms) in height - The Base.
  • 36-120 inches (90-300 cms) in height - The Prime Site.
  • Above 120 inches (300+ cms) in height - The Higher Reaches.

These 3 Galleries split the climbers into their following Climber Type:-

  • Ramblers / Scramblers - These climbers lean on other plants or need artificial supports to climb - Roses, Jasmine, Espalier-trained Fruit Tree/Fruit Ramblers. These are suitable for house or building walls where vine-eye and wire or 1 inch square timber trellis support structures can be erected.
  • Self-Clingers: Aerial Roots - A series of roots are produced along the length of its stems. These attach themselves very strongly to the surfaces they find - Ivy (Hedera).
    Self-Clingers: Sucker Pads - Tendrils are produced along the young growing stems, opposite the leaves. The main tendril stem divides into a number of slender filaments, each of which has a scarcely perceivable pad at its tip. Once the tips have established contact, the tiny pad is much expanded and becomes a significant sucker, which fits so strongly to the surface that if the stem is pulled away the suckers are left behind - Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia).
  • Self-Clingers: Twining - Many climbers find support simply by twining their stems around any object they find - Wisteria and Honeysuckle.
    Self-Clingers: Twining Leaf-Stem - Some climbers make do with sensitive leaf stalks which wrap themselves around objects for support - Clematis. Others establish themselves with thorns, hooks, spines and prickles.
    Self-Clingers: Twining Tendrils - A group of climbers climb by producing a series of tendrils. These Self-Clingers are suitable for garden walls, chainlink fences, trellis, pergolas or fedges.

Mapp-ed...Climbers
has 58 other climbers in 1 of 7 Flower Colours. Index with flower colour, months of flowering, Climber Type on each page in the gallery.

Expanded information about Climber Type in the next column is below the Index on each page in each of the 3 climber galleries.

Mapp-edColour Wheels with number of colours
All Flowers 53

has 2147 plants in 1 of 48 Flower Colours with the
Black, Silver, Gray, White 1, White 2 for Cultivated Flowers or White Wildflower for White UK Wildflowers. Index with common name, flower thumbnail and months of flowering.

The Flower Colour Wheel in this Gallery has collections of different types of plant with the same colour from 1 of the 53 colours of flower petal on the same page. You can change the page to its Description Page by clicking:-

  • Botanical Plant Name,
  • or clicking Flowering Months to compare the same flower colour in each month of all in that same type of plant, then clicking the thumbnail to add its Description Page. Each Text Description below each of the Thumbnails in those Comparison Pages gives you the:-
    • soil type it prefers,
    • plant name,
    • sun aspect,
    • soil moisture in the background colour and
    • height of the plant in the border colour of that plant.

Mapp-ingColour Wheels with number of colours
All Flowers per Month 12

has 1859 plants, which are:-

  • 1 Aquatic
  • 9 Azaleas, Rhododendrons, Camellias
  • 42 Bedding
  • 729 Bulbs, Corms, Rhizomes, Tubers
  • 111 Climbers
  • 31 Deciduous Shrubs
  • 3 Deciduous Trees
  • 118 Evergreen Perennials
  • 1 Semi-Evergreen Perennial
  • 104 Evergreen Shrubs
  • 1 Evergreen Tree
  • 3 Grasses
  • 3 Herbs
  • 128 Herbaceous Perennials
  • 16 Odds and Sods
  • 324 Roses
  • 235 Wildflowers

in 1 of 12 flower colours in each month that it flowers.

The All Flowers per Month in this Gallery complements the Flower Colour Wheel gallery by having the flower photo in each month of one of the following petal colours that that plant flowers; then you can change the page to its Description Page by clicking on that Thumbnail:-

"Sanders' Encyclopedia of Gardening first appeared in serial form in Amateur Gardening. It was then produced as a book in 1895. For the first time the gardener was provided with a comprehensive encyclopedia, which not only gave brief descriptions of all the plants he was ever likely to meet but also complete information regarding their cultivation.
In this later edition the individual mixtures have been retained, for it was considered that many gardeners might still wish to use them in certain circumstances rather than the standardised John Innes recommendations." from the foreword of The Gardeners' Golden Treasury.
Using the information in the above book, I am creating:-

  • 12 Bloom Colours per Month Index Colour Wheel Gallery to compare all its plants with that flower colour in the same page(s) and link those plant names to
  • All Plants Index Colour Wheel Gallery which gives that same individual mixture and its other description for each plant, together with links to photos from external sites and mail-order nurseries in UK (Europe), America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Mapp-edColour Wheels with number of colours
All Bee-Pollinated Flowers per Month 12

has more than 264 plants in 1 of 12 Flower Colours in each month that it flowers. The Bee-pollinated Index Gallery has the corresponding index page to the comparison page in the Bee-pollinated Bloom in Month gallery.

 

For Hay Fever sufferers, it is better to have bee-pollinated plants than wind-pollinated plants, since the pollen spread by that wind is what causes their suffering. The plants in this gallery are bee-pollinated and they should be used in preference to grasses etc.

Besides the plants in the
British Floral Sources of importance to Honey Bees
and
Bee Pollinated Plants for Hay Fever Sufferers
the following 3 sets of Bee-pollinated plants are suitable for Hay-fever Sufferers; except for the 2 grasses :-

  • This Bee-pollinated Bloom in Month gallery compares 13 flower colour photos per month for many plants from the other Galleries, by clicking on the 1 in the relevant Flower per month Colour in the Colour Wheel,
  • the Bee-pollinated Index Gallery provides the tabular index of another 264 plants with the relevant colour in that respective month:-
    • 51 ANNUALS
    • 2 ANNUAL - VEGETABLE
    • 4 AQUATIC PLANTS
    • 11 BIENNIALS
    • 21 BULBS, CORMS, OR RHIZOMES
    • 4 CLIMBERS
    • 31 DECIDUOUS SHRUBS
    • 26 DECIDUOUS TREES
    • 9 EVERGREEN PERENNIALS
    • 22 EVERGREEN SHRUBS
    • 2 EVERGREEN TREES
    • 2 GRASSES which cause hayfever
    • 4 SEMI-EVERGREEN SHRUBS
    • 66 HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS
    • 9 PERENNIAL HERBS
      followed by
  • extra bee-pollinated plants in Index in each page of Bee-pollinated Bloom in Month gallery.

Colour Wheels with number of colours
All Foliage 212
 

The All Foliage Gallery (Leaf and Form Foliage Gallery) has collections of different types of plant with the same colour from the 212 colours of mature foliage on the same page to produce the same, complementary or contrasting mature foliage colour lists. Each Text Description below each of the Thumbnails in those Comparison Pages gives you the:-

  • soil type it prefers,
  • plant name,
  • sun aspect,
  • soil moisture in the background colour,
  • plant type,
  • months of flowering and
  • height of the plant in the border colour of that plant.

The All Spring Foliage, All Summer Foliage, All Autumn Foliage and All Winter Foliage will have collections of different types of plant with the same colour in that season from the 212 colours of foliage on the same page where that foliage is a different colour in more than 1 season. The same colours as in the All Foliage Gallery are used in these Galleries. This can produce the same, complementary or contrasting foliage colour in each season lists or juvenile growth season followed by mature season followed by dying to dead annual foliage season lists. Each Text Description below each of the Thumbnails in those Comparison Pages gives you the:-

  • soil type it prefers,
  • plant name,
  • sun aspect,
  • soil moisture in the background colour,
  • plant type,
  • months of flowering and
  • height of the plant in the border colour of that plant.

Colour Wheels with number of colours
All Spring Foliage 212

Colour Wheels with number of colours
All Summer Foliage 212
 

Colour Wheels with number of colours
All Autumn Foliage 212
 

Colour Wheels with number of colours
All Winter Foliage 212
 

I have been taking photos of heathers throughout the year in 2015 to get their change of foliage over the 4 seasons - Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter and will put their foliage photos on these 5 galleries.

Mapp-edColour Wheels with number of colours
Rock Plant Flowers 53

has 82 rock garden plants in 1 of 52 Flower Colours.

FLOWERING IN MONTH
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

Small size plant in Flower Colours

Miniature size plant in Flower Colours

Small Size plant flower in Month

Miniature Size plant flower in Month

There are 82 rock garden plants (with photos) suitable for small garden areas; split into:-

  • 2 ALLIUM and ANEMONE Bulbs
  • 3 BULBS - Spring Catalogue. For planting in February/ May
  • 2 BULBS - Late Summer Catalogue. For planting in July/ September
  • 7 BULBS - Autumn Catalogue. For planting in September/ November
  • 2 Bulbs - Winter Catalogue. For planting in November/ March
  • 35 COLCHICUM AND CROCUS BULBS.
  • 0 DECIDUOUS SHRUBS
  • 30 EVERGREEN PERENNIALS
  • 1 EVERGREEN SHRUBS
  • 0 HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS
  • 0 ROSES

in this Gallery.
All the remaining rock garden plants detailed in the Rock Garden Plant Index pages A, B , C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, NO, PQ, R, S, T, UVWXYZ in this gallery are waiting to receive photos, before they can be added to the 1 of the 52 Rockgarden Colour Wheel - Flowers Pages and then the above list.

Mapp-ed...Rock Plant Photos

has 35 plants - Rock Garden Plants that do not have Plant Description Pages in this website - in this Gallery:-

  • 15 BULBS, CORMS and TUBERS
  • 4 EVERGREEN SUBSHRUBS
  • 7 EVERGREEN PERENNIALS
  • 2 EVERGREEN SHRUBS
  • 7 HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS

I am taking photos of rock garden plants suitable for small gardens and if they do not have their own Plant Description Page in this website, then each photo of each plant will be located at the bottom of the relevant 1 of 52 Rockgarden Flower Colour Wheel pages of the Rock Plant Flowers 53 gallery. Usually a link in *** to that page will be included in the Name field of the respective Index Page.

If there is more than 1 photo for that plant that I wish to display then, this Gallery will have photos of that plant in its page.
This will be linked to from the respective Rock Garden Flower Colour Wheel Page and you can return to that Page by clicking on "Return to Rock Garden Colour Wheel Page" next to its text description for each photo
or
use the Rock Garden Colour Wheel on the right to link to that Colour or 1 of the others.
You could also get to its text row in the relevant Rock Plant Index page using the first letter of its name as the Index Page name to click.

Conifer

has 7 conifers in 1 of 7 Flower Colours. Index with height x spread, foliage colour and use on each page in the gallery.
 

 

 

juniperusfortvirginia1

1 of 13 Shapes - Columnar Tree / Shrub Shape

abieskoreanafrut9a

Cone Colour

juniperusfoltrecurvadensa1a

1 of 15 Foliage Colours - Green

 

Deciduous Shrub

has 43 deciduous shrubs in 1 of 7 Flower Colours in each month that it flowers. Index with flower colour, months of flowering, height and spread, foliage colour on each page in the gallery

jasminumflotnudiflorum2

January - Yellow

hamamelismollisflot9a

February - Yellow

jasminumflotnudiflorum1a

March - Yellow

chaenomelesjaponicacflot1a

April -
Red, Pink or Purple

cytisusscopariusandreanusflot9a

May - Unusual

paeoniadelavayiflot1

June -
Red, Pink or Purple

 

leycesteriaflotformosa1

July - Unusual

cytisusbattandieriflot9a

August - Yellow

fuchsialadythumbflot9a

September - Red, Pink or Purple

buddlejadavidiiflot9a

October - Red, Pink or Purple

 

 

...Shrubs - Deciduous

hydrangeaflotvillosa1

Other Colours Flowers

 

paeoniasuffruticosaredtreefort1a

1 of 8 Forms - Erect or Upright

chaenomelesxsuperbashape9a

1 of 13 Shapes - Rounded or Spherical

berberisthunbergiiatropurpureafolt1

1 of 15 Foliage Colours - Purple

cotoneasterfruithorizontalis1a

Fruit Colour

Deciduous Tree

has 4 deciduous trees in 1 of 7 Flower Colours in each month that it flowers. Index with flower colour, flower thumbnail, months of flowering, height and spread, foliage colour on each page in the gallery.

betulacflopendula1a

April - Unusual

amelanchiercanadensiscflot1a2

May - White

fraxinussieboldianaflot9a1

June - White

 

 

 

...Trees - Deciduous

amelanchiercanadensiscflot1a1a

White Flowers

robiniafriesiabluecedar1

Garden Pictures -
Robinia friesia 'Blue Cedar'

liriodendronfoltstulipifera1

1 of 15 Foliage Colours - Autumn Foliage Colour Change

liriodendronforttulipifera1

1 of 15 Shapes -
Columnar Shape

Evergreen Perennial

has 104 evergreen perennials in 1 of 7 Flower Colours in each month that it flowers.

 

 

anemonecflo1blandafoord1

March - Blue

bergeniamorningredCflocoblands1

April -
Red, Pink or Purple

saxifragaflotsouthsideseedling1

May - Unusual

alyssumflo1montanumfoord1

June -
Yellow

Index with flower colour, flower thumbnail, months of flowering, height and spread, foliage colour, comments on each page in the gallery.

Alpine Evergreen Perennial if Text Background is Blue in Evergreen Perennial Name Column.

androsacecflomucronifoliafoord1

July - White

agapanthuscfloafricanusbluefoord1

August - Blue

brachyscomecflorigidulakevock1

September - Unusual

stachysflotmacrantha1

October Unusual

lavateracflomaritima1

November - Red, Pink or Purple

 

...P-Evergreen A-L

has 68 evergreen perennial plants with initial letter of cultivar between A and L.
 

achilleacflochrysocomafoord1a

Yellow Flowers

 

geraniumcineureumballerinafort9a

1 of 9 Forms - Mat-Forming

 

ajugacfolpyramidalisarcticfoxkevock1

1 of 15 Foliage Colours - Variegated White with Green

alyssumfrutmontanumflowermay84a

Fruit Colour

...P-Evergreen M-Z

has 36 evergreen perennial plants with initial letter of cultivar between M and Z.
 

phloxgarsubulatatemiskaming1

Garden Pictures -
Rock Garden Bed. Magenta Cushion form in a rock garden. Phlox subulata 'Temiskaming'

saxifragagarcochlearis1

Garden Pictures -
Saxifraga cochlearis. Alpine Garden Society has more details on Saxifrages.

...Flower Shape

has 98 evergreen perennial plants

The Daily Telegraph Best Flowers to Grow and Cut by David Joyce (ISBN 0 7112 2366 1) groups plants according to defined characteristics of flower simple shape, elaborated shape, flower details and flower textures. Using that system, this plant gallery has thumbnail pictures in:-

  • Number of Flower Petals
  • Flower Simple Shape, Flower Elaborated Shape and
  • Flower Natural Arrangement Pages

A thumbnail of a plant can be in each of the above 3.

aethionemacfloarmenumfoord1a1a1

1 of 7 Number of Petals -
4

agapanthuscfloalbuskevock1

1 of 12 Flower Simple Shapes and Flower Elaborated Shapes - Simple Shape of Trumpets or Funnels

ajugacfloreptansatropurpurea1a1a

1 of 7 Flower Natural Arrange-ments - Column, Spikes or Spires

Evergreen Shrub

has 46 evergreen shrubs and 74 heathers in 1 of 7 Flower Colours in each month that it flowers.

ericadarleyensiscfloskramersrotedeeproot1

January - Red, Pink or Purple

mahoniaflotjaponica1

February - Yellow

ericacarneacfloiceprincessdeeproot1

March - White

euphorbiacharaciasflot9a

April - Unusual

rosmarinusflotofficinalis1

May -
Blue

cistuspurpureusflot9a

June -
Red, Pink or Purple

Index for the 46 evergreen shrubs with flower colour, months of flowering, height and spread, foliage colour on each page in the gallery.

Index for the Heathers in the ...Heather Shrub gallery and a different one in the ...Heather Index gallery.

halimiocistuswintonensismerristwoodcreamflot9a

July - Yellow

hibiscussinensisflot9a

August - Red, Pink or Purple

yuccaflotgloriosa1

September - White

hypericumflotmoserianumtricolor1

October - Yellow

daboeciaflotcantabricabicolor1

November - Unusual

abutilonmegapotamicumflot9a

December - Unusual

...Shrubs - Evgr

has 46 evergreen shrubs in 1 of 7 Flower Colours. Index with flower colour, months of flowering, height and spread, foliage colour on each page in the gallery

helianthemhenfieldbrilliantflot9a

Orange Flowers

hypericumfortmoserianumtricolor1

1 of 8 Forms - Arching

lavaterafortrosea1

1 of 15 Shapes - Rounded or Spherical

 

helichrysumsplendidumfolt9a

1 of 13 Foliage Colours -
Grey

dryasfrutoctopetala1

Fruit Colour

Mapp-ed...Heather Shrub has 74 heathers in 1 of 18 Flower Colours. Index with flower colour, months of flowering, height and spread, foliage colour in spring, summer, autumn and winter.

Ericacarneaannsparkesflo2garnonswilliams1

H7 Rose Pink Flowers

Ericacarneajanuarysunflo2garnonswilliams1

Flowering Season Month - December

Ericaerigenagoldenladyfolsprgarnonswilliams1

1 of 4 Seasons with 1 of 7 Foliage Colours -
Spring - Yellow

...Heather Index

each comparison page in the ...Heather Shrub gallery has its corresponding Index page or pages in this gallery. The detailing includes photos for each of the heathers compared in that comparison page.

1 cultivar detailed from 1 of 37 Species - Daboecia

Daboecia cantabrica
'Alberta White' flowering in
June,
July,
August,
September
with width x spread
12 x 20 (30 x 50)

White flowers, June-September, with bright green foliage. Erect habit and one of the better whites.

Daboeciacantabricaalbertawhiteflostalkkavanagh1

Photo of buds and flowers from
October 2014

Daboeciacantabricaalbertawhitefolsumkavanagh1

Bright Green

Photo from June 2013

......Andromeda
......
Bruckenthalia
......Calluna
......Daboecia
......Erica: Carnea
......Erica: Cinerea
......Erica: Others

 

Heather Description Pages in the following Species:-

  • 0 Andromeda
  • Bruckenthalia changed to Erica spiculifolia
  • 14 Calluna
  • 2 Daboecia
  • 32 Erica: Carnea
  • 7 Erica: Cinerea
  • 59 Erica: Hardy Heaths

Evergreen Tree

has 1 evergreen tree in 1 of 5 Flower Colours in each month that it flowers.

 

 

leptospermumflotscoparium3

June - White

leptospermumflotscoparium1a

July -
White

Saving the Common Yew at St. Margarets Church, Rainham, Kent (the yew involved is on the right of the home page of St. Margarets Church).

...Trees - Evergreen

has 1 evergreen tree in 1 of 7 Flower Colours.

leptospermumflotscoparium2a

White Flowers

 

1 of 15 Shapes

 

leptospermumfoltscoparium1

1 of 14 Foliage Colours - Green

 

Fern

has 16 ferns. Index with foliage colour and Shape/Division, height and spread, on each page in the gallery.

athyriumcfrofilixfemina1

1 of 20 Types of Fern to Grow - Lady Ferns

Ferns for a purpose in the following uses:-

Grass

has 4 grasses in 1 of 7 inflorescence colours. Index with inflorescence colour, months of inflorescence, height x spread, foliage colour on each page in the gallery.

festucaglaucaflot9a

Blue Inflor-escence

 

hakonechloamacraalbovariegatafort9a

1 of 7 Forms - Clump-forming

 

carexpendulafolt9a

1 of 15 Foliage Colours - Green

 

Herbaceous Perennial

has 91 herbaceous perennials in 1 of 5 Flower Colours in each month that it flowers.
 

agapanthusafricanuscflokevock1c

January - Blue

agapanthusafricanuscflokevock1a1

February - Blue

 

calthapalustrisalbacflorvroger1

April -
White

papaverorientaleflot1

May -
Red, Pink or Purple

buphthalmumsalicifoliumflot9a

June -
Yellow

Index with flower colour, months of flowering, height and spread, foliage colour on each page in the gallery.

Alpine Herbaceous Perennial if Text Background is Blue in Herbaceous Perennial Name Column.

astrantiamajorflot9a

July -
White

asternovibelgiidandycflorvroger1

August - Red, Pink or Purple

kniphofiaflotlittlemaid1

September - Yellow

kniphofiaflottriangularis1

October - Unusual

heleniumautumnaleflot9a

November - Yellow

agapanthusafricanuscflokevock1b1

December - Blue

...P -Herbaceous

has 91 herbaceous perennials in 1 of 7 Flower Colours.

The diascia from Christine Boulby are listed in the Index on each page in the gallery.

alcearoseachatersdoublesalmoncflorvroger1

Pink Flowers

campanulafortgarganica1

1 of 9 Forms - Spread-ing or Creeping

Diascia Photo Album

"I hope these pictures will help you identify the diascia you have.   They are sometimes close-ups, sometimes long shots and most are scanned from photos or slides.   I aim to give a botanical description based on the writings of Hilliard & Burtt and Dr Kim Steiner in time." from Christine Boulby.

hostacrispulafolt9a

1 of 15 Foliage Colours - Variegated White with Green

papaverorientalefrut1

Fruit Colour

...RHS Wisley

has 23 herbaceous perennials

These 23 Herbaceous Perennials were in the Other Borders in the garden at Wisley besides the Mixed Borders of the Royal Horticultural Society in 2013. Index with flower colour, flower thumbnail, months of flowering, height and spread, foliage colour on each page in the gallery.

...Flower Shape

has 136 herbaceous perennial plants

The Daily Telegraph Best Flowers to Grow and Cut by David Joyce (ISBN 0 7112 2366 1) groups plants according to defined characteristics of flower simple shape, elaborated shape, flower details and flower textures. Using that system, this plant gallery has thumbnail pictures in:-

  • Number of Flower Petals
  • Flower Simple Shape, Flower Elaborated Shape and
  • Flower Natural Arrangement Pages

A thumbnail of a plant can be in each of the above 3.

astrantiacflo1romagarnonswilliams1

1 of 7 Number of Petals -
6

amiciacfloszygomerisgarnonswilliams1

1 of 12 Flower Simple Shapes and Flower Elaborated Shapes - Elaborated Shape of Hats, Hoods or Helmets

kniphofiaflotroyalstandard1

 

1 of 7 Flower Natural Arrange-ments - Column, Spikes or Spires

Mapp-ed...Peony
has 1 Peony plant. Index with flower thumbnail, height and spread, flower form, flowering season, peony type, peony use, foliage colour of all peonies as detailed by The Peony Society based in the UK on each comparison page in the gallery.

The Index Page details all the Peonies as detailed by The Peony Society based in the UK. There are comparison pages for the:-

  • 9 Different types of Peony,
  • 9 Flower Colours,
  • 6 Flower Forms,
  • 4 Flowering Periods in the UK,
  • 2 Foliage Colours and
  • 8 Uses of Peony ---->

The 8 Uses of Peony:-

Herb

has 3 herbs

Index with flower colour, flower thumbnail, months of flowering, height and spread, foliage colour on each page in the gallery.

Hyssopus officinalis / Hyssop

hyssopusflotofficinalis1a1a

hyssopusfoltofficinalis1a1a

Odds and Sods

has 20 alpine, cut flowers and succulent plants.
 

Index with flower colour, flower thumbnail, months of flowering, height and spread, foliage colour, foliage thumbnail, plant type on each page in the gallery.

chrysanthemumpenninediggerflot1a1

Sprays from Chry-santhemum 'Pennine Digger' and others are long-lasting as cut-flowers.

General Growing Instruc-tions and other varieties available from Chrysanth-emums Direct.

Mapp-edRhododendron
has 10 plants -
2 azalea, 1 camellia and 7 rhododendrons in 1 of 7 Flower Colours.
Index with flower colour, months of flowering on each page in the gallery.

rhododendronflotmacabeanum1

Yellow Flowers

cazaleafortmacranthapink1

1 of 8 Forms - Mat-forming

rhododendronflotsappho1

1 of 13 Shapes - Rounded or Spherical

 

crhododendronfoltbluepeter1

1 of 15 Foliage Colours - Green

 

Mapp-edRose
has 720 roses in 1 of 7 Flower Colours.
 

There are 3 groups of roses, whose 25 Rose Use Flower Images are compared in Rose Use Gallery and whose 7 Flower Colours and 39 Rose Type Shapes (Classes as adopted by the British National Rose Society) are compared in this gallery:-

  • 343 Rose Description Pages of roses from R.V. Roger Ltd Nursery were inserted into the
    Rose Gallery and the
    Rose Use Gallery in November 2009. It has its Rose Index with links to its Description Page, Flower Colour comparison page and its Rose Use pages in the right hand table of each Description Page in both Galleries with another
    Rose Index with Bloom Photo, Rose Use, link to Description Page, and Height and Width,
  • 82, 37, and 12 Rose Description Pages of roses from Wisley were inserted into the
    RHS Wisley A-F Gallery,
    RHS Wisley G-R Gallery and
    RHS Roses S-Z respective Galleries in May 2013. It has its Rose Index in the Description Page in each of the 3 RHS Wisley Galleries and in the right hand table of each Rose Use page in the Rose Use Gallery with Bloom Photo, Rose Use, links to its Description Page, Height and Width, and
  • 1, 0 and 12 Rose Description Pages of the extra roses currently grown by R.V. Roger Ltd in 2014 in September 2014. It has its Rose Index in the right hand table of each of its Description Pages in
    Other Roses A-F Gallery,
    Other Roses G-R Gallery and
    Other Roses S-Z Gallery with Bloom Photo, Rose Use, links to its Description Page, Height and Width.

rosalittleamycflorogerltd1

rosafryessexwildfireflomidcgarnonswilliams1

rosajanguestcflorogerltd1

rosaenglishgardencflomidgarnonswilliams1

rosalordpenzancecflorogerltd1

rosamasqueradefolt1

rosababybiocflo1a

1 of 25 Rose Uses -
Not Fragrant

Orange Flowers

1 of 39 Rose Shapes- 4 Large-Flowered Hybrid Tea

1 of 6 Rose Bloom Shapes - Pompon

1 of 5 Rose Petal Counts - Single
1-7 Petals

Green Foliage

Rose Hip Colour


 

rosaalbertinegarhedge1a

 

rosacaninadogrosegarhedge1a


 

Garden Pictures

 

Rose Hedge. Rambler rose used to create a hedge. See Peter Beales Roses An illustrated encyclopaedia and grower's handbook of species roses, old roses and modern roses, shrub roses and climbers by Peter Beales ISBN 0-00-272178-3.

 

Native UK Rose Hedge of Rosa canina 'Dog Rose', which is usefull for the wildlife in a woodland or wild garden setting for its hips, and as nesting sites in mixed hedging of hawthorn, blackthorn, fieldmaple and beech.

Soft Fruit

has 5 soft fruit plants. Index has flower colour, flower period, fruit colour, month of picking fruit, height x spread, foliage colour on each page in the gallery.

"Grow Your Own Fruit" by Ken Muir, Honeypot Farm, Weeley Heath, Clacton-On-Sea, Essex. CO16 9BJ Tel: 01255 830181 provides the information on cultural practices in a clear and concise manner. It is strongly recommended that this booklet is read before growing Soft Fruit or Top Fruit, so that correct plants for your soil can be purchased by you and to give you a good fruit yield.
Choosing a soft fruit bush (Blueberry, Gooseberry, Blackcurrant, Redcurrant, Whitecurrant or Jostaberry) instead of a shrub from the shrub lists provides you with the size of shrub suitable for most current gardens. The Raspberry may be used as a mini-hedge in the garden to separate areas or against your boundary fences/walls. The Blackberry, Boysenberry and Tayberry cane climbers can also be used as mini-hedges or to clothe walls/fences/pergolas.
They all provide you with edible fruit.

Mapp-edTop Fruit
has 8 apple trees. Index has fruit thumbnail, acid/sweet, flowering group, month of picking in the UK, apple type on each page in the gallery.

From Chris Murphy writing in the Sunday East Kent Digital Edition of 24/10/2010:-
The Campaign for the Protection of Rural England reports that in the last decade the UK has lost 31% of its apple orchard land; in the last 25 years more than 1/2 our apple orchards have disappeared. Between 1946 and 2003, 92% of orchard land disappeared in Kent county, and from 1999 to 2003, the net loss per year was 1.8%.
Every year Britons consume 680,000 tonnes of apples, but just 1 in 3 apples are British, despite the fact the climate in the UK can support 2,300 varieties.
Common Ground said "Since the 60's, Kent lost 80% of its orchard land. The reason so many have been lost is because the economics haven't been working because so many superstores have been buying the cheapest, and importing them from Chile, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand at the height of our UK season from July to March. Many varieties are suitable for short-term storage, making UK produced apples available for much of the year."
Sally Roger, of the Brogdale Collections in Faversham, said: "Thousands of acres of orchards and many heritage varieties of apples, pears, plums and cherries have disappeared from Kent over the last few decades as shoppers have demanded more perfect looking fruit all year round from supermarkets."

...Cherry

has 1 cherry tree. Index has acid/sweet, flowering group, month of picking in the UK, cherry type on each page in the gallery.
 

...Pear

has 3 pear trees. Index has acid/sweet, flowering group, month of picking in the UK, pear type on each page in the gallery.

Mapp-edWild Flower
has 1115 Wild Flower Plants in the Family Pages using the family pages menus on the right - of which 297 have their own Description Pages linked from those Family pages:-

Poisonous Plants


INDEX LINK TO WILDFLOWER PLANT DESCRIPTION PAGE
a-h
i-p
q-z

Mapp-ing
FLOWER COLOUR
(o)Blue
(o)Brown
(o)Cream
(o)Green
(o)Mauve
(o)Multi-Coloured
Orange
(o)Pink 1
(o)Pink 2
(o)Purple
(o)Red
(o)White1
(o)White2
(o)White3
(o)Yelow1
(o)Yelow2
(o)Shrub or Small Tree

SEED COLOUR
(o)Seed 1
(o)Seed 2

BED PICTURES
(o)Bed

HABITAT TABLES
Flowers in Acid Soil
Flowers in Chalk Soil
Flowers in Marine Soil
Flowers in Neutral Soil
Ferns
Grasses
Rushes
Sedges

 Updating...Flower Colour Page in NOTE gallery
followed by
NOTE Site Map of that Flower Colour
...Blue Note
...Brown Note
...Cream Note
...Green Note
...Mauve Note
...Multi-Cols Note
...Orange Note
...Pink A-G Note
...Pink H-Z Note
...Purple Note
...Red Note
...White A-D Note
...White E-P Note
...White Q-Z Note
...Yellow A-G Note
...Yellow H-Z Note
...Shrub/Tree Note
INDEX of all Wildflowers with that Flower Colour in that Flower Colour Page
and
link for each plant to its respective NOTE Page

WILD FLOWER FAMILY
PAGE MENU 1


(o)Adder's Tongue
Amaranth
(o)Arrow-Grass
(o)Arum
(o)Balsam
Bamboo
(o)Barberry
(o)Bedstraw
(o)Beech
(o)Bellflower
(o)Bindweed
(o)Birch
(o)Birds-Nest
(o)Birthwort
(o)Bogbean
(o)Bog Myrtle
(o)Borage
(o)Box
(o)Broomrape
(o)Buckthorn
(o)Buddleia
(o)Bur-reed
(o)Buttercup
(o)Butterwort
(o)Cornel (Dogwood)
(o)Crowberry
(o)Crucifer (Cabbage/Mustard) 1
(o)Crucifer (Cabbage/Mustard) 2
Cypress
(o)Daffodil
(o)Daisy
(o)Daisy Cudweeds
(o)Daisy Chamomiles
(o)Daisy Thistle
(o)Daisy Catsears (o)Daisy Hawkweeds
(o)Daisy Hawksbeards
(o)Daphne
(o)Diapensia
(o)Dock Bistorts
(o)Dock Sorrels

WILD FLOWER FAMILY
PAGE MENU 2


(o)Clubmoss
(o)Duckweed
(o)Eel-Grass
(o)Elm
(o)Filmy Fern
(o)Horsetail
(o)Polypody
Quillwort
(o)Royal Fern
(o)Figwort - Mulleins
(o)Figwort - Speedwells
(o)Flax
(o)Flowering-Rush
(o)Frog-bit
(o)Fumitory
(o)Gentian
(o)Geranium
(o)Glassworts
(o)Gooseberry
(o)Goosefoot
(o)Grass 1
(o)Grass 2
(o)Grass 3
(o)Grass Soft Bromes 1
(o)Grass Soft Bromes 2
(o)Grass Soft Bromes 3 (o)Hazel
(o)Heath
(o)Hemp
(o)Herb-Paris
(o)Holly
(o)Honeysuckle
(o)Horned-Pondweed
(o)Hornwort
(o)Iris
(o)Ivy
(o)Jacobs Ladder
(o)Lily
(o)Lily Garlic
(o)Lime
(o)Lobelia
(o)Loosestrife
(o)Mallow
(o)Maple
(o)Mares-tail
(o)Marsh Pennywort
(o)Melon (Gourd/Cucumber)
 

WILD FLOWER FAMILY
PAGE MENU 3


(o)Mesem-bryanthemum
(o)Mignonette
(o)Milkwort
(o)Mistletoe
(o)Moschatel
Naiad
(o)Nettle
(o)Nightshade
(o)Oleaster
(o)Olive
(o)Orchid 1
(o)Orchid 2
(o)Orchid 3
(o)Orchid 4
(o)Parnassus-Grass
(o)Peaflower
(o)Peaflower Clover 1
(o)Peaflower Clover 2
(o)Peaflower Clover 3
(o)Peaflower Vetches/Peas
Peony
(o)Periwinkle
Pillwort
Pine
(o)Pink 1
(o)Pink 2
Pipewort
(o)Pitcher-Plant
(o)Plantain
(o)Pondweed
(o)Poppy
(o)Primrose
(o)Purslane
Rannock Rush
(o)Reedmace
(o)Rockrose
(o)Rose 1
(o)Rose 2
(o)Rose 3
(o)Rose 4
(o)Rush
(o)Rush Woodrushes
(o)Saint Johns Wort
Saltmarsh Grasses
(o)Sandalwood
(o)Saxifrage
 

WILD FLOWER FAMILY
PAGE MENU 4


Seaheath
(o)Sea Lavender
(o)Sedge Rush-like
(o)Sedges Carex 1
(o)Sedges Carex 2
(o)Sedges Carex 3
(o)Sedges Carex 4
(o)Spindle-Tree
(o)Spurge
(o)Stonecrop
(o)Sundew
(o)Tamarisk
Tassel Pondweed
(o)Teasel
(o)Thyme 1
(o)Thyme 2
(o)Umbellifer 1
(o)Umbellifer 2
(o)Valerian
(o)Verbena
(o)Violet
(o)Water Fern
(o)Waterlily
(o)Water Milfoil
(o)Water Plantain
(o)Water Starwort
Waterwort
(o)Willow
(o)Willow-Herb
(o)Wintergreen
(o)Wood-Sorrel
(o)Yam
(o)Yew

 

See Explanation of Structure of this Website with User Guidelines to aid your use of this website.

 

 UpdatingSee current Wildflower Common Name Index link Table for more wildflower of the UK common names together with their names in languages from America, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Sweden.

 UpdatingSee current Wildflower Botanical Name Index link table for wildflower of the United Kingdom (Great Britain) botanical names.

 

After clicking on the WILD FLOWER Common Name INDEX link to Wildflower Family Page; locate that Common name on that Wildflower Family Page, then

Click on Underlined Text in:-

Common Name to view that Plant Description Page
Botanical Name to link to Plant or Seed Supplier
Flowering Months to view photos
Habitat to view further Natural Habitat details and Botanical Society of the British Isles Distribution Map

 UpdatingNOTE Page is a Plant Description Page without Photos, since I do not have them. Each NOTE page will have extra text information. It is my intention to create a NOTE page for every wildflower which is in each of the flower colours and update the Common and Botanical names pages accordingly. Each of the flower colour pages in each NOTE Gallery will compare the thumbnails of the plants whose photos I have, and index every plant who has that flower colour. Started January 2016.

Vegetable

has 8 vegetable plants. Index has
vegetable type,
4-year rotation,
foliage colour thumbnail, food colour thumbnail, good companions,
bad companions
on each page in the gallery.

Incredible Vegetables from Self-Watering Containers by Edward C. Smith (ISBN -13: 978-1-58017-556-2 or ISBN-10: 1-58017-556-2). Ed Smith has chosen, planted, tested and tasted dozens of vegetables in every type of self-watering container and shows you how to grow the best vegetables ever in your own garden.
or
There are 91,500 people in the UK who are waiting for an allottment in June 2010. That is up from 76,330 in June 2009. And the popular grow-your-own trend, accelerated by the recession and rising price of food, shows no sign of calming down.
or
Use Gertrud Franck's Vegetable Garden Layout with Companion Planting in your own garden or allotment (Companion Planting: Successful Gardening the Organic Way by Gertrud Franck)

Mapp-edButterfly
This gallery contains most of the 68 Butterflies (started in June 2008) of the United Kingdom. The relationship between the Wildlife and the Plants they eat or use in their lifespan, the Habitats they live in and who eats them is shown. There are these Comparison Pages for identification purposes:-

Caterpillar Colour
With Long Hairs
Curiously Shaped
(o)Green
Grey / Brown
(o)Orange
(o)Spiny
(o)White
(o)Yellow

Butterfly Identity
(o)Aristocrats
(o)Blue, Hairstreaks and Copper
Browns
(o)Fritillaries
Monarch
(o)Skippers
(o)Swallowtail
(o)Whites/Yellows

Part 1 of Index on every page in the gallery:-

Plants used by the Butterflies follow the Plants used by the Egg, Caterpillar and Chrysalis

Plant Name

Alder Buckthorn

Butterfly Name

Brim-stone

brimstonetcaterpillar1

Egg/ Caterpillar
/
Chrysalis/ Butterfly

Egg,


Caterpillar


Chrysalis

Plant Usage

 


1 egg
under leaf.

Eats leaves.


---

Plant Usage Months

 


10 days in May-June

28 days.


12 days.

 

Part 2 of Index on every page in the gallery:-

Butterfly with its Egg, Caterpillar and Chrysalis use these plants.

Butterfly Name

Egg/ Cater-pillar/ Chrysalis
/ Butterfly

Plant Name

Plant Usage

Plant Usage Months

 

Adonis Blue

adonisbluemaletfly1
male

Egg

Horseshoe vetch

1 egg under leaf.

1

 

Why does a website on plants have a gallery about butterflies? Man is not the only animal on earth - we need food like fruit and vegetables - if some of which are pollinated by bees were not; man would starve. Butterflies are also part of wildlife and they depend on plants throughout the entire year. Most of these plants that egg, caterpillar, chrysalis and butterfly use are within the undergrowth. Undergrowth is under trees and shrubs and performs similiar functions for the wildlife as roads, railways, shops, houses, pubs and restaurants do for skyscrapers. Please leave an area in your garden, which is undisturbed and where wildlife can set up and be able to get to the next garden with a small indentation in the ground below your boundary fence/wall.

The following is part of the article at the bottom of my Mission Statement page:-
"Cobtree Manor Park is where I and my friend used to take her dog for a 2 hour walk every week in 6 acres of grassland of the 50 acres of trees/shrubs.
It is noted that notices in the park have been requesting members of the untrained public to assist in pruning and clearing in the park. This they have done under the supervision of the staff; to the extent that most of the undergrowth under the trees has been cleared allowing the wind to blow straight through and the loud noise of the motorway to reach the other end of the park. We can now see the Industrial Estate of Aylesford, which we could not before.
We would be sorry to lose the butterflies on the bluebells, bramble and ivy that would be restricted to only the very small area of proposed Wildlife Meadow by the Woods at the bottom of a hill with water springs on it. The wildlife is now being excluded from all the other areas by the "pruning", so that the nettles, brambles etc which had for instance the butterfly life cycle included; are now being ruthlessly removed to create a garden, not a park, with neat little areas. Hopefully the remaining rabbits might be housetrained to mow the grass in rows!"

Ivydene Horticultural Services logo with I design, construct and maintain private gardens. I also advise and teach you in your own garden. 01634 389677

Ivydene
Horticultural
Services

If you know the name of the plant you wish to see, you can ask Google and get information; otherwise for the public this website may help you choose your plants using foliage, shape and seed/fruit as well as flower photos before you buy them mailorder directly from the nursery / seed company that has donated the use of their photos!

With free advertising of their plants, I am asking for photos from the public / nurseries / seed companies / suppliers in the UK, or any other country in the European Union, who would supply plants / seeds mailorder direct to the public in the UK and/or the rest of the world. This also applies to American nurseries for America, Chinese Nurseries for China, etc since the plants from most other countries in the world can also be grown in the UK as well as their own country; providing the appropriate growing conditions are stated.


Site design and content copyright ©February 2011 Chris Garnons-Williams. Page structure amended September 2012. Tabular plant data added December 2012. Menus amended July 2015.

DISCLAIMER: Links to external sites are provided as a courtesy to visitors. Ivydene Horticultural Services are not responsible for the content and/or quality of external web sites linked from this site.  

FREEWAY PRO 5.5 is the version of FREEWAY that will be used from October 2013, without updating to version 6 of FREEWAY or later versions. When I republished my folders using FREEWAY 6 some of the folders did not publish at all and others it changed the layout structure of my 3 tables from a horizontal plane to placing them in a vertical plane down the page.

I spent between September 2012 and March 2013 rewriting the complete site to change it from 800 pixels wide to 1200 pixels wide with 3 tables in a horizontal plane and usually an index of a topic in the right hand table on every page of each respective gallery or topic to make it more user-friendly.

I have advised FREEWAY of the problem at the beginning of October 2013.

I find that Tables are very strong and allow users with different display sizes to display the same information without data within a cell being able to break out of that cell. Also it means that if an individual for their own use wishes to re-sort the data within the middle table for their own private use, it can be downloaded to WORD, PAGES etc and that can be done. This process can be done by anyone with any computer for their own educational use with tabular data, but they might find it more difficult to do if my pages were entirely CSS generated or generated from a database.

Remember that this miniscule site is for educating not for commercial purposes!!

 

Extra Instructions for Pages in this Gallery, where additional plants which are not detailed in the remainder of this website are placed into 1 of the 12 colours in each of the months that they flower. The name of the colour used as background colour and named in the Flower Colour and Foliage Colour cells corresponds to the name of 1 of the 212 colours created for the foliage in the Foliage Colour Wheel Gallery

.

Plant Type is:-

  • A for Aquatic
  • Ba for Bamboo
  • Bu for Bulb
  • Cl for Climber
  • Co for Conifer
  • F for Fern
  • G for Grass
  • H for Herb
  • P for Perrenial
  • Rh for Rhododendron, Azalea, Camellia
  • Ro for Rose
  • Sh for Shrub
  • So for Soft Fruit
  • To for Top Fruit
  • Tr for Tree
  • V for Vegetable
  • W for Wildflower

followed by:-

  • E for Evergreen or
  • D for Deciduous or
  • H for Herbaceous

"Soils vary enormously in characteristics, but the size of the particles that make up a soil defines its gardening characteristics:

  • Clay: less than 0.002mm
  • Silt: 0.002-0.05mm
  • Sand: 0.05-2mm
  • Stones: bigger than 2mm in size
  • Chalky soils also contain calcium carbonate or lime

The dominating particle size gives soil its characteristics and because the tiny clay particles have a huge surface area for a given volume of clay they dominate the other particles:

Clay soils have over 25 percent clay. Also known as heavy soils, these are potentially fertile as they hold nutrients bound to the clay minerals in the soil. But they also hold a high proportion of water due to the capillary attraction of the tiny spaces between the numerous clay particles. They drain slowly and take longer to warm up in spring than sandy soils. Clay soils are easily compacted when trodden on while wet and they bake hard in summer, often cracking noticeably.

Sandy soils have high proportion of sand and little clay. Also known as light soils, these soils drain quickly after rain or watering, are easy to cultivate and work. They warm up more quickly in spring than clay soils. But on the downside, they dry out quickly and are low in plant nutrients, which are quickly washed out by rain. Sandy soils are often very acidic.

Silt soils, comprised mainly of intermediate sized particles, are fertile, fairly well drained and hold more moisture than sandy soils, but are easily compacted

Loams are comprised of a mixture of clay, sand and silt that avoid the extremes of clay or sandy soils and are fertile, well-drained and easily worked. They can be clay-loam or sandy-loam depending on their predominant composition and cultivation characteristics.

Peat soils are mainly organic matter and are usually very fertile and hold much moisture. They are seldom found in gardens.

Chalky or lime-rich soils may be light or heavy but are largely made up of calcium carbonate and are very alkaline." from Royal Horticultural Society.


The Soil Topic provides further details about:-

.

Plant Name

with links to mail-order suppliers

Flower Colour. Background Colour nearest to main petal colour from 212 foliage colours

with link to photo from external website
or
if photo available and inserted below, then links to following pages in Bedding Plant Gallery:-

  • Flower Colour
  • Number of Petals
  • Flower Simple Shape or
    Flower Elaborated Shape
  • Bedding Plant Use

so this plant can be compared to others.

Flowering Months

in UK

Height x Spread in inches (cms)
1 inch = 2.5 cms

Plant Type / Soil

Foliage Colour. Background Colour nearest to main foliage colour from 212 colours

with link to photo

followed by link to that Foliage Colour Wheel Page to view others which have the same foliage colour with their details in other parts of this website

Chimonanthus praecox (Chimonanthus fragrans)

Canary-yellow

Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar

120 x 120 (300 x 300)

Sh D /
Well-drained Sand

Green Pasture

Available from Plant Lust in America

Photo from The Telegraph with Canary Yellow being nearest flower petal colour - this is one of the 212 colours from the Foliage Colour Wheel Pages

Flower Photo from The Tele-graph

Height from Kew

Plant Type and Soil from The Telegraph

Foliage Photo from Wikipedia and link to Green Pasture Foliage Colour Wheel Page. Green Pasture is nearest colour to foliage colour from the photo

 

The above section of this table details what appears on Extras Pages in this Blooms and Bloom Galeries only and

the section below together with the table on the right describes each of the Main Topics and Photo Galleries in the Menu Main Table on the left on every page of this website including the Extra Pages.

Main Topics

Website Design History
When the site was started, it was one document with Garden Design, Garden Maintenance and Garden Construction sections. As the other sections on Case Studies, Companion Planting, Glossary, Library, Offbeat Glossary, Plants, Soil, Tool Shed and Useful Data were added, the document became too big, so each was split off the Home section to become separate documents. Every Page with the Main Topic Box on it can link to the Site Map Page of every other document stated in that menu.

Plant Photographic Galleries
The Plant Photographic Galleries were started in the summer of 2007 to support the groundcover plants described in the Plants section with a plant gallery. Having put 150 plants into the Plant Gallery, I soon ran out of space in memory. The Plant Gallery (renamed Odds and Sods Gallery) was then split up into the Plant Photographic Galleries - as shown in the table on the right.

Case Studies

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Case 3 - The completed drive in June of the following year.

These follow the progress of part or all of a private garden from design to completion.

Design Cases
When designing a garden, it is vital to know who and for how long the resulting designed and landscaped garden is going to be maintained by. The book 'The One Hour Garden' describes what maintenance work can be done in the time that you have allotted; and therefore what besides a lawn, you can have in your garden. My redesign and construction work - build new garage as shown in Case 2a - to be done on my 3 gardens - as shown by Case 2 and Case 2b - must be to reduce the maintenance time required to the time I have available. If the gardens are first weeded, pruned, mulched, mown and bare earth converted to lawns using grass seed, then construction can take place in the future - as free time allows during a week or fortnight after the maintenance has been done.
In Case 4, the combination of the Structural and Planting Designs would create a garden that I would be able to maintain in one day a fortnight. I would install a 3" deep mulch in the spring on the beds, so that I can prune the shrubs/trees and hoe the odd weed; whilst the father mows the lawns, the mother tends the vegetable garden and their teenage daughters play football!!
The children in Case 5 loved to look at creepy-crawlies and wildlife, so that together with low-cost the design for different areas in a terrace house garden was created.

Construction Cases
Case 3 is building a drive on clay and it is important to get the part you will not see - the foundations - done correctly.
Case 8 is creating a pond with its pitfalls for foundations.

Maintenance Cases
If you are asking someone to maintain your garden, then do provide the complete picture. If as in Case 1, you intend to sell the property, then look at this - as not a maintenance but as a selling job - and get that job done instead.
Case 6 is creating a vegetable garden in a back garden during the maintenance program of one day a fortnight to maintain it and the remainder of the back and front gardens. This was done over 7 years using a crop rotation system
Concrete ponds are likely to crack open due to movement in the ground levels due to being in clay or vibration caused by road traffic if it is fairly close. Case 7 shows no planting shelves for the pond plants.

Companion Planting

Companion Plant columns on each Companion Plant page below:-
Original Plant
Pest/Disease
Companion Plant
Antagonistic Plant or to Pest/-Disease

Companion Plant A
Companion Plant B
Companion Plant C
Companion Plant D
Companion Plant E
Companion Plant F
Companion Plant G
Companion Plant H
Companion Plant I
Companion Plant J
Companion Plant K
Companion Plant L
Companion Plant M
Companion Plant N
Companion Plant O
Companion Plant P
Companion Plant Q
Companion Plant R
Companion Plant S
Companion Plant T
Companion Plant UV
Companion Plant W
Companion Plant XYZ

Pest Control

Pest Control
 

Plant

Climate Zone

Repels

Catnip (Nepeta cataria)

3-10

Ant

Lavender (Lavand-ula)

5-10

Aphid

Mint (Mentha)

3-7

Cabbage White Butterfly

Allium

8-10

Carrot Fly

Common Rue (Ruta grave-olens)

5-9

Cat

Rosemary (Rose-marinus offin-alis)

6-11

Slug

The name given to the system of using one plant to help another is Companion Planting, i.e garlic planted with roses deter greenfly rather than using pesticides to kill them.

Garden Construction

Having got everything agreed on paper or the PC for the detailed design, the exciting part of construction begins.
Remember to do the Hard Landscaping followed by Soft Landscaping with soil conditioning, planting, irrigation, mulching and then finally the Lawn; not lay the Lawn first.

Work schedule for hard and soft landscaping

Garden Maintenance

"There are dozens of books on the market which tell you how to do your garden.....

This book - 2 Hour Garden by Alexander Dingwall Main and Ian Dougill, edited by Roger Grounds. Times Newspapers Limited 1976 published by Ward Lock Limited - is completely different. It's basic assumption is that gardening should be fun. And it faces the real problems of first-time gardeners. Like that they have other things to do besides gardening. So it is paced very carefully. For an average of about 2 hours work a week and a minimal financial expenditure, you should be able to transform your garden from a wilderness to a wonderland in about 12 months."

or

So you want to improve your garden:-
First, produce a Site Plan with the
Hard Landscape Plan drawing, followed by the
Soft Landscape Plan and Moveable Items drawings, Then,
Create a Plant Maintenance Plan before weeding / pruning / mulching.

Simplest maintenance:

  • Weed your flower bed, donate weeds to UK council.
  • Then prune your shrubs/ hedge/ perennials and lay thin prunings on lawn (shrub/tree prunings no thicker than little finger onto lawn, remainder donated to UK council) from that weeded flower bed.
  • Mow lawn with rotary mower and cover weeded flower bed with 0.5 inch depth of grass/shreddings mowings. Fallen leaves in Autumn can be included in this mow lawn by cutting at highest grass cutting height first, then cutting the lawn at the normal height.
  • Leave for 2 weeks, then repeat from "Weed your flower bed" onto next section of bed to be weeded.

Glossary

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

Glossary L

Laced
Lamina
Lateral
Layer planting
Layering
Leaching
Leader
Leaf
Leaf mould
Leaflet
Legume
Light
Lime
Line out
Lithophyte
Loam
Lopper
Lute

Layering A method of propagation by which a shoot is induced to root while attached to the parent plant. The basic form is self layering, which occurs naturally in some plants. Methods include: air layering (also known as Chinese layering or marcottage), French layering, mound layering, serpentine layering, simple layering, stooling, tip layering and trench layering.

Leaching The loss from the top soil of soluble nutrients by downward drainage.

Leader 1) The main, usually central, stem of a plant. 2) The terminal shoot of a main branch.

Leaf A plant organ, variable in shape and colour but often flattened and green, borne on the stem, that performs of the functions of photosynthesis, respiration and transpiration.

Leaf mould Fibrous, flaky material derived from decomposed leaves, used as an ingredient in potting media and as a soil improver.

Underlined words in the main content may be defined in the Glossary and in the right hand column of that page.

Library

Each entry in this Library, where possible, has an International Standard Book Number (ISBN) to assist you in locating a copy. Please note that entries in the library pages in red text indicate books that Chris Garnons-Williams has found to be more useful than the others in that section from 1991 to 2012.

In order to assist the design process for a garden, the Library has been split into the following order of abstraction ---->

  • The Garden Style chosen at the beginning defines what a garden should look like.
  • Following this choice of Garden Style, then:-
  • Plant Association shows which plant combinations give pleasing flower or foliage colour combinations, then
  • Plant Types gives growing conditions of a family of plants - ie Primulas - with lists of primulas with the same flower colour, foliage colour or height and where is suitable for those plants, followed by
  • Plant Species gives data about a family of plants in a restricted format - ie without lists - as the lowest level of useful information (unless you are prepared to read the text in a whole book each time you want to use this particular species of plant).
  • Gardening gives general information on how to garden for the whole garden.
  • Garden Cultivation gives specific information on veg, fruit, lawn, pond, etc.
  • Garden Pests details garden pests/diseases and their control.
  • Practical Projects gives details on how to construct hard landscaping.

Library Category

Definition

Garden Style

The overall style of the garden — Cottage, Japanese, Feng-Shui, etc.

Garden Design

gives design methodologies to follow for the Garden Style chosen.

Garden Planting Design

gives planting design ideas for the beds of the overall garden design chosen above.

Location of Plants

shows which plants should be grouped together for its soil, shade, colour for the garden style chosen.

Plant Association

shows which plant combinations give a pleasing colour combination or foliage contrast.

Plant Types
 

gives growing conditions of a particular family of plants, i.e. Primulas, with lists of where suitable.

Plant Species

gives data about a particular family of plants in restricted format.

 

 

Gardening

gives general information on how to garden for the whole garden.

Garden Cultivation

gives specific data about growing vegetables in a kitchen garden, or fruit in an orchard, or lawns, ponds etc.

Propagation
 

gives details on how to propagate new plants from seed, division or grafting.

Garden Pests

includes information on garden pests and diseases with their control.

Garden Tips

gives tips on different parts of gardening

 

 

Practical Projects

gives details on how to construct hard landscaping.

Wildlife

gives details concerning wildlife that could be found in gardens, their lifestyle and how to encourage them to your garden.

 

 

Reference Library

contains some detailed reference material that may contain British Standards for construction.

Miscellaneous

contains books that don’t fit in any of the other categories.

 

 

Health

gives data on how to look after one’s own health.

Offbeat Glossary A
Accumulator plants
Allelochemics
Allium
Auxins

Offbeat Glossary B
Bay
Bromeliad

DuLally Bird - Do you know where his wife is?

Offbeat Glossary C
Catch Crop
Compost
Cover crop
Crop Rotation

Offbeat Glossary DE
Diatom-aceous Earth.
Plants least favoured by Deer.

Offbeat Glossary F
French Intensive Gardening

Offbeat Glossary G
Green Manure

Offbeat Glossary HILM
Herbal Lawn
Hiving a new swarm
Intercropping
Ladybirds
Microclimate
Monoculture

Offbeat Glossary NO
Nitrogen-fixing plants
Nitrogen-fixing trees

Offbeat Glossary P
Pinching back
Poisonous Plants

Offbeat Glossary QRST
Rabbits.
Raised bed
Shade.
Succession planting.
Two-level companion planting.
Two-season planting.

Offbeat Glossary U
U-Gardens

Offbeat Glossary V
Veganic.
Vertical gardening.

Offbeat Glossary WXYZ
Weeds

Soil

SOIL FORMATION - WHAT IS SOIL STRUCTURE

This describes the way in which sand, silt and clay particles are bonded together in larger units called ‘aggregates’. Before microaggregates can form, microscopic clay minerals need to be grouped together in small stacks called ‘domains’. When clays are bonded together in this way, they are termed ‘flocculated’. For example, calcium (Ca2+) in lime or chalk, Magnesium (Mg2+) and aluminium (Al3+) are 3 very common ions in soils. Ions with multiple charges allow clay minerals to bond together to form domains. Once clay minerals are stacked together to form domains, they can then bond with organic matter to form microaggregates.
The interaction between clay domains, organic matter, silt and sand particles diagram.

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Above diagram shows importance of having all 3 items in the Soil Textural Triangle of Clay, Silt and Sand.
 

Soil Introduction -
Organic Matter in Soil

Physical Changes in Soil
Chemical Changes in Soil

How Soil is created
How Clay is created

How is Humus made

How is Soil Material Lost

What is Soil Texture


WHAT IS SOIL STRUCTURE

How does Water act in Soil
How Chemicals stored in Soil


WHAT ARE SOIL NUTRIENTS


WHAT SOIL ORGANISMS


How microbes use nutrients

The Carbon Cycle
The Nitrogen Cycle

ACTION PLAN FOR YOU

SOIL SUBSIDENCE
SUBSIDENCE DUE TO CLAY

Case 1 Clay on Sand

WHAT TO DO ABOUT SUBSIDENCE DUE TO CLAY

Subsidence is described as “ a movement involved in the site, normally downwards, so that damage occurs to the building standing upon it”.

Some 150,000 homes in the UK Southeast have suffered from subsidence between 1980 and 1995 - Removal of trees from a clay soil just prior to construction could cause heave (caused by the rehydration and swelling of a clay soil from rainfall) of the soil after building construction.

A minor point to remember: when you are sold a property; you are then responsible if it fails. Before you buy another building, please take account of the future possible causes of its subsidence, as well as any of the other causes of subsidence detailed in this page.
The Case 1 Clay on Sand page shows the damage created by a builder who had run out of topsoil and then used blue clay instead.

WHAT TYPES OF ORGANISM ARE FOUND IN THE SOIL

Most gardeners think of plants as only taking up nutrients through root systems and feeding the leaves. Few realize that a great deal of energy that results from photosynthesis in the leaves is actually used by plants to produce chemicals they secrete through their roots. These secretions are known as exudates. A good analogy is perspiration, a human's exudate.

Root exudates are in the form of carbohydrates (including sugars) and proteins. Amazingly, their presence wakes up, attracts, and grows specific beneficial bacteria and fungi living in the soil that subsist on these exudates and the cellular material sloughed off as the plant's root tips grow. All this secretion of exudates and sloughing off of cells takes place in the rhizosphere, a zone immediately round the roots, extending out about a tenth of an inch, or a couple of millimetres. The rhizosphere, which can look like a jelly or jam under the electron microscope, contains a constantly changing mix of soil organisms, including bacteria, fungi, nematodes, protozoa, and even larger organisms. All this "life" competes for the exudates in the rhizosphere, or its water or mineral content.

At the bottom of the soil food web are bacteria and fungi, which are attracted to and consume plant root exudates. In turn, they attract and are eaten by bigger microbes, specifically nematodes and protozoa who eat bacteria and fungi (primarily for carbon) to fuel their metabolic functions. Anything they don't need is excreted as wastes, which plant roots are readily able to absorb as nutrients. How convenient that this production of plant nutrients takes place right in the rhizosphere, the site of root-nutrient absorption.

At the centre of any viable soil food web are plants. Plants control the food web for their own benefit, an amazing fact that is too little understood and surely not appreciated by gardeners who are constantly interfereing with Nature's system. Studies indicate that individual plants can control the numbers and the different kinds of fungi and bacteria attracted to the rhizosphere by the exudates they produce.

Soil bacteria and fungi are like small bags of fertilizer, retaining in their bodies nitrogen and other nutrients they gain from root exudates and other organic matter. Carrying on the analogy, soil protozoa and nematodes act as "fertilizer spreaders" by releasng the nutrients locked up in the bacteria and fungi "fertilizer bags". The nematodes and protozoa in the soil come along and eat the bacteria and fungi in the rhizosphere. They digest what they need to survive and excrete excess carbon and other nutrients as waste.

The protozoa and nematodes that feasted on the fungi and bacteria attracted by plant exudates are in turn eaten by arthropods such as insects and spiders. Soil arthropods eat each other and themselves are the food of snakes, birds, moles and other animals. Simply put, the soil is one big fast-food restaurant.

Bacteria are so small they need to stick to things, or they will wash away; to attach themselves they produce a slime, the secondary result of which is that individual soil particles are bound together. Fungal hyphae, too, travel through soil particles, sticking to them and binding them together, thread-like, into aggregates.

Worms, together with insect larvae and moles move through the soil in search of food and protection, creating pathways that allow air and water to enter and leave the soil. The soil food web, then, in addition to providing nutrients to roots in the rhizosphere, also helps create soil structure: the activities of its members bind soil particles together even as they provide for the passage of air and water through the soil.

Without this system, most important nutrients would drain from soil. Instead, they are retained in the bodies of soil life. Here is the gardener's truth: when you apply a chemical fertilizer, a tiny bit hits the rhizosphere, where it is absorbed, but most of it continues to drain through soil until it hits the water table. Not so with the nutrients locked up inside soil organisms, a state known as immobilization; these nutrients are eventully released as wastes, or mineralized. And when the plants themselves die and are allowed to decay in situ, the nutrients they retained are again immobilized in the fungi and bacteria that consume them.

Just as important, every member of the soil food web has its place in the soil community. Each, be it on the surface or subsurface, plays a specific role. Elimination of just one group can drastically alter a soil community. Dung from mammals provides nutrients for beetles in the soil. Kill the mammals, or eliminate their habitat or food source, and you wont have so many beetles. It works in reverse as well. A healthy soil food web won't allow one set of members to get so strong as to destroy the web. If there are too many nematodes and protozoa, the bacteria and fungi on which they prey are in trouble and, ultimately, so are the plants in the area.

And there are other benefits. The nets or webs fungi form around roots act as physical barriers to invasion and protect plants from pathogenic fungi and bacteria. Bacteria coat surfaces so thoroughly, there is no room for others to attach themselves. If something impacts these fungi or bacteria and their numbers drop or disappear, the plant can easily be attacked.

Tool Shed

In this section, I’ve outlined my favourites, give information on the basic tools every gardener should have, and I make some recommendations on my preferred manufacturers and suppliers*:-

*Mention of a particular manufacturer or supplier in the Tool Shed Section no way implies any connection between them and Ivydene Horticultural Services. I mention their names only by way of actually using their equipment or services and having direct experience of them.

I tend to have protective barrier skin cream PrimeShield 250ml Dry The 4-in-1 Skin Protector for Working Hands to prevent chaps on my hands inside these Yellow Criss Cross Gripper Gloves (applied once in the morning and again after lunch)

This describes the tools that I use.

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Answers given to where can you get the plants, irrigation system, paving, work clothes, work tools etc.

Garden Design

Private Garden Design Introduction.

 

The most important design consideration is who and how long per week is maintenance on the garden going to be done. One hour-garden by Joanna Smith book helps in this part of the design process.

Using the Mixed Border, Jubilee Rose Garden and Bowes-Lyon Rose Garden in the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden at Wisley for examples, I am still creating The Mixed Borders Garden Design Topic, which may help you in planning your garden, especially if you decide to show your garden to the public - i.e Make plant labels visible in your garden to aid your own plant sales.

 

...RHS Mixed Borders

The 2 Mixed Borders either side of the long lawn leading past the RHS Plant Centre to Battleston Hill; with the East Border having an entrance to that Plant Centre and the West Border having lawn gaps which lead to the Jubilee Rose Garden and AGM Borders during 2013 are item 2 on the Visitor Map to the RHS Garden Wisley Summer 2012, part of which is shown below with North being on the right hand side:-

wisleygardenmap1aClick on the White or Black square within the Colour Wheel in 1 of the 7 colours in each month to compare the flowers of the permanent and bedding used in these mixed borders.

The 2 borders were split into 71 parts. Each
Part Number of East and West Mixed Borders has its own Page with photos of that part in the Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn.

Each part has:-

  • its own permanent planting (Other permanent plants)of bulbs, evergreen perennials, shrubs, climbers and trees
  • its own permanent herbaceous perennials
  • with bare areas in between for bedding.

Each plant then has its flower colour, flower thumbnail, months of flowering, height x spread, foliage colour in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter with Foliage thumbnail

The plant name, flower thumbnail and foliage thumbnail link to the respective Plant Description Page in

......Bedding Plants ,

......Her Perennials or

......Other Plants .

These galleries are described in a row each below
 

Each page may also detail a
Design Concept

Blue, Orange, Pink, Red, Unusual, White and Yellow FLOWER COLOUR RANGE IN 71 PARTS OF MIXED BORDER DURING
May
June
July
August
September
October
November

for every plant in the Mixed Borders in each month it flowers. If a part has that flower colour during 2013, then is shown in the table below.

Garden Design Comments on RHS Garden at Wisley in the 71 pages of the EAST and WEST Borders in the MIXED BORDERS

Flower Colours in each of the 71 Parts of the Mixed Borders - with area indicating that the respective colour has not been used in this part .
 

More (See un-labelled bedding) than 102 plants (This is 29%, which is almost a third) were missing their identity when in flower in 2013 out of 348 in 768 square metres of Mixed Borders garden beds - These herbaceous borders are 6 metres (20 feet) deep and 128 metres (427 feet) long.

Part Number of East and West Mixed Borders

 

Each page provides details and photos of every plant used in that part

 

 

 

 

Unu-sual Col-our

 

 

Number of either invisible or missing identity when in Flower

Each page may also detail a
Design Concept

Perm-anent Herb-ace-ous Pere-nnial

Other Perm-anent Plants

Bed-ding

49 mis-sing out of 176

19 mis-sing out of 73

34 mis-sing out of 99

East 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Formal style required in moving people from Entrance to outlying areas

East 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

Position plants with tiny flowers close to the lawn or path

Provide plant support structures

East 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

Make plant labels visible to aid plant sales and

No plant labels on Pansy / Viola Display

East 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

Create History of each garden bed, so that planting errors can be corrected

East 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

1

1

Use a system to select your plants from their flower colour

East 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

1

1

Use the colours of the buds, flowers and seedheads with different foliage colours in Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn of each heather for your groundcover and background

East 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

1

 

Use

to choose from

East 8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

Use turf protected paths instead of slabbed paths for small gardens

East 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

Make your flowers all the same colour like White to harmonise as your flower colour in the simplest flower colour scheme

East 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

Bulbs can provide flowers from January through to May in the bare ground round the permanent shrubs and perennials

East 11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

Replace bedding and perennials with wildflower lawn edged with normal lawn to reduce gardening time to 1 hour a week

East 12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

With limited garden space, put a wildflower lawn on the roof of your shed / garage / leanto or concreted area on ground to provide flowers

East 13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

Create fun version of Snakes and Ladders game using clock flowers

East 14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

1

Further reasons to create garden bed Histories

East 15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

 

Create track and use the Square Foot Gardening system for:-

  • wheelchair-bound disabled to use for radio-controlled models on the ground-level of the garden
  • wheelchair-bound children/adults to maintain and replant the raised beds, whilst sitting with their knees under each raised bed
  • school pupils to learn to grow plants
  • wheelchair supported children/adults recovering in hospital, rest or care home to go outside, view them and/or maintain those beds themselves
  • transport the raised bed into the patient's room, so that the patient can admire close-up what they normally see outside from their bed; and then for them to maintain or simply view for a while before that raised bed is returned outside that same day
  • infirm children, adults or pensioners to maintain and replant the raised beds, when they do not need to kneel down, bend their knees or reach above their shoulders

East 16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

 

Climber not seen due to plants in front growing higher than it.

East 17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

2

 

Create game using Slider Signs that alternate turning left or turning right at each Path Row Junction for you to pick your fruit, flowers, grasses or vegetables.

East 18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

1

 

Turf protection from wear by people walking or standing on it

East 19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

Balance Income with Expenditure in Garden

East 20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

2

 

Safety - If a visitor reports a safety concern, then do not ignore it

East 21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

2

 

 

East 22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

1

1

 

East 23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

1

 

East 24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

East 25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

3

 

Hide unwanted views of buildings or other areas of garden

East 26

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

 

 

East 27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

 

 

East 28

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

East 29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

1

 

 

East 30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

 

 

East 31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

2

 

 

East 32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

East 33

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

1

 

Select tender plants and then provide Plant Protection from Frost

East 34

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

2

 

Control human movement through areas

Part Number

 

 

 

 

Unu-sual Col-our

 

 

Either invisible or missing identity when in Flower

Unlabelled Bedding plants

Plant Labelling - A suggestion for plant labelling to help visitors

Further Plant Label and Path Foundation Comments

WISLEY WISLEY Rose Classification System

Perm-anent Herb-ace-ous Pere-nnial

Other Perm-anent Plants

Bed-ding

West 35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

West 36

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

West 37

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

3

 

 

West 38

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

1

 

 

West 39

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

West 40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

West 41

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

West 42

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

West 43

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

1

 

 

West 44

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

 

 

West 45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

 

 

West 46

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

1

 

Build soil fertility and structure with legumes and mulches

West 47

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

 

 

West 48

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

West 49

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

West 50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

1

 

 

West 51

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

2

 

 

West 52

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

Split garden area into separate shapes

even when a public path goes through the garden

West 53

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

Use Companion planting with Green Manure to deter Pests / Diseases and

Another Climber not seen due to plants in front growing higher than it.

West 54

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

Use long-flowering Speciman Roses as a backdrop

West 55

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West 56

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West 57

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

2

 

 

West 58

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

2

 

 

West 59

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

1

 

West 60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

 

West 61

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

West 62

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

West 63

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

Reduce time for garden maintenance by avoiding mixing plants together

West 64

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

1

 

 

West 65

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

 

 

West 66

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

West 67

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

1

 

 

West 68

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

2

 

 

West 69

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

 

 

West 70

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

West 71

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

Provide irrigation facilities to water plants and clean paths

Part Number

 

 

 

 

Unu-sual Col-our

 

 

Either invisible or missing identity when in Flower

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Perm-anent Herb-ace-ous Pere-nnial

Other Perm-anent Plants

Bed-ding

......Bedding Plants

has 74 plants used in the RHS Mixed Border Beds at Wisley with the
Mixed Border Beds Bedding Plant INDEX page and
Mixed Border Beds Un-Labelled Bedding Plant Index page.

......Her Perennials

has 176 plants used in the RHS Mixed Border Beds at Wisley with the
Mixed Borders Beds Permanent Herbaceous Perennial Plant Index page,
Mixed Border Beds Lost Flowers Page and
Mixed Border Beds 'Walkabout' Plants and 'Stateless' Plants page.

......Other Plants

has 73 plants used in the RHS Mixed Border Beds at Wisley. It also has its problems of plant labelling, pruning and safety maintenance in its Introduction page.

 

following above garden design in RHS at Wisley with

the table containing the number of parts of the 71 parts of the Mixed Borders with 1 - or combinations of 2 to 4 - colours of flowers in months May-Nov. These are split into Bedding, Permanent Herbaceous Perennial, Other Permanent plant and their combination towards the bottom of that introduction page;

there is a requirement for plant selection procedures -
1 of which is in the following Plants Main Topic -
and then use the Photo Galleries in the table on the right:-

 

Plants

The following Plant Selection Levels may be used at only 1 level or part of it.
Usually one would start at

  • Plant Selection 1,
  • refine that selection in Plant Selection 2
  • and then refine even further with Plant Selections 3-6:-

Level 1 - Plant Use. e.g. Bee pollinated plants for Hay Fever Sufferers

Level 2 - Plants for Soil. 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
  • Levels 2a, 2b, 2c, 2cc, 2d

Level 3 - Refining Selection by

Level 4 - Pruning - Pruning Plants

Level 5 - Groundcover Plant Detail - e.g. Plant Name - A

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

About 1300 plants are detailed in lists with their:-

sun aspect,
soil type,
moisture level,
shape,
garden use,
foliage,
flower colour and
pruning requirements.
 
Plants for:-
Any Soil,
Chalky Soils,
Others for Chalky Soils,
Clay Soil,
Others for Clay Soil,
Lime-Free Soil,
Light Sandy Soil,
Peaty Soil.

 

and finally,
with my coloured friend called Frankie the Green - Color 33C C33; I can tell you about
fedging
or if you prefer hedging:-

 

 

Hedging

has 13 hedge plants. Index with flower colour, months of flowering, height and spread, foliage colour on each page in the gallery.

REASONS FOR USE OF THIS TYPE OF HEDGE
Anti-Graffiti
Formal Edge of Garden Area
Garden Security Screen
Green Screen Wall for Factory Building
Green Screen Wall for Monaco Buildings
Informal Boundary
Parterre Edge
Screen
Security Barrier
Stock Boundary
Thorny Barrier
Windbreak

GROUND-COVER
Ground-cover Mat for embankments

FLOWER COLOUR
Other Colours
Red
White
Yellow

FOLIAGE COLOUR
Green
Variegated White
Variegated Yellow
Autumn Colour
4 Season Colour

FRUIT COLOUR
Fruit

 

Topic
Case Studies
Companion Planting
Garden Construction
Garden Design
Garden Maintenance
Glossary
Home
Library
Offbeat Glossary
Plants
Soil
Tool Shed
Useful Data

Topic - Plant Photo Galleries
Aquatic
Bamboo
Bedding
Bulb
Climber

Colour Wheels with number of colours
All Flowers 53

All Flowers per Month 12 *
All Bee-Pollinated Flowers per Month 12
All Foliage 212
All Spring Foliage 212

All Summer Foliage 212
All Autumn Foliage 212
All Winter Foliage 212
Rock Plant Flowers 53

 

Colour Wheel without photos, but with links to photos

Garden Style
...
Infill Plants
...12 Bloom Colours per Month Index
...
12 Foliage Colours per Month Index
...All Plants Index
...Cultivation, Position, Use Index
...Shape, Form
Index

 

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

 

 

It is worth remembering that especially with roses that the colour of the petals of the flower may change - The following photos are of Rosa 'Lincolnshire Poacher' which I took on the same day in R.V. Roger's Nursery Field:-

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Closed Bud

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Opening Bud

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Juvenile Flower

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Older Juvenile Flower

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Middle-aged Flower - Flower Colour in Season in its
Rose Description Page is
"Buff Yellow, with a very slight pink tint at the edges in May-October."

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Mature Flower

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Juvenile Flower and Dying Flower

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Form of Rose Bush

There are 720 roses in the Rose Galleries; many of which have the above series of pictures in their respective Rose Description Page.

So one might avoid the disappointment that the 2 elephants had when their trunks were entwined instead of them each carrying their trunk using their own trunk, and your disappointment of buying a rose to discover that the colour you bought it for is only the case when it has its juvenile flowers; if you look at all the photos of the roses in the respective Rose Description Page!!!!

 

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