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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

Ivydene Gardens Colour Wheel - Bloom in Month Gallery:
Site Map

Plant Type

Number of these plants - each with its own Plant Description Page.
Click on Page Number in cell in Table on the right. Then click on a thumbnail to change that Flower Colour in Month Comparison page to the Plant Description Page for that thumbnail.

Number of these extra plants without its own Page Description Page. Click on Page Capital Letter of the Alphabet in cell in Table on the right.

Aquatic

1

 

Azaleas, Rhododendrons, Camellias

9

 

Bedding

45

4

Bulbs, Corms, Rhizomes, Tubers

738

6

Climbers

111

4

Deciduous Shrubs

31

1

Deciduous Trees

3

1

Evergreen Perennials

118

 

Semi-Evergreen Perennial

1

1

Evergreen Shrubs

104

1

Evergreen Tree

1

 

Grasses

3

 

Herbs

3

 

Herbaceous Perennials

128

2

Odds and Sods

16

 

Roses

324

 

Wildflowers

235

 

 

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Total

1871

20

 

Each Text Description below each of the Thumbnails in these 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.


EXTRA Plant INDEX
of Extra Plants in Extra Pages of Bloom and Blooms Calendar Galleries.

 

In addition to the above method of choosing plants is the following:-

  • The Flower Colour Wheel 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, so that could be added to the top of the above diagram like the Bee-Pollinated or Rabbit-resistant criteria to get the same, complementary or contrasting flower colour. There is a link 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 the Description Page.
  • 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 the Bee-Pollinated Bloom Gallery are bee-pollinated and they should be used in preference to grasses etc when using the selection procedure above - the Bee-Pollinated Page in Plants can also be used. The 264 bee-pollinated plants in the Bee-Pollinated Index pages are in addition to the bee-pollinated plants shown as thumbnails in the comparison pages of the 12 Flower Colours per month FROM its Colour Wheel of the Bee-Pollinated Bloom Gallery.
  • 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 a link to its Description Page by clicking on that Thumbnail:-
    • Blue
    • Brown
    • Cream
    • Green
    • Mauve
    • Orange
    • Pink
    • Purple
    • Red
    • Unusual and Multi-Coloured - multi-coloured in each flower and/or different flower colours
    • White
    • Yellow.
  • The All 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. The summer foliage of the Herbaceous Perennials from Mixed Border in the RHS garden at Wisley currently being added in November 2013.
  • The All Spring Foliage, All Summer Foliage, All Autumn Foliage and All Winter Foliage has 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. The entries in these galleries will probably start with the foliage changes of colour from season to season of Heathers from the RHS garden at Wisley being entered in 2014.
  • The Herbaceous Perennial Flower Shape Gallery sorts herbaceous perennial thumbnail pictures into:-
    • Number of Flower Petals,
    • Flower Simple Shape of a flower,
    • Flower Elaborated Shape of a flower,
    • Flower Elaborated Shape of a composite of flowers and
    • Flower Natural Arrangement Pages
      using the system from The Daily Telegraph Best Flowers to Grow and Cut by David Joyce (ISBN 0 7112 2366 1), which groups plants according to defined characteristics of flower simple shape, elaborated shape, flower details and flower textures.
  • The Rock Plant Flowers has plants suitable for a small rock garden with the same colour from 1 of the 53 colours of flower petal on the same page. The same colours as in the Flower Colour Wheel are used here. Each of the hundreds of Text Descriptions in the Index Pages gives you the:-
    • soil mixture it prefers,
    • plant name,
    • sun aspect position and protection,
    • soil moisture,
    • plant type,
    • flower colour and months of flowering,
    • height and width of the plant and
    • propagation details.
  • I have taken photos of 22 Rock Garden Plants suitable for a small rock garden from the Alpine House in RHS garden at Wisley during 2013, which may not be described in the Rock Plant Flowers Gallery. Each of these plants has their own page in Rock Plant Photos Gallery and will include other plants as I take their photos in 2014.

Note that EVERY page in this website is a Table, which can be copied to a Word-processing package and its rows or columns re-ordered or sorted to your personal requirements on your computer.

The Introduction Page of the Plants Topic provides a system of how to choose your plants for your garden with the following diagram to create a suitable list of plants:-

 

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Click inside yellow box to link to that Page in Plants Topic for that list of plants

 

 

Click inside green box to link to that
Photo Gallery Site Map Page,
then
view its Index Pages for lists of plants
or
view flower colour per month comparison pages using its links on their flower colour per month Colour Wheel, followed by clicking on thumbnail to review its added Plant Description Page.

The above Galleries contain the Index Pages listing all the plants in their respective Sub-Galleries. The Sub-Galleries - besides containing the relevant Plant Description Pages (links to them in the Site Map) - also compare the flower colour, foliage colour, habit/shape, fruit/seeds and in flowerbeds/landscape.

Before you might want to waste your valuable time by viewing the
Website Structure Explanation and User Guidelines page in this Gallery
to gain further information on how to use this site,

the following is of no relevance whatsoever:-

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Ladies and Gentlemen,
I stand before you,
to speak behind you,
about something,
that I know nothing about.

Next Thursday,
which is Good Friday,
there will be
a mothers meeting,
for fathers only;
on a discussion
about whitewashing
the chapel
with pink paint.

Entrance is free,
pay at the door;
bring your chairs
and sit on the floor.

 

 

 

Unfortunately,
the owner is too poor to afford glass in his window embrasures,
the rendering has not been repaired,
the external stairs have no safety rail and
there are no window embrasures in the lowest part of this building to be used to repell attackers on the intermediate landing between the ground and the entrance.

 

 

 

followed by "Preserving Flowers and Leaves" Fact Sheet 556 from University of Maryland; before

as

a

further

advance

to

your

knowledge

about

gardening;

please do not forget to read the Gas Boiler Central Heating Maintenance requirements in the next row to reduce likelihood of demolition of your house:-

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If you have a gas-fired boiler in your house there are 1 or 2 details you need to know:-

1. In October 2002 our boiler was replaced with a Gloworm 100FF. The householder is then supplied with an instruction manual for the boiler and its maintenance.

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Diagram 3.2 from supplied Instruction Manual

You may need a Heating Engineer to verify the correct positioning of your pipework to the boiler. If you ask that person to switch on the boiler and when it is working to place one hand on each pipe that goes to the boiler. The one that gets hot first should be called the Flow pipe. Then, check that what that person calls the Flow pipe corresponds with the same position in the Manual supplied by the Boiler Manufacturer.

Remember to employ the Heating Engineer to do this as that person is the expert!

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Photo taken on 10 April 2012. In March 2012, it was discovered by a heating engineer that the return pipe from the House Pipework was connected to the Flow side of the boiler. As can be seen above, the pipework has been changed to the correct way, so that now the hot water output by the boiler goes out and up the FLOW side of Diagram 3.2.

A point to remember - both the Cut off Thermostat and the Output Water Thermostat are positioned close to the output of the boiler. This does of course mean that when that is where the water is coming in rather than going out of the boiler, then neither thermostat will function as intended. Thus kettling and boiling of the boiler can occur without the boiler switching itself off.

Another point is that some of the more modern boilers have electronic systems that report a fault if the water-flow is incorrect and stop the boiler from operating. The boiler manufacturer is contacted by the installer about this problem for its solution, although the fault code may be included in the Instruction Manual (all new boilers should be supplied with reading glasses to aid the installer!) which is to be supplied to the homeowner by the installer.

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The boiler has been serviced each year by different heating engineers. I have seen some engineers go as far as to remove the baffles as in Diagram 10.3 , clean the baffles and vacuum the front of the heat exchanger, before reassembling the baffles and putting the boiler front back on.

Different heating engineers - including the ones who had installed the bolier in the first place - from October 2002 to March 2012 had not noticed that the cold or return water was entering the flow side of the boiler rather than the correct return side of the boiler, when they serviced that boiler. These are clever bomb-enhancing terrorists who enter our homes on a regular annual basis - what brilliant saps we are in the UK!! Almost as good as Bosch selling its Self-Cleaning Tumble-Drier to us idiots in Britain - the machine stopped working once it had found and removed the fluff from the condenser to the bottom water collection not-accessable tank.

I must assume that it is unnecessary to remove the fan, pilot burner assembly or main burner, clean them and reassemble to complete the service. Boom, Boom!!!

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On my central heating and hot water system, I have a Grundfos water pump to pump the water round the system.

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Just for information the pipe coming out of the boiler on its top left is the FLOW pipe from Diagram 3.2. This indicates that you pump the water heated by the boiler from the Flow side rather than the return water.

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The FLOW pipe from the boiler comes in from the right to an isolating valve, Dark Red Grundfos pump, isolating valve, By-Pass with LOCKSHIELD VALVE, central heating to the bathroom radiator, before a T junction followed by a gate for heating the Horizontal Hot Water Cylinder (top right copper cylinder) on the left side and a gate for the Central Heating (Chromium plated steel above the pump).

If the pump is fitted with fibre-board gaskets instead of black rubber gaskets between them and the isolating valves, then when the pump needs cleaning; those fibre-board gaskets having hardened will leak once the pump is refitted and the nuts are retightened.

Note that the pump is suspended above the wood floor following Point 8 on Siting of Circulators on Page 5 of Grundfos literature- see below.

Note the nearly horizontal position of the pump - Page 11 of the Literature supplied with the pump has the following Maintenance - "Selectric/Super Selectric circulators do not require any maintenance during service life, since pump bearings are water lubricated."

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In November 2011, my boiler was serviced and the pump replaced because it was noisy. The new pump failed in March 2012.

In Fig.2 above there are 3 positions of the pump that have red crosses through them to indicate not to position them that way.

Mine had been fitted in the position with the first Red Cross.

As it states in point 2. The shaft must not fall below the horizontal plane, even by a few degrees, as this causes premature wear of the top bearing and shaft. Pumps should not be installed with the shaft in a vertical plane, as this may lead to dry running of the top bearing, noise and possible pump failure.

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If when looking down at the pump on a horizontal pipe this GRUNDFOS Type UPS Label is looking up at you, then your pump has been fitted entirely wrongly. What should be facing you is the black plastic on the left side of the pump in the photo above.

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Annual checks of Fernox inhibitor should be carried out by the Heating Engineer and topped up accordingly. None of my Service Engineers have ever done this unless I requested it.

That is why even after 7 hours of power-flushing in January 2012; one of the radiators would not get hot. When it was removed outside and emptied it was full of black gunge. When the power-Flush started, the water was pumped one way round the house for 10 minutes and then round the other for another 10 minutes. This ensured that plenty of bits collected in the boiler. When the system was restarted, the boiler kettled and boiled. I was informed that that would go away after a few days. The next Heating Engineer discovered that the pipework from the house was wrongly connected to the boiler as shown above.

Apparently, it is recommended that your system is power-flushed before a new boiler replaces your old one!!

"Fernox Protector MB-1 gives long term protection of domestic central heating systems against internal corrosion and limescale formation. It prevents corrosion of all metals found in these systems, i.e. ferrous metals, copper and copper alloys and aluminium. It is suitable for all types of boiler, radiator and pipework systems. Fernox Protector MB-1 is compatible with all metals and materials commonly used in central heating systems.

For continued long-term protection we recommend Protector levels are checked regularly (annually). The concentration of the product can be easily measured on site using a Fernox Protector Test Kit." from Fernox.

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I had found that with 7 single radiators, 2 towel radiators and 10 double radiators that the radiators in the ground floor did not get very hot.

The Grundfos domestic Water Pump that was fitted in November 2011 by the same Heating Engineer as did the boiler service had a power of 5 metres head, so after my investigation through a local plumbing supplies shop who contacted Grundfos; I requested that the next size up with a 6 metre head was installed in March 2012. My system is probably twice the size of the normal household.

Now all my radiators get hot.

It is possible that the radiators have flow and return pipes on the upper floors of 28mm diameter with 15mm to and from each radiator, whereas the downstairs is 15mm diameter with 15mm diameter to and from each radiator. Water tends to flow in the easier path. It might be worthwhile to check that all flow and return pipework is the same diameter as it is being installed to make later balancing of the central heating system easier. 15mm diameter pipework is considerably cheaper than 28mm pipework to aid the profitability of the installer.

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I had a Room Thermostat fitted in the Hallway to control the overall room temperature. The Thermostatic valve was left on the radiator in the Hall. In order not to get one fighting the other, you could suggest to the Heating Engineer to replace that Thermostatic Valve with an ordinary adjustment valve.

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Each of my radiators has a Thermostatic valve which was fitted to it 25 years ago. At that time those valves had a one-way water flow. I have now discovered that some of them are the wrong way round for that water flow. The new ones are apparently Bi-Directional so it does not matter which way the water flows through them. So, currently my water circulator has to fight against some Thermostatic Valves as well.

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When the central heating system is first installed, it is unlikely that every radiator with its non-thermostatic valve fully open will get hot. The radiators are not connected in series, they are in parallel between the Flow and Return pipes. In order to get the system balanced, then the non-thermostatic valves have to be adjusted accordingly starting with a half-turn on. You can do this yourself, but perhaps the Heating Engineer may be the expert - you are paying for that expert to install you a proper working central heating system after all.

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The installer should give you the instruction manual from the boiler manufacturer and the pump installation instructions. It is suggested that you read it and check that each annual service fully complies with their boiler procedures including checking on inhibitor levels and that the pump is correctly installed together with being the right size. Since the engineers living in the UK and employed in the UK do not appear to carry out the correct installation or maintenance(even though all the installation and maintenance instructions are supplied in the packaging), you might get better service from the Chinese - so contact their embassy!!!!

Otherwise, happy boom, boom and regular replacements of pump and boiler! I am not sure that damage caused by an exploding boiler is covered in house insurance.

This does give you an inkling of the results of assuming that experts from Corgi Registered gas boiler installers/maintenance staff in the UK do their work in the best interests and safety for the homeowner, when the homeowner is responsible for the results of the actions by those experts. If the boiler is not correctly maintained; then the output of the burnt gas may trigger an unsafe reading and trigger a request from the maintenance man for your boiler to be replaced before it would have been neccessary if the correct maintenance had been carried out.

Since more than 10% of the population in Britain is unable to read, do check that the boiler people entering your property in the UK can both read and understand what they are reading in the language that it is written in.

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Some of these gallery photographs were provided by Christine Foord and they were photographed by Christine and Ron Foord and others were provided by H. Kavanagh, Chris Garnons-Williams, R. V. Roger , D. Rankin of Kevock Garden Plants , Deeproot Plant Base , Nigel Coe and Gee Tee Bulb Company.

 

 

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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1
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1

1

1

1

1
A

1
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February

1

1 empty

1
A

1

1
A

1

1

1

1

1

1
A

1
A

March

1

1 empty

1
A

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1
A

April

1
A

1

1

1

1

1

1
A

1

1

1

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A

1
A

May

1
A

1
A

1

1

1

1

1
A

1

1

1

1 2
A

1
A

June

1

1
A

1

1

1

1

1 2 3

1

1 2

1 2 3 4 A

1 2 3

1 2 A

July

1

1

1

1

1

1

1 2 3 4

1

1 2 3

1 2 3 4 A

1 2 3

1 2 3 A

August

1

1

1

1

1

1

1 2 3 4

1

1 2 3

1 2 3 4 A

1 2 3

1 2

September

1

1

1

1

1

1

1 2 3

1

1

1 A

1

1

October

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1 A

1 A

1

November

1

1

1

1 empty

1

1

1

1

1

1

1 A

1 A

December

1

1 empty

1
A

1 empty

1

1 empty

1

1

1

1

1 A

1 A

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

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

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

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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
 

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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.

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Black Cane

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Green Cane

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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.

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1 of 11 Flower Colours - Blue

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1 of 11 Flower Shapes - Spur

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1 of 9 Use of Bedding - Bedding Out Use

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2 of 9 Use of Bedding - Pots and Troughs

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3 of 9 Use of Bedding - Window Boxes

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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

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January - Unusual

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February - Yellow

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March - Red, Pink or Purple

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April -
Blue

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May -
White

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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.

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July - White

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August - Red, Pink or Purple

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Septem-ber - Blue

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October - Yellow

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November - Unusual

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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

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Bicolour Flowers

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Green Flowers

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Pink Flowers

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White Flowers

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1 of 2 Foliage Colours - Green

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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.

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Yellow Flowers

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Blue Flowers

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Unusual Colour Flowers

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Orange Flowers

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1 of 2 Foliage Colours Green

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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.

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Bicolour Flowers

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Purple Flowers

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White Flowers

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Yellow Flowers

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1 of 2 Foliage Colours - Green

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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

dahliacflohayleyjanervroger

1 of 2 Foliage Colours - Green

dahliapflogardenprincessrvroger

1 of 3 Dahlia Uses - Bedding

dahliacfloplayablancarvroger

Clump-forming Form

dahliacflototorvroger

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

dahliacfloedinburghrvroger

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.

gladioluscflopeppinagc1

Salmon (medium) - 34 Flowers

gladioluscflovelvetmistressnagc

Black (red) - 58 Flowers

gladioluscfolharvestsunsetnagc

1 of 2 Foliage Colours - Green

gladioluscflogolubojvodopadnagc

1 of 5 Floret Diameters - Giant

gladioluscflosmallstarnagc

1 of 7 Flowering Seasons - Very-Early Season

gladioluscfloprinsclausrvroger

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.

lilliumcfloreddutchrvroger

Bicolour Flowers

lilliumcflomartagonrvroger

Purple Flowers

lilliumcflolennoxrvroger

White Flowers

lilliumcflofatamorganarvroger

Yellow Flowers

lilliumcflonepalenservroger

1 of 2 Foliage Colours - Green

lilliumcflorosellasdreamgeetee

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.

ixiacflohollandsgloirervroger

Yellow Flowers

lachenaliacflozeyherirvroger

White Flowers

sparaxiscflometelerkampiaervroger

Purple Flowers

lachenaliacflonovarvroger

Green Flowers

ferrariacfolcrisparvroger

1 of 2 Foliage Colours - Green

freesiacforalbarvroger

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.

narcissuscflopapyraceusdeeproot

January - All Flowers

narcissuscflopeepingtomdeeproot

February - All Flowers

narcissuscflosurfsidedeeproot

March -
All Flowers

narcissuscflogoldenbellsbulbocodiumkevock

April -
All Flowers

narcissuscflobulbocodiumdeeproot

May -
All Flowers

narcissuscflobellsongdeeproot

June -
All Flowers

 

narcissuscfloearlysensationdeeproot

Decemb-er
All Flowers

narcissuscflobroadwaystarrvroger

White Perianth

narcissuscflobrabazondeeproot

Yellow Perianth

narcissuscflobravouredeeproot

1 of 2 Foliage Colours - Green

narcissuscflowhiteliondeeproot

1 of 14 Class-ification Divisions -
4 Double

narcissuscflosunnysideupdeeproot

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.

crocosmiacflocrocosmiiflora

Orange Flowers

oxalisflotadenophylla

Pink Flowers

oxalisenneaphyllaflot

White Flowers

oxalischrysanthaflot

Yellow Flowers

zantedeschiafoltblackeyedbeauty

1 of 2 Foliage Colours - Other Colour

oxalischrysanthafort

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.

tulipaflotturkestanica

White Flowers

tulipaflotviolacea

1 of 3 Flowering Seasons -
Early - March

tulipafloturimiensis

1 of 3 Flowering Seasons
-
Mid -
April

tulipaflotapeldoorn

1 of 3 Flowering Seasons
-
Late -
May

tulipafoltapeldoorn

1 of 2 Foliage Colours - Green

tulipaflotbatalinii

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.

convallariamajalisalbostriatacflo1

White Flowers

 

 

 

convallariamajalisalbostriatafolt9

1 of 2 Foliage Colours - Green

sanguinariafortcanadensisplena

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.

clematisbalearicacfloroseland

January - Other

ercillacflovolubilisroseland

February - Pink

clematisarmandiicfloroseland

March - White

clematismacropetalacflot1

April -
Blue

clematisbarbaradibleycfloroseland

May -
Red

fremontodendronflotcalifornianglory

June -
Yellow

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

clematisarabellacfflo1

July
-
Blue

clematiscflotanguticafoord1

August
-
Yellow

gloriosacflosuperbaroseland1

Sept-ember -
Other

campsiscfloradicansroseland

October
-
Red

clematisbalearicacfloroseland1

November
-
Other

clematisbalearicacfloroseland2

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.
 

 

 

juniperusfortvirginia

1 of 13 Shapes - Columnar Tree / Shrub Shape

abieskoreanafrut9

Cone Colour

juniperusfoltrecurvadensa1

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

jasminumflotnudiflorum

January - Yellow

hamamelismollisflot9

February - Yellow

jasminumflotnudiflorum1

March - Yellow

chaenomelesjaponicacflot1

April -
Red, Pink or Purple

cytisusscopariusandreanusflot9

May - Unusual

paeoniadelavayiflot

June -
Red, Pink or Purple

 

leycesteriaflotformosa

July - Unusual

cytisusbattandieriflot9

August - Yellow

fuchsialadythumbflot9

September - Red, Pink or Purple

buddlejadavidiiflot9

October - Red, Pink or Purple

 

 

...Shrubs - Deciduous

hydrangeaflotvillosa

Other Colours Flowers

 

paeoniasuffruticosaredtreefort1

1 of 8 Forms - Erect or Upright

chaenomelesxsuperbashape9

1 of 13 Shapes - Rounded or Spherical

berberisthunbergiiatropurpureafolt

1 of 15 Foliage Colours - Purple

cotoneasterfruithorizontalis1

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.

betulacflopendula1

April - Unusual

amelanchiercanadensiscflot1a

May - White

fraxinussieboldianaflot9a

June - White

 

 

 

...Trees - Deciduous

amelanchiercanadensiscflot1a1

White Flowers

robiniafriesiabluecedar

Garden Pictures -
Robinia friesia 'Blue Cedar'

liriodendronfoltstulipifera

1 of 15 Foliage Colours - Autumn Foliage Colour Change

liriodendronforttulipifera

1 of 15 Shapes -
Columnar Shape

Evergreen Perennial

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

 

 

anemonecflo1blandafoord

March - Blue

bergeniamorningredCflocoblands

April -
Red, Pink or Purple

saxifragaflotsouthsideseedling

May - Unusual

alyssumflo1montanumfoord

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.

androsacecflomucronifoliafoord

July - White

agapanthuscfloafricanusbluefoord

August - Blue

brachyscomecflorigidulakevock

September - Unusual

stachysflotmacrantha

October Unusual

lavateracflomaritima

November - Red, Pink or Purple

 

...P-Evergreen A-L

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

achilleacflochrysocomafoord1

Yellow Flowers

 

geraniumcineureumballerinafort9

1 of 9 Forms - Mat-Forming

 

ajugacfolpyramidalisarcticfoxkevock

1 of 15 Foliage Colours - Variegated White with Green

alyssumfrutmontanumflowermay84

Fruit Colour

...P-Evergreen M-Z

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

phloxgarsubulatatemiskaming

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

saxifragagarcochlearis

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.

aethionemacfloarmenumfoord1a1a

1 of 7 Number of Petals -
4

agapanthuscfloalbuskevock

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

ajugacfloreptansatropurpurea1a1

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.

ericadarleyensiscfloskramersrotedeeproot

January - Red, Pink or Purple

mahoniaflotjaponica

February - Yellow

ericacarneacfloiceprincessdeeproot

March - White

euphorbiacharaciasflot9

April - Unusual

rosmarinusflotofficinalis

May -
Blue

cistuspurpureusflot9

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.

halimiocistuswintonensismerristwoodcreamflot9

July - Yellow

hibiscussinensisflot9

August - Red, Pink or Purple

yuccaflotgloriosa

September - White

hypericumflotmoserianumtricolor

October - Yellow

daboeciaflotcantabricabicolor

November - Unusual

abutilonmegapotamicumflot9

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

helianthemhenfieldbrilliantflot9

Orange Flowers

hypericumfortmoserianumtricolor

1 of 8 Forms - Arching

lavaterafortrosea

1 of 15 Shapes - Rounded or Spherical

 

helichrysumsplendidumfolt9

1 of 13 Foliage Colours -
Grey

dryasfrutoctopetala

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.

Ericacarneaannsparkesflo2garnonswilliams

H7 Rose Pink Flowers

Ericacarneajanuarysunflo2garnonswilliams

Flowering Season Month - December

Ericaerigenagoldenladyfolsprgarnonswilliams

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.

Daboeciacantabricaalbertawhiteflostalkkavanagh

Photo of buds and flowers from
October 2014

Daboeciacantabricaalbertawhitefolsumkavanagh

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.

 

 

leptospermumflotscoparium

June - White

leptospermumflotscoparium1

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.

leptospermumflotscoparium2

White Flowers

 

1 of 15 Shapes

 

leptospermumfoltscoparium

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.

athyriumcfrofilixfemina

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.

festucaglaucaflot9

Blue Inflor-escence

 

hakonechloamacraalbovariegatafort9

1 of 7 Forms - Clump-forming

 

carexpendulafolt9

1 of 15 Foliage Colours - Green

 

Herbaceous Perennial

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

agapanthusafricanuscflokevock1

January - Blue

agapanthusafricanuscflokevock1a

February - Blue

 

calthapalustrisalbacflorvroger

April -
White

papaverorientaleflot

May -
Red, Pink or Purple

buphthalmumsalicifoliumflot9

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.

astrantiamajorflot9

July -
White

asternovibelgiidandycflorvroger

August - Red, Pink or Purple

kniphofiaflotlittlemaid

September - Yellow

kniphofiaflottriangularis

October - Unusual

heleniumautumnaleflot9

November - Yellow

agapanthusafricanuscflokevock1b

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.

alcearoseachatersdoublesalmoncflorvroger

Pink Flowers

campanulafortgarganica

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.

hostacrispulafolt9

1 of 15 Foliage Colours - Variegated White with Green

papaverorientalefrut

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.

astrantiacflo1romagarnonswilliams

1 of 7 Number of Petals -
6

amiciacfloszygomerisgarnonswilliams

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

kniphofiaflotroyalstandard

 

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

hyssopusflotofficinalis1a1

hyssopusfoltofficinalis1a1

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.

chrysanthemumpenninediggerflot1a

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.

rhododendronflotmacabeanum

Yellow Flowers

cazaleafortmacranthapink

1 of 8 Forms - Mat-forming

rhododendronflotsappho

1 of 13 Shapes - Rounded or Spherical

 

crhododendronfoltbluepeter

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.

rosalittleamycflorogerltd

rosafryessexwildfireflomidcgarnonswilliams

rosajanguestcflorogerltd

rosaenglishgardencflomidgarnonswilliams

rosalordpenzancecflorogerltd

rosamasqueradefolt

rosababybiocflo1

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


 

rosaalbertinegarhedge1

 

rosacaninadogrosegarhedge1


 

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

brimstonetcaterpillar

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

adonisbluemaletfly
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

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 in the photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

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