Topic
Case Studies
...Drive
...Foundations

Companion Planting
...A, B, C, D, E,
...F, G, H, I, J, K,
...L, M, N, O, P, Q,
...R, S, T, U, V, W,
...X, Y, Z
...Pest Control
...using Plants

Garden Construction
Garden Design
...How to Use the Colour Wheel Concepts for Selection of Flowers, Foliage and Flower Shape
...RHS Mixed Borders
......Bedding Plants
......Her Perennials
......Other Plants Garden Maintenance
Glossary
Home
Library
Offbeat Glossary
Plants
...in Chalk (Alkaline) Soil
......A-F1, A-F2,
......A-F3, G-L, M-R,
......M-R Roses, S-Z
...in Heavy Clay Soil
......A-F, G-L, M-R,
......S-Z
...in Lime-Free (Acid) Soil
......A-F, G-L, M-R,
......S-Z
...in Light Sand Soil
......A-F, G-L, M-R,
......S-Z
...Poisonous Plants
Soil
...Soil Nutrients
Tool Shed
Useful Data

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Topic - Plant Photo Galleries
Aquatic
Bamboo
Bedding
...by Flower Shape

Bulb
...Allium/ Anemone
...Autumn
...Colchicum/ Crocus
...Dahlia
...Gladiolus
...Hippeastrum/ Lily
...Late Summer
...Narcissus
...Spring
...Tulip
...Winter
...Each of the above ...Bulb Galleries has its own set of Flower Colour Pages
...Flower Shape
Climber
...Clematis
...Climbers
Conifer
Deciduous Shrub
...Shrubs - Decid
Deciduous Tree
...Trees - Decid
Evergreen Perennial
...P-Evergreen A-L
...P-Evergreen M-Z
...Flower Shape
Evergreen Shrub
...Shrubs - Evgr
...Heather Shrub
Evergreen Tree
...Trees - Evgr
Fern
Grass
Hedging
Herbaceous
Perennial

...P -Herbaceous
...Peony
...Flower Shape
...RHS Wisley
......Mixed Border
......Other Borders
Herb
Odds and Sods
Rhododendron
Rose
...RHS Wisley A-F
...RHS Wisley G-R
...RHS Wisley S-Z
...Rose Use
...Other Roses A-F
...Other Roses G-R
...Other Roses S-Z
Soft Fruit
Top Fruit
...Apple

...Cherry
...Pear
Vegetable

Wild Flower
with its
flower colour page,
space,
Site Map page in its flower colour
NOTE Gallery
...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
Poisonous
Wildflower Plants

............

Topic - Flower/Foliage Colour
Colour Wheel Galleries

Following your choice using Garden Style then that changes your Plant Selection Process
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

or
you could use these Flower Colour Wheels with number of colours
All Flowers 53

......Use of Plant and
...Flower Shape
*
All Flowers per Month 12
with its
Explanation of
Structure of this Website with

...User Guidelines
All Bee-Pollinated Flowers per Month 12
...Index
Rock Garden and Alpine Flower Colour Wheel with number of colours
Rock Plant Flowers 53

...Rock Plant Index A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, NO, PQ, R, S, T, UVWXYZ
...Rock Plant Photos

or
these Foliage Colour Wheels structures, which I have done but until I can take the photos and I am certain of the plant label's validity, these may not progress much further
All Foliage 212

All Spring Foliage 212
All Summer Foliage 212
All Autumn Foliage 212
All Winter Foliage 212

or
Flower Colour Wheel without photos, but with links to photos
12 Bloom Colours per Month Index
...All Plants Index

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Topic - Wildlife on Plant Photo Gallery
Butterfly
Usage of Plants
by Egg, Caterpillar, Chrysalis and Butterfly

Egg, Caterpillar, Chrysalis and Butterfly usage of
Plant A-C
Plant C-M
Plant N-W
Butterfly usage of Plant

followed by all the Wild Flower Family Pages:-

There are 180 families in the Wildflowers of the UK and they have been split up into 22 Galleries to allow space for up to 100 plants per gallery.

Each plant named in each of the Wildflower Family Pages may have a link to:-

its Plant Description Page in its Common Name in one of those Wildflower Plant Galleries

and does have links:-

to external sites to purchase the plant or seed in its Botanical Name,

to see photos in its Flowering Months and

to read habitat details in its Habitat Column.

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

 

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!!!!

 

 

Fragrant Plants adds the use of another of your 5 senses in your garden:-
Sense of Fragrance from Roy Genders

Fragrant Plants:-
Trees and Shrubs with Scented Flowers.

Trees and Shrubs with Scented Leaves.

Trees and Shrubs with Aromatic Bark.

Shrubs bearing Scented Flowers for an
Acid Soil
.

Shrubs bearing Scented Flowers for a
Chalky or Limestone Soil
.

Shrubs bearing Scented leaves for a
Sandy Soil
.

Herbaceous Plants with Scented Flowers.

Herbaceous Plants with Scented Leaves.

Annual and Biennial Plants with Scented Flowers or Leaves.

Bulbs and Corms with Scented Flowers.

Scented Plants of Climbing and Trailing Habit.

Winter-flowering Plants with Scented Flowers.

Night-scented Flowering Plants.

Scented Aquatic Plants.

Plants with Scented Fruits.

Plants with Scented Roots.

Trees and Shrubs with Scented Wood.

Trees and Shrubs with Scented Gums.

Scented Cacti and Succulents.

Plants bearing Flowers or Leaves of Unpleasant Smell.
 

Flower Perfume Group:-

Indoloid Group.

Aminoid Group with scent - Hawthorn.

Heavy Group with scents -
Jonquil and
Lily.

Aromatic Group with scents - Almond,
Aniseed, Balsamic,
Carnation, Cinnamon, Clove,
Spicy and
Vanilla.

Violet Group.

Rose Group.

Lemon Group with scent -
Verbena.

Fruit-scented Group with scents -
Apricot,
Fruity,
Green Apple,
Orange, Pineapple,
Ripe Apple , Ripe Banana and
Ripe Plum.

Animal-scented Group with scents -
Cat,
Dog,
Ferret,
Fox,
Goat,
Human Perspiration,
Musk,
Ripe Apple and
Tom Cat.

Honey Group.

Unpleasant Smell Group with scents -
Animal,
Fetid,
Fishy,
Foxy,
Fur-like,
Garlic,
Hemlock,
Manure,
Nauseating,
Perspiration,
Petrol,
Putrid,
Rancid,
Sickly,
Skunk,
Stale Lint,
Sulphur and
Urinous.

Miscellaneous Group with scents -
Balm,
Brandy,
Cedar,
Cloying,
Cowslip,
Cucumber,
Damask Rose, Daphne,
Exotic,
Freesia,
Fur-like,
Gardenia,
Hay-like,
Heliotrope, Honeysuckle,
Hops,
Hyacinth,
Incense-like, Jasmine,
Laburnham,
Lilac,
Lily of the Valley, Meadowsweet, Mignonette,
Mint,
Mossy,
Muscat,
Muscatel,
Myrtle-like,
Newly Mown Hay, Nutmeg,
Piercing,
Primrose,
Pungent,
Resinous, Sandalwood, Sassafras,
Seductive,
Slight,
Soft,
Stephanotis,
Sulphur,
Starch,
Sweet,
Sweet-briar,
Tea-rose,
Treacle and
Very Sweet.

 

Ivydene Gardens Colour Wheel - Plant Use and Flower Shape Gallery:
Plant Use in Patio Pot (Go to Rose Use Gallery Page 1 , Rose Use Gallery Page 2 and Rose INDEX Page with Biennial for Patio)

 

 

Flowering Months range abbreviates month
to its first 3 letters (Apr-Jun is April, May and June).

Click on centre of thumbnail to move from this page to the
Plant Description Page of the Plant named in the Text box below that photo.

The Comments Row of that Plant Description
links to where you personally can purchase that plant via mail-order.

Bulb and Perennial Height from Text Border Colour

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)

Bulb and Perennial Soil Moisture from Text Background


Wet Soil


Moist Soil


Dry Soil

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Shrub
Height from Text Border Colour

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)

Shrub
Soil Moisture from Text Background


Wet Soil


Moist Soil


Dry Soil

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Tree
Height from Text Border Colour

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

Tree
Soil Moisture from Text Background


Wet Soil


Moist Soil


Dry Soil

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Climber
Height from Text Border Colour

 

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

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

Red = 120+ inches (180+ cms)

 

Climber
Soil Moisture from Text Background


Wet Soil


Moist Soil


Dry Soil

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

 

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

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

Red =
72+ inches (180+ cms)

 

Aquatic, Bamboo, Bedding, Conifer, Fern, Grass, Herb, Rhododendron, Rose, Soft Fruit, Top Fruit, Vegetable and Wildflower
Soil Moisture from Text Background


Wet Soil


Moist Soil


Dry Soil

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SAND.
Anagalis 'Skylover' SUN Summer Bedding Light Green Foliage Blue Flowers Jun-Aug

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Balcony, Patio and Window Box Gardening by Leslie Johns. ISBN 0 903001 50 0. Published 1977.

"Patio plants are normally container grown and only moved outside to the patio or garden for the summer months. At other times they would be best kept in a frost free greenhouse or conservatory. Many patio plants are grown for their foliage colour or for ornamental or architectural effect rather than simply for their flowers. A good patio plant must be able to withstand full sun and be suitable for pot growing." from Burncoose Nurseries.

Patio Plants - Summer Patio Plants/Pot plants from Burncoose Nurseries.
 

Colour Wheel - Plant Use and Flower Shape Gallery

Site Map

 

Dark Tone
or Shades (Colours mixed with Black) is the outer circle of colours.

Mid-Tone
(Colours mixed with Grey) is the next circle of colours.

Pure Hue
(the Primary, Secondary or Tertiary Colour named) is the next circle of colours.

Pastel
(Colours mixed with White) is the innermost circle of colours.

 

These 12 colour spokes of Dark Tone, Mid-Tone, Pure Hue and Pastel are split into:-

Number

Primary Colour Name

Pure Hue Colour Name Used

1

Red

Red

2

Yellow

Yellow

3

Blue

Blue

Number

Secondary Colour Name

Pure Hue Colour Name Used

10

Orange

Vitamin C

11

Green

Lime

12

Violet

Magenta

Number

Tertiary Colour Name

Pure Hue Colour Name Used

100

Red Orange

Orange

101

Yellow Orange

Tangerine

102

Yellow Green

Lovely Lime

103

Blue Green

Light Teal

104

Blue Violet

Grape

105

Red Violet

Process Pagenta

Plant Bloom
Dec-Jan
Feb-Mar

Plant Bloom
Apr-May
Jun-Aug

Plant Bloom
Sep-Oct
Nov-Dec

There are other pages on Plants which bloom in each month of the year in this website:-

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Click on Flower Colour above Colour Name to compare flowers of same colour and different plant types or 1,
then 2, 3, or 4 for following pages

 

 

 

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White 1, 2

 

White 3

 

White Wild-flower 1, 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Silver
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Blood Red 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Forbidden
1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heatland 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Royal Purple
1

 

 

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item64a1a1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

item99a1a1a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

item105a1a1a

 

 

 

Rusty Pelican
1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red 1, 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

item93a1a1a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calihoe
1

 

item55a1a1

 

Process Pagenta
1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orange
1

 

item107a1a1a

 

 

Tuscany
1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

item66a1a1

 

 

item101a1a1a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flat Pink
1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Magenta
1

item57a1a1

 

 

 

 

item109a1a1a

 

Vitamin C 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pink
1
, 2

 

Orangelin
1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

104

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

101

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item45b1a

 

item47b1a

 

item49b1a

 

Magenta Shift
1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Atomic Tangerine
1

item117a1a1a

 

item115a1a1a

 

item113a1a1a

 

item111a1a1a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Violet
1

The Bands
1

 

Grape
1

 

Mauve
1

item41b1a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

item10b1a

 

Sand
1

 

Tang-erine
1

Buddha Gold
1

Browser Caramel 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

item39b1a

 

Off-White Blue
1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bone
1
, 2

 

item8b1a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

item33b1a

 

 

 

 

 

item18b1a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

item37b1a

 

 

Blue
1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow
1
, 2

 

item5b1a2a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baby Blue
1

 

 

 

 

 

Lime-ade
1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

item31b1a

 

item26b1a

 

item16b1a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

item35b1a

 

 

 

Periwinkle 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pine Glade
1

 

 

 

item3a1a2a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Light Teal
1

 

Offwhite Green 1

 

Lovely Lime
1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Navy Blue
1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

item30b1a

 

 

 

 

item24b1a

 

 

 

 

item14b1a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grass Stain
1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

103

 

Aqua
1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lime 1

 

 

 

Slimer 2
1

 

102

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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item22b1a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

item12b1a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue Stone
1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weak Green 1

 

 

 

Verdun Green
1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

item20b1a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pakistan Green 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When you have reached the required Flower Colour Page, then click on Flowering Months of the required plant to compare this flower with others
from the same Plant Type - Bulbs, Climbers, Evergreen perennials - in that month
OR
with others from the plants at RHS Wisley in that month

Plant Selection by Flower Colour

Blue Flowers

Bedding.
Bulb.
Climber.
Evergr Per.
Evergr Shrub.
Wild Flower.
 

Orange Flowers

Bedding.

Wild Flower.

Other Colour Flowers

Bedding.

Bulb.
Climber.
Evergr Per.
Evergr Shrub.
Wild Flower.

Red Flowers

Bedding.

Bulb.
Climber.
Decid Shrub.
Evergr Per.
Evergr Shrub.
Herbac Per.
Rose.
Wild Flower.

White Flowers

Bedding.

Bulb.
Climber.
Decid Shrub.
Decid Tree.
Evergr Per.
Evergr Shrub.
Herbac Per.
Rose.
Wild Flower.
 

Yellow Flowers

Bedding.
Bulb.
Climber.
Decid Shrub.
Evergr Per.
Evergr Shrub.
Herbac Per.
Rose.
Wild Flower.
 

 

Plant Index to all compared thumbnails of this flower colour in this page:-

Click on Flowering Period Month to compare this flower EITHER with others from the same Plant Type - Bulbs, Climbers, Evergreen Perennials - in that month OR with others from the plants at RHS Wisley in that month

Plant Name

Flower Colour with
Flower Thumbnail

Flowering
Months
with Link to Flower Colour Comparison Page in that month

Form Thumbnail

Height x Width in inches (cms) -
1 inch = 2.5 cms,
12 inches = 1 foot,
36 inches = 3 feet = 1 yard,
40 inches = 100 cms

Foliage Colour with Foliage Thumbnail

Plant Use

Comments

Full Sun is Direct Sunlight all day

Quarter-Shade is No direct Sun for a quarter of the day.

Half-Shade is No direct Sun for Half the Day

Three-quarters-Shade is No direct sun for three-quarters of the Day

Full Shade is No direct sun.

Bulbs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Herbaceous Perennials

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evergreen Perennials

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deciduous Shrub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evergreen Shrub

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abutilon x hybridum

 

Flowers almost continuously

 

slim stems bear green maple-shaped leaves and bell-like flowers

Can be trained to any shape. In a hanging basket stop the side-shoots to develop a wide bushy shape. In an urn or pot stop the main shoot low down to allow about 5 shoots to fan out into a screen or, alternately, gradually nip out the side-shoots to make a standard like a parasol hung with coloured bells.

Evergreen upright shrub - Tree Mallow.
Avoid drying winds that cause flowers to drop and leaves to scorch.
Quarter to three-quarters Shade.
Prefers loam-based compost.
Primarily grown for its foliage.

Abutilon 'Canary Bird'

extra-large primrose yellow

 

 

 

 

 

Abutilon 'Ashford Red'

soft red bells

 

 

 

 

 

Abutilon 'Boule de Neige'

white flowers with yellow "striker"

 

 

 

 

 

Abutilon 'Souvenir de Bonn'

orange bells

 

 

white-edged leaves

 

Very vigorous

Abutilon 'Cannington Peter'

dark crimson

 

 

contrasting yellow mottled leaves

 

 

Abutilon 'Cannington Carol'

scarlet

 

 

yellow mottled leaves

 

The neatest bush for baskets

Abutilon 'Orange Glow'

 

 

 

 

 

The most floriferous of the tall types

Abutilon 'Louis Marignac'

silvery-pink

 

 

 

 

Tall growing with light, delicate silvery pink bells

Abutilon 'Cannington Sally'

bright orange-scarlet

 

 

yellow mottled leaves

 

Flowers in profusion

Abutilon mega-potamicum

yellow and crimson

 

 

slim leaves

 

In a basket will creep down

Abutilon suntense 'Violetta'

violet-blue

 

 

grey-green

 

Flowers in late spring to mid-autumn, sunshine encourages flowers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deciduous Tree

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evergreen Tree

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abies balsamea hudsonia 'Nana'

 

 

12 x
(30 x )

needles are grey-green, narrow, flat and leathery

Miniature landscape such as in a windowbox where a little mountain scene can be created with a few rocks and a contrasting ground-hugging carpet of bright green Soleirolia or Sedum album 'Coral Carpet'

Evergreen conifer - Dwarf balsam fir.
Place in Full Sun to Half-shade.
Good drainage required from Compost.

Abies concolor 'Glauca Compacta'

 

 

24 x
(60 x )

steel-blue needles

Use as replacement for above conifer

Evergreen conifer. Slow growing.

Abies koreana

 

 

 

Dark green needles

Use as replacement for above conifer

Evergreen conifer - Korean Fir - has a conical shape with fairly open branches. It is slow-growing and it can produce violet-blue cones that sit on the branches like candles when it is only a few years old

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deciduous Climber

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evergreen Climber

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aquatic, Bamboo, Bedding, Conifer,
Fern,
Grass,
Herb,
Rhodo-dendron,
Rose,
Soft Fruit,
Top Fruit, Vegetable and Wildflower

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bedding

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anagalis monellii 'Skylover Blue'

/Anagalis


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June, July, August

12 x 12
(30 x 30)

Light Green
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Pots and Troughs.
Window Boxes.
Hanging Baskets.
Summer Bedding.

5 Petals.
Single Flower provides pollen for bees.
Sand for soil or Ericaceous Compost for containers. Full Sun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PLANT USE AND FLOWER SHAPE GALLERY PAGES

 

This Gallery compares the use and flower shape of plants in this website combined with those already compared in
Bedding, Bulb, Evergreen Perennial, Herbaceous Perennial and Roses pages as linked to in the table at the end of this page.
 

PLANTS FLOWER SHAPE GALLERY PAGES

lessershapemeadowrue2a1a1a1a1a1a1a1

alliumcflohaireasytogrowbulbs1a1a1a1a

berberisdarwiniiflower10h3a14c2a1a1a1a1a

irisflotpseudacorus1a1a1a1a1a1

aethionemacfloarmenumfoord1a2a1a1a1

anemonecflo1hybridafoord1a2a1a1a1a

anemonecflo1blandafoord1a1a1a1a1

Number of Flower Petals

Petal-less

1

2

3

4

5

Above 5

 

anthericumcfloliliagofoord1a1a1a1a1a1a

alliumcflo1roseumrvroger1a1a1a1

geraniumflocineremuballerina1a1a1a1a1a1a1a1a1

paeoniamlokosewitschiiflot1a1a1a1a1a1a

paeoniaveitchiiwoodwardiiflot1a1a1a1a1

acantholimoncfloglumaceumfoord1a1a1a1a1a1

stachysflotmacrantha1a1a1a1a1a

Flower Shape - Simple

Stars with Single Flowers

Bowls

Cups and Saucers

Globes

Goblets and Chalices

Trumpets

Funnels

 

digitalismertonensiscflorvroger1a2a1a1a1a

fuchsiaflotcalicehoffman1a1a1a1a1a1

ericacarneacflosspringwoodwhitedeeproot1a1a1a1a1a1

phloxflotsubulatatemiskaming1a1a1a1a1a1

Rose Petal Count from Rose Use Gallery
 

Single:
1-7 Petals

Semi-Double:
8-15 Petals
 

Flower Shape - Simple

Bells

Thimbles

Urns

Salver-form

Double:
Page 1
,
Page 2
16-25 Petals

Full:
26-40 Petals

Very Full:
40+ Petals

 

prunellaflotgrandiflora1a1a1a1a1a

aquilegiacfloformosafoord1a2a1a1a1

acanthusspinosuscflocoblands1a2a1a1a

lathyrusflotvernus1a2a1a1a1

anemonecflo1coronariastbrigidgeetee1a1a1a

echinaceacflo1purpurealustrehybridsgarnonswilliams1a2a1a1a1

centaureacfloatropurpureakavanagh1a1a1a1a

Flower Shape - Elabor-ated

Tubes, Lips and Straps

Slippers, Spurs and Lockets

Hats, Hoods and Helmets

Stan-dards, Wings and Keels

Discs and Florets

Pin-Cushions

Tufts and Petal-less Cluster

 

androsacecforyargongensiskevock1a1a1a1a

androsacecflorigidakevock1a1a1a1a

argyranthemumflotcmadeiracrestedyellow1a1b1a1

armeriacflomaritimakevock1a1a1a1a

anemonecflonemerosaalbaplenarvroger1a1a1a1

Rose Bloom Shape from Rose Use Gallery

High-Centred,

Cupped,
 

Flower Shape - Elabor-ated

Cushion

Umbel

Buttons with Double Flowers

Pompoms

Stars with Semi-Double Flowers

Flat,

Globular,
 

Pompon,

Rosette

 

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Natural Arrange-ments

Bunches, Posies and Sprays (Group)

Columns, Spikes and Spires

Whorls, Tiers and Cande-labra

Plumes and Tails

Chains and Tassels

Clouds, Garlands and Cascades

Sphere, Dome (Clusters), Drumstick and Plate

Plant Use

Bedding Out and Bedding Out of Roses

Bedding for Filling In

Bedding for Screening

Bedding for Pots and Troughs

Bedding in Window Boxes

Bedding in Hanging Baskets

Bedding Foliage

Bedding:- Spring

Summer

Winter

Foliage Only

Other than Green Foliage

Trees in Lawn

Trees in Small Gardens
 

Wildflower Garden

Attract Bird
Attract Butterfly
1
, 2

Climber on House Wall

Climber not on House Wall

Climber in Tree

Rabbit-Resistant
 

Woodland

Pollution Barrier

Part Shade

Full Shade

Single Flower provides Pollen for Bees
1
, 2, 3

Ground-Cover
<60c
m
60-180cm
>180cm

Hedge

Wind-swept

Covering Banks

Patio Pot

Edging Borders

Back of Border

Poisonous

Adjacent to Water

Bog Garden
 

Tolerant of Poor Soil

Winter-Flowering
 

Fragrant

Not Fragrant

Exhibition

Standard Plant is 'Ball on Stick'

Upright Branches or Sword-shaped leaves

Plant to Prevent Entry to Human or Animal

Coastal Con-ditions

Tolerant on North-facing Wall

Cut Flower

Potted Veg Outdoors

Potted Veg Indoors
 

Thornless

Raised Bed Outdoors Veg
 

Grow in Alkaline Soil A-F, G-L, M-R, S-Z

Grow in Acidic Soil

Grow in Any Soil

Grow in Rock Garden

Grow Bulbs Indoors

 

The Complete Book of Container Gardening . Consultant Editor: Alan Toogood. Authors: Peter McHoy, Tom Miles , Roy Cheek. Published 1991. ISBN 0-7472-0415-2.

The plants for the containers are split into the following Planting Plans:-

  • Alpines and Miniatures
  • Attracting Wildlife
  • Containers for All Seasons
  • Containers for Scent
  • Country Containers
  • Fruit in Containers
  • Functional Containers
  • Summer Baskets
  • Summer Boxes and Troughs
  • Summer Pots, Tubs and Urns
  • The Exotic Look
  • The Oriental Influence
  • Vegetables and Herbs
  • Water Displays
  • Winter and Spring Displays

Planting Plan

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Alpines and Miniatures

Alpines are plants on a mountain which naturally occur between the tree line and the zone of permanent snow. The term miniature describes both small plants and others which can be used to create wonderful little landscapes. Alpines and miniatures are best grown where they can be viewed at close quarters so that their exquisite beauty can be fuly appreciated.
Some planting ideas on Pages 94-95:-

Alpines in a stone trough of 16 x 24 inches (40 x 60 cms)

Dionysia tapetodes

Sedum acre 'Aureum' (golden stonecrop)

Saxifraga burseriana

Narcissus triandrus albus (angel's tears)

Raoulia ltescens

Sempervivum montanum (mountain houseleek)

tufa rock

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alpines in a strawberry pot of 12 inches (30 cms)

Sempervivum 'Commander Hay'

Saxifraga x apiculata

Lewisia Cotyledon Hybrid

Saponaria ocymoides

Erigeron mucronatus

Saxifraga x urbium (London Pride)

Varieties of Trifolium, Sedum, Phlox, Armeria and Arabis

could be planted in the pockets at the rear of the pot

 

 

 

 

 

Alpines in a two-tiered trough of 24 x 36 inches (60 x 90 cms). This system allows the more vigorous plants to be grown at a lower level, so that they are less likely to smother the slower growers above.

Saxifraga burseriana

Sempervivum 'Commander Hay'

Sedum spathulifolium 'Cape Blanco'

Raoulia australis

Aubretia deltoidea

Iberis sempervirens

Phlox douglasii

Juniperus squamata 'Blue Star'

tufa rock

 

 

 

 

A miniature Garden - Pebbles, rock and water form the hard lanscape for a 30 inch (90 cm) bowl.

Sorbus reducta

Chamae-cyparis lawsoniana 'Green Pillar'

Abies balsamea hudsonia

Cryptomeria japonica

Rhodo-dendron calostrotum keleticum

Salix hastata 'Wehrhahnii'

Chamae-cyparis pisifera 'Aurea Nana'

Jasminum parkeri

Pratia penduncalata

Cotoneaster microphylllus thymifolius

Thymus x ctriodorus 'Silver Queen'

 

 

Alpine window box - 40 x 12 inch (100 x 30 cm) trough.

tufa rock

Sempervivum 'Commander Hay'

Raoulia lutescens

Linum arboreum

Chamae-cyparis obtusa 'Nana Aurea'

Diascia cordata

Gypsophila repens

Arabis albida

Armeria caespitosa (thrift)

Phlox subulata

Heliant-hemum 'Raspberry Ripple'

Saponaria ocymoides

Erigereon mucronatus

Polygonum vacciniolium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuen to stone - A group of containers and a raised bed are able to host a large number of plants in a small area.

The bue-flowered Campanula and

the White Gypsophila form a distinct contrast to the smaller species.

This arrangement helps to ensure that the former more vigorous plants do not smother the latter.

The gravel and natural rock provide the perfect setting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attracting Wildlife

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Containers for All Seasons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Containers for Scent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Country Containers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fruit in Containers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Functional Containers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Baskets

As well as the traditional hanging basket, wall baskets, corner baskets and mangers all provide the opportunity to lift colour above ground level. Trailing varieties are particularly valuable as they greatly contribute to the character and charm of a hanging container. Before planting a basket remember it will need to be watered regularly - ensure that you leave an inch (2.5 cms) of liner at the top free of compost and the compost surface slopes down to the middle not up. The space above will be occupied by the plants but the water can then reach more of the roots during the growing season. The more the plants grow, the more water they'll consume. Walls and other buildings shelter baskets from rain. Remember to water these baskets even in wet weather. Consider installing an irrigation system for your baskets - it will make an amazing difference.
Some planting ideas on Pages 78-83:-

Simply bright - a combination of startling contrasting colours in a 14 inch (35 cm) basket

Verbena 'Sissinghurst'

Yellow pendulous Begonia x tuberhybrida planted in top only

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Softly softly - subtle effects are soothing to the eye, when you want to relax using a 14 inch (35 cm) basket to create a ball effect

Brachycome iberidifolia (Swan River Daisy)

Impatiens 'Salmon Blush' (busy Lizzie)

alternately planted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue 'n' Pink - a small range of colours using several plants can provide a delicate effect in a 14 inch (35 cm) basket

pink Impatiens (busy Lizzie)

red- and white-flowered ivy-leaved Pelargonium

blue trailing Verbena 'Blue Knight'

white Allysum

blue Petunia x hybrida

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lighting up a wall using a 14 inch (35 cm) half basket for a shady spot

Begonia 'Illumination'

Pelargonium Sensation 'Lavender'

blue trailing Lobelia

silver-leaved Helichrysum petiolare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subtle blend - these 2 combine wonderfully to produce an air of tranquillity in a vertical series of baskets

white-flowered ivy-leaved Pelargonium 'L'elegante'

lilac blue Brachycome iberidifolia (Swan River daisy)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cool and refreshing - a blend of blues, greys and whites suitable for a sunny or lightly shaded position in a 18 inch (45 cm) basket

Impatiens (busy Lizzie)

Felicia amelloides

Mimulus 'Malibu Ivory'

white Alyssum

Glechoma hederacea 'Variegata'
(variegated ground ivy)

Helichrysum microphyllum

light blue trailing Lobelia

white pendulous Begonia

Senecio 'Silver Dust'

 

 

 

 

A delectable range of pinks - sprinkled with blues and silver in a 18 inch (45 cm) basket

Lobelia 'Lilac Cascade'

Impatiens 'Salmon Blush' (busy Lizzie)

Lotus berthelotii

Pelargonium 'Rose'

pink trailing Fuchsia

Brachycome 'Tinkerbell'

pink Diascia

lilac Petunia

 

 

 

 

 

A traditional design - Only the top is planted making this display suitable for the solid type of basket. Trailing plants take the eye away from the hard lines of the container of a 14 inch (35 cm) basket

purple Impatiens (busy Lizzie)

Lobelia 'Sapphire'

red- and white-flowered ivy-leafed Pelargonium

Helichrysum petiolare 'Limelight'

white Begonia semperflorens

Petunia 'Sky Blue'

Pelargonium Sensation 'Lavender'

 

 

 

 

 

 

A semi-drought resistant scheme - although still requiring water to flourish, the plants included are more tolerant of sporadic watering than most in a 16 inch (40 cm) basket

Pelargonium Sensation Mixed

Convolvulus mautritanicus

Bidens

Hedera helix 'Glacier' (ivy)

white-flowered ivy-leaved Pelargonium

Sedum lineare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A basket for dry shade - several houseplants are suitable for outdoor use in summer in a 14 inch (35 cm) wall basket

Impatiens mixed (busy Lizzie)

Asparagus sprengeri

Chlorophytum (spider plant)

Hedera helix (ivy)

Tradescantia (wandering jew)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colourful cascade - the sprawling plants used will allow a container to furnish quite a large area of wall using a 16 inch (40 cm) wall basket

pink Diascia

Verbena 'Sissinghurst'

white-flowered ivy-leaved Pelargonium

Plectranthus hirtus 'Variegatus'

trailing white Lobelia

Petunia 'Daddy Mixed'

white Impatiens (busy Lizzie)

variegated Pelargonium

 

 

 

 

 

The blues - some very delicate effects cab be achieved by using a selection of shades and textures in blue in a 16 inch (40 cm) three-quarter or corner basket

Brachycome iberidifolia 'Tinkerbell'

dark blue trailing Lobelia

Impatiens 'Blue Pearl' (busy Lizzie)

variegated Glechoma

mauve-flowered ivy-leafed Pelargonium

Verbena 'Blue Knight'

blue Petunia

Felicia amelloides

 

 

 

 

 

Sunshine collection - this mixture of yellows and oranges will certainly stand out from the crowd in a 16 inch (40 cm) basket.

Tagetes 'Star Fire Mixed' (French Marigold)

Santvitalis procumbens (creeping zinnia)

orange pendulous Begonia x tuberhybrida

Bidens

Helichrysum petiolare 'Variegatum'

orange Impatioens (busy Lizzie)

Calceolaria rugosa 'Sunshine'

Thunbergia alata (black-eyed Susan)

 

 

 

 

 

Brighten up a shady corner - a cheerful selection of bright colours, but water generously for good results in a 20 inch (50 cm) quarter or hay basket

silver-leaved Helichrysum petiolare

rose-pink-flowered ivy-leaved Pelargonium

Mimulus 'Malibu Mixed'

Pelargonium Sensation Mixed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tone it down - bright yellow and orange are diluted by pastel shades to give a soft appearance in a 16 inch (40 cm) pot

Lobelia 'Lilac Fountain'

yellow pendulous Begonia x tuberhybrida

Mimulus 'Malibu Orange'

blue Petunia

Brachycome iberidifolia 'Tinkerbell'

trailing blue Verbena 'Blue Knight'

Impatiens 'Salmon Blush' (busy Lizzie)

silver Helichrysum petiolare

Bidens ferulifolia

 

 

 

 

Anything goes - a blitz of colour with no particular theme

Verbena 'Sissinghurst'

pink trailing Fuchsia

Impatiens mixed (busy Lizzie)

Petunia 'Daddy Mixed'

mixed trailing Lobelia

Brachycome iberidifolia 'Tinkerbell'

Calceolaria rugosa 'Sunshine'

Bidens ferulifolia

ivy-leafed Pelargonium

Felicia amelloides

Helichrysum petiolare 'Limelight'

Cordyline australis

 

Uplifting colour - without hanging baskets, this display of pots would seem rather flat; however, in combination they provide a stunning 84 inch (210 cm) high extravaganza.

An abundance of blue trailing Lobelia

helps to link the Petunias at the lower level

with the ivy-leaved Pelargoniums in the baskets.

A common colour them throughout unifies the display.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Boxes and Troughs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Pots, Tubs and Urns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Exotic Look

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Oriental Influence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vegetables and Herbs

To maximise on available space, it is advisable to choose edible vegetable crop varieties which can be harvested over as long a period as possible.
While herbs virtually look after themselves, the successful vegatable gardener must be prepared to supply ample water and feed, undertake pest control, and work to a programme of successional planting, in order to give continuity of cropping.
Some planting ideas on Pages 70-73:-

Pot-grown runner beans

Phaseolus coccineus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trough with runner beans

Phaseolus coccineus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step up production - A series of small pots makes an appetizing entrance on the side of the path to home.

Bush tomato (Lycopersicon)

Radish (Raphanus)

Chives (Allium schoeno-prasum

Lettuce (Lactuca)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eye-catching vegetable pots - Some vegetables and herbs are particularly attractive

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)

Tuberous-rooted vegetables like Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus)

Helianthus tuberosus 'Dwarf Sun Ray'

New potatoes (Solanum tuberosum)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Herbs in a trough with different foliage colour and shape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adaptable containers can be moved easily to provide a selection of produce

Tomato - cherry type (Lycopersicon)

Pepper (Capsicum annuum )

Rhubarb chard (Beta vulgaris cicia 'Lucillus')

Lettuce (Lactuca)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hanging herb basket - very useful when suspended near the kitchen door

Chives (Allium schoeno-prasum)

Trailing rosemary (Rosmarinus lavandulaceus)

Spearmint (Mentha spicata)

Thyme (Thymus)

Parsley (Petro-selinum crispum)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Versatile growing bags - when you only have limited hard-standing external space outside

Courgette (Cucurbita pepo)

Marrow, Squash (Cucurbita maxima)

Melon (Cucumis melo)

Tomatoes (Lyco-persicon)

or

Salad bag with

Bush tomatoes (Lyco-persicon)

Radish (Raphanus)

Parsley (Petro-selinum crispum)

Chive (Allium schoeno-prasum)

Lettuce (Lactuca)

 

 

Strawberry pot with herbs in side pockets and short-term salad crop in the top

Lettuce (Lactuca)

Chive (Allium schoeno-prasum)

Alpine strawberry (Fragaria vesca 'Semper-florens')

Parsley (Petro-selinum crispum)

Mint (Mentha)

Thyme (Thymus)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vegetable windowbox to provide a small supply of fresh vegatables over a long season

Pepper (Capsicum annuum)

Bush variety Tomato (Lyco -persicon)

Salad onion 'Ishikuru'
(Allium cepa)

Radish (Raphanus)

Lettuce (Lactuca)

Rhubarb chard (Beta vulagaris cicla 'Lucullus')

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terracotta herb collection in trough 30 inches (75 cms) x 10 inches (25 cms)

Chives (Allium schoeno-prasum)

Spearmint (Mentha spicata)

Parsley (Petro-selinum crispum)

Thyme (Thymus)

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Formal bay trees

Bay tree (Laurus nobilis)

Thyme (Thymus)

Lavender (Lavandula)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Herb wheel - the "spokes" act as dividing walls, preventing the vigorous herbs swamping the more delicate

Bay (Laurus nobilis)

Chive (Allium schoeno-prasum)

Spearmint (Mentha spicata)

Thyme (Thymus)

Parsley (Petro-selinum crsipum)

Prostrate rosemary (Rosmarinus lavandul-aceus)

Apple mint (Mentha rotundifolia)

 

 

 

 

 

 

A raised bed of vegetables and herbs in an are 72 x 120 inches (180 x 300 cms)

Lavender (Lavendula)

Bay (Laurus nobilis)

Garlic chives (Allium tuberosum)

Apple mint (Mentha rotundifolia)

Parsley (Petro-selinum crispum)

Sweet basil (Ocimum)

Mint (Mentha)

Chives (Allium schoeno-prasum)

Thyme (Thymus)

Rosemary (Rosmarinus)

Kohk rabi (Brassica caulorapa)

Carrot (Daucus carota)

Swiss chard (Beta vulgaris cicia)

Tomato - bush type (Lyco-persicon)

Lettuce (Lactuca)

Strawberry (Fragaria)

Radish (Raphanus sativus)

Japanese onions (Allium 'Ishikuru'

Pak choi (Brassica chinensis)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water Displays

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter and Spring Displays

"Autumn-planted designs should include bright evergreen plants to provide instant impact and form a solid framework. Some may be flowering shrubs but most winter and spring blooms will come from bedding plants and bulbs; together with the introduction of winter-flowering pansies. Some shrubs and ivies can be left in situ for several years, being equally suitable companions for the summer.
Some planting ideas on Pages 74-77:-"

Evergreen shrubs give a backbone to a display - 2 36 inch (90 cm) troughs in late winter/early spring

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Hebe x franciscana 'Variegata'

Viola 'Universal Mixed' (winter-flowering pans)

Narcissus 'February Gold' (daffodil)

Hedera helix 'Buttercup'

Tulipa 'Colour Cardinal'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia'

Hebe x franciscana 'Variegata'

Solanum capsicastrum (winter cherry)

Crocus 'Whitewell Purple'

Hedera helix 'Glacier' (silver-variegated ivy)

Viola 'Universal Red Wing' (winter-flowering pansy)

Tulipa 'Princess Irene'

 

 

 

 

 

 

A colourful yet simple urn of 20 inches (50 cm)

Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Boulevard' forms an evergreen centre-piece

Tulipa turkestanica

Viola 'Universal Orange' (winter-flowering pansy)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter shiner in a 16 inch (40 cms) pot

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' forms the centrepiece

Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald 'n' Gold' forms a bright carpet

Iris reticulata peeps through the carpet.

Tulipa 'Princess Irene'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brimming with colour in late spring in an 18 inch (45 cm) pot

Thuja plicata 'Zebrina' gives the display height

Anemone coronaria De Caen

Primula polyantha (polyanthus)

Myosotis alpestris (forget-me-not)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A subtle blend of purple and pink in a 16 inch (40 cm) pot

Phormium 'Dazzler' (New Zealand flax) forms centre-piece

Erica carnea 'Springwood Pink' creates a low carpet

Any of a wide variety of bulbs could be included to provide colour later in the season

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Busy little pots - many plants can be squeezed into a small space to provide plenty of interest through winter into spring

Hyacinth

Narcissus (daffodil)

Primula

Hedera (ivy)

Euonymus

Erica (heather)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elaborate but informal in a 40 inch (100 cm) trough

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Ellwood's Gold' (golden Lawson cypress)

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Hebe x franciscana 'Variegata'

Hedera helix 'Glacier' (silver-variegated ivy)

Juniperus sabina 'Tamariscifolia'

Erica carnea 'Springwood Pink'

Primula vulgaris (primrose)

Viola 'Universal Yellow' (winter-flowering pansy)

Viola 'Uiversal Blue' (winter-flowering pansy)

Hyacinthus 'Pink Pearl'

Erica carnea 'Springwood White'

Narcissus (daffodil)

Tulipa (mid-season tulip)

Muscari armeniacum (grape hyacinth)

An elaborate formal scheme in a 40 inch (100 cm) trough

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Ellwood's Gold' (Golden Lawson Cypress)

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Erica carnea 'Springwood Pink'

Hedera helix 'Glacier' (silver-variegated ivy)

Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald 'n' Gold'

Juniperus sabina 'Tamariscifolia'

Solanum capsicastrum (winter cherry)

Viola 'Universal Light Blue' (winter-flowering pansy)

White-flowered Cyclamen persicum

Hyacinthus

 

 

 

Well-furnished for spring in a 20 inch (50 cm) pot

Thuja plicata 'Zebrina' at back of pot

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Purple-flowered Erica (heather)

Hedera helix 'Buttercup' (ivy)

Juniperus sabina 'Tamariscifolia'

Erica carnea 'Springwood Pink'

Tulipa 'Apricot Beauty'

Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald 'n' Gold'

Cheiranthus cheiri 'Scarlet Bedder'
(wallflower)

 

 

 

 

Substantial and imposing in an extra wide trough of 40 x 12 inch (100 x 30 cm)

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Ellwood's Gold' (golden Lawson cypress)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Juniperus sabina 'Tamaris-cifolia'

Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald 'n' Gold'

Iberis sempervirens (candytuft)

Rosmarinus lavand-ulaceus (prostrate rosemary)

Erica carnea 'Springwood Pink'

Hedera helix 'Glacier' (silver-variegated ivy)

Erica carnea 'Springwood White'

Solanum capsicastrum (winter cherry)

Alyssum saxatile

Narcissus 'Minnow'

Viola 'Universal Blue' (blue winter-flowering pansy)

Vinca major 'Variegata'
(variegated periwinkle)

white Hyacinthus (hyacinth)

pink Tulipa (tulip)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Massed shrubs, bulbs and bedding - heaps of colour in a king-size 32 inch (80 cm) tub

Chamaec-yparis lawsoniana 'Green Pillar' (Lawson cypress) at back of pot

Camellia 'Inspiration'

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia'

Hedera helix 'Glacier' (silver-variegated

Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald 'n' Gold'

Juniperus sabina 'Tamis-cifolia'

Solanum capsicastrum (winter cherry)

Erica carnea 'Springwood Pink'

Viola 'Universal Blue' (winter-flowering pansy)

Narcissus (daffodil)

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Iris reticulata

Anemone coronaria

Hyacinthus 'Anne Marie'
(hyacinth)

Crocus 'Whitewell Purple'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A distinguished winter combination for a 24 inch (60 cm) tub"

Camellia reticulata 'Zaotaohung'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Coronilla glauca

Ilex aquifolium 'Handsworth New Silver' (silver holly)

Nandina domestica 'Firepower'
(dwarf sacred bamboo)

Junperus squamata 'Blue Star'

Cytisus x kewensis

Hedera helix 'Goldheart' (ivy)

Aubretia deltoidea

Erica carnea 'Springwood Pink'

Rosmarinus lavand-ulaceus (prostrate rosemary)

Viola 'Universal White' (winter-flowering pansy)

Eranthis hyemalis (winter aconite)

Anemone coronaria De Caen mixed

Narcissus (daffodil

Iris reticulata

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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