Ivydene Gardens Mixed Border Other Permanent Plants Gallery:
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These Other Permanent Plants are in the Mixed Borders in the garden at Wisley of the Royal Horticultural Society in 2013. The ones which are left in position from year to year are detailed in the table on the right.

You can select one of the 73 Royal Horticultural Garden at Wisley PERMANENT MIXED BORDER OTHER PLANTS by clicking on its:-

  • Other Permanent Plant Name in the list below, or

by clicking on the Thumbnail to change to its Plant Description from the:-

or clicking on the Botanical Name link from one of the:-

  • Flower Colour Wheel Pages to compare all flowers of all plant types in this website with the same flower colour,
     

or clicking on the Thumbnail to change to its Plant Description from the:-

  • 12 Bloom Colours per month Comparison Pages to compare all flowers of all plant types in this website with the same flower colour in each month.

RHS Wisley Other Permanent Plant Pages
Mixed Border Other Permanent Plants Gallery Introduction
Bulb - Allium cristophii
Bulb - Allium sphaerocephalon
Bulb - Alstroemeria psittacina
Bulb - Galtonia candicans
Climber - Clematis 'Alba Luxurians' (Viticella Group)
Climber - Clematis 'Bill MacKenzie' (Tangutica Group)
Climber - Clematis x bonstedtii (Heracleifolia Group)
Climber - Clematis x diversifolia (Integrifolia Group)
Climber - Clematis 'Fukuzono' (Late small-flowering Group)
Climber - Clematis 'Jackmanii' (Late Large-flowered Group)
Climber - Clematis 'Kaiu' (Viorna Group)
Climber - Clematis 'Madame Julia Correvon' (Viticella Group)
Climber - Clematis 'Royal Velours' (Viticella Group)
Climber - Clematis 'Viola' (Late large-flowered Group)
Climber - Dactylicapnos macrocapnos
Climber - Lathyrus latifolius 'Rosa Perle'
Deciduous Shrub - Buddleja daviidii nanhoensis 'Nanho Blue'
Deciduous Shrub - Buddleja davidii 'Peakeep' (selling name 'Peacock')
Deciduous Shrub - Cornus alba 'Aurea'
Deciduous Shrub - Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'
Deciduous Shrub - Fuchsia 'Mrs Popple'
Deciduous Shrub - Fuchsia magellanica 'Riccartonii'
Deciduous Shrub - Hibiscus syriacus 'Red Heart'
Deciduous Shrub - Hydrangea arborescens 'Astrid Lindgren'
Deciduous Shrub - Hydrangea paniculata 'Kyushu'
Deciduous Shrub - Leycesteria formosa 'Purple Rain'
Deciduous Shrub - Physocarpus opulifolius 'Dart's Gold'
Deciduous Shrub - Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diabolo'
Evergreen Shrub - Abelia x grandiflora
Evergreen Shrub - Photinia x fraseri 'Red Robin'
Grass - Arundo donax
Grass - Calamagrostis brachytricha
Grass - Cortaderia selloana
Grass - Cortaderia selloana 'Pumila'
Grass - Eragrostis curvula
Grass - Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'
Grass - Miscanthus sinensis 'Grosse Fontane'
Grass - Miscanthus sinensis 'Kaskade'
Grass - Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'
Grass - Miscanthus sinensis 'Roland'
Grass - Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus'
Grass - Pennisetum orientale 'Shogun'
Grass - Stipa calamagrostis
Grass - Stipa gigantea
Hedge - Carpinus betulus
Odds and Sods Biennial - Onopordum acanthium
Odds and Sods Sub-Shrub - Artemesia abrotanum
Rose - Rosa Bonica 'Meidomonac'
Rose - Rosa glauca 'Carmenetta'
Mixed Border Other Permanent Plants Site Map

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 sends thumbnails to the Flower Shape Gallery which has thumbnail pictures in:-

  • 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

A thumbnail of each of the plants can be in 4 of the above 5.
The text above links to those pages and the thumbnails in the menu link to the Plant Description Page of that flower.
Explaination of each page is at the bottom of that page in the Herbaceous Perennials Flower Shape Gallery.

 

Each plant description in this Gallery has links to that Flower Shape Gallery at the bottom of its page with each plant in at least one of those pages

.

 

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berberisdarwiniiflower10h3a14c1a

berberisdarwiniiflower10h3a14c2

irisflotpseudacorus

aethionemacfloarmenumfoord

anemonecflo1hybridafoord

anemonecflo1blandafoord

Number of Flower Petals

Petal-less

1

2

3

4

5

Above 5

 

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berberisdarwiniiflower10h3a14k1a

geraniumflocineremuballerina1a1a1a1

paeoniamlokosewitschiiflot1

paeoniaveitchiiwoodwardiiflot

acantholinumcflop99glumaceumfoord

stachysflotmacrantha1

Flower Shape - Simple

Stars

Bowls

Cups and Saucers

Globes

Goblets and Chalices

Trumpets

Funnels

 

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fuchsiaflotcalicehoffman1

ericacarneacflosspringwoodwhitedeeproot1

phloxflotsubulatatemiskaming1

 

 

 

Flower Shape - Simple

Bells

Thimbles

Urns

Salverform

 

 

 

 

prunellaflotgrandiflora

aquilegiacfloformosafoord

acanthusspinosuscflocoblands

lathyrusflotvernus

brachyscomecflorigidulakevock

echinaceacflo1purpurealustrehybridsgarnonswilliams

centaureacfloatropurpureakavanagh

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

 

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androsacecflorigidakevock

argyranthemumflotcmadeiracrestedyellow

armeriacflomaritimakevock

 

 

 

Flower Shape - Elabor-ated

Cushion

Umbel

Buttons

Pompoms

 

 

 

 

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ajugacfloreptansatropurpurea1a1a

lamiumflotorvala

astilbepurplelancecflokevock

berberisdarwiniiflower10h3a1433a1a

berberisdarwiniiflower10h3a1434a1a

androsacecfor1albanakevock1a1a

Natural Arrange-ments

Bunches, Posies and Sprays

Columns, Spikes and Spires

Whorls, Tiers and Cande-labra

Plumes and Tails

Chains and Tassels

Clouds, Garlands and Cascades

Spheres, Domes and Plates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the Commital for Marilyn Lewis 1954-April 2014 some of Marilyn's Recipes were published pre and post in the Order of Service provided for the attendees:

This is her Cottage Cheese and Chive Pie for serving to 3-4 Vegetarians:-

4 Ounces Onion finely chopped,
1 Ounce of Margarine,
4 Ounces of puff Pastry,
1 Small Egg, to be beaten,
2 Ounces Fresh Breadcrumbs,
4 Ounces Cottage Cheese,
2 tablespoons finely chopped chives,
2 Ounces Mature Cheddar, grated,
Salt and Pepper.

1. Gently fry onion in margarine until tender. Cool.

2. Roll pastry to 8 inches x 9 inches (20 x 22.5 cms).

3. Beat egg in bowl, tip 2 tablespoons into cup and place aside. Add onion and all other ingredients to egg in bowl. Mix and season with Salt and Pepper.

4. Spread mix down centre of pastry. Seal edges. Place on baking sheet, sealed pastry edges underneath. Brush pastry with egg from cup and slit top.

Place in oven at Gas Mark 7 (218 degrees Centigrade) for 20-25 minutes.

 

Unfortunately; we the generation who finished their education in Britain before AD 2000 still use ounces - International avoirdupois ounces - despite the following statement - "On January 1, 2000, it ceased to be a legal unit of measure within the United Kingdom for economic, health, safety or administrative purposes". Due to the British Government overspending for the last 4 years at a rate of £3805.18 a second, there are insufficient funds to educate our illiterate about that last statement concerning the legality of using the ounce.

 

10 years later - in April 2024 - from first publishing this page,
is the following copied from the
Home page:-

UK National Debt was roughly £1,080,000,000,000 in 2009,

then Conservatives came into government in 2010.
UK National Debt was £1,820,000,000,000 in 2019,
UK National Debt was £2,654,300,000,000 at the end of Quarter 3 (July to Sept) 2023 with
UK government deficit (or net borrowing) was £39,200,000,000 in Quarter 3 2023, equivalent to 5.8% of GDP.
Conservative Government continues to overspend each month.

£2,654,300,000,000
£1,080,000,000,000
---------------------
£1,573,700,000,000

British 30 year Gilt is 4.379% annually on 12 March 2024.
This equals £68,912,323,000 annual charge on the money borrowed by the Conservative Government since they came to power and this is how much it is if you have all the UK National Debt on the British 30 year gilt:-
£116,231,797,000.
The number of
Income Tax payers by income is an estimated 31,700,000 Income Tax payers in the UK in 2020 to 2021.
This means that
from the tax paid by these tax payers of £3666.62 annually
for their current portion of UK National Debt of £83,731.86
is used to pay for the overspending of the UK Government.
Because the UK government is still overspending
as forecast until at least
2029 in Table 1.1: Changes in borrowing since November 2023, then
that portion of their tax will increase and
their portion of the UK National Debt.

UK Goverment collected £788,600,000,000 in taxes in 2022 to 2023, an increase of 10.2% from the year before.
116,231,797,000
------------------- = 0.14739005%
788,600,000,000
0.14739005% of the tax collected in 2022-23 went on paying the
30 year gilt charge.
This % will increase each year and if the 30 year gilt charge increases, then the % will increase even faster. This means their will be less tax to pay for the public services, until all the tax collected pays for is the overspending carried out by the UK government.

"The Local Government Association recently reported that one in five councils could be in severe financial hardship within two years and a report from the Local Government Information Unit (LGIU) this week reported that more than 50 per cent of councils are saying it is likely they would issue a Section 114 notice in the next five years. Medway has seen a sharp reduction in revenue support grant from government - £85million to around £7million since 2010 – despite a continuing increase in service demand and inflationary costs.
On Thursday, 29 February, the government confirmed that Medway Council was one of 19 councils across England which had been granted permission to extend its borrowing arrangements through a capitalisation direction. This allows us to borrow up to £14.742million to spread revenue costs over more than one year, enabling it to ease mounting budget pressures, put investment in place to return to greater financial stability and avoid the need for a S114 notice." SO, NOW NOT ONLY IS THE UK GOVERNMENT OVERSPENDING AND INCREASING DEBT, BUT THEY HAVE REDUCED THEIR SUPPORT SINCE 2010 TO THE POINT OF BANKRUPTY FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT. THESE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS WILL HAVE TO BORROW RUNNING COST MONEY, LEADING TO FURTHER INCREASES TO THE RATES TO PAY FOR IT.
THAT MEANS MORE TAX AND THEN THE 280,000 RESIDENTS GET LESS FOR IT, UNTIL LOCAL GOVERNMENT GOES TOTALLY BANKRUPT AS WELL.

Do you normally give credit to bankrupt people, government or commerce?


 


If all else fails in how to use this educational website, it might be worth reading the instructions in the red text on the
Welcome Page and the entire following page:-
Website Structure Explanation and User Guidelines
 

MIXED BORDER DESIGN GALLERY PAGES


FOLIAGE COLOUR
.Black
.Blue
(o)Brown
.Bronze
(o)Green
(o)Grey
.Other
(o)Purple
(o)Red
(o)
Variegated
(o)Variegated White
.Variegated Yellow
.White
.Yellow
.4 Season Colour


 

FLOWER COLOUR RANGE IN 71 PARTS OF MIXED BORDER DURING
May
June
July
August
September
October
November

7 Flower Colours per Month in Colour Wheel below in the MIXED BORDERS DESIGN Gallery.

Click on Black or White box in Colour of Month.

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MIXED BORDER OTHER PLANTS GALLERY PAGES

Site Map of pages with content (o)

Introduction -
which includes how not to prune and where not to position a plant in a bed

Other Permanent Plants Height from Text Border for the
BEDDING PLANT Gallery,
this MIXED BORDER OTHER PLANTS Gallery and
MIXED BORDERS DESIGN Gallery

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

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

Red = 72+ inches
(180+ cms)

Bedding Plants Soil Moisture from Text Background

Wet Soil

Moist Soil

Dry Soil

Click on thumbnail to add the Plant Description Page of the Bedding Plants named in the Text box below that photo.
The Comments Row of that Bedding Plant Description Page details where that Bedding Plant is available from.

 

MIXED BORDER OTHER PLANT INDEX

Other Plant Name

with link to its Description Page
 

Flower Colour

with link to Design of East Border or
Design of West Border Page where that plant is located

Flowering Months

with link to Mixed Borders Flower Colour per Month Pages

Flower Thumbnail

Height x Spread in inches (cms)

Foliage Colour

with link to Mixed Borders Foliage Colour Page

Foliage Thumbnail

Comment

Bamboo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bulb

Agapanthus 'Buckingham Palace'

Deep Blue

July, August, September

agapanthuscflobuckinghampalacekavanagh

60 x 24
(150 x 60)

Dark Green

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5 other Agapanthus in Herbaceous Perennial Gallery

Allium cristophii

Pinkish-Purple

May, June, July

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24 x 8
(60 x 20)

Dark Green

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74 other Allium in Allium and Anemone Gallery

Allium sphaerocephalon

Green, then Purple and ages Reddish-Purple

July, August

alliumcflosphaerocephalonkavanagh

24 x 3
(60 x 8)

Strap-like, Mid-Green

alliumcfolsphaerocephalonkavanagh

 

Alstroemeria psittacina

Red and green petals spotted with black

Aug-Sep

alstroemeriacflopsittacinagarnonswilliams

40 x 18
(100 x 45)

Light Green

alstroemeriafolpsittacinagarnonswilliams

 

Crocosmia
'Severn Sunrise
'

Opening Orange fades to Pink
Unable to locate plant label to take photos of its flowers after May 2013

August, September, October

 

35 x 23
(88 x 48)

Erect, narrow, sword-shaped and Dark Green

 

100 Crocosmia at Trecanna Nursery

Crocosmia x crocosmioides 'Vulcan'

Rich-Red

June, July, August

crocosmiacflo3vulcangarnonswilliams

36 x 18
(90 x 45)

Upright, pleated, wide, lance-shaped, mid Green leaves

crocosmiacfolsumvulcangarnonswilliams

 

Galtonia candicans

should be named Ornithogalum candicans

White

July, August, September

galtoniacflocandicansgarnonswilliams1

48 x 16
(120 x 40)

Strap-shaped and Mid-Green

galtoniacfolcandicansgarnonswilliams

Other Southern African Ornithogalum species that originate in southern Africa

Climber

Clematis
'Alba Luxurians'
(Viticella Group)

See Description Page also in Clematis Climber Gallery

White

July, August, September, October

clematiscfloalbaluxuriansgarnonswilliams

120 x 72
(300 x 180)

Grey-Green

clematiscfolalbaluxuriansgarnonswilliams

See 70 other Clematis climbers in Clematis Climber Gallery and further data on Clematis

Clematis
'Bill Mackenzie'
(Tangutica Group)

Yellow

July, August, September, October

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120-180 x 36
(450 x 90)

Dark Green

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321 Clematis at Hawthornes Nursery in the UK

Clematis x bonstedtii (Heracleifolia Group)

Pale Blue

July, August, September

clematiscflo4bonstedtiigarnonswilliams

60 x 20
(150 x 50)

Dark Green

clematiscfolsumbonstedtiikavanagh

 

Clematis x diversifolia

Blue, Violet, Lilac, Lavender

June, July, August, September, October

clematiscflodiversifoliagarnonswilliams

100 x 40
(250 x 100)

Lance-shaped Dark Green

clematiscfolsum1diversifoliagarnonswilliams

 

Clematis 'Elvan'

Lilac to Lilac-Blue

"All Clematis fall into one of 3 distinct pruning groups: No Prune (Group 1), Light Prune (Group 2), and Hard Prune (Group 3).

Group 1: Early Flowering. Typically blooming in winter and spring, these varieties flower on the previous year's growth only, so if you need to remove damaged stems or control the size of the plant, the best time would be as soon as they have finished flowering. Included in this group are Alpina, Macropetala, Montana, and Evergreen varieties.

Group 2: Large Flowers. Typically larger flowers grow out on new shoots from last year's growth in late spring and summer. Some of these will occasionally display a second bloom at the tips of the current year's growth in late summer and autumn. These varieties should be pruned in spring, right back to where there are strong and healthy buds, before they start their active growth period. New flowering stems will be produced from this architecture of previous growth.

Group 3: Late Flowering. Group 3 Clematis only flower on current year's growth. These blooms tend to display from summer through to late autumn. These varieties are arguably the easiest to prune, as you basically cut it right down to about 20cm (8ins) above ground level in spring before they begin their active growth period, removing all of the previous year's growth." from Primrose who have produced a new method of raising "Kids in our planters".

If this climber flowered after May 2013, then I could not identify it or see its Plant Label. See Clematis 'Elvan' Description Page in Clematis Climbers Gallery

Clematis
'Etoile Violette'

Deep Purple

If this climber flowered after April 2013, then I could not identify it or see its Plant Label. See Clematis 'Etoile Violette' Description Page in Clematis Climbers Gallery

Clematis 'Fukuzono'

Purple fades to Blue

June, July, August, September

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60 x 60
(150 x 150)

Dark Green

clematiscfolfukuzonogarnonswilliams

Where is the American Clematis Society?

Rogerson Clematis Collection

Clematis 'Jackmanii'

See Description Page also in Clematis Climber Gallery

Violet-Purple

July, August, September

clematiscflo1jackmaniigarnonswilliams

168 x 36
(420 x 90)

Pale to Mid-Green

clematiscfoljackmaniigarnonswilliams

Clematis.com focuses on Clematis varieties which are available and suitable for the North American garden including this variety

Clematis 'Kaiu'

White with Pink tinge

July, August, September

clematiscflokaiukavanagh

72 x 36
(180 x 90)

Dark Green

clematiscfolkaiugarnonswilliams

British Clematis Society awarded 'Commended Certificate' to this Clematis

Clematis 'Kermesina'

Crimson-Red

Unable to locate plant label to take photos of its foliage or flowers after 4 March 2013

clematissupport1kermesinagarnonswilliams

Estonian Clematis Society

Clematis 'Madame Julia Correvon'

See Description Page also in Clematis Climber Gallery

Red

July, August, September

clematiscflomadamejuliacorrevonkavanagh

96-120 x 36
(240-300 x 90)

Dark Green

clematiscfolmadamejuliacorrevonkavanagh

Sagamihara Green Association for Clematis in Japan

Clematis 'Pink Ice'

Deep Pink

Unable to locate plant label to take photos of its foliage or flowers after 15 May 2013

clematissupport1pinkicegarnonswilliams

Fact Sheet on Clematis from Gardening in Australia

Clematis 'Purpurea Plena Elegans'

Dusky-Purple

Unable to locate plant label to take photos of its foliage or flowers after 13 April 2013

Chelone glabra black plant label on left and Clematis 'Purpurea Plena Elegans' black plant label on right

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Clematis Nomen-clatural Standards List from the Inter-national Clematis Society

Clematis Rosemoor 'Evipo002'

Purplish-Red

Unable to locate plant label to take photos of its foliage or flowers after 13 April 2013

Hemerocallis lilio-asphodelus black plant label on right and Clematis Rosemoor 'Evipo002' black plant label in middle

clematissupport1rosemoorgarnonswilliams

 

Clematis
'Royal Velours
'

Red-Purple

July, August, September

clematiscfloroyalveloursgarnonswilliams

180 x 60
(450 x 150)

Mid-Green

clematiscfolroyalveloursgarnonswilliams

 

Clematis 'Ruutel'

Red

Unable to locate plant label to take photos of its foliage or flowers after 4 March 2013.

Since its Birch Branch Support structure has not been replaced, It may be that this climber position was not going to be there in 2013 summer season.

clematissupport1ruutelgarnonswilliams

 

Clematis 'Viola'

Violet Blue ages to Purple

June, July, August, September, October

clematiscfloviolakavanagh

120 x 60
(300 x 150)

Dark Green

clematiscfolviolagarnonswilliams

 

Clematis x aromatica

Violet-Blue

Unable to locate plant label to take photos of its foliage or flowers after 15 May 2013

clematissupport1xaromaticagarnonswilliams

 

Dactylicapnos macrocapnos

Yellow

June, July, August, September, October, November, December

dactylicapnoscflosmacrocapnoskavanagh

80 x 40
(200 x 100)

Pale Green

dactylicapnoscfolmacrocapnoskavanagh

 

Lathyrus latifolius 'Rosa Perle'

Purplish-Pink

June. July, August, September

lathyruscflolatifoliusrosaperlekavanagh

80 x 36
(200 x 90)

Grey-Green

lathyruscfollatifoliusrosaperlekavanagh

 

Conifer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dediduous Shrub

Buddleja daviidii nanhoensis
'Nanho Blue
'

Pale Lilac-Blue

June, July, August, September

buddlejacflodavidiinanhoensisnanhobluekavanagh

60 x 60
(150 x 150)

Grey-Green

buddlejacfoldavidiinanhoensisnanhobluekavanagh

 

Buddleja davidii nanhoensis
'Nanho Purple
'

Deep Purple

Unable to locate plant label to take photos of its foliage or flowers after 15 May 2013.

buddlejalabel5davidiinanhoensisnanhopurplegarnonswilliams

The Trials Report of 2008-2010 on Buddleja davidii and its close hybrids of the RHS provides useful data including the requirement for hard pruning. The Panel co-opted three genus specialists, who are all national collection holders of Buddleja. They were; Peter Moore (Longstock Gardens), Anita Allen (Shapcott Barton Estate) and Andrew Bullock (The Lavender Garden).

Buddleja davidii 'Nanho White Monite'

White

Unable to locate plant label to take photos of its foliage or flowers after 15 May 2013.

buddlejalabel2davidiinanhoensisnanhowhitegarnonswilliams

Buddleja davidii 'Peacock'
('Peakeep' is the Trade name)

Pink to Purple-Pink

June, July, August, September

buddlejacflosdavidiipeakeepgarnonswilliams

60 x 60
(150 x 150)

Medium Green

buddlejacfol1davidiipeakeepgarnonswilliams

 

Cornus alba 'Aurea'

Cream

May, June

cornuscflos1albaaureakavanagh

120 x 120
(300 x 300)

Large crisp Golden-Yellow leaves in spring.
If grown in a shady position the leaves tend to change to a beautiful Lime-green colour.

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In autumn; the new stems turn crimson and remain to brighten up the winter months.

Cornus alba 'Elegantissima'

Small, Creamy-White, in flat heads. Unable to see its flowers in May-June or even later in the year.

The 3 cornus at the back of the bed are starting to create their spring foliage on 15 May 2013

cornusfolsprelegantissimagarnonswilliams

Spring pruning at Beechgrove Garden helps you to create what you want to see from a plant.

 

The 3 cornus at the back of the bed are now over 6 feet high on 29 August 2013. The plants in front obstruct the view of the cornus behind and thus no photos of the flowers of this cornus were taken in 2013. As a backdrop of variegated green/yellow it may be fine, but in that case why not replace that section of hedge behind it instead.

cornusfolsumelegantissimagarnonswilliams

 

Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'

Pink

July, August

cotinuscflos1coggygriaroyalpurplegarnonswilliams

200 x 200
(500 x 500)

Dark Red-Purple oval leaves and, when the temperature drops, the leaves develop a bright-pink margin before becoming scarlet.

cotinuscfolcoggygriaroyalpurplegarnonswilliams

 

Fuchsia 'Mrs Popple'

Scarlet Sepals and Purple Petals

June, July, August, September, October

fuchsiacflomrspopplegarnonswilliams

44 x 44
(110 x 110)

Slender deep Green

fuchsiacfolmrspopplegarnonswilliams

Hardy Fuchsia List for the Showbench from the Fuchsia Societies in the UK

Fuchsia 'Riccartonii'

Scarlet Sepals and Purple Petals

June, July, August, September, October

fuchsiacfloriccartoniigarnonswilliams

80 x 120
(200 x 300)

Bronze-tinted Dark Green Spring Foliage becomes Dark Green Foliage in the Summer

fuchsiacfolsumriccartoniigarnonswilliams

There is the American Fuchsia Society , the Australian Fuchsia Society Inc the National Fuchsia Society of New Zealand and there was the Greater Victoria Geranium and Fuchsia Society in Canada

Hibiscus syriacus 'Red Heart'

White with Red base

June, July, August

hibiscuscflosyriacusredheartgarnonswillams

96 x 60
(240 x 150)

Lobed Dark Green

hibiscuscfolsumsyriacusredheartgarnonswillams

International Hibiscus Society list of registered and non-registered cultivars

Hydrangea arborescens
'Astrid Lindgren'

White

July, August, September

hydrangeacflos2arborescensastridlindgrengarnonswilliams

52 x 60
(130 x 150)

Dark Green

hydrangeacfolsumarborescensastridlindgrengarnonswilliams

American Hydrangea Society with the story of the big Hydrangea that wouldn't bloom.

Hydrangea paniculata 'Kyushu'

Creamy-White

August, September

hydrangeacflobudpaniculatakyushugarnonswilliams

200 x 100
(500 x 250)

Toothed Mid to Dark Green

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The Best Books on Hydrangeas

Leycesteria formosa 'Purple Rain'

Burgundy, Pink and White

June, July, August, September

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100 x 80
(250 x 200)

Dark Green

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Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii

Golden-Yellow

Without the 50 x optical zoom on my current camera, I was unable to take photos of the flowers which were on this shrub on 15 May 2013. This shrub is too far back to enjoy its flowers with the naked eye.

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The Peony Society has further details on peonies.

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Dart's Gold'

White often tinged with Pink

May, June

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60 x 60
(150 x 150)

Golden Yellow

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Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diabolo'

Pinkish-White

June, July, August

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96 x 96
(240 x 240)

Dark Purple ages to Green

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Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Guincho Purple'

Pink and White

The Plant Label in the middle of this photo of January 2013 is unreadable.

The Plant Label has been expanded below.

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The photo taken on the bottom right on 15 May 2013 shows that the Sambucus plant label is facing the front.

The Yellowish-Green juvenile foliage on the bottom right belongs to Cornus alba 'Aurea' - you can see from its page that it grows quite high and hides the side view of this Sambucus Plant Label when that plant is in flower. Since the plant label is difficult to read from the front lawn, this indicates no identity of this plant took place when it was in flower.

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Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Gerda'

Pinkish-Purple

When you look at the panorama photos in East Border Part 19 you will note - by 19 September 2013 - that purple flowers could be seen on the Sambucus but its plant label could not, because of the yellow foliage of the Cornus in front of it.

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This photo taken on 15 May 2013 shows the plant label for this burgundy-leaved Sambucus in the middle and facing the lawn between the 2 Mixed Borders.

The orange juvenile foliage on the left is from Cornus alba 'Aurea'.

Deciduous Tree

Catalpa bignonioides 'Aurea'

White

Since no flowers were seen, then no photos of its flowers could be taken in Wisley.

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This photo from Bowes-Lyon Rose Garden on 15 June shows no flower bud formation for flowering in July.

 

 

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This photo on 21 August 2013 from East Border Part 25 shows no indication of flowers during July or August. The panorama photos in that page do not indicate any evidence of flowers during 2013

Paulownia tomentosa

Lilac-Purple

Photo from 4 March 2013 followed by photo of 1 July 2013 with no flowers seen before or afterwards.

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Evergreen Perennial

Hemerocallis
'Green Flutter
'

Greenish-Yellow

June, July, August

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20 x 40
(50 x 100)

Narrow, upright Dark Green

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Hemerocallis
'Little Grapette
'

Grape-Purple with Golden-Yellow throat

July, August, September

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30 x 24
(75 x 60)

Narrow, strap-like, Dark Green Evergreen Perennial

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Heuchera 'Obsidian'

Cream

Unable to get clear photos of flowers in 2013

June, July

 

18 x 12
(45 x 30)

Jet black-maroon Evergreen Perennial

 

 

Heuchera
'Plum Pudding
'

Pale Pink

Unable to get clear photos of flowers in 2013

June, July, August

 

26 x 20
(65 x 50)

Marbled, Plum-Purple
Semi-Evergreen Perennial

 

 

Evergreen Shrub

Abelia x grandiflora

White flushed mauve-pink

June, July, August, September, October

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120 x 300
(300 x 400)

Dark Green

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Semi-Evergreen Shrub

Artemesia
'Powis Castle'

See further details in East Border Part 14 about lack of record keeping leading to this plant being overgrown - linkstakes in front of the Pennisetum would have provided a temporary solution from May 2013 onwards.

Yellow
See flower photo from June 2012 from PbmGarden

Although these plants were in front of the bed next to the path and in front of Pennisetum orientale 'Shogun'; the Pennisetum overgrew them.

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Ligustrum quihoui

This image is part of the unreduced original photo taken on 24 July 2013. These plants were at the back of a 240 inch (600 cms) deep bed and the flowers were too small.

White

Without the 50 x optical zoom on my current camera, I was unable to take close-up photos of the flowers which were on these shrubs on 24 July 2013. These shrubs are too far back to enjoy their flowers with the naked eye.

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Photinia x fraseri 'Red Robin'

White

April, May

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108 x 108
(270 x 270)

During the growing season all new flushes of growth are brilliant red, turning to bronze by late spring then to Dark Green

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Evergreen Tree

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fern

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grass - "If you are having a difficult time trying to decide which ornamental grasses to choose for your garden, a great place to start is with our Grass Comparison Chart and / or the Landscape Uses page. The latter is available for willows as well. There we have all the grasses listed, with brief information about each one. You can easily compare them to each other for height, bloom time, hardiness, drought tolerance, preferred conditions, etc." from Bluestem Nursery in Canada.

Arundo donax

Purple

September

Very rarely flowers in Britain

240 x 160
(600 x 400)

Grey-Green

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See other
9 Bamboos and 4 Grasses in their Galleries with native to UK Bamboo , Grass ,
Soft Bromes, Parnassus-Grass , Rannock-Rush , Reedmace , Woodrushes , Saltmarsh Grasses , Sedges-Rush-Like and
Sedges Carex Families in the Wild Flower Galleries.

GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England.
This site presents good florastyle descriptions for all grass species.

Calamagrostis brachytricha

Silvery-grey with Pinkish-Purple tints becomes Golden-Brown

June, July, August

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60 x 36
(150 x 90)

Grey-Green

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Cortaderia selloana

White

August, September

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120 x 60
(300 x 150)

Deep Green with razor sharp edges and midrib

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Cortaderia selloana 'Pumila'

Silvery-Yellow

August

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60 x 48
(150 x 120)

Dark Green with razor sharp edges and midrib

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Eragrostis curvula

Grey-Green

August

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60 x 40
(150 x 100)

Dark Green

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Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'

Reddish-Copper

September

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52 x 48
(130 x 120)

Dark Green with White stripe down the leaf centre

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Miscanthus sinensis 'Grosse Fontane'

Pink ripens to Silver.
Missed taking photos of its Pink Inflore-scences

August, September, October, November, December

 

100 x 60
(250 x 150)

Dark Green

 

Miscanthus sinensis 'Kaskade'

Rosy-Pink
Missed taking photos of its Pink Inflore-scences and its foliage turning Bronze in the Autumn

July, August, September, October

Note that the Pink Spikelets were visible on the panorama of West Border Part 68 of 19 September but its label was hidden by the plants in front

100 x 40
(250 x 100)

Dark Green with White Midribs

 

Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'

Grey/ Silver and Pale Pink
Missed taking photos of its Pink Inflore-scences

September, October, November

 

40 x 36
(100 x 90)

Dark Green with White midribs and edges

 

Miscanthus sinensis 'Roland'

Pink turning to pure White Unable to locate plant label to take photos of its foliage or flowers after 15 May 2013

August, September

 

56 x 40
(140 x 100)

Dark green

 

Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus'

Pale Pink

Missed taking photos of its Pink Inflore-scences

August, September

 

48 x 18
(120 x 45)

Horizontal Cream bands on Dark Green arching foliage

 

Pennisetum orientale 'Shogun'

Pale Pink

June, July, August, September, October, November

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48 x 32
(120 x 80)

Flat, linear, Blue-Green leaves, turning Yellow-Brown in autumn

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Stipa calamagrostis

Pale Green ages to light buff

June, July, August, September

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30 x 18
(75 x 45)

Dark Green

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Stipa gigantea

Purple ripens to Gold

June, July

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100 x 48
(250 x 120)

Slender Grey-Green

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Stipa gigantea
'Gold Fontaene'

Plant removed after 20 January 2013

Straw Yellow

Photo taken on 20 January 2013 in West Border Part 63

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Hedge

Carpinus betulus (Hornbeam)

Green

as background hedge to all 71 Parts of Mixed Borders

May

 

480 x 320
(1200 x 800)

Mid-Green with Brown Autumn and Winter dead foliage

 

 

Herb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Odds and Sods

Biennial - Onopordum acanthium

Purple

In the late 19th century, it was introduced to temperate regions of North America, South America, and Australia as an ornamental plant, and is now considered a major agricultural and wildland noxious weed. I would not recommend growing it in your garden, orchard or fields.

Sub-Shrub -
Artemesia abrotanum

Having such a small area of plant, I was unable to find its flowers from 29 August to 30 December 2013.
Is this because this plant rarely produces flowers in British gardens?

Yellow

September, October

Photo taken by H. Kavanagh on 21 August 2013 with the Artemesia being the wide area of green foliage next to the path.

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Rhododendron/ Azalea/ Camellia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rose

Rosa Bonica 'Meidomonac'

Retail name in UK should be
Rosa 'Bonica'
(Meidomonac) as used by David Austin Roses

Pink

July, August, September

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36 x 44
(90 x 110)

Glossy, Mid-Green

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See WISLEY WISLEY Rose Classification System Page for details on this Rosa Retail Name 'Trade Name' RHS naming system.

Rosa glauca 'Carmenetta' and Page in RHS Wisley Bowes-Lyon Rose Garden Roses

Pink

May, June, July, August, September, October

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78 x 78
200 x 200)

Green with Grey reverse

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Soft Fruit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top Fruit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vegetable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wildflower

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

scabiosashapecolumbaria1Pincushions - The pincushions of plants such as scabious (Scabiosa columbaria from BritishFlora) are in reality compound flowerheads, with a dome of central florets surrounded by larger florets.

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Site design and content copyright ©January 2014. Chris Garnons-Williams.

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.  

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If all else fails for you to understand how to use this educational website; with one of approximately 0.0023% of the site visitors, you might also find it worthwhile reading the instructions in the red text on the
Welcome Page and the entire following page:-
Website Structure Explanation and User Guidelines but again you might not want to.

 

Topic
Plants detailed in this website by
Botanical Name

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 ,
Bulb
A1
, 2, 3, B, C1, 2,
D, E, F, G, Glad,
H, I, J, K, L1, 2,
M, N, O, P, Q, R,
S, T, U, V, W, XYZ ,
Evergreen Perennial
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 ,
Herbaceous Perennial
A1
, 2, B, C, D, E, F,
G, H, I, J, K, L, M,
N, O, P1, 2, Q, R,
S, T, U, V, W, XYZ,
Diascia Photo Album,
UK Peony Index

Wildflower
Botanical Names,
Common Names ,

will be
compared in:- Flower colour/month
Evergreen Perennial
,
F
lower shape Wildflower Flower Shape and
Plant use
Evergreen Perennial Flower Shape,
Bee plants for hay-fever sufferers

Bee-Pollinated Index
Butterfly
Egg, Caterpillar, Chrysalis, Butterfly Usage
of Plants.
Chalk
A, B, C, D, E, F, G,
H, I, J, K, L, M, N,
O, P, QR, S, T, UV,
WXYZ
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
Fern Fern
1000 Ground Cover A, B, C, D, E, F, G,
H, I, J, K, L, M, N,
O, P, Q, R, S, T, U,
V, W, XYZ ,
Rock Garden and Alpine Flowers
A, B, C, D, E, F, G,
H, I, J, K, L, M,
NO, PQ, R, S, T,
UVWXYZ

Rose Rose Use

These 5 have Page links in rows below
Bulbs from the Infill Galleries (next row), Camera Photos,
Plant Colour Wheel Uses,
Sense of Fragrance, Wild Flower


Case Studies
...Drive Foundations
Ryegrass and turf kills plants within Roadstone and in Topsoil due to it starving and dehydrating them.
CEDAdrive creates stable drive surface and drains rain into your ground, rather than onto the public road.
8 problems caused by building house on clay or with house-wall attached to clay.
Pre-building work on polluted soil.

Companion Planting
to provide a Companion Plant to aid your selected plant or deter its pests

Garden
Construction

with ground drains

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
......Camera photos of Plant supports
Garden
Maintenance

Glossary with a tomato teaching cauliflowers
Home
Library of over 1000 books
Offbeat Glossary with DuLally Bird in its flower clock.

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.
...Extra Plant Pages
with its 6 Plant Selection Levels

Soil
...
Interaction between 2 Quartz Sand Grains to make soil
...
How roots of plants are in control in the soil
...
Without replacing Soil Nutrients, the soil will break up to only clay, sand or silt
...
Subsidence caused by water in Clay
...
Use water ring for trees/shrubs for first 2 years.

Tool Shed with 3 kneeling pads
Useful Data with benefits of Seaweed

Topic -
Plant Photo Galleries
If the plant type below has flowers, then the first gallery will include the flower thumbnail in each month of 1 of 6 colour comparison pages of each plant in its subsidiary galleries, as a low-level Plant Selection Process

Aquatic
Bamboo
Bedding
...by Flower Shape

Bulb
...Allium/ Anemone
...Autumn
...Colchicum/ Crocus
...Dahlia
...Gladiolus with its 40 Flower Colours
......European A-E
......European F-M
......European N-Z
......European Non-classified
......American A,
B, C, D, E, F, G,
H, I, J, K, L, M,
N, O, P, Q, R, S,
T, U, V, W, XYZ
......American Non-classified
......Australia - empty
......India
......Lithuania
...Hippeastrum/ Lily
...Late Summer
...Narcissus
...Spring
...Tulip
...Winter
...Each of the above ...Bulb Galleries has its own set of Flower Colour Pages
...Flower Shape
...Bulb Form

...Bulb Use

...Bulb in Soil


Further details on bulbs from the Infill Galleries:-
Hardy Bulbs
...Aconitum
...Allium
...Alstroemeria
...Anemone

...Amaryllis
...Anthericum
...Antholyzas
...Apios
...Arisaema
...Arum
...Asphodeline

...Asphodelus
...Belamcanda
...Bloomeria
...Brodiaea
...Bulbocodium

...Calochorti
...Cyclobothrias
...Camassia
...Colchicum
...Convallaria 
...Forcing Lily of the Valley
...Corydalis
...Crinum
...Crosmia
...Montbretia
...Crocus

...Cyclamen
...Dicentra
...Dierama
...Eranthis
...Eremurus
...Erythrnium
...Eucomis

...Fritillaria
...Funkia
...Galanthus
...Galtonia
...Gladiolus
...Hemerocallis

...Hyacinth
...Hyacinths in Pots
...Scilla
...Puschkinia
...Chionodoxa
...Chionoscilla
...Muscari

...Iris
...Kniphofia
...Lapeyrousia
...Leucojum

...Lilium
...Lilium in Pots
...Malvastrum
...Merendera
...Milla
...Narcissus
...Narcissi in Pots

...Ornithogalum
...Oxalis
...Paeonia
...Ranunculus
...Romulea
...Sanguinaria
...Sternbergia
...Schizostylis
...Tecophilaea
...Trillium

...Tulip
...Zephyranthus

Half-Hardy Bulbs
...Acidanthera
...Albuca
...Alstroemeri
...Andro-stephium
...Bassers
...Boussing-aultias
...Bravoas
...Cypellas
...Dahlias
...Galaxis,
...Geissorhizas
...Hesperanthas

...Gladioli
...Ixias
...Sparaxises
...Babianas
...Morphixias
...Tritonias

...Ixiolirions
...Moraeas
...Ornithogalums
...Oxalises
...Phaedra-nassas
...Pancratiums
...Tigridias
...Zephyranthes
...Cooperias

Uses of Bulbs:-
...for Bedding
...in Windowboxes
...in Border
...naturalized in Grass
...in Bulb Frame
...in Woodland Garden
...in Rock Garden
...in Bowls
...in Alpine House
...Bulbs in Green-house or Stove:-
...Achimenes
...Alocasias
...Amorpho-phalluses
...Arisaemas
...Arums
...Begonias
...Bomareas
...Caladiums

...Clivias
...Colocasias
...Crinums
...Cyclamens
...Cyrtanthuses
...Eucharises
...Urceocharis
...Eurycles

...Freesias
...Gloxinias
...Haemanthus
...Hippeastrums

...Lachenalias
...Nerines
...Lycorises
...Pencratiums
...Hymenocallises
...Richardias
...Sprekelias
...Tuberoses
...Vallotas
...Watsonias
...Zephyranthes

...Plant Bedding in
......Spring

......Summer
...Bulb houseplants flowering during:-
......January
......February
......March
......April
......May
......June
......July
......August
......September
......October
......November
......December
...Bulbs and other types of plant flowering during:-
......Dec-Jan
......Feb-Mar
......Apr-May
......Jun-Aug
......Sep-Oct
......Nov-Dec
...Selection of the smaller and choicer plants for the Smallest of Gardens with plant flowering during the same 6 periods as in the previous selection

Climber in
3 Sector Vertical Plant System
...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 - Evergreen
...Heather Shrub
...Heather Index
......Andromeda
......Bruckenthalia
......Calluna
......Daboecia
......Erica: Carnea
......Erica: Cinerea
......Erica: Others
Evergreen Tree
...Trees - Evergreen
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 - page links in row 6. Rose, RHS Wisley and Other Roses rose indices on each Rose Use page
...Other Roses A-F
...Other Roses G-R
...Other Roses S-Z
Pruning Methods
Photo Index
R 1, 2, 3
Peter Beales Roses
RV Roger
Roses

Soft Fruit
Top Fruit
...Apple

...Cherry
...Pear
Vegetable
Wild Flower and
Butterfly page links are in next row

Topic -
UK Butterfly:-
...Egg, Caterpillar, Chrysalis and Butterfly Usage
of Plants.
...Plant Usage by
Egg, Caterpillar, Chrysalis and Butterfly.

Both native wildflowers and cultivated plants, with these
...Flower Shape,
...
Uses in USA,
...
Uses in UK and
...
Flo Cols / month are used by Butter-flies native in UK


Wild Flower
with its wildflower flower colour page, space,
data page(s).
...Blue Site Map.
Scented Flower, Foliage, Root.
Story of their Common Names.
Use of Plant with Flowers.
Use for Non-Flowering Plants.
Edible Plant Parts.
Flower Legend.
Flowering plants of
Chalk and
Limestone 1
, 2.
Flowering plants of Acid Soil
1.
...Brown Botanical Names.
Food for
Butterfly/Moth.

...Cream Common Names.
Coastal and Dunes.
Sandy Shores and Dunes.
...Green Broad-leaved Woods.
...Mauve Grassland - Acid, Neutral, Chalk.
...Multi-Cols Heaths and Moors.
...Orange Hedge-rows and Verges.
...Pink A-G Lakes, Canals and Rivers.
...Pink H-Z Marshes, Fens, Bogs.
...Purple Old Buildings and Walls.
...Red Pinewoods.
...White A-D
Saltmarshes.
Shingle Beaches, Rocks and Cliff Tops.
...White E-P Other.
...White Q-Z Number of Petals.
...Yellow A-G
Pollinator.
...Yellow H-Z
Poisonous Parts.
...Shrub/Tree River Banks and other Freshwater Margins. and together with cultivated plants in
Colour Wheel.

You know its
name:-
a-h, i-p, q-z,
Botanical Names, or Common Names,
habitat:-
on
Acid Soil,
on
Calcareous
(Chalk) Soil
,
on
Marine Soil,
on
Neutral Soil,
is a
Fern,
is a
Grass,
is a
Rush,
is a
Sedge, or
is
Poisonous.

Each plant in each WILD FLOWER FAMILY PAGE will have a link to:-
1) its created Plant Description Page in its Common Name column, then external sites:-
2) to purchase the plant or seed in its Botanical Name column,
3) to see photos in its Flowering Months column and
4) to read habitat details in its Habitat Column.
Adder's Tongue
Amaranth
Arrow-Grass
Arum
Balsam
Bamboo
Barberry
Bedstraw
Beech
Bellflower
Bindweed
Birch
Birds-Nest
Birthwort
Bogbean
Bog Myrtle
Borage
Box
Broomrape
Buckthorn
Buddleia
Bur-reed
Buttercup
Butterwort
Cornel (Dogwood)
Crowberry
Crucifer (Cabbage/Mustard) 1
Crucifer (Cabbage/Mustard) 2
Cypress
Daffodil
Daisy
Daisy Cudweeds
Daisy Chamomiles
Daisy Thistle
Daisy Catsears Daisy Hawkweeds
Daisy Hawksbeards
Daphne
Diapensia
Dock Bistorts
Dock Sorrels
Clubmoss
Duckweed
Eel-Grass
Elm
Filmy Fern
Horsetail
Polypody
Quillwort
Royal Fern
Figwort - Mulleins
Figwort - Speedwells
Flax
Flowering-Rush
Frog-bit
Fumitory
Gentian
Geranium
Glassworts
Gooseberry
Goosefoot
Grass 1
Grass 2
Grass 3
Grass Soft
Bromes 1

Grass Soft
Bromes 2

Grass Soft
Bromes 3

Hazel
Heath
Hemp
Herb-Paris
Holly
Honeysuckle
Horned-Pondweed
Hornwort
Iris
Ivy
Jacobs Ladder
Lily
Lily Garlic
Lime
Lobelia
Loosestrife
Mallow
Maple
Mares-tail
Marsh Pennywort
Melon (Gourd/Cucumber)
Mesem-bryanthemum
Mignonette
Milkwort
Mistletoe
Moschatel
Naiad
Nettle
Nightshade
Oleaster
Olive
Orchid 1
Orchid 2
Orchid 3
Orchid 4
Parnassus-Grass
Peaflower
Peaflower
Clover 1

Peaflower
Clover 2

Peaflower
Clover 3

Peaflower Vetches/Peas
Peony
Periwinkle
Pillwort
Pine
Pink 1
Pink 2
Pipewort
Pitcher-Plant
Plantain
Pondweed
Poppy
Primrose
Purslane
Rannock Rush
Reedmace
Rockrose
Rose 1
Rose 2
Rose 3
Rose 4
Rush
Rush Woodrushes
Saint Johns Wort
Saltmarsh Grasses
Sandalwood
Saxifrage
Seaheath
Sea Lavender
Sedge Rush-like
Sedges Carex 1
Sedges Carex 2
Sedges Carex 3
Sedges Carex 4
Spindle-Tree
Spurge
Stonecrop
Sundew
Tamarisk
Tassel Pondweed
Teasel
Thyme 1
Thyme 2
Umbellifer 1
Umbellifer 2
Valerian
Verbena
Violet
Water Fern
Waterlily
Water Milfoil
Water Plantain
Water Starwort
Waterwort
Willow
Willow-Herb
Wintergreen
Wood-Sorrel
Yam
Yew


Topic -
The following is a complete hierarchical Plant Selection Process

dependent on the Garden Style chosen
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


Topic -
Flower/Foliage Colour Wheel Galleries with number of colours as a high-level Plant Selection Process

All Flowers 53 with
...Use of Plant and
Flower Shape
- page links in bottom row

All Foliage 53
instead of redundant
...(All Foliage 212)


All Flowers
per Month 12


Bee instead of wind pollinated plants for hay-fever sufferers
All Bee-Pollinated Flowers
per Month
12
...Index

Rock Garden and Alpine Flowers
Rock Plant Flowers 53
INDEX
A, B, C, D, E, F,
G, H, I, J, K, L,
M, NO, PQ, R, S,
T, UVWXYZ
...Rock Plant Photos

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

...All Plants Index


Topic -
Use of Plant in your Plant Selection Process

Plant Colour Wheel Uses
with
1. Perfect general use soil is composed of 8.3% lime, 16.6% humus, 25% clay and 50% sand, and
2. Why you are continually losing the SOIL STRUCTURE so your soil - will revert to clay, chalk, sand or silt.
Uses of Plant and Flower Shape:-
...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
<60
cm
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 Conditions
...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

Uses of Bedding
...Bedding Out
...Filling In
...Screen-ing
...Pots and Troughs
...Window Boxes
...Hanging Baskets
...Spring Bedding
...Summer Bedding
...Winter Bedding
...Foliage instead of Flower
...Coleus Bedding Photos for use in Public Domain 1

Uses of Bulb
...Other than Only Green Foliage
...Bedding or Mass Planting
...Ground-Cover
...Cut-Flower
...Tolerant of Shade
...In Woodland Areas
...Under-plant
...Tolerant of Poor Soil
...Covering Banks
...In Water
...Beside Stream or Water Garden
...Coastal Conditions
...Edging Borders
...Back of Border or Back-ground Plant
...Fragrant Flowers
...Not Fragrant Flowers
...Indoor
House-plant

...Grow in a Patio Pot
...Grow in an Alpine Trough
...Grow in an Alpine House
...Grow in Rock Garden
...Speciman Plant
...Into Native Plant Garden
...Naturalize in Grass
...Grow in Hanging Basket
...Grow in Window-box
...Grow in Green-house
...Grow in Scree
...Naturalized Plant Area
...Grow in Cottage Garden
...Attracts Butterflies
...Attracts Bees
...Resistant to Wildlife
...Bulb in Soil:-
......Chalk
......Clay
......Sand
......Lime-Free (Acid)
......Peat

Uses of Rose
Rose Index

...Bedding 1, 2
...Climber /Pillar
...Cut-Flower 1, 2
...Exhibition, Speciman
...Ground-Cover
...Grow In A Container 1, 2
...Hedge 1, 2
...Climber in Tree
...Woodland
...Edging Borders
...Tolerant of Poor Soil 1, 2
...Tolerant of Shade
...Back of Border
...Adjacent to Water
...Page for rose use as ARCH ROSE, PERGOLA ROSE, COASTAL CONDITIONS ROSE, WALL ROSE, STANDARD ROSE, COVERING BANKS or THORNLESS ROSES.
...FRAGRANT ROSES
...NOT FRAGRANT ROSES


Topic -
Camera Photo Galleries showing all 4000 x 3000 pixels of each photo on your screen that you can then click and drag it to your desktop as part of a Plant Selection Process:-

RHS Garden at Wisley

Plant Supports -
When supporting plants in a bed, it is found that not only do those plants grow upwards, but also they expand their roots and footpad sideways each year. Pages
1
, 2, 3, 8, 11,
12, 13,
Plants 4, 7, 10,
Bedding Plants 5,
Plant Supports for Unknown Plants 5
,
Clematis Climbers 6,
the RHS does not appear to either follow it's own pruning advice or advice from The Pruning of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers by George E. Brown.
ISBN 0-571-11084-3 with the plants in Pages 1-7 of this folder. You can see from looking at both these resources as to whether the pruning carried out on the remainder of the plants in Pages 7-15 was correct.

Narcissus (Daffodil) 9,
Phlox Plant Supports 14, 15

Coleus Bedding Foliage Trial - Pages
1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
11, 12, 13, 14, 15,
16, 17, 18, 19, 20,
21, 22, 23, 24, 25,
26, 27, 28, 29, 30,
31, 32, Index

National Trust Garden at Sissinghurst Castle
Plant Supports -
Pages for Gallery 1

with Plant Supports
1, 5, 10
Plants
2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9,
11, 12
Recommended Rose Pruning Methods 13
Pages for Gallery 2
with Plant Supports
2
,
Plants 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Dry Garden of
RHS Garden at
Hyde Hall

Plants - Pages
without Plant Supports
Plants 1
, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Nursery of
Peter Beales Roses
Display Garden

Roses Pages
1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
11, 12, 13

Nursery of
RV Roger

Roses - Pages
A1,A2,A3,A4,A5,
A6,A7,A8,A9,A10,
A11,A12,A13,A14,
B15,
B16,B17,B18,B19,
B20,
B21,B22,B23,B24,
B25,
B26,B27,B28,B29,
B30,
C31,C32,C33,C34,
C35,
C36,C37,C38,C39,
C40,
C41,CD2,D43,D44,
D45,
D46,D47,D48,D49,
E50,
E51,E52,F53,F54,
F55,
F56,F57,G58,G59,
H60,
H61,I62,K63,L64,
M65,
M66,N67,P68,P69,
P70,
R71,R72,S73,S74,
T75,
V76,Z77, 78,

Damage by Plants in Chilham Village - Pages
1, 2, 3, 4

Pavements of Funchal, Madeira
Damage to Trees - Pages
1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
11, 12, 13
for trees 1-54,
14, 15,
16, 17, 18, 19, 20,
21, 22, 23, 24, 25,
for trees 55-95,
26, 27, 28, 29, 30,
31, 32, 33, 34, 35,
36, 37,
for trees 95-133,
38, 39, 40,
41, 42, 43, 44, 45,
for trees 133-166

Chris Garnons-Williams
Work Done - Pages
1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
11, 12, 13

Identity of Plants
Label Problems - Pages
1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
11

Ron and Christine Foord - 1036 photos only inserted so far - Garden Flowers - Start Page of each Gallery
AB1 ,AN14,BA27,
CH40,CR52,DR63,
FR74,GE85,HE96,

Plant with Photo Index of Ivydene Gardens - 1187
A 1, 2, Photos - 43
B 1, Photos - 13
C 1, Photos - 35
D 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
Photos - 411
with Plants causing damage to buildings in Chilham Village and Damage to Trees in Pavements of Funchal
E 1, Photos - 21
F 1, Photos - 1
G 1, Photos - 5
H 1, Photos - 21
I 1, Photos - 8
J 1, Photos - 1
K 1, Photos - 1
L 1, Photos - 85
with Label Problems
M 1, Photos - 9
N 1, Photos - 12
O 1, Photos - 5
P 1, Photos - 54
Q 1, Photos -
R 1, 2, 3,
Photos - 229
S 1, Photos - 111
T 1, Photos - 13
U 1, Photos - 5
V 1, Photos - 4
W 1, Photos - 100
with Work Done by Chris Garnons-Williams
X 1 Photos -
Y 1, Photos -
Z 1 Photos -
Articles/Items in Ivydene Gardens - 88
Flower Colour, Num of Petals, Shape and
Plant Use of:-
Rock Garden
within linked page


Topic -
Fragrant Plants as a Plant Selection Process for your sense of smell:-

Sense of Fragrance from Roy Genders

Fragrant Plants:-
Trees and Shrubs with Scented Flowers
1
, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Shrubs bearing Scented Flowers for an Acid Soil
1
, 2, 3, 4
Shrubs bearing Scented Flowers for a
Chalky or Limestone Soil
1
, 2, 3, 4
Shrubs bearing Scented leaves for a
Sandy Soil
1
, 2, 3
Herbaceous Plants with Scented Flowers
1
, 2, 3
Annual and Biennial Plants with Scented Flowers or Leaves
1
, 2
Bulbs and Corms with Scented Flowers
1
, 2, 3, 4, 5
Scented Plants of Climbing and Trailing Habit
1
, 2, 3
Winter-flowering Plants with Scented Flowers
1
, 2
Night-scented Flowering Plants
1
, 2


Topic -
Website User Guidelines


My Gas Service Engineer found Flow and Return pipes incorrectly positioned on gas boilers and customers had refused to have positioning corrected in 2020.

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Ivydene Gardens Mixed Border Other Permanent Plants Gallery:
Introduction

The Other Permanent Plants from the Mixed Borders in the Garden at RHS Wisley in this Gallery are neither their Bedding plants nor their Permanent Herbaceous Perennials.

All the Permanent Plants in a bed are their to provide a structure where all of its plants when they are in flower can be seen and identified when in a garden that is displayed to the public.

This Buddleja davidii nanhoensis 'Nanho Purple' plant is in the West Border Section 7 Part 57 and you can see it in flower in the photo below taken 19 September 2013.

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It has the purple flowers at the back of the border in the middle of this panaroma shot of that section.

We will now expand this photo to find its plant label.

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Unfortunately we cannot see its label.

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The above photo was taken on 4 March 2013 and shows that the Miscanthus in front of it is still higher than the Black Plant label for this Buddleja. If that plant label was not elevated that could be the reason why no plant label for that buddleja was seen in September 2013. What is the point of having plants in a display garden, that visitors cannot identify when they are in flower.

This buddleja had its crown reduced in height by the staff at RHS as shown by the following photo taken on 20 January 2013

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and the following shows the right hand side:-

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If one leaves this amount of young branches in such a confined area then summer growth will become a congested mess.

 

The Pruning of trees, Shrubs and Conifers by George E. Brown published in 1977 in Faber Paperbacks - formerly Assistant Curator in Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew - was recommended as one of the books from Hadlow College where I took a course for a year from 1990-1991 to learn about horticulture. The following is what it states about pruning Buddleja daviddii :-

"Those which flower terminally on the current season's wood.

With these, the habit of growth and flowering is such that the late spring and early summer are devoted to the formation of shoots which are often 100 or 200 cms (40-80 inches) in length. These are eventually terminated by the inflorescence, which opens and sets seed all in the same season, as that in which the growth is made. Buddleja davidii Franch. and the various cultivars of this species all have this habit. Left unpruned, they develop into large spreading bushes full of dead wood and small branches which blossom poorly. Hard pruned annually in the spring, taking each shoot back to the lowest growths, the vigour is channelled into fewer shoots which as a result are strong with corresponding panicles of blossom. The pruning may either be carried down to ground level or to a main framework of a few branches about 90 -120 cms (36-48 inches) in height according to vigour. The need for a larger framework is indicated when the growths are excessively vigorous, especially at the top of the bush, and in order to achieve it, selected, well-positioned growths should only be pruned to half their length for the first 2 or 3 years after planting.

All buddlejas are sun lovers. The soil should be well-drained but they are strong growers and require feeding and mulching. This is especially true of those which are pruned hard each year. They all respond well by growing from really old wood if the shrub is cut back hard."

 

In the start of winter, when the current season's growth has finished and the new growth has just started; then I would prune buddlejas down to a maximum of 24 inches (60 cms) high and reduce each branch to an outward facing new shoot. I would also remove a third of the oldest trunks to ground level, so that I would end up with 1 year, 2 year and 3 year old trunks. I then had buddlejas with their flowering height at about the height of client's eyes each year.

 

The following shows the foliage of the Buddleja davidii nanhoensis 'Nanho Purple'on 15 May 2015:-

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but no further photos where this buddleja could be identified were taken after 15 May 2013. It does not seem to have been mulched to provide its nutrients and all its trunks are very mature; perhaps over 10-15 years old.

The same pruning problems have occurred with the Buddleja daviidii nanhoensis 'Nanho Blue' (Photo taken on 15 May 2013)

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and the Buddleja daviidii nanhoensis 'Nanho White' (Photo taken on 15 May 2013) in these Mixed Borders

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These Buddleja davidii 'Peacock' were blown out of the ground by the storm before 10 November 2013:-

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and then replanted as shown in the Lost Flowers Page. Since half its roots had been broken for it to be blown over and because of its age, this buddleja should have been replaced.

I do realise that because the Royal Horticultural Society is suffering financially in these austere times (over £19,000,000 excess income over expenditure in 2012-2013) and lack of visitors to this garden (1,000,000 in 2012-2013), that donations should be sent to the RHS Garden, Wisley Lane, Wisley, Woking GU23 6QB:-

  • for The Plant Replacement Fund to the RHS Garden Maintenance Staff using recorder delivery and include a banana to provide it with some nourishment when they plant it (Recorded Delivery by the Royal Mail in the UK is not counted as late if arrives within 15 working days from the working day that it was sent - if you pay an extra cost; then it can be delivered the next working day)
  • for the Person and Dog Path Maintenance Team to provide safe paths for visitors and wheelchair users which have the correct depth of foundations as shown in Case Study 3 to replace those paths; which are slabs laid on the earth as shown on the Lost Flowers Page. Use recorder delivery to send the cheque or postal order and include a banana to then provide that person with some nourishment when he/she executes this safety work 6 months later. if you wish to be kind to the Dog, then include Dog biscuits - the dog can drink from the rain puddles as a further cost-cutting expense.

Including the banana and/or the Dog biscuits might get the RHS to take note.

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Photo taken on 24 March 2014 of existing path alongside current Tulip Trial.

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Above Photo of same path section taken on 15 June 2013. Safety issue?

 

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Pavement repaired with sharp sand. Photo taken 10 November 2013.

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Photo taken 24 March 2014. The sand used between the slabs and their neighbours appears to have become soil.

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Photo taken on 24 March 2014 looking at temporary visitor viewing path to see part of Tulip Trial. I wonder what would happen when a wheelchair being pushed by its carer uses this - after it has rained.

 

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Ivydene Gardens Mixed Borders in RHS Garden at Wisley Garden Design:
Introduction

 

This section details what I consider as errors in design carried out by the staff at the RHS garden in Wisley:-

 

Mixing all the primary colours together for the flower colours used in many of the 71 parts of these Mixed Borders
This Mixed Border scheme has deciduous climbers, trees, evergreen and deciduous shrubs with bulbs as its other permanent plants to provide a permanent structure - see Permanent Herbaceous Perennial Plant Index and the Permanent Plants in the table on the right; which is backed by a deciduous hornbeam hedge.

This mixture provides a foliage and flower foil against which these other permanent herbaceous perennials can provide new growth from the ground each year, with the different colours of foliage from juvenile to mature to dying off in the autumn and then an easy maintenance during the months of December-March for removing most of the growth above ground and replacing the plant supports to provide a neat bed in a series of large ground areas.

The bedding plants - see Bedding Annual Plant Index and Un-labelled Bedding Annual Plant Index pages - provide the icing on the cake at different flowering time periods between May and November to enhance the overall flower colour scheme. The new bedding each year can provide opportunities to vary the look of these beds.

It was disapointing that I did not see the flowers during 2013 of more than 25% of these Permanent Herbaceous Perennial Plants - possible reasons shown in Lost Flowers Page with 'Walkabout' Plants and 'Stateless' Plants Page.

A table for each month - May, June, July, August, September, October, November - shows the flower photos for each of the 71 parts of the Mixed Borders split into Blue, Orange, Pink, Red, Unusual Colour, White, or Yellow for all the plants. Besides that, you can see from the table below that Red and Pink with Unusual Flower Colours seem to be predominant as flower colours and that these are spread throughout the beds.
Not having the knowledge of a fully qualified Royal Horticultural Society gardener, I am failing to see either

  • a colour scheme from pastels to bright colours and then back to pastels to accentuate the middle area of the entrance to the Plant Centre or exit path to the Bowes-Lyon Rose Garden on the other side or
  • the Red, bright Blue and Bright Yellows being closest to the garden entrance with the pastels at the furthest point of Battleston Hill to provide a visual extension to these beds or
  • the duplication of the same plant throughout the beds to provide continuity (there are 14 Phlox varieties which provide some kind of continuity in the bed in using the same family with the same kind of plant form). Each of the Permanent Herbaceous Perennials normally only occurs in 1 patch in these Mixed Border Beds - rarely twice and even more rarely in 3 patches. Each of the parts of the Mixed Border beds overlaps the adjacent parts, so depending on how wide on the ground is that patch of a collection of a plant, then it depends on how many parts of the 71 parts that it is on.
    or
  • change of flower colour from for example Yellow in May to Red in September to coincide with the possibility of the herbaceous shrubs/trees/hedge foliage becoming Brown/Red in the Autumn, in this Mixed Border or background hedge.
    or
  • how the following distribution of flower colours from the Permanent Herbaceous Perennials in these beds comes from a restful to the eye and mind, coordinated and planned flower planting scheme:-
    Red or Pink flowers occurs in
    35 parts (17 Pink + 20 Red - 2 Pink and Red) in June,
    53 parts in July,
    59 in August and
    60 in September.
    Multi-coloured or not Blue, Orange, Pink, Red, White or Yellow flowers occurs in
    35 parts in June,
    53 parts in July,
    57 parts in August and
    47 parts in September.
    Mixtures of 2 or more colours is
    29 in June (16 of 2 colours + 17 of 3 colours + 2 of 4 or more colours - 6 of White and other Colour),
    52 in July,
    55 in August,
    50 in September.

I have added the BEDding (started January 2014 - completed March 2014) and then the OTHer Permanent Plants (started March 2014 - completed May 2014) to the table below to show the flower colour planting scheme of the Bedding and the Other Permanent Plants and then its combination.
"Bedding Plant in Unknown Section" top data row in the Flower Colour Range months pages refers to the lack of a photo taken by me or H. Kavanagh of that bedding plant with the label in the same photo of a Permanent Herbaceous Perennial or Other Permanent Plant whose location in 1 or more of the 71 Parts of those Mixed Borders can be identified.

 

If I had produced this planting design with its mixture of flower colours in almost every part - or maintained these beds in this way - in 2013, I would be deeply ashamed.

As a nation of gardeners in Britain; the Royal Horticultural Society being at its pinnacle, with the tradition of excellence by our previous head gardeners and their staff during the Victorian era, I had thought that the staff at the RHS Garden at Wisley would not need a lecture.

 

Number of parts of the 71 parts of the Mixed Borders with flowers of the following colours in the following months:-

 

 

 

 

 

Unu-sual Col-our

 

 

White and other colour

Pink and Red

2 col-ours with-out White as 1 of them

3 col-ours with White as 1 of them or not 1 of them

4 or more
col-ours with White as 1 of them or not 1 of them

Month

176
Per-manent Herbac-eous Peren-nials

3

 

2

 

5

 

4

 

 

1

 

 

May

13

2

17

20

35

21

23

6

2

16

17

2

Jun

28

2

40

25

53

37

25

2

12

8

22

24

Jul

33

2

48

24

57

38

36

1

13

3

27

26

Aug

20

2

53

18

47

34

28

3

11

9

37

7

Sep

9

2

23

12

19

16

13

9

3

9

5

 

Oct

 

 

6

3

7

3

1

2

 

 

 

 

Nov

99 BEDding

 

 

8

5

12

6

 

3

 

3

 

 

May

 

3

10

21

29

11

 

4

2

2

3

1

Jun

8

6

11

35

41

17

6

4

4

9

7

2

Jul

8

6

11

37

41

17

6

4

6

11

6

2

Aug

6

6

11

35

44

13

6

4

5

8

7

1

Sep

4

6

11

28

33

8

6

1

6

9

2

2

Oct

 

 

2

11

7

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov

73
OTHer Perma-nent plants of other Plant Types

 

 

2

 

1

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

May

3

 

11

4

12

11

5

2

 

1

1

 

Jun

7

 

16

6

24

20

7

5

 

3

5

1

Jul

7

 

16

6

26

26

14

9

 

7

5

1

Aug

7

 

14

8

17

22

5

6

 

4

3

 

Sep

 

 

7

4

4

2

5

1

 

 

 

 

Oct

 

 

2

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

Nov

176
Per-manent Herbac-eous Peren-nials
+
99
BEDding
+
73
OTHer Perma-nent plants of other Plant Types

3

 

11

5

17

13

4

2

 

8

1

 

May

16

5

28

31

49

37

27

5

12

13

15

19

Jun

39

7

48

40

58

52

31

3

23

4

4

46

Jul

35

5

54

37

63

53

39

2

24

3

10

53

Aug

23

8

54

34

61

45

31

 

23

9

21

35

Sep

13

5

33

28

36

20

21

7

11

15

18

9

Oct

 

 

9

11

14

6

4

1

3

 

1

2

Nov

 

 

 

 

 

Unu-sual Col-our

 

 

White and other colour

Pink and Red

2 col-ours with-out White as 1 of them

3 col-ours with White as 1 of them or not 1 of them

4 or more
col-ours with White as 1 of them or not 1 of them

Month

 

Another Possible Solution for lack of coordinated Flower Colour Scheme

If you want the garden to be restful to the eye, then you can provide a colour scheme using the harmony of adjacent colours. If you prefer to shock the visitor, then use the contrast of opposite colours, but I am not favourable of the above partial use of the harmony of triads as shown by the Colour Wheel Page of Garden Design.

 

Very Poor Plant Labelling

After reviewing the situation that 102 plants were missing their identity when in flower in 2013 out of 348 (29.31% of the plants) in 768 square metres of Mixed Borders garden beds:-

  • for the Permanent Herbaceous Perennials of the Mixed Border beds in the
    Lost Flowers Page with the
    'Walkabout' and 'Stateless Plants' Page ,
  • for the Other Permanent Plants of the Mixed Borders in the Index above
  • and the Bedding Plants of the Mixed Border beds in the
    Bedding Plant Index Page
    and Un-labelled Bedding Plant Index Page


I am tempted to state:-
'There is room for improvement in the Mixed Border'.

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