Ivydene Gardens Mixed Borders Garden Design:
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MIXED BORDERS in Royal Horticultural Society Garden at Wisley with my GARDEN DESIGN PAGES

Introduction

WINTER, SPRING, SUMMER WITH EARLY AND LATE AUTUMN SECTIONS OF WISLEY MIXED BORDERS
1-6 East Border

7-10 East Border
1-5 West Border
6-9 West Border


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.

Click on Black or White box in Colour of Month.

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The distribution throughout the 71 parts of the Mixed Borders of each flower from the

  • Permanent Herbaceous Perennials, Bedding Plants and Other Permanent Plants

split into

  • Blue, White, Yellow, Unusual, Red, Orange or Pink

is in each of these Month Pages

Summary of the Mixed Border Planting Design and Garden Maintenance - including in tabular form - shows the number for each single colour and combinations of colours for each of these months and whether it is from the Permanent Herbaceous Perennial (See its Index Page), Bedding Plant (See its Index Page) or Other Permanent Plant ( (See Index below) plant type.

See which of the 7 flower colours have been used for each of the 71 parts during 2013 in a table of colours.

Design of East Border

Design of West Border

Section 1 Part 1
Section 1 Part 2
Section 1 Part 3
Section 1 Part 4
Section 2 Part 4
Section 2 Part 5
Section 2 Part 6
Section 2 Part 7
Section 3 Part 7
Section 3 Part 8
Section 3 Part 9 with Seat Area
Section 4 Part 10 with Seat Area
Section 4 Part 11
Section 4 Part 12
Section 5 Part 12
Section 5 Part 13
Section 5 Part 14
Section 5 Part 15
Section 5 Part 16

Section 6 Part 16
Section 6 Part 17
Section 6 Part 18 with Plant Centre Exit
Section 7 Part 19 with Plant Centre Exit
Section 7 Part 20
Section 7 Part 21
Section 7 Part 22
Section 8 Part 22
Section 8 Part 23
Section 8 Part 24
Section 8 Part 25
Section 9 Part 26
Section 9 Part 27
Section 9 Part 28
Section 9 Part 29
Section 9 Part 30
Section 10 Part 31
Section 10 Part 32
Section 10 Part 33
Section 10 Part 34 with Access Road

Section 1 Part 35
Section 1 Part 36
Section 1 Part 37
Section 2 Part 38
Section 2 Part 39
Section 2 Part 40
Section 2 Part 41
Section 3 Part 42
Section 3 Part 43
Section 3 Part 44
Section 3 Part 45
Section 4 Part 45
Section 4 Part 46
Section 4 Part 47
Section 4 Part 48
Section 5 Part 48
Section 5 Part 49
Section 5 Part 50
Section 5 Part 51
Exit Path between Sections 5 and 6 Part 52

Section 6 Part 53
Section 6 Part 54
Section 6 Part 55
Section 6 Part 56
Section 7 Part 57
Section 7 Part 58
Section 7 Part 59
Section 7 Part 60
Section 7 Part 61
Exit Path between Sections 7 and 8 Part 62
Exit Path between Sections 7 and 8 Part 63
Section 8 Part 64
Section 8 Part 65
Section 8 Part 66
Section 9 Part 66
Section 9 Part 67
Section 9 Part 68
Section 9 Part 69
Section 9 Part 70
Section 9 Part 71


SPRING FOLIAGE COLOUR
Spr-Black
(o)-Brown
(o)-Green

(o)-Grey
Spr-Other Colour
(o)-Purple
(o)-Red
(o)-Variegated
Spr-White
Spr-Yellow
Spr-None
Spr-Multi-Colour

SUMMER FOLIAGE COLOUR
Sum-Black
(o)-Brown
(o)-Green

(o)-Grey
Sum-Other Colour
(o)-Purple
(o)-Red
(o)-Variegated
Sum-White
Sum-Yellow
Sum-None
Sum-Multi-Colour

AUTUMN FOLIAGE COLOUR
Aut-Black
Aut-Brown
(o)-Green

Aut-Grey
Aut-Other Colour
Aut-Purple
Aut-Red
(o)-Variegated
Aut-White
Aut-Yellow
Aut-None
Aut-Multi-Colour

WINTER FOLIAGE COLOUR
Win-Black
Win-Brown
(o)-Green

(o)-Grey
Win-Other Colour
(o)-Purple
Win-Red
(o)-Variegated
Win-White
Win-Yellow
Win-None
Win-Multi-Colour
 

Plant Height from Text Border

Bulb

Brown =
0-4
inches
(0-10
cms)

 

Blue =
4-8
inches (10-20
cms)

 

Green = 8-12
inches (20-30
cms)

 

Magenta = 12-16 inches (30-40
cms)

 

Red = 16-20 inches (40-50
cms)

 

Black = 20-24 inches (50-60
cms)

 

Orange = 24+
inches
(61+
cms)

Perennial

1 inch = 2.5 cms,
12" = 1 foot = 30 cms,
3 feet = 1 yard,
40 inches = 1 metre

Brown =
0-1 feet (0-30
cms)

Blue =
1-2 feet (30-60
cms)

Green =
2-3 feet (60-90
cms)

Red =
3-6 feet (90-180
cms)

Black = 6+ feet (180+
cms)

Shrub

Brown =
0-1 feet (0-30
cms)

Blue =
1-3 feet (30-90
cms)

Green =
3-5 feet (90-150
cms)

Red =
5-10 feet (150-300
cms)

Black = 10+ feet (300+
cms)

Tree

Brown =
0-20 feet (0-600
cms)

Blue =
20-40 feet (600-1200
cms)

Green =
40+ feet (1200
cms)

 

 

Climber

 

Blue =
0-3 feet (0-90
cms)

Green =
3-10 feet (90-300
cms)

Red =
10+ feet (300+
cms)

 

Bamboo, Bedding, Conifer, Fern, Grass, Herb, Odds and Sods, Rhododendron, Rose, Soft Fruit, Top Fruit, Vegetable and Wildflower

 

Blue =
0-2 feet (0-60
cms)

Green =
2-6 feet (60-180
cms)

Red =
6+ feet (180+
cms)

 

Plant Soil Moisture from Text Background

Wet Soil

Moist Soil

Dry Soil

Click on thumbnail to add the Plant Description Page of the plant named in the Text box below that photo.
The Comments Row of that Plant Description Page details where that plant is available from.
Flowering months append the Sun Aspect in the Text Box below each Thumbnail. Flower Colour with Foliage colour other than Green may also be appended.

Due to the number of plants which are in the list below, then the

Permanent Herbaceous Perennial Plant Index
Bedding Annual Plant Index
Un-labelled Bedding Annual Plant Index

pages have been created to detail the
Herbaceous Perennials permanently in these beds with the
Bedding Plants that are inserted into the beds in the Spring and removed in the Autumn.

Permanent Plant Name

with link to its Description Page

Flower Colour

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

Flowering Months

with link to each Month of that Flowering Colour Page

Height x Spread in inches (cms)

1 inch = 2.5 cms,
12" = 1 foot = 30 cms, 3 feet = 1 yard, 40 inches = 1 metre

Foliage Colour

Spring

with link to that Foliage Colour in the Spring Page

Summer

with link to that Foliage Colour in the Summer Page

Autumn

with link to that Foliage Colour in the Autumn Page

Winter

with link to that Foliage Colour in the Winter Page

Bamboo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bulb

Agapanthus 'Buckingham Palace'

Deep Blue

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July, August, September

60 x 24
(150 x 60)

Dark Green

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Dark Green

Dark Green

5 other Agapanthus in Herbaceous Perennial Gallery

Allium cristophii

Pinkish-Purple

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May, June, July

24 x 8
(60 x 20)

Dark Green

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Dark Green

74 other Allium in Allium and Anemone Gallery

Allium sphaerocephalon

Green, then Purple and ages Reddish-Purple

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July, August

24 x 3
(60 x 8)

Strap-like, Mid-Green

Strap-like, Mid-Green

alliumcfolsphaerocephalonkavanagh

 

 

Alstroemeria psittacina

Green and Red

alstroemeriacflopsittacinagarnonswilliams

Aug-Sep

40 x 18
(100 x 45)

 

Light Green

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Light Green

 

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

Erect, narrow, sword-shaped and Dark Green

Erect, narrow, sword-shaped and Dark Green

100 Crocosmia at Trecanna Nursery

Crocosmia x crocosmioides 'Vulcan'

Rich-Red

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June, July, August

36 x 18
(90 x 45)

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

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

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

 

Galtonia candicans

should be named Ornithogalum candicans

White

galtoniacflocandicansgarnonswilliams

July, August, September

48 x 16
(120 x 40)

Strap-shaped and Mid-Green

Strap-shaped and Mid-Green

galtoniacfolcandicansgarnonswilliams

Strap-shaped and Mid-Green

Other Southern African Ornithogalum species that originate in southern Africa

Climber

Clematis
'Alba Luxurians'

White

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July, August, September, October

120 x 72
(300 x 180)

Grey-Green

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Grey-Green

Grey-Green

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

Clematis 'Bill Mackenzie'

Yellow

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July, August, September, October

120-180 x 36
(450 x 90)

Dark Green

Dark Green

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Dark Green

321 Clematis at Hawthornes Nursery

Clematis x bonstedtii

Pale Blue

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July, August, September

60 x 20
(150 x 50)

Dark Green

Dark Green

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Dark Green

 

Clematis x diversifolia

Blue, Violet, Lilac, Lavender

clematiscflodiversifoliagarnonswilliams

June, July, August, September, October

100 x 40
(250 x 100)

Lance-shaped Dark Green

Lance-shaped Dark Green

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Lance-shaped Dark Green

 

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 idenify it or see its Plant Label. See Clematis 'Etoile Violette' Description Page in Clematis Climbers Gallery

Clematis 'Fukuzono'

Purple fades to Blue

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June, July, August, September

60 x 60
(150 x 150)

Dark Green

Dark Green

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Dark Green

Where is the American Clematis Society?

Rogerson Clematis Collection

Clematis 'Jackmanii'

Violet-Purple

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July, August, September

168 x 36
(420 x 90)

Pale to Mid-Green

Pale to Mid-Green

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Pale to Mid-Green

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

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July, August, September

72 x 36
(180 x 90)

Dark Green

Dark Green

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Dark green

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

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Estonian Clematis Society

Clematis 'Madame Julia Correvon'

Red

clematiscflomadamejuliacorrevonkavanagh

July, August, September

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

Dark Green

clematiscfolmadamejuliacorrevonkavanagh

Dark Green

Dark Green

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

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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

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July, August, September

180 x 60
(450 x 150)

Mid-Green

clematiscfolroyalveloursgarnonswilliams

Mid-Green

Mid-Green

 

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.

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Clematis 'Viola'

Violet Blue ages to Purple

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June, July, August, September, October

120 x 60
(300 x 150)

Dark Green

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Dark Green

Dark Green

 

Clematis x aromatica

Violet-Blue

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

Dactylicapnos macrocapnos

Yellow

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

80 x 40
(200 x 100)

Pale Green

Pale Green

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Pale Green

 

Lathyrus latifolius 'Rosa Perle'

Purplish-Pink

lathyruscflolatifoliusrosaperlekavanagh

June, July, August, September

80 x 36
(200 x 90)

Grey-Green

Grey-Green

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Grey-Green

 

Conifer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deciduous Shrub

Buddleja daviidii nanhoensis
'Nanho Blue
'

Pale Lilac-Blue

buddlejacflodavidiinanhoensisnanhobluekavanagh

June, July, August, September

60 x 60
(150 x 150)

Grey-Green

Grey-Green

buddlejacfoldavidiinanhoensisnanhobluekavanagh

Grey-Green

 

Buddleja davidii nanhoensis
'Nanho Purple
'

Deep Purple

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

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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.

Buddleja davidii 'Nanho White Monite'

White

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

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

Pink to Purple-Pink

buddlejacflosdavidiipeakeepgarnonswilliams

June, July, August, September

60 x 60
(150 x 150)

Medium green

Medium green

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Medium Green

 

Cornus alba 'Aurea'

Cream

cornuscflos1albaaureakavanagh

May, June

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. 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.

Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'

Pink

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July, August

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.

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Fuchsia 'Mrs Popple'

Scarlet Sepals and Purple Petals

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June, July, August, September, October

44 x 44
(110 x 110)

Slender deep Green

Slender deep Green

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Slender deep Green

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

Fuchsia 'Riccartonii'

Scarlet Sepals and Purple Petals

fuchsiacfloriccartoniigarnonswilliams

June, July, August, September, October

80 x 120
(200 x 300)

Bronze-tinted Dark Green

Dark Green

fuchsiacfolsumriccartoniigarnonswilliams

Dark Green

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

hibiscuscflosyriacusredheartgarnonswillams

June, July, August

96 x 60
(240 x 150)

Lobed Dark Green

Lobed Dark Green

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Lobed Dark Green

International Hibiscus Society list of registered and non-registered cultivars

Hydrangea arborescens
'Astrid Lindgren'

White

hydrangeacflos2arborescensastridlindgrengarnonswilliams

July, August, September

52 x 60
(130 x 150)

Green

Dark Green

hydrangeacfolsumarborescensastridlindgrengarnonswilliams

Dark Green

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

Hydrangea paniculata 'Kyushu'

Creamy-White

hydrangeacflobudpaniculatakyushugarnonswilliams

August, September

200 x 100
(500 x 250)

Toothed Mid to Dark Green

Toothed Mid to Dark Green

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Toothed Mid to Dark Green

The Best Books on Hydrangeas

Leycesteria formosa 'Purple Rain'

Burgundy, Pink and White

leycesteriacflo1formosapurplerainkavanagh

June, July, August, September

100 x 80
(250 x 200)

Dark Green

Dark Green

leycesteriacfolsumformosapurpleraingarnonswilliams

Dark Green

 

Paeonia 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

physocarpuscfloopulifoliusdartsgoldgarnonswilliams

May, June

60 x 60
150 x 150)

Golden Yellow

physocarpuscfolopulifoliusdartsgoldgarnonswilliams

Lime Green

Yellow with Bronze tinting

 

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diabolo'

Pinkish-White

physocarpuscfloopulifoliusdiabologarnonswilliams

June, July, August

96 x 96
(240 x 240)

Dark Purple

physocarpuscfolopulifoliusdiabologarnonswilliams

ages to Green

Green

 

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 alba 'Aurea' in front of it.

Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Guincho Purple'

Pink and White

The Black Plant Label faces the front and was unreadable in January 2013 from the lawn between the 2 Mixed Borders (See index in Mixed Border Other Plants Gallery). The Cornus alba 'Aurea' between it and the lawn adjacent became higher than the Plant Label of this Sambucus by August 2013, so that no flowers of this Sambucus could be identified.

Deciduous Tree

Catalpa bignonioides 'Aurea'

White

The photo taken 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

No flowers seen or photographed in 2013 in East Border Parts 29, 30 or 31 or West Border Parts 43, 44 or 45

Evergreen Perennial

Hemerocallis
'Green Flutter'

Greenish-Yellow

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June, July, August

20 x 40
(50 x 100)

Narrow, upright Dark Green

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Narrow, upright Dark Green

Narrow, upright Dark Green

Narrow, upright Dark Green

Hemerocallis
'Little Grapette'

Grape-Purple with Golden-Yellow throat

hemerocalliscflolittlegrapettekavanagh

July, August, September

30 x 24
(75 x 60)

Narrow, strap-like, Dark Green Evergreen Perennial

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Narrow, strap-like, Dark Green Evergreen Perennial

Narrow, strap-like, Dark Green Evergreen Perennial

Narrow, strap-like, Dark Green Evergreen Perennial

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

Jet black-maroon Evergreen Perennial

Jet black-maroon Evergreen Perennial

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

Marbled, Plum-Purple
Semi-Evergreen Perennial

Marbled, Plum-Purple
Semi-Evergreen Perennial

Marbled, Plum-Purple
Semi-Evergreen Perennial

Evergreen Shrub

Abelia x grandiflora

White flushed mauve-pink

abeliacfloxgrandifloragarnonswilliams

June, July, August, September, October

120 x 160
(300 x 400)

Dark Green

abeliacfolxgrandifloragarnonswilliams

Dark Green

Dark Green

Dark Green

Artemesia
'Powis Castle'

Yellow

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

Ligustrum quihoui

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.

Photinia x fraseri 'Red Robin'

White

photiniacflofraseriredrobingarnonswilliams

April, May

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

photiniacfolfraseriredrobingarnonswilliams

 

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

240 x 160
(600 x 400)

Grey-Green

Grey-Green

arundocfolsum2donaxgarnonswilliams

Grey-Green

 

Calamagrostis brachytricha

Grey with Pink tints becomes Golden-Brown

calamagrostiscflosbrachytrichagarnonswilliams1

June, July, August

60 x 36
(150 x 90)

Grey-Green

Grey-Green

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Grey-Green

Straw

Cortaderia selloana

White

cortaderiacfloselloanagarnonswilliams

August, September

120 x 60
(300 x 150)

Deep Green with razor sharp edges and midrib

cortaderiacfolselloanagarnonswilliams

Deep Green with razor sharp edges and midrib

Deep Green with razor sharp edges and midrib

Deep Green with razor sharp edges and midrib

Cortaderia selloana 'Pumila'

Silvery-Yellow

cortaderiacfloselloanapumilagarnonswilliams

August

60 x 48
(150 x 120)

Dark Green with razor sharp edges and midrib

Dark Green with razor sharp edges and midrib

cortaderiacfol1selloanapumilakavanagh

Dark Green with razor sharp edges and midrib

Dark Green with razor sharp edges and midrib

Eragrostis curvula

Grey-Green

eragrostiscflocurvulakavanagh

August

60 x 40
150 x 100)

Dark Green

eragrostiscfolcurvulagarnonswilliams

Dark Green

Dark Green

 

Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'

Reddish-Copper

miscanthuscflosinensisgracillimusgarnonswilliams

September

52 x 48
(130 x 120)

Dark Green with White stripe down the leaf centre

Dark Green with White stripe down the leaf centre

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Dark Green with White stripe down the leaf centre

 

Miscanthus sinensis 'Grosse Fontane'

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

Aug-Dec

100 x 60
(250 x 150)

Dark Green

Dark Green

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

100 x 40
(250 x 100)

Dark Green with White Midribs

Dark Green with White Midribs

Dark Green with White Midribs

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

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 midrib and edges

Dark Green with White midrib and edges

Dark Green with White midrib 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

Dark Green

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

Horizontal Cream bands on Dark Green arching foliage

Horizontal Cream bands on Dark Green arching foliage

 

Pennisetum orientale 'Shogun'

Pale Pink

pennisetumcfloorientaleshogungarnonswilliams

June, July, August, September, October, November

48 x 32
(120 x 80)

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

pennisetumcfolorientaleshogungarnonswilliams

 

Stipa calamagrostis

Pale Green ages to light buff

stipacflocalamagrostiskavanagh

June, July, August, September

30 x 18
75 x 45)

Dark Green

Dark Green

stipacfolsumcalamagrostiskavanagh

Dark Green

 

Stipa gigantea

Purple ripens to Gold

stipacflogiganteagarnonswilliams

June, July

100 x 48
(250 x 120)

Slender Grey-Green

Slender Grey-Green

stipacfolgiganteagarnonswilliams

Slender Grey-Green

 

Stipa gigantea
'Gold Fontaene'

Plant removed after 20 January 2013

Straw Yellow

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hedge

Carpinus betulus (Hornbeam)

Green Catkins

May

480 x 320
(1200 x 800)

Mid-Green

Mid-Green

Brown dead leaves

Brown dead leaves

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

Yellow

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?

September, October

48 x 39
(120 x 97)

Fragrant, finely divided, Grey-Green

Fragrant, finely divided, Grey-Green

Fragrant, finely divided, Grey-Green

 

Rhododendron/ Azalea /Camellia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rose

Rosa Bonica 'Meidomonac'

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

Pink

rosacflobonicameidomonacgarnonswilliams

July, August, September

36 x 44
(90 x 110)

Glossy, Mid-Green

Glossy, Mid-Green

rosacfolspr2bonicameidomonacgarnonswilliams

Glossy, Mid-Green

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

rosacflocarmenettagarnonswilliams

May, June, July, August, September, October

78 x 78
(200 x 200)

Green with Grey reverse

Green with Grey reverse

rosacfolspr2carmenettagarnonswilliams

Green with Grey reverse

 

Soft Fruit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top Fruit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vegetable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wildflower

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Solution to Unemployment in Britain:-

"The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Auckland, New Zealand, have taught 3 rescue dogs to drive in an effort to encourage people to adopt and love shelter pets."

Besides the trained dogs who aid Blind People in walking, these other dogs could be trained to drive in Britain. Then, when a Blind person wishes to be driven, an unemployed person could earn their benefit by being in the front passenger seat giving directions to the dog who is doing the driving, but not to the dog who is sitting in the back seat alongside the Blind passenger.

The Blind person gets social interaction and the unemployed person - in aiding this blind person to go further than that person can walk for shopping or to visit friends - increases their self-esteem and self-worth.

The cars are maintained and operated with the dog driver during 8 hours each week by these unemployed. The running costs, cars and car parts are paid for by the local Government Employment Department.

 

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