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Colour Wheels with number of colours
All Flowers 53

All Flowers per Month 12

All Bee-Pollinated Flowers per Month 12
...Index

All Foliage 212
All Spring Foliage 212

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

 

Your chosen Garden Style then changes your Plant Selection Process

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

 

Conifer
Deciduous Shrub
Deciduous Tree
Evergreen Perennial
Evergreen Shrub
Evergreen Tree
Fern
Grass
Hedging
Herbaceous Perennial
Herb
Odds and Sods

Rhododendron
Rose
Soft Fruit
Top Fruit
Vegetable

Wild Flower

Topic - Wildlife on Plant Photo Gallery
Butterfly

 

Cultivation Requirements of Plant

Outdoor / Garden Cultivation

1

Indoor / House Cultivation

 

Cool Greenhouse (and Alpine House) Cultivation with artificial heating in the Winter

1

Conservatory Cultivation with heating throughout the year

1

Stovehouse Cultivation with heating throughout the year for Tropical Plants

1

 

Sun Aspect

Full Sun

1

Part Shade

1

Full Shade

1

 

Soil Type

Any Soil

1

Chalky Soil

1

Clay Soil

1

Lime-Free Soil

 

Peaty Soil

1

Sandy Soil

1

Acid Soil

1

Alkaline Soil

1

Badly-drained Soil

 

 

Soil Moisture

Dry

1

Moist

1

Wet

1

 

Position for Plant

Back of Shady Border

 

Back of Shrub Border

1

Bedding

1

Bog Garden

 

Coastal Conditions / Seaside

1

Container in Garden

1

Front of Border

1

Ground Cover 0-24 inches (0-60 cms)

1

Ground Cover 24-72 inches (60-180 cms)

1

Ground Cover Over 72 inches (180 cms)

 

Hanging Basket

 

Hedge

1

Hedge - Thorny

 

Pollution Barrier

 

Pond

 

Pot in House, Greenhouse, Conservatory or Stovehouse

1

Raised Bed

 

Rest of Border

1

Rock Garden

1

Scree Bed

1

Speciman on Lawn

 

Sunny Border

1

Tree for Lawn

 

Tree for Small Garden

1

Wildflower

1

Windbreak

 

Woodland

1

 

Use of Plant

Pollen or nectar for Bees

1

Hosts to Butterflies

1

Encouraging birds / wildlife, providing food and shelter

1

Bee-Pollinated plants for Hay Fever Sufferers

1

Berries / Fruit

 

Dry Site in Full Sun

1

Dry Shade

 

Filtering noise

 

Flower Arrange-ments

 

Fragrant Flower

1

Language of Flowers

 

Low maintenance

1

Moist Shade

 

Moist and swampy Sites

 

Nitrogen fixing plants

 

Not Fragrant Flower

1

Rabbit-Resistant

 

Speciman Plant

1

Thornless

 

Tolerant of Poor Soil

1

 

Plant Foliage

Aromatic Foliage

 

Autumn Foliage

 

Finely Cut Leaves

1

Large Leaves

 

Yellow Variegated Foliage

1

White Variegated Foliage

1

Red / Purple Variegated Foliage

 

Silver, Grey and Glaucous Foliage

1

Sword-shaped Leaves

 

 

 

Flower Shape

Number of Flower Petals

Petal-less
 

1

1 Petal

 

2 Petals

 

3 Petals
 

1

4 Petals
 

1

5 Petals
 

1

Above 5
 

1

 

Flower Shape - Simple

Stars
 

1

Bowls
 

 

Cups and Saucers
 

1

Globes
 

 

Goblets and Chalices
 

 

Trumpets
 

1

Funnels
 

1

Bells
 

1

Thimbles
 

 

Urns
 

 

Salverform

 

 

Flower Shape - Elaborated

Tubes, Lips and Straps
 

 

Slippers, Spurs and Lockets
 

 

Hats, Hoods and Helmets
 

 

Standards, Wings and Keels
 

 

Discs and Florets
 

 

Pin-Cushions
 

 

Tufts
 

 

Cushion
 

 

Umbel
 

1

Buttons
 

 

Pompoms
 

 

 

Natural Arrangements

Bunches, Posies, Sprays
 

1

Columns, Spikes and Spires
 

 

Whorls, Tiers and Candelabra
 

1

Plumes and Tails
 

 

Chains and Tassels
 

1

Clouds, Garlands and Cascades
 

 

Spheres, Domes and Plates
 

 

 

Shrub, Tree Shape

Columnar
 

1

Oval
 

1

Rounded or Spherical
 

 

Flattened Spherical
 

1

Narrow Conical / Narrow Pyramidal
 

1

Broad Conical / Broad Pyramidal
 

1

Ovoid /
Egg-Shaped
 

 

Broad Ovoid
 

 

Narrow Vase-shaped / Inverted Ovoid
 

 

Fan-Shaped /Vase-Shaped
 

 

Broad Fan-Shaped / Broad Vase-Shaped
 

 

Narrow Weeping
 

 

Broad Weeping
 

 

Palm

 

 

Conifer Cone

1

 

Form

Arching

1

Climbing

 

Clump-Forming

1

Mat-Forming

 

Mound-Forming

1

Prostrate

1

Spreading

1

Stemless

 

Upright

1

 

Poisonous Plant

1

 

 

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Plant Type
 

 

Alpines for Rock Garden (See Rock Garden Plant Flowers)

Alpine Shrubs and Conifers

The Alpine Meadow
Page 1
Page 2
Page 3

The Alpine Border

Alpine Plants for a Purpose

The Alpines that Dislike Lime

Alpines and Walls
Page 1
Page 2
Page 3

Alpines and Paving

Sink and Trough gardens

Aquatic
(Water Plants) for

Anti-erosion Riverbank

Marginal Plants (Bog Garden Plants)

Oxy-genating Weeds

Water Lilies

Floating Plants

Waterside Plants
and Plants for Dry Margins next to a Pond

Wildlife Pond Plants

Annual for

----------------

Plants for Cut Flowers in
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

Exposed Sites

Sheltered Sites with Green-house Annuals from 1916

Extra Poor Soil with Half-Hardy Annuals from 1916

Very Rich Soil with Biennials from 1916

Gap-filling in Mixed Borders with Hardy Annuals from 1916

Patio Containers

Cut Flowers Page 1
Page 2 Everlasting Flowers with Red Flowers from 1916

Attracting beneficial insects

Scent / Fragrance with Annuals for Cool or Shady Places from 1916

Low-allergen Gardens for Hay Fever Sufferers

Annual Plant Pairing Ideas

Low-Growing Annuals

Medium-Growing Annuals

Tall-Growing Annuals with White Flowers from 1916

Black or Brown Flowers

Blue to Purple Flowers

Green Flowers with Annuals and Biennials from 1916

Red to Pink Flowers
Page 1
Page 2

White Flowers

Yellow or Orange Flowers

Decorative Foliage

Moist Soil

Shade

House-plants with Yellow Flowers from 1916

Edging Beds

Hanging Baskets

Vining Annuals

 

Bedding for

Spring Bedding

Summer Bedding

Autumn/ Winter Bedding

Bedding for Light Sandy Soil

Bedding for Acid Soil

Bedding for Chalky Soil

Bedding for Clay Soil

Black Flowers

Blue Flowers

Orange Flowers

Pink Flowers

Long Flowering

Coloured Leaves

Attractive to Wildlife including Bees, Butterflies and Moths

Purple Flowers

Red Flowers

White Flowers

Yellow Flowers

Multi-Coloured Flowers

Aromatic Foliage or Scented Flowers

Bedding Plant Use

Flowers with 2 Petals

Flowers with 3 Petals

Flowers with
4 Petals

Flowers with 5 Petals

Flowers with 6 Petals

Flowers with more than 6 Petals

Use in Hanging Baskets

Flower Simple Shape

Shape of
Stars

Shape of
Bowls, Cups and Saucers

Shape of
Globes, Goblets and Chalices

Shape of
Trumpets and Funnels

Shape of
Bells, Thimbles and Urns

Use in Pots and Troughs

Flower Elaborated Shape

Shape of
Tubes, Lips and Lobes

Shape of
Slippers, Spurs and Lockets

Shape of
Hats, Hoods and Helmets

 

Use in
Screening

Use in
Window Boxes

Shape of
Standards, Wings and Keels

Shape of
Discs and Florets

Shape of
Pin-Cushions and Tufts

Shape of
Rosettes, Buttons and Pompons

Cut Flowers

Use in Bedding Out

Use in
Filling In

Biennial for

Cottage and Other Gardens

Cut Flower with Biennials for Rock Work from 1916

Patio Containers with Biennials for Pots in Greenhouse / Conservatory

Beneficial to Wildlife with Purple and Blue Flowers from 1916

Scent with Biennials for Sunny Banks or Borders from 1916

 

 

Bulb for
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Explanation Intro to Bulbs
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725 Blue, White, Yellow, Unusual Colour, or Red-Purple-Pink flowering Bulbs in each month they flower.

Indoor Bulbs for
December
January
February

Indoor Bulbs for
March
April
May

Indoor
Bulbs for
June
July
August

Indoor Bulbs for September
October
November

Bulbs in Window-boxes

Bulbs in the Border

Bulbs naturalised in Grass

Plant Bloom Dec-Jan
Feb-Mar

Plant Bloom
Apr-May
Jun-Aug

Plant Bloom
Sep-Oct
Nov-Dec

Plant Bloom Smallest of Gardens

Bulbs for the Bulb Frame

Bulbs in the Woodland Garden

Bulbs in the Rock Garden

Bulbs in Green-house or Stove

Achimenes, Alocasias, Amorpho-phalluses, Arisaemas, Arums, Begonias, Bomareas, Caladiums

Clivias,
Colocasias, Crinums, Cyclamens, Cyrt-anthuses, Eucharises, Urceocharis, Eurycles

Freesias, Gloxinias, Hae-manthus, Hipp-eastrums

Lachenalias, Nerines, Lycorises, Pen-cratiums, Hymen-ocallises, Richardias, Sprekelias, Tuberoses, Vallotas, Watsonias, Zephy-ranthes

Bulbs in Bowls

Bulbs in the Alpine House

Hardy Bulbs

Aconitum, Allium, Alstroe-meria, Anemone

Amaryllis, Antheri-cum, Antholy-zas, Apios, Arisaema, Arum, Aspho-deline,

Aspho-delus, Belam-canda, Bloomeria, Brodiae, Bulbo-codium

Calochorti, Cyclo-bothras, Camassia, Colchicum, Con-vallaria,
Forcing Lily of the Valley, Corydalis, Crinum, Crosmia, Montbretia , Crocus

Cyclamen, Dicentra, Dierama, Eranthis, Eremurus, Erythrnium, Eucomis

Fritillaria, Funkia, Galanthus, Galtonia, Gladiolus, Hemero-callis

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

Iris,
Kniphofia, Lapeyrousia, Leucojum

Lilium,

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

Orni-thogalum, Oxalis, Paeonia, Ran-unculus, Romulea, Sanguin-aria,
Stern-bergia,
Schi-zostylis, Teco-philaea, Trillium

Tulip,
Zephy-ranthus

Half-Hardy Bulbs

Acidanthera, Albuca, Alstroemeri, Andro-stephium, Bassers, Boussing-aultias, Bravoas, Cypellas, Dahlias, Galaxis,
Geis-sorhizas, Hesper-anthas

Gladioli, Ixias,
Sparaxises, Babianas, Morphixias, Tritonias

Ixiolirions, Moraeas, Orni-thogalums, Oxalises, Phaedra-nassas,
Pan-cratiums, Tigridias, Zephyr-anthes, Cooperias

Bulbs for Bedding

Plant Bedding Spring
Summer

Climber 3 sector Vertical Plant System with flowers in
Jan,
Feb,
Mar,
Apr,
May 1, 2
Jun,
Jul,
Aug,
Sep,
Oct,
Nov,
Dec

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Choosing the right Shrub or Climber

1a.
The Base -
Base of Wall Plants

1b.
Annuals

1c.
Herbs and Vegetables

1d.
Cut flowers, Cut Foliage

1e.
Scented flower or foliage

1f.
Foliage use only

 

2a. 1,2,3,4
The Prime - Wall Shrubs

2b.
Fruit trees

3a.
The Higher Reaches -
House-wall Ramblers

3b. 1,2
Non-House-Wall - Climbing Twiners

3c.
Non-House-Wall - Self-clinging Climbers

Raised Bed for Wheelchair Users

Plants for Wildlife-Use as well

Fastest Covering

Least protruding growth when fan-trained

1, 2
Evergreen

Use as
Hedge

Exposed Positions

Use as Groundcover

1,2
Ornam-ental Fruit

Scented Flowers

1, 2
Autumn Foliage Colour

Winter Bark

Winter and Early Spring Flowers

Summer Colour or Shape of Foliage

Edible Fruit

Needs Conservatory or Greenhouse

Large Pots and Containers

Cut Flowers

Attractive to Bees

Climber - Simple Flower Shape

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Stars

geraniumflocineremuballerina1a1
Bowls, Cups and Saucers

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Globes, Goblets and Chalices

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Trumpets and Funnels

phloxflotsubulatatemiskaming
Salverform

berberisdarwiniiflower10h3a14q1
Bells, Thimbles and Urns

 

Climber - Elaborated Flower Shape

prunellaflotgrandiflora
Tubes, Lips and Straps

aquilegiacfloformosafoord
Slippers, Spurs and Lockets

berberisdarwiniiflower10h3a14u1a
Hats, Hoods and Helmets

berberisdarwiniiflower10h3a14v1a
Standards, Wings and Keels

brachyscomecflorigidulakevock
Disks and Florets

androsacecforyargongensiskevock
Pin-cushions, Tufts, Petal-less and Cushions

armeriaflomaritimakevock
Umbels, Buttons and Pompoms


Gardening with Alpines by Stanley B. Whitehead. Garden Book Club. Published in 1962. It provides most of the data about the Alpines.

Essential Annuals The 100 Best for Design and Cultivation. Text by Elizabeth Murray. Photography by Derek Fell. ISBN 0-517-66177-2, provides data about annuals.

Ivydene Gardens Infill Plants Index Gallery:
Bedding for Clay Soil

Botanical Plant Name

with link to
UK or
European Union
mail-order supplier for you to contact to buy this plant

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

followed by
Sun Aspect:- Full Sun,
Part Shade, Full Shade

with link to external website for photo/data

Flowering Months in UK

with link to
USA or
Canada
mail-order supplier

Height with Spacings or Width (W) in inches (cms)

1 inch =
2.5 cms
12 inches = 30 cms
40 inches = 100 cms

Foliage Colour

and Background Colour nearest to middle-aged leaf colour from 212 foliage colours /

followed by
Soil Moisture:-
Dry,
Moist,
Wet

with link to Australia or New Zealand mail-order supplier

Plant Type is:-

A for Aquatic
Ann for Annual / Biennial
Ba for Bamboo
Bu for Bulb
Cl for Climber
Co for Conifer
F for Fern
G for Grass
H for Herb
P for Perennial
Rh for Rhodo-dendron, Azalea, Camellia
Ro for Rose
Sh for Shrub
So for Soft Fruit
To for Top Fruit
Tr for Tree
V for Vegetable
W for Wildflower

followed by:-
E for Evergreen,
D for Deciduous,
H for Herbaceous,
Alpine for being an Alpine as well as being 1 of above Plant Type /

 
Acid for Acidic,
Alk for Alkaline,
Any for AnySoil
 

with link to
ALL PLANTS Index Gallery page

Comments

Bedding Pages that this plant is on.

I would request the use of the photos on the websites of the Mail-Order Nurseries who sell these Bedding Plants

or

ask their permission to come and take my own photos at my own expense

as I did the roses in the Rose Nursery Field at R.V. Roger with their permission,

but after 10 years I have given up.

 

 

Photo Link links to the page in the website of the Mail-Order Nursery, which has a photo of their flower(s).

Lathyrus odoratus
'Painted Lady'
(Grandiflora sweet pea)

Supplier in UK

Pink and White

 

72 x 18
(180 x 45)

 

 

Intensely fragrant, deep pink and white, wavy-edged flowers appear in profusion from June to September. They're ideal for training over a wigwam of bamboo canes in a sunny spot - just make sure they are planted somewhere near a seating area, window, doorway or path so you can take full advantage of their wonderfully powerful scent.

Summer Bedding,
Pink and White Bicolour Flower with
Long flowering
(June-September),
5 Petals,
Standards, Wings and Keels Shape and
Scented Flowers.
Acid Soil,
Chalky Soil,
Clay Soil.
Bedding use in
Screening

 

Flower Photo

Heliotropium arborescens 'Princess Marina'
(Cherry Pie)

Supplier in UK

 

 

12 x 12
(30 x 30)

 

 

Clusters of sweetly-scented, deep violet-blue flowers from June to August and attractively wrinkled, dark green leaves. This compact heliotrope is ideal for a windowbox or patio container in a sunny, protected site. One of this plant's common names, cherry pie, refers to its unusual scent, which is reminiscent of freshly baked cherry pie!

Summer Bedding,
Violet-Blue Flower with
5 Petals and
Long flowering
(June-August)
Star Shaped Flowers.
Scented Flowers.
Sandy Soil.
Chalky Soil.
Clay Soil.
Bedding use in
Window Box and
Pots and Troughs

 

Flower Photo

Salvia farnacea 'Sea of Butterflies' mixed

Supplier in UK

White Flowers and Blue Flowers

 

16 x 10
(40 x 25)

 

 

Perfect for adding vertical interest to the summer bedding display, this salvia forms upright spikes of blue and white flowers. Mix with pink and purple flowers, or plants with silver foliage for a beautiful scheme.

Grown in individual plug cells, each plant measures about 6 - 10cm tall (from the base of the root to the top of the plant). They are ideal for keen gardeners who have a greenhouse where the plants can be grown on until they are ready for planting out in the garden once all chance of frost has passed.

Summer Bedding,
Blue Flower and White Flowers with
Long flowering
(May to the first frosts) Flowers.
Sandy Soil.
Chalky Soil.
Clay Soil.
Acid Soil.
Bedding use in
Window Box and
Pots and Troughs

 

Flower Photo

Cosmos 'Sonata Hot Pink Mixed'

Supplier in UK

Daisy-like flowerheads, that come in an Array of White and Pink shades

 

24 x 12
(60 x 30)

Fine, feathery foliage

 

Large, daisy-like flowerheads, that come in an array of white and pink shades, appear non-stop throughout the summer and right up until the first frosts. Superb as border plants, they will also flourish in large pots - and their fine, feathery foliage is also attractive.

Summer Bedding,
White, Carmine and Pink Flowers with
Long flowering
(May to the first frosts),
More than 6 Petals and
Star Shape Flowers.
Feathery Foliage.
Clay Soil.
Sandy Soil.
Bedding use in
Filling In and
Pots and Troughs

 

Flower Photo

Dahlia
'Figaro Mixed'

Supplier in UK

Mix of flower colours - White, Pink, Yellow, Red and Apricot

 

12 x 12
(30 x 30)

 

 

This classically shaped double flowering Dahlia will produce endless flowers all summer - in every colour you would ever want!

Summer Bedding,
White, Pink, Yellow, Red and Apricot Flowers with
Long flowering
(June-October),
More than 6 Petals and
Star Shape Flowers.
Acid Soil,
Clay Soil
.
Chalky Soil.
Sandy Soil.
Bedding use in
Filling In,
Hanging Baskets,
Window Box and
Pots and Troughs

 

Flower Photo

Lathyrus odoratus 'Matucana'
(Sweet Pea)

Supplier in UK

Deep Purple Petals with Red Petals on same Flower

 

72 x 18
(180 x 45)

 

 

Masses of highly fragrant, bi-coloured blooms appear from July to September adding colour and sweet perfume to the garden. It was first introduced to Britain in 1700, and it's perfect for training over a wigwam of bamboo canes in a sunny, well-drained site.
These sweet peas are autumn sown and grown in root trainers to promote longer deep roots. They have been grown under a cold polythene tunnel and whilst they are hardy, they are still young and do need that extra bit of protection on cold nights for the first few weeks. Wrap them in some good quality horticultural fleece or bring them in to an unheated greenhouse or conservatory for the night.

Summer Bedding,
Purple and Red Flowers with
Long flowering
(June-October)
Scented Flowers
Acid Soil,
Clay Soil
.
Chalky Soil.
Sandy Soil.
Bedding use in
Screening
and
Pots and Troughs

 

Flower Photo

Lathyrus odoratus 'Beaujolais'
(Spencer Sweet Pea)

Supplier in UK

 

 

72 x 18
(180 x 45)

 

 

Flowers, which are so dark they almost look black, appear throughout the summer and gradually become a little paler, but still maintain a deep burgundy hue. The lower lip of the flower is a more distinct shade of purple, and these create a great contrast. Their bold colouring teams up well with lush purples and plums.

Summer Bedding,
Darkest Burgundy Flowers with
Long flowering
(June-September)
Scented Flowers
Acid Soil,
Clay Soil
.
Chalky Soil.
Sandy Soil.
Bedding use in
Screening
and
Pots and Troughs

 

Flower Photo

Lathyrus odoratus 'Charlie's Angel'
(Spencer Sweet Pea)

Supplier in UK

 

 

72 x 18
(180 x 45)

 

 

'Charlie's Angel' was chosen by BBC Gardeners World magazine (July 2011) as the 'best ever' sweet pea. They say that 'this exceptional variety blooms for a long period and has superb perfume making it good for garden display, cut blooms or showing. 'Charlie's Angel' was also the first ever spencer type sweet pea to receive the RHS Award of Garden Merit.
Highly scented lavender-blue flowers add an alluring touch to cottage gardens or informal planting schemes, when they can be allowed to scramble over supporting obelisks, arches or trellis. Their soft colouring mixes well with stronger purples, blues and pinks.
Garden care: Incorporate lots of well-rotted organic matter in the planting hole. To make sure you keep the plants in top condition spray regularly with a fungicide as all sweet peas are prone to mildew, and feed with a high potash fertiliser, such as Tomorite for plenty of flowers. Don't forget to keep cutting the flowers so that you get plenty more!

Summer Bedding,
Lavender-Blue Flowers with
Long flowering
(June-September)
Scented Flowers
Acid Soil,
Clay Soil
.
Chalky Soil.
Sandy Soil.
Bedding use in
Screening
and
Pots and Troughs

 

Flower Photo

Ammi majus

Supplier in UK

White Flowers

 

60 x 20
(150 x 50)

 

 

Dainty white flowerheads that look like lacework are born in summer and seem to hover in a frothy haze above the finely cut, green foliage. The flowers are often used by florists to add a ethereal, romantic feel to bouquets, and they can last up to 10 days after being cut. This annual also looks a delight in the garden, and has quite an architectural feel. Once the flowers have faded and the seeds have ripened, they will attract finches to the garden.

Summer Bedding,
White Flowers with
Long flowering
(June-September)
Clay Soil
.
Chalky Soil.
Sandy Soil.
Seeds attract Finches.
Bedding use in
Screening
and
Pots and Troughs

 

Flower Photo

Gazania 'Sunburst Mixed'

Supplier in UK

Mixed colours including lemon, orange, red and gold

 

10 x 16
(25 x 40)

 

 

Thriving in sunny spots with freely-draining soils, Gazanias will add lots of colour without being too demanding. Their large flowers are eye-catching and bright, and come in a range of colours - often with the addition of attractive markings. Free-flowering by nature (even when the sun is not shining), but they will produce even more if they are deadheaded regularly.

Summer Bedding,
Lemon, Orange, Red and Gold Flowers with
Long flowering
(June-September)
Acid Soi
l,
Clay Soil
.
Chalky Soil.
Sandy Soil.
Bedding use in
Filling In,
Hanging Baskets,
Window Box and
Pots and Troughs

 

Flower Photo

Geranium
'Bright Red'

Supplier in UK

 

 

16 x 10
(40 x 25)

 

 

Tender geraniums look spectacular when they are planted in big swathes in seasonal bedding schemes and because of this, they are one of the best-loved summer plants. They can cope with dry conditions better than most and will thrive in any well-drained soil in a sunny spot. This upright red cultivar is perfect for the traditionalist and if deadead regularly they will carry on flowering right up to the first frosts.

Summer Bedding,
Red Flowers
with
Long flowering
(June-October)
Acid Soi
l,
Clay Soil
.
Chalky Soil.
Sandy Soil.
Bedding use in
Filling In,
Bedding Out,
Hanging Baskets, and
Pots and Troughs

 

Flower Photo

Geranium 'Candyfloss Mixed'

Supplier in UK

Pink Flowers and White Flowers

 

16 x 10
(40 x 25)

 

 

This beautiful blend of pink and white is ideal if you like to have your summer bedding ready-mixed. The magnificent geraniums in this collection are suitable for pots or borders and they will flower for months on end from early summer. If you want to beef up the display, they would mix well with most shades of purple and blue as well as silvery coloured foliage.

Summer Bedding,
Pink Flowers and White Flowers with
Long flowering
(June-October)
Acid Soi
l,
Clay Soil
.
Chalky Soil.
Sandy Soil.
Bedding use in
Filling In,
Bedding Out,
Hanging Baskets, and
Pots and Troughs

 

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Lobelia 'Sapphire'
(Trailing)

Supplier in UK

Magenta-Purple Flowers

 

6 x 10
(15 x 25)

 

 

Jazz up summer hanging baskets and windowboxes with this impressive trailing lobelia. The flowers are an intense shade of magenta-purple, and to say they appear in profusion would be an understatement! They look spectacular when planted with rich blues, purples, pinks and silver too.

Summer Bedding,
Magenta-Purple Flowers with
Long flowering
(May to the first frosts)
Acid Soil,
Clay Soil
.
Chalky Soil.
Sandy Soil.
Bedding use in
Hanging Baskets and
Window Box

 

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Marigold 'French Fancy'

Supplier in UK

Mixed shades of orange and yellow

 

10 x 10
(25 x 25)

 

 

Noted for producing large, long-lasting flowers early in the season these compact French marigolds will add a brilliant splash of colour to the front of a summer bedding scheme - and they also do very well in pots and containers. Prefering a really sunny spot, they are more tolerant of drought than most of the other bedding plants, so are a good option if you are likely to forget to water them every day.

Summer Bedding,
Mixed shades of Orange and Yellow Flowers with
Long flowering
(May to the first frosts)
Acid Soi
l,
Clay Soil
.
Chalky Soil.
Sandy Soil.
Bedding use in
Filling In,
Hanging Baskets,
Window Box and
Pots and Troughs

 

Flower Photo

Pansy 'Matrix F1 Spring Select Mixed'

Supplier in UK

mixed, including white, blue, orange, yellow and lilac

 

8 x 8
(20 x 20)

 

 

The big, colourful petals of these cheerful pansies make them a very showy addition to pots, windowboxes and hanging baskets. The flowers are held on short, stout stems and the plants are renowned for their robust growth and bushy habit. Plant them in big clumps where they will flower during milder periods throughout the winter.

Autumn/Winter Bedding to Spring Bedding ,
Mixed, including White, Blue, Orange, Yellow and Lilac Flowers with
Long flowering
(Autumn to spring during milder spells)
Acid Soi
l,
Clay Soil
.
Chalky Soil.
Sandy Soil.
Bedding use in
Filling In,
Hanging Baskets,
Window Box and
Pots and Troughs

 

Flower Photo

Petunia 'Fantasia Mixed'

Supplier in UK

Mixed including purple, red, pink, white and yellow

 

12 x 12
(30 x 30)

 

 

An excellent petunia that is renowned for its ability to produce loads of flowers - essential if you want big impact in mass planting schemes. It also takes adverse weather in its stride as the flowers tend to bounce back quite quickly.This collection offers a lush mix of lilac-pink, delicately veined dark indigo, rich burgundy, pale lemon and white flowers. There is no need to mix these with anything else, although they will look super with a hint of silver foliage.

Summer Bedding,
Mixed including Purple, Red, Pink, White and Yellow Flowers with
Long flowering
(May to the first frosts)
Acid Soi
l,
Clay Soil
.
Chalky Soil.
Sandy Soil.
Bedding use in
Bedding Out,
Hanging Baskets,
Window Box and
Pots and Troughs

 

Flower Photo

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Carrots love Tomatoes: Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening by Louise Riotte Second Edition (Storey Publishing 1998) ISBN-13: 978-1-58017-027-7

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