Ivydene Gardens Stage 2 - Infill2 Plants Index Gallery:
Plants for Cut Flowers in February

Ivydene Gardens Stage 2 - Infill2 Plants Index Gallery:
Plants for Cut Flowers in February

Botanical Plant Name

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Flower Colour

Sun Aspect of Full Sun,
Part Shade, Full Shade

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Flowering Months

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STAGE 4A
12 BLOOM COLOURS PER MONTH INDEX GALLERY
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Height with Spacings or Width (W) in inches (cms)

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

Foliage Colour


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STAGE 4B
12 FOLIAGE COLOURS PER MONTH INDEX GALLERY

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

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Soil Moisture:-
Dry,
Moist,
Wet

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STAGE 4C CULTIVATION, POSITION, USE GALLERY and
STAGE 4D
SHAPE, FORM INDEX GALLERY

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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
 

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STAGE 2 INFILL PLANT INDEX GALLERIES
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STAGE 3
ALL PLANTS INDEX GALLERIES
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It is sad to reflect that in England so few gardens open to the public label their plants or label them so that the label is visible when that plant is in flower, so that visitors can identify; and then later locate and purchase that plant.

Few mail-order nurseries provide the detail as shown in my rose or heather galleries.

If you want to sell a product, it is best to display it. When I sold my Transit van, I removed its signage, cleaned it and took photos of the inside and outside before putting them onto an advert in Autotrader amongst more than 2000 other Transit vans - it was sold in 20 minutes.

If mail-order nurseries could put photos to the same complexity from start of the year to its end with the different foliage colours and stages of flowering on Wikimedia Commons, then the world could view the plant before buying it, and idiots like me would have valid material to work with.

I have been in the trade (until ill health forced my Sole Trader retirement in 2013) working in designing, constructing and maintaining private gardens for decades and since 2005 when this site was started, I have asked any nursery in the world to supply photos. R.V. Roger in Yorkshire allowed me to use his photos from his website in 2007 and when I got a camera to spend 5 days in July 2014 at my expense taking photos of his roses growing in his nursery field, whilst his staff was propagating them. I gave him a copy of those photos.

Acacia

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Anemones (Windflower, wood anemone is a member of the Wildflower Buttercup Family)

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Many different colours

Spring blooming anemones do best in part shade. Fall bloomers thrive in full sun to part shade.

The sea anemone represents a clownfish's territory. Once established, It is rarely abandoned and clownfish will not venture far from it. The sea anemones stinging tentacles provide a safe haven for the clown when danger approaches. In return the clown fish helps the anemone by cleaning its tentacles of detritus, and possibly running off potential predators.

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Anemones like soil that is deep and rich, with plenty of well-decayed manure, so that it holds moisture, but is also well-drained.

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Tuberous-rooted or herbaceous perennials

Propagate tuberous-rooted anemones by seeds sown in prepared beds in January or in July. The best varieties should be taken up annually and offsets removed for propagation, but others are usually left undisturbed.
Best Tuberous Varieties:-

  • Anemone coronaria (poppy anemone), spring flowering, various colours
  • Anemone hortensis fulgens (Anemone hortensis, scarlet windflower), spring. (Best for naturalizing)
  • Anemone nemorosa (wood anemone is a member of the Wildflower Buttercup Family), spring, white (Use under deciduous shrubs or trees)
  • Anemone nemorosa robinsoniana, a good subject for the rock garden; sky blue
  • Anemone blanda, blue, winter flowering
  • Anemone palmata, yellow, likes peaty soil, 6 inches (15 cms), May

Herbaceous Varieties:-

  • Anemone alpina, 6 inches (15 cms), white
  • Anemone pulsatilla (Pasque Flower), purple, spring
  • Anemone sylvestris, the snowdrop-flowered anemone. This dislikes cold soils
  • Anemone hepatica, spring, flowering various colours
  • Anemone japonica, September-flowering perennial 24 inches (60 cms) in height, very useful for mixed borders. In addition to the white form, rose shades are now offered.

To make up an ideal bed for cultivation of these flowers, dig out 18 inches (45 cms) of soil. Put in a 6 inch (15 cms) layer of cow dung. Then refill the bed with good fresh loam. On this can be sown the seed, which must first be separated carefully so that it is evenly distributed. Generally the plants will flower the same season, but only the best kinds for exhibition should be retained for the following year. Never let the plants lack moisture, but do not let water become stagnant in the soil or the leaves will become distorted and swollen.
When planting, put the tubers 2-3 inches (5-7.5 cms) deep in soil similar to that of the seed bed described above, i.e.soil containing good loam, and rotted cow dung, with a quantity of sand.
Anemones will not usually respond to much forcing, but they may be potted in September, and grown in a cold frame or pit until spring, when they may be removed to the greenhouse. In this way excellent pot blooms may be obtained.

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Richardia africana)

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All parts of this plant are poisonous

White

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After flowering period is over the plants should be stood outside until the following autumn, and must never be allowed to become dry during the hot weather. Use Pest Control plant against greenfly.

20-40 x 4-20 (50-100 x 10-50)

Grow in planting baskets in heavy loam soil in water up to 30cm deep, in full sun as a marginal plant. Protect overwintering plants by placing baskets in a frost-free environment.
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Grow in pots in greenhouse

Greenhouse herbaceous or semi-evergreen perennial

Culture: 2 parts rich fibrous loam, equal parts leaf-mould and sharp sand. Repot annually in the autumn and stand in cold frame until October, when they should be removed to the greenhouse; temperature, 40 degrees Fahrenheit (4.5 degrees Centigrade). Water moderately until early spring by keeping it just moist, then freely, giving weak stimulants to plants showing flower spathe.

Propagate by division in the spring.

Zantedeschia aethiopica is the one chiefly grown, and is much prized for its white bloom for church and other decorations at Easter. Other species are:-
Zantedeschia albomaculata, white, leaves spotted white;
Zantedeschia elliotiana, yellow;
Zantedeschia pentlandii, yellow;
Zantedeschia rehmannii, purple.

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Zantedeschia aethiopica at Château de Cheverny, Loir-et-Cher, France - gardens, Zantedeschien. By Manfred Heyde, via Wikimedia Commons

Rhododendron calendulaceum, Rhododendron indicum, Rhododendron nudiflorum, Rhododendron obtusum, Rhododendron occidentale, Rhododendron Schlippen-bachii, Rhododendron vaseyi and their varieties (Azalea)

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Rhododendron calendulaceum - Botanical specimen in Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Boston, Massachusetts, USA taken on 27 May 2013, 09:40:27. By Daderot, via Wikimedia Commons

Camellias

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An evergreen flowering shrub for growing in pots or tubs, a good compost is medium turfy loam and peat in equal proportions, kept porous with plenty of sharp silver sand. A peaty loam is most suitable for outdoor culture. Propagation may be effected by seed, grafting, or layering, the 2 latter methods being most suitable for amateurs.
Culture - Grafting is best done in the early spring, the stock usually employed being C. japonica, this being the hardiest species. Maiden plants of this stock should be cut down to within 2-3 inches (5-7.5 cms) of the base, and the selected variety grafted thereon.
Uses - As the Camellia blooms early (February to May) the flowers are frequently ruined by frost in the open. The plants are, therefore, more suited for conservatory decoration, either set out in beds or placed in large pots and tubs.

The best of the species are probably
C. japonica magnoliaeflora and
C. reticulata (New Zealand Camellia Society Inc).
Of garden hybrids the following are excellent, prominence being given to single flowered sorts:
C. japonica Apollo,
C. japonica Donckelaarii,
C. japonica Jupiter,
C. sasanqua Snowflake, and Waltham Glory.

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Deutsch: Camellia japonica, Kamelie, Schloss Pillnitz, Dresden. By Brücke-Osteuropa, via Wikimedia Commons

Scilla bifolia (Chionodoxa)

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Two-leaf squill - Scilla bifolia. Taken in the Waldpark in Mannheim-Neckarau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. By Andreas Eichler, via Wikimedia Commons - the license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en) " Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)"

Cornus mas (Cornelian Cherry)

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Cornus mas, Cornaceae, European Cornel , inflorescences; Karlsruhe, Germany. The bark is used in homeopathy as remedy: Cornus mas (Corn-m.). By H. Zell, via Wikimedia Commons

Crocus

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Propagation and other details in Colour Wheel Rock Gallery.

 

 

 

 

 

Culture - Any good fairly light garden soil suits the crocus. It is obvious that the autumn and winter flowering varieties must be planted in June or July, and that warm, sheleterd nooks should be chosen if they are to be seen at their best. Failing this, they should have the protection of a cold frame. 2 or 3 frames 72 x 48 inches (180 x 120 cms), with autumn and winter species of Crocus planted out in them, afford almost constant bloom all through the darkest days of the year, if the selection is well made (there are some with photos in Colchicum and Crocus Gallery). Some of the early --->

spring flowering species, such as Crocus sieberi, do vary well in pots, if grown from start to finish with a minimum of heat and plenty of air. Dorothea, a Dutch variety, is also exceptionally good as a pot plant.
Spring-flowering -
Crocus aureas (C. flavus) - golden-yellow.
C. biflorus - white-feathered violet.
C. chrysanthus - shades of yellow, but varies a great deal.
C. Imperati - purple, outside fawn.
C. tommasinianus - lavender.
C. sieberi - bluey-lilac.
C. susianus - deep yellow or dark orange, with brown flames on the exterior.

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Crocus chrysanthus 'Goldilocks' at a Crocus exhibition in the greenhouses at Gothenburg Botanical Garden the spring 2016. By Averater, via Wikimedia Commons

Cyclamen coum (Sowbread)

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The hardy kinds of cyclamen will grow quite well in fairly rich soil containing plenty of leaf-mould, and are particularly happy in a shady pocket of the rock garden, or in turf under trees.
The tubers can be planted in August or September 2-3 inches (5-7.5 cms) apart and 1.5 inches (3.75 cms) deep. A top-dressing of heavy manure and rich soil annually after the leaves die down will prove of great benefit.
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Amongst the various hardy cyclamen the variety C. europoeum, which has scented flowers of crimson-red in autumn, is one of the most easily grown. C. coum should be chosen for the shadiest side of the rock garden. This flowers in February and March and makes a valuable addition to the winter garden. C. neapolitanum( C. hederifolium), producing a number of rosy-pink flowers followed by large silver-marbled foliage is another useful variety.

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Cyclamen coum. By Kurt Stüber, via Wikimedia Commons

 

Cyclamen for the Greenhouse - Height 9-12 inches (22.5-30 cms)
Soil - Turfy loam, peat and leaf-mould in about equal parts, with some rough silver-sand. Propagate by sowing seeds in the autumn in pots or pans.
Culture - Sandy loam, peat, and a little leaf-mould should be used till the seedlings are potted off individually. Cover the seeds lightly, keeping the soil shaded and uniformly moist till germination takes place. A temperature of 65 degrees Fahrenheit (18.3 degrees Celsius) is suitable. As soon as the first rough leaf is formed, pot the young plants into "thumbs" and transfer later to 3 inch (7.5 cms) pots. About midsummer the final shift should be given into 5.5 or 6 inch (13.75-15 cms) pots. At this stage a moist atmosphere is beneficial, and, if the weather is dry, syringing after sundown will greatly aid development. The plants will bloom from about mid-November till early in March. During the summer, shading from direct sun heat is essential, and as the flowering period approaches, it is desirable to give occasional doses of weak liquid manure; sheep manure giving, perhaps, the best results. A temperature of about 55-60 degrees Fahrenheit (13-15.5 degrees Celcius) is required while the plants are in bloom. Greenfly (You could try Chervil (Anthriscus cerefolium) planted alongside the Cyclamen to deter the greenfly - see Companion Planting Pest Control Page) and thrip are sometimes troublesome, but fumigation will keep the former in check, and the latter will not develop into a pest if the house is kept moist as advised.
Varieties - Cherry Ripe, Crimson St. George, Giant White, Mrs. A. Buckstone, Mrs. L. M. Greaves, Salmon Queen.

Cyclamen for the Rock Garden
The hardy section of this genus includes many species valuable for the rock garden and shady fern border, though none is suitable for the perennial border. The foliage is in most cases marbled with silver. Propagation by means of seeds sown in a little heat in spring is easy. The plants thrive best in shady corners amongst other low-growing plants and those described below are undoubtedly the best.
Cyclamen coum - This has dark-green kidney-shaped leaves. Flowers crimson. Site shade. Soil sandy loam. It is a flowering bulb or corm blooming from January to March. Height, 3 inches (7.5 cms).
C. coum album - has white flowers.
C. europaeum - Leaves large, faintly zoned with silver. Flowers crimson, sweetly scented. Site shade, Soil sandy loam. Flowering period, August to November. Height, 3 inches (7.5 cms).
C. hederaefolium - Syn, C. repandum.
C. ibericum (Syn, C. vernum) - Similar to C. coum, but leaves are zoned with white. Flowers crimson with purple blotch. Site shade. Soil sandy loam. Flowering period, January to March. Height 3 inches (7.5 cms).
C. ibericum Atkinsii has white flowers with crimson centre.
C. neapolitanum - A handsome species with marbled foliage. Flowers bright rose with violet-crimson centre. Site shade. Soil sandy loam. Flowering period, August to September. Height 4-6 inches (10-15 cms).
C. neapolitanum album has pure white flowers.
C. repandum - leaves ivy-like, with silver zone. Flowers rose-crimson. Site shade. Soil sandy loam. Flowering period, April to May. Height, 4 inches (10 cms).
C. repandum album has pure white flowers.

Chaenomeles japonica (Cydonia japonica)

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Chaenomeles japonica. Veseluvka, Jonava district, Lithuania. By Tocekas, via Wikimedia Commons

Narcissus (Daffodils)

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Further details in Bulb Narcissus Gallery , rock garden varieties and The American Daffodil Society.

The National Gardening Association has the Daffodils Database with 2,528 images of 26,395 daffodils.

 

 

 

 

 

Narcissi are very accommodating, and can often be used to good effect in odd corners of the garden. When they are grown in special beds they mix happily with other flowering plants such as wallflowers, forget-me-nots and primulas. Grown in beds of single variety the following are recommended:-
Conspicuus - yellow with red crown.
Emperor - pale yellow.
Empress - white and yellow.
Glory of Sassenheim - white and yellow.
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Golden Spur - golden yellow.
Horace - white with red-bordered cup.
King Alfred - deepest yellow.
Lady Moore - white with red crown.
Ornatus - white with red-bordered cup.
Sir Watkin - pale yellow with darker cup.
Van Sion - double yellow.
The last named stands rainy weather well, remaining upright and showy after a storm.

The Garden.org Plants Database has 698,917 plants, and 414,671 images in this world class database of plants, which is collaboratively developed by 2,071 Garden.org members from around the globe.

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Narcissus asturiensis. Sierra de la Peña de Francia, Salamanca, España. By Juan José Sánchez, via Wikimedia Commons

 

Narcissi are not very particular as to soil, except that it should be well drained and deeply dug before planting. Narcissi of all kinds can be naturalised in grass, and so long as the grass is not mown until after the narcissi leaves have turned yellow, the bulbs will increase from year to year. The secret of success with Narcissi is early planting. Exhibition growers put their bulbs in during August. The novice would be well advised to remember this and to order his supplies as soon as he receives his catalogues, and then to put in the Narcissus bulbs at the earliest possible opportunity.

Narcissus in pots and bowls
Practically all the varieties of Narcissus can be grown quite easily in pots or in bowls. They need no special treatment beyond potting up in rather deep containers, as the bulbs like plenty of root room.
Good loam of a somewhat sandy nature should be used in the pots so that the drainage is perfect. The bulbs can be set in position with only just the tips protruding above the soil surface. They can be quite close together so long as they do not actually touch.
At least 2-inch (5-cms) of soil should be beneath the bulbs and below that sufficient crocks to ensure good drainage in the pot. They are kept in the dark for a time in the same way as other spring-flowering bulbs, and brought gradually into more light and heat as the tops begin to develop. The "Paper White" Narcissus is probably the easiest of all flowers for the amateur to bring into bloom for Christmas. Grown throughout in a cool house-room, it will often flower before the end of November. The trumpet Daffodils and the ordinary Narcissi, will generally come into flower about February under ordinary home cultivation. If bowls and fibre are used, the bowls should be at least 4-5 inches (10-12.5 cms) deep for most Narcissi, though more shallow bowls could be used for the tiny Hoop-petticoat Narcissus and other rock garden varieties.
It is far better to grow all Narcissi under fairly cool conditions at first, but quite a number wil stand slight forcing in the later stages.
Some of the best for forcing are :
Trumpets: Christmas Glory, Colorable, Golden Spur, King Alfred.
Barrii: Conspicuus, Lady Moore.
Incompatibilis: Cardinal, Sir Watkin, Yellow Poppy.
Leedsii: White Lady.
Poeticus: Horace.
Double: Twink.
The flowers of the taller varieties will probably need staking when grown in pots, and this can best be done with very thin canes made by splitting bamboo lengthwise. These will be firmer if driven into the bulb itself, but the practice should be avoided if possible, as it damages the tissues and is therefore objectionable.

Narcissus. Dedicated to the Virgin, in common with many other white flowers - was in ancient mythology the vain, beuatiful youth, who sighed his life away at the margin of a woodland pool, for love of his own image reflected therein.

Above Narcissus types:-
"It was not until the mid-nineteenth century that daffodils were used much as garden plants. The ancient types, like the Tenby daffodil (Narcissus pseudonarcissus subsp. obvallaris), Lent lilies (N. pseudonarcissus subsp. pseudonarcissus), a yellow trumpet (N. pseudonarcissus subsp. hispanicus ‘Maximus’), and the species narcissus that naturalized throughout the English countryside, grew more like wildflowers. William Backhouse, Peter Barrs, and Edward Leeds are all given credit for popularizing daffodils. The hybrid seedlings they developed between 1840 and 1860 eventually became parents of the daffodils we grow in gardens today. These three men were country gentlemen and nurserymen—absolutely passionate about “improving” daffodils. Their early English hybrids were classified in horticultural groupings and listed in catalogs as Narcissus Leedsi, Narcissus Barri, Narcissus inconspicuous, or star daffodils, and were shipped to America for planting in public parks and in private estates like Filoli."

Daphne sericea (Daphne collina, Garland Flower)

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Culture of Hardy Species
Plant in sandy peat, or sandy sopil containing plenty of leaf-mould. Some of the drooping species are useful for the front rocks of rock gardens, other species are at home in the border or shrub bed. Plant in autumn (if planted in autumn, the roots have time during the winter to grow to provide the water and nourishment for the spring growth above) or spring.

The hardy species cultivated in borders and shrub beds include:
D. blagayana, white, flowering in March. --->

D. cneorum, the "Garland Flower", pink, May flowering. Only 12 inches (30 cms) high.
D. collina, rose, March-June, 24-36 inches (60-90 cms).
D. neapolitana, rose-purple, spring.
D. petraea, pink, June, 2-3 inches (5-7.5 cms).
D. alpina, white, May, 6-18 inches (15-45 cms). Deciduous.
D. mezereum, red or white flowers; also makes a good pot plant for the cool house.

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Daphne sericea: Flowering plant taken at Århus Botanical Garden, Jutland. By Sten Porse, via Wikimedia Commons

Daphne mezereum

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(Mezereon is a member of the Wildflower Daphne Family )

Daphne mezereum is very toxic because of the compounds mezerein and daphnin present especially in the berries and twigs. If poisoned, victims experience a choking sensation.

 

 

 

 

 

D. mezereum is the deciduous bush often found in cottage gardens. The barest branches are smothered with fragrant pink blossoms very early in the year, followed by red berries. It will grow to a height of 60 inches (150 cms) or so. Its propagation is usually by seed, a lengthy process since it is of very short growth. The young plants flower quite early in their existence, but some years are needed to form an effective bush. Layering is difficult owing to the upright habit of the bush. Cuttings seldom root. This variety thrives in --->

ordinary garden loam. It is found in woods throughout Europe and Russian Asia. It is included among the native plants of Britain, but its occurrence in a truly wild state is rare and confined to southern countries only.

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Daphne_mezereum (Dafne mezereo) Località : Noal, Trichiana (BL), 514 m s.l.m. By Enrico Blasutto, via Wikimedia Commons

Erica carnea and varieties

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The ideal soil is light, sandy peat, but ordinary sandy loam with the addition of peat or leaf-mould answers admirably. If the soil is too rich the plants become lanky, thereby loosing much of their character.
Propagation is by seeds, sown in very sandy peat in spring. If possible, get some soil from where heaths are growing wild; but cuttings are preferable. They should be taken in July and August - just tiny pieces about 0.5-1 inch (1.25-2.5 cms) in length. It is an operation requiring both patience and care. Take a pot and place therein 3-inches (7.5 cms) --->

of small crocks; upon these place a few dead leaves, half-decayed leaf-mould, or fibrous peat. Then try and obtain some soil from a heather district, where heaths are growing, pass it through a very fine-meshed sieve; and then add more fine sand. Place this mixture in the pot, to a depth of about 1 inch (2.5 cms), and then add a 1-inch of clean, coarse silver sand on top. Water the pots thoroughly, and ram the sand firm.
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English: winter heath, flowers
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Latina: Erica carnea, Erica herbacea. By Leo Michels, via Wikimedia Commons

 

The reason why soil where heaths are growing is recommended is because such soil contains the parasite that lives on and about the roots of the heather, and is essential to its wellbeing. The months of April and June are the best months to take cuttings of E. carnea and its varities, when the young tips of the shoots have made sufficient new growth. And these young shoots should be pulled downwards so that each comes off with a tiny heel, at the definitely defined junction between the old and new growth. Cuttings of the other heaths are best taken in early August, or at any time during the summer.
The pots containing the cuttings should be placed in a cold greenhouse, or garden frame, and attended to in the ordinary way.Remove at once any cuttings that become mildewed, or show signs of damping off. When the rooted cuttings have bushy roots as long as their respective tops, they are ready to pot in small separate pots, and kept therein until ready to be placed in their permanent quarters.Propagation by division, although the plants are more imposing to start with, is rarely satisfactory; indeed one may safely say that it is never satisfactory.

E. carnea (Alps of Europe), 6-10 inches (15-25 cms). Valuable for its early flowering. February to April. Flowers deep rosy-red. Award of Garden Merit, R.H.S.There are Erica carneas in Shrub Heather Gallery and in Heather Erica carnea Gallery

Garrya elliptica

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Garrya elliptica 'James Roof' — Coast silktassel cultivar. At the VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver. By Stan Shebs, via Wikimedia Commons

Genista (Broom)

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Genista scorpius. Real Jardín Botánico, Madrid. By A. Barra, via Wikimedia Commons

Syringa vulgaris (Lilac)

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Full Sun

Lilac to mauve, occasionally white

May-Jun

240-276
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Well-drained soil. Tolerant of alkaline soils

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Culture: Soil, ordinary good. Position, sunny borders or shrubberies. Plant, October to February. Prune moderately after flowering (June), removing all shoots with spent flowers, and thinning out the weaker shoots. Allow no suckers to grow from roots. The speciall coloured named varieties of the Common Lilac require feeding. Give annual dressing of bonemeal, 2 ounces per square yard (1 yard=36 inches=90 cms) in spring, or on lighter soils a generous mulch of manure or compost.

Use as colourful informal hedge.

Propagation: Named varieties by layering in spring or autumn; grafting, either on commonb lilac or on privet is sometimes practised, from such plants suckers will be either common lilac or privet. Suckers from layered plants will resemble the parent. Cuttings of all types, of half-ripened wood in cold frame, August to September. Removal of rooted suckers of common lilac or of species.

Common lilac tends to flower profusely in alternate years, a habit that can be improved by deadheading the flower clusters after the color has faded and before seeds, few of which are fertile, form. At the same time, twiggy growth on shoots that have flowered more than once or twice can be cut to a strong, outward-growing side shoot.

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Syringa vulgaris in Bothanic Garden, Poznań. By Radomil talk, via Wikimedia Commons

Convallaria majalis (Lily of the Valley is a member of the Wildflower Lily Family)

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Highly poisonous

Part Shade,
Full Shade

White

May

6-8
(15-20)

Moist but well-drained, sand or silt.

After planting, then water them in and give them a good mulch of leaf mould or good compost

P Rhizome H

Outdoor Culture: Compost, equal parts loam, leaf-mould, decayed manure and sharp sand. Position, beds or borders under shade of trees, high walls or fences for general culture; south border for early flowering. Plant single crowns 2 or 3 inches (5 or 7.5 cms) apart, with points just below surface, in September and October. Lift and replant every 4 years, always planting largest crowns by themselves. Mulch bed annualy in February with decayed manure. Apply liquid manure once a week, May to September, to beds more than a year old.

Pot Culture: Compost, equal parts good soil and leaf-mould. Plant 1 clump or a dozen single crowns in a 6 inch (15 cms) pot, well-drained, in October or November. Place inverted pot over crowns --->

and stand in cold frame or under greenhouse stage until January, then remove into heat, or allow to bloom naturally in greenhouse or window. Water only when soil needs moisture in winter, freely when growth begins.

Propagation: By seeds sown 0.25 inches (6mm) deep in light soil outdoors in March; division of crowns September or October.

Species Cultivated:
C. majalis, white, spring, 6 inches (15 cms),
var. Fortunei, larger flowers,
rosea, pink flowered.

Cut the flower and leaf together for a fresh looking and smelling arrangement. They will last 4-5 days but may fade faster in a warm room.

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Convallaria majalis, Ruscaceae, Lily of the Valley, inflorescence; Karlsruhe, Germany. The fresh aerial parts of the blooming plant are used in homeopathy as remedy: Convallaria majalis (Conv.). By H. Zell, via Wikimedia Commons

Magnolia denudata (Magnolia conspicua)

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日本語: ハクモクレン

English: Magnolia denudata tree photographed in Osaka-fu Japan. By I, KENPEI, via Wikimedia Commons

Primrose (early)

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English: Primula denticulata

Magyar: Gömbös kankalin (Primula denticulata). By Pipi69e, via Wikimedia Commons

Prunus amygdalus (Almond, Prunus dulcis)

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Almond blossom, Plants of Israel. Wild Flowers of Israel via the PikiWiki - Israel free image collection project with The Center for Educational Technology (CET) - an NGO established in 1971, located in Ramat Aviv and dedicated to the introduction of new teaching methods and tools to the Israeli educational system. CET has become a major hub in the network of Israeli educational bodies, both government-owned and NGOs, and employs some of the most experienced professionals in leading educational projects. By באדיבות אתרצמח השדה, via Wikimedia Commons

Rosa (Rose)

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American Rose Society

The Royal National Rose Society in UK

Descriptions with photos of 720 roses in Rose Plant Gallery

 

 

 

 

Cut roses are often grown in glasshouses, and in warmer countries they may also be grown under cover in order to ensure that the flowers are not damaged by weather and that pest and disease control can be carried out effectively.

Culture of Roses in Pots: Classes suitable for pot culture, Hybrid Perpetual, Hybrid Tea, Tea-scented, Polyantha with Miniature Bush and Patio Bush. Compost, 2 parts turfy loam, 2 parts rotted cow or hotbed manure, 1 part sand. Pot, October. Repot annually in August or September. Prune newly lifted and potted plants in November, shortening shoots to 3, 2 or 1 'eyes' of the base according to size; established plants of Hybrid Perpetuals and Hybrid Teas to 6, 3 and 2 'eyes'; Tea-scented, Chinese, Fairy and Polyantha kinds to 8, 6 and 4 'eyes' in November for early flowering, December or January for late flowering. Position, sheltered corner outdoors with pots protected from frost by straw, or in cold frame October to January, greenhouse January to May, sunny place outdoors afterwards. --->

Water moderately January to April, freely April to September, keep nearly dry October to January. Apply stimulants once or twice during flowering period. Syringe freely in greenhouse.

Manure for Roses: Cow or pig dung for light soils, horse manure for heavy ones. Top-dress with above directly after pruning and lightly fork in. Suitable artificial manure - superphosphate of lime (48 lbs (pounds) 16 ounces to 1 Pound) sulphate of potash, 20 lbs; sulphate of ammonia, 25 lbs; sulphate of iron, 4 lbs. Mix thoroughly together and apply at the rate of 3 ounces per square yard directly after pruning; 1 dose a year is sufficient. Liquid soot-water, cow and sheep dung also good for roses outdoors or in pots, especially applied generously after the first summer blooming is over.

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Miniature Rose - "Meillandine" Rose in clay garden pot. By Arch. Attilio Mileto - attilio.mileto@florero.net, via Wikimedia Commons

Scilla (Squill, Bluebell)

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Scilla bifolia. Photo taken on 15 March 2003. By BerndH, via Wikimedia Commons

Polianthes tuberosa (Tuberose)

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Polianthes tuberosa flower. Taken at Burdwan, West Bengal, India. By Joydeep, via Wikimedia Commons

Tulipa, dwarf species

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With plants from all over the world displayed in a 40-acre oasis of gardens and glasshouses, Cambridge University Botanic Garden has a collection of 60 of the 100 species of tulipa

 

 

 

 

 

There are other tulipa used as alpines in Rock Garden Plants Suitable for Small Gardens in Colour Wheel Rock Gallery and Tulip Gallery.

Elegant Tulip Bulbs - The Best Information on Tulip Bulbs. The aim of this web site is to provide you with all the best information and answers about these beautiful flowers.

A genus of bulbous plants, with many lovely dwarf species and varieties, which add beauty in colour and form to alpine gardens. Their chief needs are well-drained, porous soil, spring and early summer sun, and deep planting. Many will, when happy, increase by offset bulblets, and need lifting, sorting and replanting every third or fourth year, others can be increased by seed, though it make take 4 to 7 years for seedlings to reach flowering stage.

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Tulipa_sylvestris - close-up flower. By Meneerke bloem, via Wikimedia Commons.

Viola odorata (Violets,
Sweet Violet is a member of the Wildflower Violet Family)

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American Violet Society

Full Sun,
Part Shade

Purple / Lavender

Mar-May

See different colours of Viola odorata flowers

6 (15)

Well-drained

P

Culture of Violet: Soil, ordinary, previously well enriched with well-decayed manure. Clay soils require plenty of grit, decayed vegetable refuse and manure incorporated with them. Light and gravelly soils need a liberal amount of cow manure and loam or clay mixed with them. Position, border or bed on north or north-east side of hedge or under shade of fruit trees. Full exposure to hot summer sun undesirable. Plant crowns 9 inches (22.5 cms) apart in rows 12 inches (30 cms) asunder, April. 'Crowns' are portions separated from --->

parent plant, each furnished with roots. Water when first planted and shade from sun. Apply manures recommended for pansies at intervals of 3 weeks during summer. Remove runners, i.e. shoots that issue from the crowns, as they form during summer and keep plants free from weeds. Lift plants for winter blooming in September and replant, 6 to 8 inches (15-20 cms) apart, in equal parts good soil and leaf-mould in a cold, sunny frame. Water freely in fine weather. Protect from frost. Replant annually.

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Viola odorata (Sweet Violet) on a lawn near Paris. By Strobilomyces, via Wikimedia Commons

Petasites fragrans (Winter Heliotrope is a member of Wildflower Daisy Family)

 

 

 

 

Rhizome

This is Public Enemy No 1 in the UK:-
Winter heliotrope ( Petasites fragrans ) has attractive, fragrant, mauve flowers early in the year, but later in spring turns into a large-leaved monster, forming colonies along waysides.
with
Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) - More than £1bn has been spent trying to control it in the UK.
Aquatic Plants -
Crassula helmsii, Myriophyllum aquaticum, Azolla filiculoides or Azolla caroliniana, and
Elodea nuttallii.
Giant Hogweed (Heracleum manteggazzianum).
--->

Skunk cabbage
( Lysichiton americanus ).
Spanish bluebell
( Hyacinthoides hispanica ).
Himalayan balsam
( Impatiens glandulifera ).
Rhododendron ponticum.
Pseudosasa japonica (arrow bamboo) and Sasa palmata (palm bamboo).
Himalayan giant bramble ( Rubus fruticosus var. 'Himalayan Giant').
Montbretia
( Crocosmia crocosmiiflora ).

Culture: Soil, ordinary. Position, shrubberies or woodland, partially shaded borders. Plant October.
Propagation: By division, October or November.

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The Winter Heliotrope (Petasites fragrans) at Kirktonhall Glen, West Kilbride, North Ayrshire, Scotland. By Rosser1954, via Wikimedia Commons

 

Cut Flowers All The Year from The New Illustrated Gardening Encyclopedia by Richard Sudell, printed before May 1935 for the plant names in each month, followed by details for culture and propagation. Mr. Middleton's Garden Book by Daily Express Publication, reprinted 1941 for the individual cultivar names with evergreen/deciduous, flower colour, flower month and height.

The following - in the 3 pages of Cut Flowers all the Year - ordinary garden flowers, foliage and berries (including products of the greenhouse) should be available for the decoration of the home. For convenience; they are grouped under each month. By a careful study of the different kinds, and planning ahead, amateur gardeners should be able to dispense with the need for purchasing floral decorations, a form of economy by which the appearance of the garden itself will benefit.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STAGE 2
INFILL PLANT INDEX GALLERY 2
PAGES

Site Map

STAGE 1 GARDEN STYLE INDEX GALLERY PAGES Links to pages in Table alongside on the left with Garden Design Topic Pages

Website Structure Explanation and User Guidelines

Plant Type
 

STAGE 2 INFILL PLANT INDEX GALLERIES 1, 2, 3 with its Cultivation Requirements

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
1
, 2

Alpine Plants for a Purpose

The Alpines that Dislike Lime 1, 2

Alpines and Walls
Dry Sunny Walls 1a, b
Tops of Walls 2a, b
Dry Shady and Conifers 3a, b

Alpines and
Paving
1
, 2

Sink and Trough gardens
1
, 2

Aquatic
(Water Plants) for

Anti-erosion River-bank

Marginal Plants (Bog Garden Plants)
1
, 2

Oxy-genating Weeds

Water Lilies

Floating Plants

Water-side Plants
and Plants for Dry Margins next to a Pond
1
, 2

Wildlife Pond Plants

Annual for

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ANY PLANT TYPE for
Cut Flowers in
January 1, 2
February
March 1, 2
April
May 1, 2
June 1, 2
July 1, 2
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 Con-tainers

Cut Flowers
1
, 2, 3 Ever-lasting Flowers with Red Flowers from 1916

Attract-ing bene-ficial insects
1
, 2

Scent / Fra-grance with Annuals for Cool or Shady Places from 1916

Low-allergen Gardens for Hay Fever Sufferers

Annual Plant Pairing Ideas and Colour Schemes with Annuals
1
, 2

Low-Growing Annuals
1
, 2

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 and Cut Flowers
Page
1
, 2, 3

White Flowers
1
, 2

Yellow or Orange Flowers
1
, 2

Dec-orative Foliage

Moist Soil

Shade
1
, 2

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

Attract-ive 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 Elabo-rated Shape

Shape of
Tubes, Lips and Lobes

Shape of
Slippers, Spurs and Lockets

Shape of
Hats, Hoods and Helmets

 

Use in
Screen-ing

Use in
Window Boxes

Shape of
Stand-ards, Wings and Keels

Shape of
Discs and Florets

Shape of
Pin-Cushions and Tufts

Shape of
Rosettes, Buttons and Pompons

 

Use in Bedding Out

Use in
Filling In

Biennial for

Cottage and Other Gardens
1
, 2

Cut Flower with Biennials for Rock Work from 1916

Patio Con-tainers with Biennials for Pots in Green-house / Con-servatory

Bene-ficial to Wildlife with Purple and Blue Flowers from 1916

Scent with Biennials for Sunny Banks or Borders from 1916

 

 

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

Indoor Bulbs for
Dec-ember
January
February

Indoor Bulbs for
March
April
May

Indoor
Bulbs for
June
July
August

Indoor Bulbs for Sep-tember
October
November

Bulbs in Window-boxes
1
, 2

Bulbs in the Border

Bulbs natural-ised in Grass

Any Plant Type (some grown in Cool Green-house) Bloom-ing in
Dec-Jan
Feb-Mar

Any Plant Type (some grown in Cool Green-house) Bloom-ing in
Apr-May
Jun-Aug 1, 2, 3, 4

Any Plant Type (some grown in Cool Green-house) Bloom-ing in
Sep-Oct
Nov-Dec

Any Plant Type Blooming in Smallest of Gardens

Bulbs for the Bulb Frame

Bulbs in the Wood-land Garden

Bulbs in the Rock Garden

Bulbs in Green-house or Stove

Achi-menes, Alocasias, Amorpho-phalluses, Aris-aemas, Arums, Begonias, Bomar-eas, Calad-iums

Clivias,
Colo-casias, Crinums, Cyclam-ens, Cyrt-anthuses, Euchar-ises, Urceo-charis, Eurycles

Freesias, Gloxinias, Hae-manthus, Hipp-eastrums

Lachen-alias, 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 1, 1a

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

Aspho-delus, Belam-canda, Bloom-eria, Brodiae, Bulbo-codium

Calo-chorti, Cyclo-bothras, Camassia, Col-chicum, Con-vallaria,
Forcing Lily of the Valley, Corydalis, Crinum, Crosmia, Mon-tbretia , Crocus

Cyclamen, Dicentra, Dierama, Eranthis, Eremurus, Ery-thrnium, Eucomis

Fritillaria, Funkia, Gal-anthus, Galtonia, Gladiolus, Hemero-callis

Hya-cinth, Hya-cinths in Pots,
Scilla, Pusch-kinia, Chion-odoxa, Chiono-scilla, Muscari

Iris,
Kniphofia, Lapey-rousia, 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

Acidan-thera, Albuca, Alstroe-meri, Andro-stephium, Bassers, Boussing-aultias, Bravoas, Cypellas, Dahlias, Galaxis,
Geis-sorhizas, Hesper-anthas

Gladioli, Ixias,
Sparaxises, Babianas, Morphixias, Tritonias

Ixio-lirions, Moraeas, Orni-thogal-ums, Oxalises, Phaedra-nassas,
Pan-cratiums, Tigridias, Zephyr-anthes, Cooper-ias

Bulbs for Bedding

Plant each Bedding Plant with a Ground, Edging or Dot Plant for
Spring
1
, 2
or
Summer
1
, 2

Climber 3 sector Vertical Plant System with

Any Plant Type flowers in
Jan,
Feb,
Mar,
Apr,
May 1, 2
Jun,
Jul,
Aug,
Sep,
Oct,
Nov,
Dec
 

----------
Choosing the right Plant

1a.
The Base -
Base of Wall Plants

1b.
Annuals

1c.
Herbs and Vege-tables

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 Wheel-chair Users

Plants for Wildlife-Use as well

Fastest Covering

Least prot-ruding growth when fan-trained

1, 2
Evergreen

Use as
Hedge

Exposed Positions

Use as Ground-cover

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 Conserv-atory or Green-house

Large
Pots and Con-tainers
1
, 2

Cut Flowers

Attractive to Bees

Climber - Simple Flower Shape

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Stars

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Bowls, Cups and Saucers

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Globes, Goblets and Chalices

acantholimoncfloglumaceumfoord2a1a1a1
Trumpets and Funnels

phloxflotsubulatatemiskaming1a1a1a
Salver-form

berberisdarwiniiflower10h3a14q1a1a1a1
Bells, Thimbles and Urns

 

Climber - Elabo-rated Flower Shape

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Tubes, Lips and Straps

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Slippers, Spurs and Lockets

berberisdarwiniiflower10h3a14u1a1a1a1a
Hats, Hoods and Helmets

berberisdarwiniiflower10h3a14v1a1a1a1a
Stand-ards, Wings and Keels

brachyscomecflorigidulakevock1a1a1a
Disks and Florets

androsacecforyargongensiskevock1a1a1a
Pin-cushions, Tufts, Petal-less and Cushions

armeriaflomaritimakevock1a1a1a
Umbels, Buttons and Pompoms

 

STAGE 4A 12 BLOOM COLOURS PER MONTH INDEX GALLERY

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1
Blue

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1
Mauve

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1
Purple

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1
Brown

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1
Cream

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1
Green

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1
Orange

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1
Pink

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1
Red

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1
White

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1 Yellow

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1
Un-
usual

1
Multi-Colou-red

1
Each Flower Diff-

1
erent Colour

 

STAGE 4B 12 FOLIAGE COLOURS PER MONTH INDEX GALLERY
Deciduous Shrubs or Trees, Herbaceous Perennials or Bulbs- if that changes from the main colour for instance to a different autumn colour, then it will be in this column and the relevant colour for those months of Win (Winter), Spr (Spring), Sum (Summer) or Aut (Autumn) group as well.
Evergreen Shrubs or Trees, Evergreen Perennials - if that changes from the main colour for instance to a different autumn colour, then it will be in this column and the relevant colour for those months of Win (Winter), Spr (Spring), Sum (Summer) or Aut (Autumn) group as well.

Jan Win

Feb Win

Mar Spr

Apr Spr

May Spr

Jun Sum

Jul Sum

Aug Sum

Sep Aut

Oct Aut

Nov Aut

Dec Win

Decid
Herba

Ever-green

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1
Blue

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1
Mauve

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1
Purple

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1
Black

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1
Bronze

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1
Green

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1
Orange

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1
Pink

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1
Red

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1
Grey

1
White

1
Silver

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1
Yellow

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1
Un-
usual

1
Varie-gated

1

1

1

1

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Scented Flora of the World by Roy Genders - was first published in 1977 and this paperback edition was published on 1 August 1994 ISBN 0 7090 5440 8:-
This comprehensive book looks at scented flowers and leaves of plants from all over the world. The work has been prepared to the standards of the Index Kewensis, and is filled with the most interesting facts about the scented flora of the world.

I am using the above book from someone who took 30 years to compile it from notes made of his detailed observations of growing plants in preference to
The RHS Companion to Scented Plants Hardcover – 16 Oct 2014 by Stephen Lacey (Author), Andrew Lawson (Photographer) ISBN 978-0-7112-3574-8 even though this is the only major reference work on scent and scented plants which is endorsed by the Royal Horticultural Society. See reasons for stopping infilling of previous Sense of Fragrance section on 28/07/2016 at end of Sense of Fragrance from Stephen Lacey Page.

The Propagation of Alpines by Lawrence D. Hills. Published in 1950 by Faber and Faber Limited describes every method of propagation for 2,500 species. Unlike modern books published since 1980, this one states exactly what to do and is precisely what you require if you want to increase your alpines.

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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
...Infill Plants
...Infill2 Plants *
...Infill3 Plants
...12 Bloom Colours per Month Index
...
12 Foliage Colours per Month Index
...All Plants Index
...All2 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

 

STAGE 4C CULTIVATION, POSITION, USE GALLERY

 

Cultivation Requirements of Plant

Outdoor / Garden Cultivation

1

Indoor / House Cultivation

1

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

1

Peaty Soil

1

Sandy Soil

1

Acid Soil

1

Alkaline Soil

1

Badly-drained Soil

1

 

Soil Moisture

Dry

1

Moist

1

Wet

1

 

Position for Plant

Back of Shady Border

1

Back of Shrub Border

1

Bedding

1

Bog Garden

1

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)

1

Hanging Basket

1

Hedge

1

Hedge - Thorny

1

Pollution Barrier

1

Pond

1

Pot in House, Greenhouse, Conservatory or Stovehouse

1

Raised Bed

1

Rest of Border

1

Rock Garden

1

Scree Bed

1

Speciman on Lawn

1

Sunny Border

1

Tree for Lawn

1

Tree/Shrub for Small Garden

1, 2,
3, 4,
5, 6,
7, 8,
9, 10,
11,12,
13,14,
15,16,
uses of tree/ shrub

Wildflower

1

Windbreak

1

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

1

Dry Site in Full Sun

1

Dry Shade

1

Filtering noise

1

Flower Arrange-ments

Growing Plants for the Church

1



1, 2,
3, 4,
5, 6,
7, 8,
9,10,
11,12,
13,14

Fragrant Flower

1

Language of Flowers

1

Low maintenance

1

Moist Shade

1

Moist and swampy Sites

1

Nitrogen fixing plants

1

Not Fragrant Flower

1

Rabbit-Resistant

1

Speciman Plant

1

Thornless

1

Tolerant of Poor Soil

1

 

STAGE 4D
SHAPE, FORM INDEX GALLERY

Plant Foliage

Aromatic Foliage

1

Autumn Foliage

1

Finely Cut Leaves

1

Large Leaves

1

Yellow Variegated Foliage

1

White Variegated Foliage

1

Red / Purple Variegated Foliage

1

Silver, Grey and Glaucous Foliage

1

Sword-shaped Leaves

1

 

 

Flower Shape

Number of Flower Petals

Petal-less
lessershapemeadowrue2a1a1a1a1a1a1a1a

1

1 Petal

1

2 Petals

1

3 Petals
irisflotpseudacorus1a1a1a1a1a1

1

4 Petals
aethionemacfloarmenumfoord1a1a1a1a1a1

1

5 Petals
anemonecflo1hybridafoord1a1a1a1a1a1

1

Above 5
anemonecflo1blandafoord1a1a1a1a1a1

1

 

Flower Shape - Simple

Stars
anthericumcfloliliagofoord1a1a1a1a1a1a

1

Bowls
 

1

Cups and Saucers
euphorbiacflo1wallichiigarnonswilliams1a1a1a1a1a1a

1

Globes
paeoniamlokosewitschiiflot1a1a1a1a1a1a

1

Goblets and Chalices
paeoniaveitchiiwoodwardiiflot1a1a1a1a1a1

1

Trumpets
acantholimoncfloglumaceumfoord1a1a1a1a1a1a

1

Funnels
stachysflotmacrantha1a1a1a1a1a1a

1

Bells
digitalismertonensiscflorvroger1a1a1a1a1a1

1

Thimbles
fuchsiaflotcalicehoffman1a1a1a1a1a1a

1

Urns
ericacarneacflosspringwoodwhitedeeproot1a1a1a1a1a1a

1

Salverform

phloxflotsubulatatemiskaming1a1a1a1a1a1a

1

 

Flower Shape - Elaborated

Tubes, Lips and Straps
prunellaflotgrandiflora1a1a1a1a1a1

1

Slippers, Spurs and Lockets
aquilegiacfloformosafoord1a1a1a1a1a1

1

Hats, Hoods and Helmets
acanthusspinosuscflocoblands1a1a1a1a1a1

1

Standards, Wings and Keels
lathyrusflotvernus1a1a1a1a1a1

1

Discs and Florets
brachyscomecflorigidulakevock1a1a1a1a1a1

1

Pin-Cushions
echinaceacflo1purpurealustrehybridsgarnonswilliams1a1a1a1a1a1

1

Tufts
centaureacfloatropurpureakavanagh1a1a1a1a1a1

1

Cushion
androsacecforyargongensiskevock1a1a1a1a1a1

1

Umbel
agapanthuscflos1campanulatusalbidusgarnonswilliams1a1a1a1a1a1

1

Buttons
argyranthemumflotcmadeiracrestedyellow1a1a1a1a1a1

1

Pompoms
armeriacflomaritimakevock1a1a1a1a1a1

1

 

Natural Arrangements

Bunches, Posies, Sprays
bergeniamorningredcforcoblands1a1a1a1a1a1

1

Columns, Spikes and Spires
ajugacfloreptansatropurpurea1a1a1a1a1a1a

1

Whorls, Tiers and Candelabra
lamiumflotorvala2a1a1a1a1a1a

1

Plumes and Tails
astilbepurplelancecflokevock1a1a1a1a1a1a

1

Chains and Tassels
 

1

Clouds, Garlands and Cascades
 

1

Spheres, Domes (Clusters), Plates and Drumsticks
androsacecfor1albanakevock1a1a1a1a1a1a

1

 

STAGE 4D
SHAPE, FORM INDEX GALLERY

Shrub, Tree Shape

Columnar
ccolumnarshape1a1a1a1a1

1

Oval
covalshape1a1a1a1a1

1

Rounded or Spherical
croundedshape1a1a1a1a1

1

Flattened Spherical
cflattenedsphericalshape1a1a1a1a1

1

Narrow Conical / Narrow Pyramidal
cnarrowconicalshape1a1a1a1a1

1

Broad Conical / Broad Pyramidal
cbroadpyramidalshape1a1a1a1a1

1

Ovoid /
Egg-Shaped

ceggshapedshape1a1a1a1a1

1

Broad Ovoid
cbroadovoidshape1a1a1a1a1

1

Narrow Vase-shaped / Inverted Ovoid
cnarrowvaseshapedshape1a1a1a1a1

1

Fan-Shaped /Vase-Shaped
cfanshapedshape1a1a1a1a1

1

Broad Fan-Shaped / Broad Vase-Shaped
cbroadfanshapedshape1a1a1a1a1

1

Narrow Weeping
cnarrowweepingshape1a1a1a1a1

1

Broad Weeping
cbroadweepingshape1a1a1a1a1

1

Palm

1

 

Conifer Cone

1

 

Form

Arching

1

Climbing

1

Clump-Forming

1

Mat-Forming

1

Mound-Forming

1

Prostrate

1

Spreading

1

Stemless

1

Upright

1

 

Poisonous Plant

1

 

STAGE 1
GARDEN STYLE INDEX GALLERY

 

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

Fragrant Plants:-
Trees and Shrubs with Scented Flowers
1
, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Trees and Shrubs with Scented Leaves
1
, 2, 3, 4, 5

Trees and Shrubs with Aromatic Bark
1
, 2, 3

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

Herbaceous Plants with Scented Leaves
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

Scented Aquatic Plants
1


Plants with Scented Fruits
1


Plants with Scented Roots
1
, 2

Trees and Shrubs with Scented Wood
1


Trees and Shrubs with Scented Gums
1


Scented Cacti and Succulents
1


Plants bearing Flowers or Leaves of Unpleasant Smell
1
, 2
 

 

STAGE 2
INFILL PLANT INDEX GALLERY 3

Fan-trained Shape
fantrainedshape2a1a1a

From Rhododendrons, boxwood, azaleas, clematis, novelties, bay trees, hardy plants, evergreens : novelties bulbs, cannas novelties, palms, araucarias, ferns, vines, orchids, flowering shrubs, ornamental grasses and trees book, via Wikimedia Commons

 

Ramblers Scramblers & Twiners by Michael Jefferson-Brown (ISBN 0 - 7153 - 0942 - 0) describes how to choose, plant and nurture over 500 high-performance climbing plants and wall shrubs, so that more can be made of your garden if you think not just laterally on the ground but use the vertical support structures including the house as well.

The Gardener's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Climbers & Wall Shrubs - A Guide to more than 2000 varieties including Roses, Clematis and Fruit Trees by Brian Davis. (ISBN 0-670-82929-3) provides the lists for 'Choosing the right Shrub or Climber' together with Average Height and Spread after 5 years, 10 years and 20 years.

 

STAGE 2
INFILL PLANT INDEX GALLERIES 1, 2, 3


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

Plant Solutions 1000+ suggestions for every garden situation by Nigel Colborn ISBN
13:978
0 00 719312 7, provides many of the plants for the pages in these Galleries.

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.

Indoor Bulb
Growing by
Edward Pearson
. Published by Purnell & Sons, Ltd in 1953. It provides the data about Indoor Bulbs and Bulbs in
Window-boxes.

Colour All The
Year In My Garden
: A selection of choice varieties - annuals, biennials, perennials, bulbs, climbers and trees and shrubs - that will give a continuity of colour
in the garden throughout the year. Edited by C.H. Middleton. Gardening Book
from Ward, Lock & Co published in 1938, provides plant data for a calendar of plants in bloom throughout the year and for those in the smallest garden.

The Book of Bulbs by S. Arnott, F.R.H.S. Printed by
Turnbull & Spears, Edinburgh in 1901. This provides data about Hardy Bulbs, Half-Hardy Bulbs, Greenhouse and Stove Bulbs.

Collins Guide to
Bulbs by Patrick
M. Synge
. ISBN
0 00 214016-0
First Edition 1961, Second Edition 1971, Reprinted 1973. This provides data on bulbs for bedding, bulbs in the border, bulbs naturalised in grass, bulbs in the woodland garden, bulbs in the rock garden, bulbs in pans in the alpine house, bulbs in the greenhouse, bulbs in bowls and the bulb frame.

Annuals & Biennials, the best annual and biennial plants and their uses in the garden by Gertrude Jekyll published in 1916 and
republished by Forgotten Books in 2012
(Forgotten Books
is a London-based book publisher specializing in the restoration of old books, both fiction and non-fiction. Today we have
372,702 books available to read online, download as ebooks, or
purchase in print.).

Cut Flowers All The Year from The New Illustrated
Gardening Encyclopedia
by Richard Sudell, printed before May 1935 for the plant names in each month, followed by details for culture and propagation.

Mr. Middleton's Garden Book by
Daily Express Publication,
reprinted 1941
for the individual
cultivar names with evergreen/
deciduous, flower colour, flower month and height.

 

STAGE 4D
SHAPE, FORM INDEX GALLERY

Tree and Shrubs in Garden Design -

Trees and Shrubs suitable for Clay Soils (neutral to slightly acid)

Trees and Shrubs suitable for Dry Acid Soils

Trees and Shrubs suitable for Shallow Soil over Chalk

Trees and Shrubs tolerant of both extreme Acidity and Alkalinity

Trees and Shrubs suitable for Damp Sites

Trees and Shrubs suitable for Industrial Areas

Trees and Shrubs suitable for Cold Exposed Areas

Trees and Shrubs suitable for Seaside Areas

Shrubs suitable for Heavy Shade

Shrubs and Climbers suitable for NORTH- and EAST-facing Walls

Shrubs suitable for Ground Cover

Trees of Pendulous Habit

Trees and Shrubs of Upright or Fastigiate Habit

Trees and Shrubs with Ornamental Bark or Twigs

Trees and Shrubs with Bold Foliage

Trees and Shrubs for Autumn Colour

Trees and Shrubs with Red or Purple Foliage

Trees and Shrubs with Golden or Yellow Foliage

Trees and Shrubs with Grey or Silver Foliage

Trees and Shrubs with Variegated Foliage

Trees and Shrubs bearing Ornamental Fruit

Trees and Shrubs with Fragrant or Scented Flowers

Trees and Shrubs with Aromatic Foliage

Flowering Trees and Shrubs for Every Month:-
Jan
, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

The following table shows the linkages for the information about the plants
described in Sanders' Encyclopedia of Gardening in The Gardeners' Golden Treasury, revised by A. G. L Hellyer F.L.S, Editor of 'Amateur Gardening', (thirty-first impression of original published in 1895) was published in 1960 by W. H. & L. Collingridge Limited,
between:-

  • Stage 1 - Garden Style Index Gallery (in this Table) and Stage 1 Fragrant Plants (in Table on left), then
  • Stage 2 - 3 Infill Plants Index Galleries (in Table on right), then
  • Stage 3a - All Plants Index Gallery with each plant species in its own Plant Type Page followed by choice from Stage 4a, 4b, 4c and/or 4d REMEMBERING THE CONSTRAINTS ON THE SELECTION FROM THE CHOICES MADE IN STAGES 1 AND 2 (in this Table)
  • Stage 3b - All2 Plants Index Gallery for Alpines without a Garden for your health and productivity (in this Table)
  • Stage 4a - 12 Bloom Colours per Month Index Gallery (in Table on right)
  • Stage 4b - 12 Foliage Colours per Month Index Gallery (in Table on right) with
    column for Deciduous / Herbaceous plants with the same foliage colour during their growing season and
    column for Evergreen plants with the same foliage colour during the entire year
  • Stage 4c - Cultivation, Position, Use Index Gallery (in Table on left)
  • Stage 4d - Shape, Form Index Gallery (in Table on left)

STAGE 1 GARDEN STYLE INDEX GALLERY
It would be useful if when you decide to change your garden that you use a uniform garden style throughout your garden and the GARDEN STYLE INDEX GALLERY aims to provide pointers.
The new pages (April 2016) in the gallery will have a suitable list of plants on each page (as that plant gets further detailed in the ALL PLANTS INDEX GALLERY), then each row containing that plant name in the GARDEN STYLE INDEX GALLERY will also be updated. I aim to input details of plants starting with A in alphabetical order to Z.

Private Garden Design:-
What is your Budget and What are the purposes for your garden?
Designing for a purpose: Areas which require answers before answering your Designing for a Purpose Questionaire.
Then, do the Site Survey with Photographs, before putting the Current Garden Design on paper or in your computer.
Using the Broad Design elements of Scale, which Garden Style to use:-
Low Maintenance Garden Style, Cottage Garden Style, Wildlife Garden Style or Japanese Garden Style and the
Hard and Soft Landscaping elements, create the Broad Proposed Design. Then, the Detailed Design of each Hard Landscaping item followed by the Soft Landscaping elements: The Soil, changing the Microclimate; and the
Plant Selection is influenced by the Colour Wheel, with Plant Quantities determined by time to establish versus width between plants and Companion Planting will provide helpful neighbouring plants
or
Click on text in cells below to jump to that page describing that data
.

 


Container

Gardening at my work-place

 

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Do you want to garden and grow plants?

 

No

Cannot be bothered.
If you wish to improve your productivity and health, then, plant an Alpine Pan in your work area or at home using the information within Alpines without a Garden by Lawrence D. Hills, using these pages:-


Potted
House-plant


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No
Garden

At Home with Gard-ening Area


Yes


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Balcony Garden or Roof Garden


Yes
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Grow flowers for flower arranging and vegetables on Balcony Garden or Roof Garden

Pan Plant Back-grou-nd Colour

STAGE 3b
ALL2 PLANTS INDEX GALLERY

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Conservatory Gardening

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Outside Garden
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Pan, Trough and Window-Box Odds and Sods
1
, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
11, 12, 13, 14,
15

The beginner's dozen for the small pan

Plants for the pan gar-den


Stovehouse for Tropical Plants

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An extra dozen for the larger pan

Kinds of Pan Plants that may be split up and tucked in Corners and Crevices

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v

Miniature trees and shrubs for pan

The leafy soil pan

The gritty soil pan

The Limy Soil Plan

Blue Flower Colour Pan Plants

Lilac, Violet and Purple Flower Colour Pan Plants

Reds, Carm-ines Flower Colour Pan Plants

Pinks Flower Colour Pan Plants

White Flower Colour Pan Plants and Bicol-ored

Yellow Flower Colour Pan Plants

Blue Flower Colour Trough Plants

Violet, Lilac and Purple Flower Colour Trough Plants

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v

Reds and Carm-ines Flower Colour Trough Plants

Pinks - all shades Flower Colour Trough Plants

Yellow Flower Colour Trough Plants

White and Cream Flower Colour Trough Plants

Bi-colour-ed Flower Colour Trough Plants

Feb Flower Season Pan

Mar Flower Season Pan

Apr Flower Season Pan

May Flower Season Pan

Jun Flower Season Pan

Jul Flower Season Pan

Aug Flower Season Pan

Sep Flower Season Pan

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v

Oct Flower Season Pan

Nov Flower Season Pan

Pans for Semi-shade

Pans for In-doors

Mini-ature Pot

Feb Flower Season Trough

Mar Flower Season Trough

Apr Flower Season Trough

May Flower Season Trough

Jun Flower Season Trough

Jul Flower Season Trough

Aug Flower Season Trough

Sep Flower Season Trough

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Oct Flower Season Trough

Nov Flower Season Trough

Dec Flower Season Trough

Bulb Pan

Bulb Cover-ing Carp-eters

Trough and Window-box plants 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Trough and Window-Box Background Colour

Pan Plant
Alpines without a Garden

ABC 1
Pan Plants

DEF 1
Pan Plants

GHI
Pan Plants

JKL 1
Pan Plants

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MNO 1
Pan Plants

PQR 1
Pan Plants

STU 1
Pan Plants

V 1
Pan Plants

WXYZ 1
Pan Plants

You need to know the following:-
1. How much time per week are you prepared to look after your garden or prepared to pay someone else to do it for you?
2. How much are you are prepared to spend on creating your garden and then on its maintenance for its feeding and replacement of its plants and hard landscaping?
3. In order for you to go into your garden, there must be mystery in it, so that from any position in the house you cannot see all the garden, otherwise you will not be tempted to go out into it.
4. You must decide what garden style you are going to use THROUGHOUT the garden and make sure of using 3. the mystery in it as well.
5. What plants do you want to keep in your existing garden and incorporate into your new garden?
6. What Human Problems do you have and what Site Problems are there?

A) Bee Pollinated Plants for Hay Fever Sufferers List leads onto the
B) Bee Pollinated Bloom in Month galleries and
C) extra Plants for Hay Fever Sufferers.


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Human Prob-lems
v


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Blind,
Deaf,
in a Wheelchair, or
you cannot bend easily

 

 

 

Garden Style, which takes into account the Human Problems above

 

 

Classic Mixed Style


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Cottage Garden Style


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Naturalistic Style

Formal English Garden

 

Mediterranean Style


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Meadow and Corn-field


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Paving and Gravel inland,
Coastal Conditions near the sea, Seashore with shingle/sand

 

 

 

 

Problem Sites within your chosen Garden Style from the above

 

 

Exposure to Wind


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Excess Shade


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Exce-ssively Dry Shade


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Exce-ssively Hot, Sunny and Dry Site is suitable for Drought Resistant Plants

Excessively Wet Soil - especially when caused by poor drainage

Control of Pests (Aphids, Rabbits, Deer, Mice, Mole, Snails) / Disease by Companion Planting in Garden

Whether your Heavy Clay or Light Sandy / Chalk Soil is excessively Alkaline (limy) / Acidic or not, then there is an Action Plan for you to do with your soil, which will improve its texture to make its structure into a productive soil instead of it returning to being just sand, chalk, silt or clay.


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Problems caused by builders:- 1. Lack of soil on top of builders rubble in garden of just built house.
2. Clay soil of Garden slopes towards house with no drainage of this rainwater by the house wall.

In planning your beds for your garden, before the vertical hard-landscaping framework and the vertical speciman planting is inserted into your soft landscaping plan, the following is useful to consider:-
1. The ground plan usually depends upon 1 or more unalterable existing features. The position of the doors of the house will dictate the positions of paths, the shortest route to the kitchen may indicate the best place for a paved area for eating and drinking out of doors, or the kept trees/shrubs may indicate what garden style is used.
2. Rules of Proportion -
A. A border should be roughly 1/2 as wide as the hedge or wall behind it.
B. The proportion of planted areas to paved or turfed areas should be 1/3 to 2/3, or a 1/4 to 3/4, not 1/2 and 1/2.
C. Within a bed or border, unless a 2-dimensional pattern on the ground is the objective, the height and bulk of the plants should be varied to avoid monotony; it is particularly important to provide strong planting, in terms of either height or bulk or both, at either end of a long bed.
D. The ground surface provides a background to the plants that is as important as the hedges, walls or fences that surround it. Grass is perhaps the most satisfying carpet to use, the cool green forming a restful antidote to the dancing colours of the flowers. Use different coloured pea-shingle inside Cedar Gravel for people in wheelchairs, or infirm in their legs or who suffer from Hay Fever.

Reasons for stopping infilling of Sense of Fragrance section on 28/07/2016 at end of Sense of Fragrance from Stephen Lacey Page. From September 2017 will be creating the following new pages on Sense of Fragrance using Scented Flora of the World by Roy Genders.
ISBN 0 7090 5440 8:-

 

 

 

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After you have selected your vertical hard-landscaping framework and the vertical speciman plants for each bed or border, you will need to infill with plants taking the following into account:-

 

 

 

Sense of Fragrance from Roy Genders

Fragrant Plants:-
Trees and Shrubs with Scented Flowers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Trees and Shrubs with Scented Leaves 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Trees and Shrubs with Aromatic Bark 1, 2, 3
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 Flowers for a
Sandy Soil 1
, 2, 3
Herbaceous Plants with Scented Flowers 1, 2, 3
Herbaceous Plants with Scented Leaves 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
Scented Aquatic Plants.
Plants with Scented Fruits.
Plants with Scented Roots 1, 2
Trees and Shrubs with Scented Wood.
Trees and Shrubs with Scented Gums.
Scented Cacti and Succulents.
Plants bearing Flowers or Leaves of Unpleasant Smell 1, 2

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

Flower Perfume Group:-
Indoloid Group.
Aminoid Group with scent - Hawthorn.
Heavy Group with scents -
Jonquil and
Lily.
Aromatic Group with scents - Almond,
Aniseed, Balsamic,
Carnation, Cinnamon, Clove,
Spicy and
Vanilla.
Violet Group.
Rose Group.
Lemon Group with scent -
Verbena.
Fruit-scented Group with scents -
Apricot,
Fruity,
Green Apple,
Orange, Pineapple,
Ripe Apple , Ripe Banana and
Ripe Plum.
 

Flower Perfume Group:-
Animal-scented Group with scents -
Cat,
Dog,
Ferret,
Fox,
Goat,
Human Perspiration,
Musk,
Ripe Apple and
Tom Cat.
Honey Group.
Unpleasant Smell Group with scents -
Animal,
Fetid,
Fishy,
Foxy,
Fur-like,
Garlic,
Hemlock,
Manure,
Nauseating,
Perspiration,
Petrol,
Putrid,
Rancid,
Sickly,
Skunk,
Stale Lint
Sulphur and
Urinous,

Leaf Perfume Group:-
Turpentine Group.
Camphor and Eucalyptus Group.
Mint Group.
Sulphur Group.
Indoloid Group.
Aminoid Group.
Heavy Group.
Aromatic Group.
Violet Group.
Rose Group.
Lemon Group.
Fruit-scented Group.
Animal-scented Group.
Honey Group.

Scent of Wood, Bark and Roots Group:-
Aromatic Group.
Turpentine Group.
Rose Group.
Violet Group.
Stale Perspiration Group.

 

Scent of Fungi Group:-
Indoloid Group.
Aminoid Group.
Sulphur Group.
Aromatic Group.
Rose Group.
Violet Group.
Fruit Group.
Animal Group.
Honey Group

Sense of Sight

Emotion of
Hot /Cool; Calm / Agitated

Emotion of
Low-key / High Key


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Emotion of
Inviting
/ Forbidding

Emotion of Intellectual versus Emotional

Sense of Touch

Sense of Taste

Sense of Sound

 

 

STAGE 2 INFILL PLANT INDEX GALLERIES 1, 2, 3 for
lists of plants of 1 plant type for 1 cultivation requirement is in Table on right

 

 

 

STAGE 3a ALL PLANTS INDEX GALLERY
Click on Blue or underlined text to jump to page comparing flower thumbnails of that blue colour in the
Other Plant Photo Galleries. RedPP is Red, Pink, Purple and Other is Unusual or Other Flower Colour.

Plant Type
with links to Other Plant Photo Galleries

ABC

DEF

GHI

JKL

MNO

PQR

STU

VWX

YZ

Alpine in Evergreen Perennial,
Herbaceous Perennial and Rock Garden

1

1

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Aquatic

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1

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Annual/ Biennial

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1

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1

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1

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Bamboo

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1

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1

1

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Bedding,
RHS Mixed Border Beds and
Flower Shape

1

Blue

1

Green

1

Orange

1

Pink

1

RedPP

1

Purple

1

White

1

Yellow

1

Bicolour

Other Flower Colours

White / Colour Bicolour

Bulb,
Allium / Anemone, Colchicum / Crocus, Dahlia, Gladiolus, Narcissus and Tulip

1

Blue

1

1

1

1

RedPP

1

1

White

1

Yellow

1

Other

Climber

1

Blue

1

1

Orange

1

Pink

1

RedPP

1

1

White

1

Yellow

1

Other

Conifer

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1

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1

Deciduous Shrub

1

Blue

1

1

1

1

RedPP

1

1

White

1

Yellow

1

Other

Deciduous Tree

1
 

1

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Evergreen Perennial

1

Blue

1

1

1

1

RedPP

1

1

White

1

Yellow

1

Other

Evergreen Shrub , Semi-Evergreen Shrub and Heather

1

Blue

1

1

1

1

RedPP

1

1

White

1

Yellow

1

Other

Evergreen Tree

1
 

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Fern

1
 

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Grass

1

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1

1

Herbaceous Perennial and
RHS Mixed Border Beds

1

Blue

1

1

1

1

RedPP

1

1

White

1

Yellow

1

Other

Herb

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1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Odds and Sods

1
 

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1

1

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1

1

1

Rhododendron, Azalea, Camellia

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Rose

1

1

1

Orange

1

Pink

1

RedPP

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1

White

1

Yellow

1

Other

Soft Fruit

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1

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Sub-Shrub

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Top Fruit

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Vegetable

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Wildflower with
Plants used by Egg, Caterpillar, Chrysalis and Butterflies in the UK

1

Blue

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Green

1

Orange

1

Pink

1

Red

1

Purple

1

White

1

Yellow

1

Multi-colour

Cream

Mauve

Brown

Shrub and Small Tree

Botanical Names Page

Common Names Page

Finally, you might be advised to check that the adjacent plants to the one you have chosen for that position in a flower bed are suitable; by checking the entry in Companion Planting - like clicking A page for checking Abies - and Pest Control page if you have a pest to control in this part of the flower bed.
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

 

STAGE 1 GARDEN STYLE INDEX GALLERY
The planning a Rose Garden chapter from Rose Gardens by Jane Fearnley-Whitingstall ISBN 0 7011 3344 9 and
Plant Solutions by Nigel Colborn provides information for this gallery.

STAGE 2 INFILL PLANT INDEX GALLERIES 1, 2, 3 Reference books for these galleries in Table on left

STAGE 3a ALL PLANTS INDEX GALLERY
In addition to these 10 galleries, there are links to the Other Plant Photo Galleries in the table above like Bulb , which have plant descriptions accessed by clicking a flower thumbnail in its flower comparison page. Click the respective flower colour - like Green - to change page to that flower colour comparison page. Then, you can also choose these other plants.
It will also state the Plant Combinations for each plant from The Ulimate Visual Guide to Successful Plant Harmony - The Encyclopedia of Planting Combinations by Tony Lord ISBN 1-55209-623-8

STAGE 4C CULTIVATION, POSITION, USE GALLERY
Some extra details about the Cultivation Requirements of Plant:- Outdoor /Garden Cultivation, Indoor / House Cultivation, Cool Green-house Cultivation with artificial heating in the Winter, Conservatory Cultivation with heating throughout the year, and Stovehouse Cultivation with heating throughout the year for Tropical Plants

Since 2006, I have requested photos etc from the Mail-Order Nurseries in the UK and later from the rest of the World. Few nurseries have responded.
I worked for a lady, who with her husband took 35 mm slides of plants in the 1960's and 1970's. She allowed me to digitise some of her Kodachrome slides, which I have used in my website. I discovered that at least the green colour of the foliage became very much darker over that period of years to 2008, by comparing wildflower photos from her slides with digital photos supplied by a current Wildflower mail-order nursery, so I stopped creating my Foliage Galleries.
I bought myself a camera some years ago and started taking photos, some of which have been put into the website. I started taking photos of the Heathers at the Royal Horticultural Society at Wisley garden. I have displayed the Heathers foliage in closeup since their leaves are 2mm long and in macro-scale in the Heather Galleries - sometimes the foliage colour at the terminal end of the foliage stem is only a few leaves, whereas others have the same foliage colour throughout the stem. I discovered that some of the heathers did not have the correct plant label, since the flower colour did not correspond with the flower colour in the literature. I was informed that since kids have free rein, that perhaps they move the plant labels. Since, I cannot rely that the heather plant label next to the heather plant is valid, I have stopped taking photos of those heathers.
This leaves a small problem, especially since very few gardens open to the public have their plants labelled so that the public can use the data on their label to buy that named plant from a nursery or garden centre. Currently (June 2018) I insert photos from Wikimedia Commons as well as my own.
I have found the above book - which does not contain any colour plant photos. Since it had the following experts help in creating it, I have decided to use its information in these 10 galleries to help the public:-

  • T.W. Sanders Editor of Amateur Gardening in 1895.
  • A.J Macself Editor of Amateur Gardening in 1926 - both Sanders and Macself had worked entirely to the handlists published by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • A.G.L. Hellyer in this work of revision and also in checking the all-important cultural notes sought the help of experts in the various classes of plant:-
    • Mr S.A. Pearce, Assistant Curator at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew undertook the revision of those genera of plants which in this country are mainly grown under glass.
    • Mr Will Ingwersen dealt with the Rock plants,
    • Mr N. Catchpole made himself responsible for trees and shrubs;
    • Mr G.A Phillips for herbaceous plants,
    • Mrs Francis Perry for water plants,
    • Mr A.J. Macself for ferns,
    • Mr E. Cooper for orchids,
    • Mr J.S Dakers for annuals,
    • Miss Doreen Crowther for fruit and vegetables

with the aid of further information from other books, magazines and cross-checking on the internet.
In this edition of the book Sander's Encyclopaedia, the individual soil mixtures to grow plants have been retained, for it was considered that many gardeners might still wish to use them in certain circumstances. The John Innes mixtures may be substituted wherever desired. Details of these individual mixtures will be put into these galleries.

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