Ivydene Gardens Stage 2 - Infill2 Plants Index Gallery:
Any Plant Type in Bloom Calendar April and May

Ivydene Gardens Stage 2 - Infill2 Plants Index Gallery:
Any Plant Type in Bloom Calendar April and May

Botanical Plant Name

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

Flower Colour

Sun Aspect of Full Sun,
Part Shade, Full Shade

with link to external website for photo/data

Flowering Months

with row in each month that it flowers in that colour in
STAGE 4A
12 BLOOM COLOURS PER MONTH INDEX GALLERY
/

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


with row in relevant pages that it has foliage of that colour in
STAGE 4B
12 FOLIAGE COLOURS PER MONTH INDEX GALLERY

or
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

 

with data for rows in
STAGE 4C CULTIVATION, POSITION, USE GALLERY and
STAGE 4D
SHAPE, FORM INDEX GALLERY

Pages

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 links to
STAGE 2 INFILL PLANT INDEX GALLERIES
1
, 2, 3
and
STAGE 3
ALL PLANTS INDEX GALLERIES
1
, 2
pages
 

Comments

Adjacent Planting

Plant Associations

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.

 

The following plants come from 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.

Alyssum saxatile citrinum

Sulphur-yellow

 

6-10 x
(15-25 x )

 

P

Rock garden perennial. Attractive, yellow flowers borne in abundance from May. Use in sunny borders, edgings, or the rock garden. It likes a sunny position in sandy soil.
For culture, see Herbaceous Perennials in Plant Bloom Calendar Jun, Jul and Aug Page Header.

 

 

Amelanchier (various) (June Berry or Service Berry)

White

 

72-360 x (180-900 x )

 

Sh D

Hardy deciduous trees and shrubs that thrive in sunny, sheltered positions and in moderately light and moist soil.
Plant in October or November. Do not prune, but cut out dead wood and thin when necessary after flowering. Propagate by means of seed sown when ripe in a frame or by cuttings in the open in October, or by layering.

 

 

Anemone apennina

Sky blue or White

 

6-9 x
(15-22.5 x )

 

P

Suitable for the Rock Garden.
Anemones of both kinds, hardy fibrous-rooted perennials and the tuberous-rooted, thrive best in part shade in a moist, light, rich medium loam, but generally succeed in any which is well-drained, well dug, and manured. The dwarf-growing kinds are excellent for the rock garden.
Culture (Tuberous) - Plant from October to the end of March. Set the tubers about 3 inches (7.5 cms) deep and 5 inches (12.5 cms) apart. The roots are best left undisturbed, but may be taken up for removal or for drying off as soon as the leaves have died down, being replanted in the autumn. A change of position is recommended at intervals of 2 or 3 years, for the maintenance of size and richness of the flowers. These anemones may be propagated by means of division of dry rhizomes from September to March.
Fibrous-rooted Perennials - Sow thinly in the reserve garden in April, in drills 12 inches (30 cms) apart and 0.75 inches (1.8 cm) deep. Shade from the sun until the seed is up. thin out the seedlings to 3 inches (7.5 cms) apart, and leave them in the reserve garden until the leaves have died down after flowering the following spring, replant in their flowering positions, 12 inches (30 cms) apart, early in September.

Tuberous-rooted anemones:-
Anemone apennina
Anemone blanda
Anemone fulgens
Anemone hortensis

Fibrous-rooted Anemones:-
Anemone Hepatica
Anemone patens
Anemone vernalis

 

Anemone hepatica (Flowers in March, also)

Blue, Red, Pink or White

 

6 x
(15 x )

 

Bu

Suitable for the Rock Garden.
Anemones of both kinds, hardy fibrous-rooted perennials and the tuberous-rooted, thrive best in part shade in a moist, light, rich medium loam, but generally succeed in any which is well-drained, well dug, and manured. The dwarf-growing kinds are excellent for the rock garden.
Culture (Tuberous) - Plant from October to the end of March. Set the tubers about 3 inches (7.5 cms) deep and 5 inches (12.5 cms) apart. The roots are best left undisturbed, but may be taken up for removal or for drying off as soon as the leaves have died down, being replanted in the autumn. A change of position is recommended at intervals of 2 or 3 years, for the maintenance of size and richness of the flowers. These anemones may be propagated by means of division of dry rhizomes from September to March.
Fibrous-rooted Perennials - Sow thinly in the reserve garden in April, in drills 12 inches (30 cms) apart and 0.75 inches (1.8 cm) deep. Shade from the sun until the seed is up. thin out the seedlings to 3 inches (7.5 cms) apart, and leave them in the reserve garden until the leaves have died down after flowering the following spring, replant in their flowering positions, 12 inches (30 cms) apart, early in September.

Tuberous-rooted anemones:-
Anemone apennina
Anemone blanda
Anemone fulgens
Anemone hortensis

Fibrous-rooted Anemones:-
Anemone hepatica
Anemone patens
Anemone vernalis

 

Aubretia

Pink, Red Lilac, Purple

 

4-6 x
(10-15 x )

 

P

Suitable for the Rock Garden

 

 

Bellis perennis (various)

White, Red, Pink

 

6-12 x
(15-30 x )

 

P

 

 

 

Berberis darwinii

Golden-yellow

 

96-144 x
(240-360 x )

 

Sh E

 

 

 

Ceanothus rigidus, etc

Purplish-blue

 

144-240 x
(360-600 x )

 

Sh E

 

 

 

Cheiranthus - see Wallflower at end of page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cydonia japonica

White, yellow, Pink and Red

 

48-60 x
(120-150 x )
As a Bush

 

Sh D

 

 

 

Cydonia japonica

White, yellow, Pink and Red

 

72-108 x
(180-270 x )
On a Wall

 

Sh D

 

 

 

Cydonia Maulei

Orange or Scarlet

 

36 x
(90 x )

 

Sh D

 

 

 

Cytisus praecox

Sulphur-yellow

 

6 x
(15 x )

 

Sh D

 

 

 

Erica australis

White or Rose-red

 

48-72 x
(120-180 x )

 

Sh E

 

 

 

Erica lusitanica

White

 

72-120 x
(180-300 x )

 

Sh E

 

 

 

Erica mediterranea

Rosy-red

 

48-72 x
(120-180 x )

 

Sh E

 

 

 

Gentiana acaulis

Deep Mazarine-blue

 

3-12 x
(7.5-30 x )

 

P

 

 

 

Hyacinths

Various colours

 

6-18 x
(15-45 x )

 

Bu

 

 

 

Kerria japonica flore plena

Golden-yellow

 

72-144 x
(180-360 x )

 

Sh D

 

 

 

Myosotis (Forget-me-not)

Blue

 

2-6 x
(5-15 x )

 

P

 

 

 

Omphalodes verna

Porcelain-blue

 

Creeper

 

P

 

 

 

Pieris floribunda

White

 

48-72 x
(120-180 x )

 

Sh W

 

 

 

Pieris japonica

White

 

48-72 x
(120-180 x )

 

Sh W

 

 

 

Primulas (various)

Various colours

 

6-12 x
(15-30 x )

 

P

 

 

 

Prunus cerasifera pissardii

Blush-pink

 

240-360 x
(600-900 x )

 

Tr D

 

 

 

Prunus triloba flore plena

Rosy-pink

 

120-180 x
(300-450 x )

 

Tr D

 

 

 

Pulmonaria (various)

Red, Pink, Blue

 

6-12 x
(15-30 x )

 

P

 

 

 

Pyrus (various)

Red to White

 

120-360 x
(300-900 x )

 

Tr D

 

 

 

Malus (various)

Red to White

 

120-360 x
(300-900 x )

 

Tr D

 

 

 

Rhododendron (various)

Various colours

 

12-216 x
(30-540 x )

 

Sh E

 

 

 

Ribes sanguineum (various)

Red, Pink, Rose, White

 

24-96 x
(60-240 x )

 

Sh D

 

 

 

Saxifraga (various)

White, Yellow, Pink, Red

 

3-15 x
(7.5-37.5 x )

 

P

 

 

 

Sisyrinchium filifolium

White, Purple

 

6-10 x
(15-25 x )

 

P

 

 

 

Sisyrinchium grandiflorum

White, Purple

 

6-10 x
(15-25 x )

 

P

 

 

 

Spiraea arguta

White

 

72-96 x
(180-240 x )

 

Sh D

 

 

 

Tulips (various)

Various colours

 

6-12 x
(15-30 x )

 

Bu

 

 

 

Ulex europaeus flora plena

Golden- yellow

 

36-60 x
(90-150 x )

 

Sh E

 

 

 

Wallflowers (various)

Yellow, Orange, Red, etc

 

6-18 x
(15-45 x )

 

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following plants come from the Plants for April in the Plants for Every Month chapter of In Your Garden with Percy Thrower. First published in 1959, revised edition published in 1973, Eighth impression published in 1977 by The Hamlyn Publishing Group Limited. ISBN 0 600 34840 7.

Alyssum saxatile

 

 

up to 12 x
(up to 30 x )

 

P

Rock garden perennial. Attractive, yellow flowers borne in abundance from April to June on walls or in rock gardens. The double-flowered, golden-yellow Alyssum saxatile is popular in 1973. Use in sunny borders, edgings, or the rock garden.It likes a sunny position in sandy soil.
For culture, see Herbaceous Perennials in Plant Bloom Calendar Jun, Jul and Aug Page Header.

 

 

Aubretias

 

 

2-3 x
(5-7.5 x )

 

P E

Rock garden, evergreen perennials. You see these plants everywhere - like the alyysum - but how cheerful they are in early spring. For growing in the rock garden and on walls they are ideal trailing plants. Attractive varieties include
the pale rose-pink 'Maurice Prichard';
the deep red 'Barker's Double';
and the lavender 'Studland'.

 

 

Calceolarias

 

 

10-15 x
(25-37.5 x )

 

Biennial

Cool greenhouse biennials. The colourful, pouched flowers of these plants make them attractive greenhouse subjects. If seed is sown in May the resultant plants will flower the following April. A minimum winter temperature of 7 degrees Centigrade (45 degrees Fahrenheit) is all that is needed.

 

 

Cheiranthuses (Wallflowers)

 

 

12-18 x
(30-45 x )

 

P but treat as Biennial

Perennials, but treated as biennials. Delightfully cheery colours characterize the wall flower (Cheiranthus cheiri) with their flowers of orange, red and various shades of yellow. Dwarf varieties, such as 'Tom Thumb Mixed', are only 9 inches (22.5 cms) tall and useful for edging.

 

 

Doronicum plantagineum

 

 

24-36 x
(60-90 x )

 

P H

Cheerful, yellow flowers in April and May. Two excellent varieties are
the golden-yellow 'Harpur Crewe', 30 inches (75 cms);
and the bright yellow 'Miss Mason', 24 (60). Plant in any ordinary soil in sun or shade.

 

 

Fritillaria imperialis (Crown Imperial)

 

 

36-48 x
(90-120 x )

 

Bu

This decorative plant is suitable for a partly shaded border. The nodding, bell-shaped flowers are borne in April in a circle at the top of the stem and may be yellow, red or orange. Plant the bulbs in September, 4 inches (10 cms) deep and 18 inches (45 cms) apart.

 

 

Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's-head Fritillary

 

 

12 x
(30 x )

 

Bu

Beautifully marked flowers in April in various shades of purple. Plant bulbs in September, 4 inches (10 cms) deep and 6 inches (15 cms) apart.

 

 

Gardenia jasminoides

 

 

12-72 x
(30-180 x )

 

Sh E

Warm greenhouse. This strong-scented, lime-hating shrub bears its white flowers in spring, summer and autumn. The best blooms are borne on one- or two-year-old plants but older specimens flower freely. It needs a winter temperature of 13-18 degrees Centigrade (55 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit).

 

 

Grevillea robusta (Silk Oak or Silk Bark Oak)

 

 

24-48 x
(60-120 x )

 

Tr E or Summer Bedding Plant

This handsome foliage plant with finely cut, fern-like leaves is decorative the year round and is extremely useful as a foil for flowering plants. It is also used for summer bedding. It likes cool, airy conditions under glass.

 

 

Maluses
(Ornamental Crabs)

 

 

180-360 x
(450-900 x )

 

Tr D

Like the flowering cherries, the ornamental crabs are enjoyed for their floral beauty in spring. The lovely Japanese crab, Malus floribunda, for instance, bears a profusion of pink flowers in late April and May. Other crabs are grown mainly for their handsome fruits -
'Golden Hornet', with bright yellow fruits;
and 'John Downie', with spectacular orange and red fruits are 2 notable examples.

 

 

Myosotis (Forget-me-not)

 

 

6-12 x
(15-30 x )

 

P but treated as a Biennial

This popular old flower is lovely to see in the garden in April and May.
Forms of Myosotis alpestris in various shades of blue are freely available and
there is an attractive carmine-rose variety named 'Carmine King'.

 

 

Narcissus (for naturalising)

 

 

6-12 x
(15-30 x )

 

Bu

The Narcissus or daffodils are superb plants for naturalising in grass, around shrubs or in rose beds to provide a colourful display in early spring. The best sites are those which are sunny and open but they will also grow in part shade.

 

 

Primulas

 

 

3-36 x
(7.5-90 x )

 

P H

Of the many fine primulas, none is more garden-worthy than the lovely rich-red Primula pulverulenta, 24-36 inches (60-90 cms) tall,
and its pink-flowered 'Bartley Strain'.
The Candelabra primulas, 12-36 inches (30-90 cms) tall, bear flowers in whorls all round the stem.
Then there is the round-headed Primula denticulata, 12 inches (30 cms) tall, with pale purple, lavender or white flowers in early spring.
A dainty primula is the rose-coloured Primula rosea, 6 inches (15 cms) tall and
Primula 'Wanda', 3 inches (7.5 cms) tall, has reddish-purple flowers.

 

 

Prunus persica

 

 

Up to 180 x
(450 x )

 

Tr D

This small tree is particularly lovely in its form 'Aurora', which bears rosettes of rose-pink flowers throughout April. Other good varieties include the semi-double, bright pink 'Helen Borchers' and the semi-double, pink 'Windle Weeping'.

 

 

Pulmonaria saccharata

 

 

12 x
(30 x )

 

P H

A valuable plant for light shade with pink flowers - turning blue with age - in April and May, and attractive, fresh green foliage, marked with white. The rose-coloured 'Mrs Moon' is a good variety. Needs a fairly moist soil.

 

 

Pulsatilla vulgaris (Pasque Flower)

 

 

12 x
(30 x )

 

P H

Beautiful flowers of various colours from purple and red to mauve and white during April. Needs well-drained soil and a sunny position.

 

 

Scizanthus (Poor man's Orchid0

 

 

12-48 x
(30-120 x )

 

Half-Hardy Annual

Cool greenhouse. Several strains provide beautiful flowers in colours from purple to red and pink. Particularly suitable for a small greenhouse is the 'Dwarf Bouquet' strain.

 

 

Sweet Violets

 

 

4-6 x
(10-15 x )

 

P H

The Sweet Violet, Viola odorata, needs a rich, well-worked soil and part shade. The fragrant flowers, borne in April and May, are violet, pink or white.

 

 

Tulipa tarda

 

 

6 x
(15 x )

 

Bu

Tulipa tarda produces its yellow flowers with yellowish-green markings in late April and early May. The bulbs are not lifted each year at the end of the season like those of the bedding tulips but are allowed to sty where they are. Plant 3 inches (7.5 cms) deep in well-drained, oderately rich soil in October or November.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following plants come from the Plants for May in the Plants for Every Month chapter of In Your Garden with Percy Thrower. Eighth impression published in 1977 by The Hamlyn Publishing Group Limited. ISBN 0 600 34840 7.

Anthuriums

 

 

12-36 x
(30-90 x )

 

P E

Warm greenhouse. These plants with spathes of white, pink, red or orange are decorative in all seasons but most of all from May to September. Two popular kinds are Anthurium andreanum with heart-shaped leaves and Anthurium scherzerianum with long, narrow leaves.

 

 

Campanula medium (Canterbury Bell)

 

 

30 x
(75 x )

 

Biennial

This popular plant flowers in May and June in a variety of colours from violet-blue to lavender, rose and white. They like a rich soil.

 

 

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus

 

 

Up to 300 x 300
(750 x 750 )

 

Half-hardy Sh E

Pale blue flowers in May and June,and ne of the most hardy of the evergreen ceanothus - but it still needs the protection of a wall in all but the most favoured parts of the UK country. Well-drained soil and a sunny, sheltered position against south- or west-facing wall or fence.

 

 

Cheiranthus allionii |(Siberian Wallflower)

 

 

12 x
(30 x )

 

P H, but treated as a Biennial or an Annual

Seed sown out of doors at the end of May will provide plants for flowering in a year's time. An early spring sowing will give flowers in the same year.

 

 

Clematis 'Lasurstern'

 

 

Up to 120 x
(300 x )

 

Deciduous Climbing Shrub

A handsome clematis which flowers on the young wood in May and June and again later in the summer. Grow in full sun with roots in cool, moist soil shaded by other plants or a piece of flat stone.

 

 

Clematis montana

 

 

Up to 240 x
(600 x )

 

Deciduous Climbing Shrub

One of the loveliest of all climbers with its mass of flowers in May. The most popular variety is rubens with rose-pink flowers, but the white grandiflora is also excellent. Elizabeth, delicate pink in colour, has fragrant flowers.

 

 

Erythronium revolutum (Trout Lily)

 

 

8-12 x
(20-30 x )

 

Bu

A beautiful flower which appears in April and May. The rosy-pink blooms of the species have a delightful foil in the mottled foliage and there is also a white variety, 'White Beauty'. Plant the bulbs in August or September, 2 to 3 inches (5-7.5 cms) deep and apart in a soil rich in humus and in semi-shade.

 

 

Helianthemums (Sun Roses)

 

 

6-18 x up to twice as much width
(15-45 x )

 

Sh E

These pretty little shrubs, mostly varieties of Helianthemum nummularium, have orange, red, pink, yellow or white flowers in May and June. They grow best in light, sandy soil. Fine named varieties are the golden-yellow 'Ben Fhada'; the crimson, double-flowered 'Cerise Queen'; and the lemon-yellow 'Wisley Primrose.

 

 

Heucherellas

 

 

12-24 x
(30-60 x )

 

P H

Two of these lovely plans are quite widely grown - Heucherella tiarelloides with panicles of rose-pink flowers on 12 inch 930 cms) stems and the rather taller Heucherella 'Bridget Bloom' which bears pale pink flowers in May and June and again in August and September.

 

 

Hoyas

 

 

18-96 x
(45-240 x )

 

Sh E

Warm greenhouse. Two hoyas are commonly grown - the climbing Hoya carnosa with waxy, pink and white flowers and glossy green leaves, and the much smaller, pendulous Hoya bella with white, crimson- or violet-centred flowers. This last is grown in hanging baskets or as a pot plant and it needs a rather higher temperature than Hoya carnosa. For preference, Hoya carnosa should be grown in the greenhouse border and it needs a winter temperaturew of 7 to 13 degrees Centigrade (45 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit).

 

 

Irises (Tall Bearded type)

 

 

30-48 x
(75-120 x )

 

Evergreen, rhizomatous perennial

The tall beared irises bring distinction to the May-June border but they need positioning with care if their prominent foliage is not to be an emberassment for the rest of the year. They must be planted so that the sun can fully ripen the rhizomes and well-drained soil is essential.

 

 

Laburnum vossii

 

 

Up to 360 x
(900 x )

 

Tr D

This variety is notable for its especially long racemes of yellow flowers in late May and June. Like all laburnums it grows well in any soil.

 

 

Lupins

 

 

36-48 x
(90-120 x )

 

P H

Named Russell varieties of lupins are available in such colours as golden-yellow, lemon-yellow, cerise, rosy-lilac and red and there are many others with mixed colourings. They like a well-drained soil but make sure it is not too rich or they are likely to form fleshy roots which are easily damaged by frost and damp.

 

 

Pieris formosa forrestii

 

 

96 x 144
(240 x 360)

 

Sh E

This splendid shrub with its bright red young growths and panicles of white, lily-of-the-valley like flowers is a delight in April and the earliest part of May. It must have a lime-free soil, preferably containing liberal amounts of peat or leafmould. Suitable for growing in sheltered shrubbery or thin woodland.

 

 

Pyrethrums (Coloured Marguerites)

 

 

24-30 x
(60-75 x )

 

P H

These attractive members of the chrysanthemum tribe are excellent both for garden display and cutting. They need a well-drained soil and sunshine to do well.

 

 

Rhododendrons (Hardy Hybrid type )

 

 

72-96 x
(180-240 x )

 

Sh E

This large genus is of special interest to gardeners with lime-free soil and a few hybrids of merit are 'Britannia', crimson-scarlet' 'Pink Pearl', rose-pink; and 'Purple Splendour', deep purple with black markings. In addition to being lime-free the soil should, for preference, be moist, peaty and fairly light.

 

 

Weigela 'Abel Carriere'

 

 

60-72 x 60-72
(150-180 x 150-180)

 

Sh D

This excellent variety bears its rose-carmine flowers during May and June. All weigelas need a good soil and sunny, open position.

 

 

Wisterias

 

 

Up to 1200 x
(3000 x )

 

Deciduous Climbing Shrub

The wisterias need sunshine and a fairly rich soil. The most popular species in 1973 is Wisteria sinensis with mauve flowers, and Wisteria floribunda macrobotrys has very large racemes, 24-36 inches (60-90 cms) long, of lilac flowers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andromeda polifolia v. compacta (bog rosemary 'Compacta'

Supplier in UK

Pinkish-White

andromedacflos91polifoliacompactawikimediacommons

 

Part Shade

May

8 x 12
(20 x 30)

Dark Green

Moist, and well-drained Sand or poorly drained Clay soil

Sh E

Acid

 

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Andromeda polifolia v. compacta makes a rounded cushion, with round-urn-shaped, pinkish-white, waxy flowers in May. Part Shade. Propagate by softwood cuttings, suckers or layering.

Needs acidic conditions, suitable for shaded rock garden or damp shady border.

Bee and Butterfly friendly.

"Clusters of shell pink flowers; V-VI; foliage glaucous green; height 20 cm; spread 30 cm; habit compact, broad making a neat mound." from the Heather Society - A friendly group, full of  knowledge on growing heathers and their uses in your garden.

First Choices

There are other Andromeda used as alpines in Rock Garden Plants Suitable for Small Gardens in Colour Wheel Gallery

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Andromeda polifolia 'Compacta'. By Ghislain118 (AD) http://www.fleurs-des-montagnes.net via Wikimedia Commons.

Cassiope lycopodioides
(Andromeda
lycopodiodes, Erica lycopodioides, Ericoides lycopodiodes, Haida Gwaii mountain-heather, Clubmoss mountain heather)

Supplier of Cassiope lycopodioides 'Beatrice Lilley' in UK, who also have other Cassiope Plants for sale

Supplier in USA

White, bell-shaped from the leaf axils on short red stems

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Full Sun (needs protection from the hot afternoon sun),
Part Shade

Apr-May

Rock Garden and suitable for Coastal Conditions

Associated species include yellow mountain heath (Phyllodoce glanduliflora), partridgefoot (Luetkea pectinata), rusty menziesia (Menziesia ferruginea), and juniper (Juniperus communis).

2 x 15
(5 x 38)

Mat-forming.

Tolerates temperatures down to -12°C (USDA zone 8).

Greyish-green

Well-drained soil, or sandy peat with moist, cool, north aspects position to keep the roots cool.

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Native to Alaska, British Columbia and Washington - it is found on rocky slopes in arctic and alpine tundra, often near waterfalls, streams or generally moist areas

Cassiope lycopodiodes, prostrate-growing, with a mat of thread-like stems, clothed in tiny greyish, evergreen leaves, overlapping one another, and shing white, bell-like, 5 petal, nodding flowers from the leaf axils in April-May. Sun or Part Shade.

Needs protection from the hot afternoon sun.  A key to success is keeping the roots cool in the afternoon.  They need good drainage as well.

Mat-forming.

Propagate by seeds, layers and cuttings

There are other Cassiope used as alpines in Rock Garden Plants Suitable for Small Gardens in Colour Wheel Gallery

We have no trouble growing them here at sea level in our maritime climate.  The places where they have done the best for us are in morning sun exposure.  Those placed in the afternoon sun never do as well as they get too hot at the root ball.

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Cassiope lycopodioides, Mount Chōkai, Yamagata pref., Japan

日本語: イワヒゲ 山形県鳥海山. By Qwert1234 via Wikimedia Commons.

Kalmia polifolia (Kalmia glauca, Swamp Laurel, Bog Laurel)

Supplier in UK
 

Saucer-shaped pink flowers

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Part Shade

Apr-May

18-24 x 24 (45-60 x 60)

Moist

Peaty soil, or loam containing leaf-mould, no lime

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Kalmia polifolia (Kalmia glauca), 18-24 x 24 inches (45-60 x 60 cms).

Swamp laurel is a very poisonous narcotic plant the leaves of which were at one time used by some native North American Indian tribes in order to commit suicide.

Suitable for a woodland garden setting or shrub border, it will tolerate full sun provided there is a reliable source of moisture.

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Propagate by

  • seed sown in pans, in peat and sand, and placed in a cold frame,
  • by layer in October,
  • or by cuttings of young shoots, taken after the plants have bloomed in October, and set in peat and sand in a shady position under a handglass - a small glazed frame for seedlings or plants.

With care the plants thus obtained may be transplanted at almost any season.

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Kalmia polifolia 4. By Superior National Forest via Wikimedia Commons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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
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Explan-ation 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
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

geraniumflocineremuballerina1a1a1a1a1
Bowls, Cups and Saucers

berberisdarwiniiflower10h3a14k1a1a1a1a1
Globes, Goblets and Chalices

acantholimoncfloglumaceumfoord2a1a1a1
Trumpets and Funnels

phloxflotsubulatatemiskaming1a1a1a
Salver-form

berberisdarwiniiflower10h3a14q1a1a1a1
Bells, Thimbles and Urns

 

Climber - Elabo-rated Flower Shape

prunellaflotgrandiflora1a1a1a
Tubes, Lips and Straps

aquilegiacfloformosafoord1a1a1a
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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Evergreen Shrub
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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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Yes
|
v


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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|
|
v


No
Garden

At Home with Gard-ening Area


Yes


---->

Balcony Garden or Roof Garden


Yes
---->

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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v


Conservatory Gardening

|
<--
|

 

|
No
-->

Outside Garden
|
v

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

|
<--

An extra dozen for the larger pan

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

|
|
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

|
|
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

|
|
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

|
|
v

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

|
|
v

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


---->

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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v


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Naturalistic Style

Formal English Garden

 

Mediterranean Style


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Meadow and Corn-field


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.
.
v


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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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.
.
.
.
.
v


---->

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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.
.
.
.
.
.
.
v


---->

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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v

 

 

 

 

 

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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v

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

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Aquatic

1
 

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Annual/ Biennial

1
 

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Bamboo

1
 

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

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

1
 

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Deciduous Shrub

1

Blue

1

1

1

1

RedPP

1

1

White

1

Yellow

1

Other

Deciduous Tree

1
 

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

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

1

1
 

1

1

1

1

1

1

Herbaceous Perennial and
RHS Mixed Border Beds

1

Blue

1

1

1

1

RedPP

1

1

White

1

Yellow

1

Other

Herb

1
 

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Odds and Sods

1
 

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Rhododendron, Azalea, Camellia

1
 

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Rose

1

1

1

Orange

1

Pink

1

RedPP

1

 

1

White

1

Yellow

1

Other

Soft Fruit

1
 

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Sub-Shrub

1
 

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Top Fruit

1
 

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Vegetable

1
 

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

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

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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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