Ivydene Gardens Infill3 Plants Index Gallery:
Indoor Bulbs flowering in September

Ivydene Gardens Infill3 Plants Index Gallery:
Indoor Bulbs flowering in September

Botanical Plant Name

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

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

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Flowering Months in UK

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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
and 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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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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Cultivation Details

Varieties

Plant Photos

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.

Achimenes

 

 

 

 

 

A tuberous-rooted plant for summer flowering. The hybrids mentioned alongside are exquisite and will amply repay the little trouble needed to grow them.

Pot, from January-March, 6 tubers into a 6-inch (15 cms) pan, using a compost similar to that proscribed for Begonias. Plant at 1 inch (2.5 cms) depth.

Water. Keep the soil moist, but not wet, at all times until flowering is over. Water must then be reduced. When the leaves are dead, keep the tubers quite dry.

Fertilisers. Water in, from time to time, a complete fertiliser as soon as there is a good root development.

Temperature. 60 degrees Fahrenheit (16 degrees Celsius)

Position. South Window or where there is ample light. Shade from bright sunshine.

Resting. When dry, the tubers can either remain in the pans or be lifted and stored in dry sand. In either case they should not be stored where excessive cold or frost is likely to harm them.

General. Achimenes tend to soft growth and need early support. The stems are very slender. They can be useful and decorative in hanging pots.

Grandiflora
The stems are sturdier than most. Leaves velvet-textured with brown on the inner side. Flowers, resembling those of the Gloxina (to which Achimenes are related), are tubular and crimson red. 18 inches (45 cms) high. Flowers in October.

Brilliant (hybrid)
Leaves olive green, flowers bright red. July-October

Charm (hybrid)
Flowers large, shell pink and profuse. A dwarf compact variety. 12 inches (30 cms). October.

Magnificent (hybrid)
Very robust. Leaves are copper-coloured, the flowers large with rich purple colour. 14 inches (35 cms). October.

Little Beauty (hybrid)
Very sturdy, stiif stems. Flowers large and vivid pink. 14 inch (35 cms). June-October.

Purple King (hybrid)
The flowers are very large, dark purple and appear early. Foliage bronze. Short, compact and vigorous. 12 inches (30 cms). July-September.

Longiflora Major
Very large flowers of bright blue. 12 inches (30 cms). June-October.

patens
Reasonably dwarf with violet flowers in July. 12 inches (30 cms)
 

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Achimenes patens 'Major', a cultivar selected from a species of rhizomatous, herbaceous, tender perennial plant. By SiGarb via Wikimedia Commons.

Autumn Crocuses

 

 

 

 

 

Pot, in October and November, 10 bulbs in a 5 inch (12.5 cms) or 4 in in a 3 inch (7.5 cms) vessel. Use specially prepared bulb fibre or John Innes compost and treat as for Hyacinths.

Water. Do not water freely until growth starts, and, when the leaves start to die down restrict water again.

Fertilisers. None are needed when special compost is used.

Temperature. Once growth has started and the corms are well rooted they will do best if grown at from 55 degrees Fahrenheit (13 degrees Celsius) to 60 degrees Fahrenheit (15.5 degrees Celsius).

Position. South or west window with adequate light.

Flowering. Through December, January and February, depending on the variety. Use corms of a size not less than 7-8 cms.

Resting. After flowering, and when the leaves have died down and the bulbs have ripened, they can be planted in the garden. It is not advisable to use them for house work in 2 successive seasons.

Autumn-flowering Species
If potted in August and September, the following will flower from September to december. It is most important that they are grown under cool conditions.

Longiflorus
Striped purple; vermilion stigmata. Very sweetly scented. November-December.

Sativus (Saffron Crocus)
White, lilac and purple; stigma yellow. September-October.

Speciosus
Ranges from white to deep violet. Large flowers. September-October.

Zonatus
Rose-lilac and bright orange. September-October.

There are other Crocuses in the Colchicum and Crocus Gallery.

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Crocus longiflorus. By Meneerke bloem via Wikimedia Commons.

Lilium speciosum

Cats are extremely sensitive to lilly toxicity and ingenstion is often fatal; households and gardens which are visited by cats are strongly advised against keeping this plant or placing dried flowers where a cat may brush against them and become dusted with pollen which they then consume while cleaning.

 

 

 

 

 

The preferred months for potting are October and November, if it is possible to get the bulbs during those months. When Lily bulbs are received they may be soft and limp. If they are, they should, as long as they have a reasonable root system, be buried in moist sand for approximately a fortnight (14 days) in order to plump them, in which state they can be planted properly. A mixture of equal parts of loam, leaf-mould, decayed manure and coarse sand is suitable, or John Innes potting compost. The varieties suggested in the next column are stem-rooting, so that the method of potting is applicable only to such varieties.

Pot 1 bulb into a 5-inch (12.5 cms) or 6-inch (15 cms) pot, or 3 into an 8 inch or 10 inch (20 or 25 cms) pot. It is most necessary to give adequate drainage. Put about 2 inch (5 cms) of compost in the pot and then plant the bulbs, afterwards adding only sufficient compost compost to cover them. Planting must be very firm. After planting, the final level of the soil should not be over 0.75 of the depth of the pot, so that further dressings of compost can be given when the stems are about 6-inches (15 cms) high and the stem roots are forming. After potting, the Lilies can be started in a cool place. There is no need to keep them in the dark. Normally, Lily bulbs will have rooted within a fortnight of potting. When the shoots are about 3 inches (7.5 cms - it is absolutely imperative that not an extra micron is allowed in growth before the concluding part of this sentence is executed! or the original author might turn in his grave - we dot know whether he was interred or cremated. No doubt the reader of this bit of drivel might do the research and put us out of our misery... etc, etc, etc) the Lilies can be brought into more light, but direct sunlight should be avoided (sounds as though when these plants are outside in the ground, that only sunshades should be provided but that moonshades are not required since the heat in the the sun's rays has been absorbed by the moon and only the light passed on for the romantic earthmen - they're coming to take me away).

Water. After potting, the soil should be kept moist. When in full growth water liberally. After flowering, decrease, and finally withold water during the resting time.

Feriliser. A complete fertiliser should be watered in every fortnight after the flower buds have formed. Soot-water can be used instead.

Temperature. 50-65 degrees Fahrenheit (10-18.3 degrees Celsius).

Repot. When ripened, the Lilies recommended for indoor flowering, alongside, should be repotted.

Auratum
Yellow. 48-60 inches (120-150 cms). August.

Longiflorum (Trumpet Tree Lily, Easter Lily, Japanese: テッポウユリ, Teppōyuri)
White trumpet. Normally June, but it can be flowered in March up to June, depending upon potting time and methods of treatment. This is the easiest Lily to grow indoors.

Philippinense Formosanum
White trumpet. Fragrant. 36-48 inches (90-120 cms). July.

Rubellum
Pink. 12-24 inches (30-60 cms). May.

Speciosum
Pink and white. September.

Speciosum album kractzeri
Pure white. 48 inches (120 cms). August.

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Longi lily (Lilium longiflorum) also known as the Easter Lily as that was the time of year it was traditionally in bloom. Modern cultivars are available in bloom for much of the year and are popular as cut flowers. By ‪Solipsist~commonswiki via Wikimedia Commons.

Liriope Muscari (Big blue lily turf)

 

 

 

 

 

Although this hardy plant was introduced to England in the early years of the nineteenth century, there are few signs of it as a general bulb now. Because Liriope Muscari has those qualities which are necessary for a plant to be widely grown under many conditions, it is difficult to understand why it is so little used, either in the garden or in the house.

Pot 3 bulbs into a 5-inch (12.5 cms) pot with John Innes compost in March and April, planting them 1 inch (2.5 cms) below the surface.

Water. Thoroughly moisten at planting, and therafter restrict water so as to keep the soil barely moist.

Temperature. Immediately after planting, the bulbs should be kept in a cool place with a temperature that does not rise regularly above 55 degrees Fahrenheit (13 degrees Celsius). As soon as the bulbs are established they can be moved to average room conditions, providing that these do not get too hot.

Position. In full light and sun, if not exposed to the suns's full heat immediately against the window.

Muscari
Shining pale-green leaves in clumps. Evergreen. The flowers are of lavender-claret colour, carried on a sturdy upright stem, 12 inches (30 cms) high. The form of the flowers is much like the Muscari (See next row), but is daintier. August-September.

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Liriope muscari, Aizu area, Fukushima pref., Japan

日本語: ヤブラン 福島県会津地方(植栽). By Qwert1234 via Wikimedia Commons.

Muscari (Grape Hyacinth)

 

 

 

 

 

Pot from August to November, 18-20 small bulbs or 3-5 larger 1 inch (2.5 cms) deep, and 1 inch apart, in a 5-inch (12.5 cms) pot, using John Innes No. 2, or a mixture of 2 parts sandy loam, 1 part leaf-mould, 1 part sand. After potting they should be plunged until growth has started, when they can be brought to a cool, well-lighted window.

Warer moderately until after flowering and then dry off the bulbs.

Fertilisers. Occasional dose of complete fertiliser, up to flowering.

Temperature. 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius).

Armeniacum
Deep cobalt blue, large spikes. 7 inches (17.5 cms).

Botryoides
Deep blue. April. 6 inches (15 cms)

Botryoides Album
Pure white. April. 6 inches (15 cms).

Comosum (Leopoldia comosa, Tassel Hyacinth)
Purplish blue. April. 8 inches (20 cms).

Conicum (Heavenly Blue)
Intense blue.8 inches (20 cms). April.

Moschatum Flavum (Musk) (Muscari macrocarpum)
Yellow and violet. Musk-scented. 8 inches (20 cms). May.

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Muscari armeniacum. By Kurt Stüber via Wikimedia Commons.

Nerine bowdeni (Guernsey Lily, Bowden Lily)

 

 

 

 

 

Pot either 1 bulb in a 4.5-inch (11.25 cms) pot or 3 in a 6-inch (15 cms) pot during August until November. Plant to a depth so that from a third to a quarter of the bulb remains above soil level. Use either John Innes compost or a mixture of 2 parts sandy loam, 1 part decayed cow-dung and 1 part coarse sand.

Water. Iits natural state the Nerine succeeds under completely arid conditions for one half of the year and follows this with a very high water-requirements for the second half. Under house conditions, therefore, it is best to give water in moderate quantities at the first signs of the flower spikes, but during the resting time, from May till September, it should be kept quite dry.

Fertilisers. These, in the form of the normal feeding to other bulbs, can be applied with the waterings.

Temperature. 45-50 degrees Fahrenheit (7-10 degrees Celsius).

Position. When grown in pots, the Nerine is very suitable for porch or conservatory decoration. In the living-room, it should be placed in full light by a south or west window.

Flowering. Dependent upon the variety and planting time, it will flower from July to October. But only 1 variety is recommended for general use.

Repot. The bulbs may remain in the pots for 3 years before needing repotting.

Bowdeni Fenwick's Var.
Self rose-pink. This variety is quite hardy and does not lose its leaves after flowering. 24 inches (60 cms). September-October.

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Nerine bowdenii. By Kurt Stüber via Wikimedia Commons.

Oxalis (wood Sorrel)

 

Oxalis Collection pages with photos

 

 

 

 

 

These bulbous plants are very suitable for hanging pots, owing to their rather soft and falling growth.

Pot winter-flowering kinds in September; spring-flowering kinds in January; summer-flowering kinds in March and April; and autumn-flowering kinds in August. Plat 1 in a 3-inch (7.5 cms) or 6 in 5-inch (12.5 cms) pot at from 0.5 to 0.75 inches (1.25-1-8.75 cms) deep. Their essential needs are good drainage and adequate lime with the potting mixture, which can otherwise be any good friable soil.

Water sparingly until growth is about 0.25 inches (6mm) above the soil; thereafter water freely. Relax watering when the flowers begin to fade and keep them quite dry until growth starts again.

Fertiliser. Water-in a complete fertiliser as soon as the flower buds begin to form.

Temperature. 50-60 degrees Fahrenheit (10-15.5 degrees Celsius).

Position. A south window in full light and with maximum sunlight.

Resting. When the flowers are over, the bulbs should be allowed to become quite dry and to remain in this state until growth starts again. The general rest period lasts from about 8 to 10 weeks.

Winter: cernua(is actually Oxalis pes-caprae, Bermuda Buttercup)
Clover-shaped leaves, yellow flowers. 6 inches (15 cms).

Spring: rosea (Pink Wood Sorrel)
Pale-green leaves, pink flowers. 3 inches (7.5 cms).

 

Summer:
Adenophylla (Silver Shamrock )
Grey foliage with rose-pink flowers. 3 inches (7.5 cms).

hirta (tropical woodsorrel)
Clear pink flowers on trailing stems. 3 inches (7.5 cms).

Deppei (Iron Cross)
Large leaves banded with purple. Flowers bright terra-cotta. 6 inches (15 cms)

 

Autumn:
carnosa
Deep-green leaves. Flowers pale yellow. 6 inches (15 cms).

variabilis
Flowers red, white and purple. 3 inches (7.5 cms).

Boweina
Large-leafed, with rich, yellow-centred flowers. Long-flowering perion. 9 inches (22.5 cms).

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Oxalis bowiei Location: Botanical Gardens Berlin. By BotBln via Wikimedia Commons.

Sternbergia lutea (Winter Daffodil)

 

 

 

 

 

October-flowering. The blooms, which are Crocus-shaped, are shining yellow on sturdy stems. 6-8 inches (15-20 cms). Prefers dry conditions and maximum sun. Cultivations are as those for Amaryllis:-

Pot. The bulbs should be potted in August, 1 in a 5 inch (12.5 cms) pot, and planted so that only 0.33 of the bulb shows above the soil-level. Until the flower stem appears they are best left outside (if possible, in a frame or else in a dark cupboard); at that time they can be brought into the house and a cool room. The leaves grow during the winter months and the flower stems appear when the leaves have died down.

Water moderately until leaves turn yellow, when water should be withheld. Freely when flower-buds appear. After flowering, water regularly.

Temperature. 50-60 degrees Fahrenheit (10-15.5 degrees Celsius) from the time that the flower stem shows.

Repot every 3 years.

Angustifolia
A vigorous form with narrow leaves is grown in gardens under the name S. lutea var. angustifolia.

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Sternbergia lutea, 18 septembre 2004, cultivé. By Jean-Jacques MILAN via Wikimedia Commons.

Zephyranthes candida (Flower of the West Wind)

 

 

 

 

 

Pot 1 bulb 2 inches (5 cms) deep in a 5-inch (12.5 cms) pot in August or September. Compost of 2 parts sandy loam with 1 part of equal proportions of leaf-mould and well-rotted manure.

Water generously until after flowering, when water must gradually be reduced. During the dormant time the mixture should not be allowed to become too dry.

Temperature. Moderate.

Position. Full light in south window.

Repot. The bulb can remain in the same pot for approximately 2 years.

candida
Leaves narrow, strap-like, and dark green. Profuse, delicate, Crocus-like flowers of pure white. 8 inches (20 cms). September.

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Scientific name: Zephyranthes candida Place:Osaka-fu Japan

• 日本語: タマスダレ. By • タマスダレ

• 利用者:KENPEI/画像集/植物 via Wikimedia Commons.

Sauromatum guttatum (Arum cornutum, The Voodoo Lily, Typhonium, Monarch of the East)

 

 

 

 

 

This plant is noted last because it has only 1 claim to inclusion, which is that it needs neither water nor soil in order to produce stem and flower. It is an easily grown curiosity rather than a beautiful plant and is a tuberous-rooted half-hardy perennial with spathes resembling the Arum. The colours are purple, yellow and green.

In Setember or October tubers should be put in a saucer and kept at average room heat without water for from 4 to 5 weeks, when the flower spathe will appear.The height is about 18 inches (45 cms). After flowering the tuber should be planted in a shady, moist spot, where it will come into leaf. The following August it can be lifted, dried off thoroughly, and again brought to flower. This process can be continued indefinitely.

If the reader is sufficiently interested to grow 1 or 2 tubers he may some difficulty in obtaining them in 1953, because they are not listed by the usual bulb merchants. They will be found in the catalogues of specialist bulb-growers.

 

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1882.) THE AMERICAN GARDEN. 119 THE ARUM. This genus comprises some of the most cu- rious and interesting- representatives of the vegetable kingdom. Most species are inhab- itants of tropical countries. The roots of many, which, although in the fresli state contain an acrid, milky fluid, are when dried perfectly harmless, and consti- tute important articles of food. Other spe- cies from more northern regions are entirely hardy in our climate, and are easily grown as border plants, requiring not more care than the Gladiolus. Arum Dracunculus.— The Dragon Arum is the best known and most striking of the hardy spe- cies. It is very showy when in bloom, grows several feet high, with a large, blackish-purple flower, and graceful, palm-like leaves. It may also be potted in autumn, in a sandy loam with a portion of peat, and will bloom in spring. Arum ItaUcum is a smaller growing species, with greenish - yellow flowers, and large, lance- shaped leaves, spotted yellow. Arum triphyllum is our native Indian Turnip, or "Jack in the Pulpit." The plant is curious and ornamental, both in flower and berry. It thrives well in deep soil in a shady situation, and often grows very large. Arum cornutum and A. maculatum are also well-known species. consider my pleasure when I saw leaves and flowers from my two lost Aponogeton plants floating on the water in the pond. I made no effort to secure them, but left them there, and they have come up each succeeding year stronger than before. This is the fourth season of their growth in the pond, and now the largest plant had this year thirty-three blossoms amid a clump of some ninety-seven leaves. THE CAPE POND WEED. This most unhappy name is that given to one of the sweetest and best of water plants whose botanical name is Aponogeton distachyon. It is a native of the Cape of Good Hope, and, strange though it may seem, it is hardy in Massachusetts also, though it should be the reverse; it is one of the most uncommon plants cultivated in America. For many years I have known it to be pretty hardy, but I should never have trusted it to the mercy of a Boston winter but for the result of an accident. We grow a good many tender water plants, which we stand out in summer on a temporary stage set in a little pond where the water is three to four feet deep. In this pond are many gold-fishes, also several bull-frogs. In 1878, I set out three pots containing Aponogeton, but in the fall I could only find one, fishes or frogs had upset the other two. Next spring, however,
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Our pond is lined with brick clay; there is no soil in it, unless it be a small accumulation of muddy sediment; the water is surface I water only. But, although the Aponogeton lias proved so hardy with us, I would not say j it should be hardy if the frost should reach ; its roots. As a house or greenhouse plant the Apon- ogeton is essentially a winter bloomer, be- ginning to grow and blossom in the fall and continuing till spring, when it may show signs of wanting to rest; then you can lay it aside in your cellar for the sum- mer, as you would an ordinary Water Lily for the winter. In the house you can grow it in a milk plate, a pudding-pan, a flower-pot with the hole stopped up, a pail, or other vessel. Fill the vessel half full with turfy loam, plant the root in the middle and about an inch in depth, and over all, to suppress muddi- ness in the water, place a thin layer of coarse sand or fine gravel, then till up with water and keep it full. Just keep it from freezing, warmth is unnecessary ; that is all the care it wants. The root is a little bulb or eorm about as big as a marble. Wm. Falconer. ARUM DRACUNCULUS. The blossoms are pure white, speckled with little clusters of brown anthers, and are produced as a forked spike about three to four inches across; they are as fragrant as Heliotrope. And so early do they appear, that leaves come up and blossoms open in the water underneath the ice, and as the ice leaves the pond, they increase in strength and numbers. During summer they bloom more sparingly than in spring, and they con- tinue to blossom a little throughout the fall. BLUETS. (Hountonia ceerulea.) This elegant indigen- ous plant, which is found wild throughout our Northern and West- ern States, and is well adapted for cultivation, has, like many other native beauties, to go abroad to find recogni- tion. Among the flowers in season in England it is described as: "This gem among diminutive plants, known as Bluets, is flowering well on the rock-work in the Cambridge Botanic Gar- den. Its position is not that which would usually be accorded to it. In- stead of being in a moist corner,where, generally, it is understood to flour- ish best and to be most under natural conditions, it is here, by acci- dent, in the driest and most exposed spot that could be found. It is flourishing, how- ever, and forms a tuft of great neatness and beauty." Lilies are much benefited by mulching during dry, hot weather. Most of our culti- vated species are natives of cool climates and grow naturally in damp localities, where the soil is covered with leaves or grass.
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Case Studies
Companion Planting

...A, B, C, D, E,
...F, G, H, I, J, K,
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...R, S, T, U, V, W,
...X, Y, Z
...Pest Control
...using Plants

Garden Construction
Garden Design

...How to Use the Colour Wheel Concepts for Selection of Flowers, Foliage and Flower Shape
...RHS Mixed Borders
......Bedding Plants
......Her Perennials
......Other Plants
Garden Maintenance
Glossary
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Offbeat Glossary
Plants

...Poisonous Plants
Soil
...Soil Nutrients
Tool Shed
Useful Data

Topic - Plant Photo Galleries
Aquatic
Bamboo
Bedding
Bulb
Climber

 

Colour Wheels with number of colours
All Flowers 53

All Flowers per Month 12

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

All Foliage 212
All Spring Foliage 212

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

 

Your chosen Garden Style then changes your Plant Selection Process

Garden Style
...Infill Plants
...Infill2 Plants
...Infill3 Plants *
...12 Bloom Colours per Month Index
...
12 Foliage Colours per Month Index
...All Plants Index
...Cultivation, Position, Use Index
...Shape, Form
Index

 

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

Rhododendron
Rose
Soft Fruit
Top Fruit
Vegetable

Wild Flower

Topic - Wildlife on Plant Photo Gallery
Butterfly

 

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 for Small Garden

1

Wildflower

1

Windbreak

 

Woodland

1

 

Use of Plant

Pollen or nectar for Bees

1

Hosts to Butterflies

1

Encouraging birds / wildlife, providing food and shelter

1

Bee-Pollinated plants for Hay Fever Sufferers

1

Berries / Fruit

1

Dry Site in Full Sun

1

Dry Shade

1

Filtering noise

1

Flower Arrange-ments

1

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
lessershapemeadowrue2a1a1a1a1a1a1a

1

1 Petal

1

2 Petals

1

3 Petals
irisflotpseudacorus1a1a1a1a1

1

4 Petals
aethionemacfloarmenumfoord1a1a1a1a1

1

5 Petals
anemonecflo1hybridafoord1a1a1a1a1

1

Above 5
anemonecflo1blandafoord1a1a1a1a1

1

 

Flower Shape - Simple

Stars
anthericumcfloliliagofoord1a1a1a1a1a

1

Bowls
 

1

Cups and Saucers
euphorbiacflo1wallichiigarnonswilliams1a1a1a1a1a

1

Globes
paeoniamlokosewitschiiflot1a1a1a1a1a

1

Goblets and Chalices
paeoniaveitchiiwoodwardiiflot1a1a1a1a1

1

Trumpets
acantholimoncfloglumaceumfoord1a1a1a1a1a

1

Funnels
stachysflotmacrantha1a1a1a1a1a

1

Bells
digitalismertonensiscflorvroger1a1a1a1a1

1

Thimbles
fuchsiaflotcalicehoffman1a1a1a1a1a

1

Urns
ericacarneacflosspringwoodwhitedeeproot1a1a1a1a1a

1

Salverform

phloxflotsubulatatemiskaming1a1a1a1a1a

1

 

Flower Shape - Elaborated

Tubes, Lips and Straps
prunellaflotgrandiflora1a1a1a1a1

1

Slippers, Spurs and Lockets
aquilegiacfloformosafoord1a1a1a1a1

1

Hats, Hoods and Helmets
acanthusspinosuscflocoblands1a1a1a1a1

1

Standards, Wings and Keels
lathyrusflotvernus1a1a1a1a1

1

Discs and Florets
brachyscomecflorigidulakevock1a1a1a1a1

1

Pin-Cushions
echinaceacflo1purpurealustrehybridsgarnonswilliams1a1a1a1a1

1

Tufts
centaureacfloatropurpureakavanagh1a1a1a1a1

1

Cushion
androsacecforyargongensiskevock1a1a1a1a1

1

Umbel
agapanthuscflos1campanulatusalbidusgarnonswilliams1a1a1a1a1

1

Buttons
argyranthemumflotcmadeiracrestedyellow1a1a1a1a1

1

Pompoms
armeriacflomaritimakevock1a1a1a1a1

1

 

Natural Arrangements

Bunches, Posies, Sprays
bergeniamorningredcforcoblands1a1a1a1a1

1

Columns, Spikes and Spires
ajugacfloreptansatropurpurea1a1a1a1a1a

1

Whorls, Tiers and Candelabra
lamiumflotorvala2a1a1a1a1a

1

Plumes and Tails
astilbepurplelancecflokevock1a1a1a1a1a

1

Chains and Tassels
 

1

Clouds, Garlands and Cascades
 

1

Spheres, Domes (Clusters), Plates and Drumsticks
androsacecfor1albanakevock1a1a1a1a1a

1

 

STAGE 4D
SHAPE, FORM INDEX GALLERY

Shrub, Tree Shape

Columnar
ccolumnarshape1a1a1a1

1

Oval
covalshape1a1a1a1

1

Rounded or Spherical
croundedshape1a1a1a1

1

Flattened Spherical
cflattenedsphericalshape1a1a1a1

1

Narrow Conical / Narrow Pyramidal
cnarrowconicalshape1a1a1a1

1

Broad Conical / Broad Pyramidal
cbroadpyramidalshape1a1a1a1

1

Ovoid /
Egg-Shaped

ceggshapedshape1a1a1a1

1

Broad Ovoid
cbroadovoidshape1a1a1a1

1

Narrow Vase-shaped / Inverted Ovoid
cnarrowvaseshapedshape1a1a1a1

1

Fan-Shaped /Vase-Shaped
cfanshapedshape1a1a1a1

1

Broad Fan-Shaped / Broad Vase-Shaped
cbroadfanshapedshape1a1a1a1

1

Narrow Weeping
cnarrowweepingshape1a1a1a1

1

Broad Weeping
cbroadweepingshape1a1a1a1

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
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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.

 

 

 

 

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 3 - 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 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
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Do you want to garden and grow plants?

 

No

Cannot be bothered.
I am too busy.
My kids, rabbits or dog would destroy the garden.
Too many weeds to control.
Not allowed plants at work.

 

Potted
House-plant


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At Home with Gard-ening Area


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Balcony Garden or Roof Garden


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

 

Conservatory Gardening

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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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Blind,
Deaf,
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Garden Style, which takes into account the Human Problems above

 

 

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Naturalistic Style

Formal English Garden

 

Mediterranean Style


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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

 

 

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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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.
.
.
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 3 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

1

Blue

1

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
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 3 ALL PLANTS INDEX GALLERY
In addition to these 9 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 9 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.

STAGE 2
INFILL PLANT INDEX GALLERY 3
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
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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

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 Bedding Spring
Summer

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
 

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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

anthericumcfloliliagofoord1a1a1b1a1
Stars

geraniumflocineremuballerina1a1a1a1a1a
Bowls, Cups and Saucers

berberisdarwiniiflower10h3a14k1a1a1a1a1a
Globes, Goblets and Chalices

acantholimoncfloglumaceumfoord2a1a1a1a
Trumpets and Funnels

phloxflotsubulatatemiskaming1a1a1a1
Salver-form

berberisdarwiniiflower10h3a14q1a1a1a1a
Bells, Thimbles and Urns

 

Climber - Elabo-rated Flower Shape

prunellaflotgrandiflora1a1a1a1
Tubes, Lips and Straps

aquilegiacfloformosafoord1a1a1a1
Slippers, Spurs and Lockets

berberisdarwiniiflower10h3a14u1a1a1a1a1
Hats, Hoods and Helmets

berberisdarwiniiflower10h3a14v1a1a1a1a1
Stand-ards, Wings and Keels

brachyscomecflorigidulakevock1a1a1a1
Disks and Florets

androsacecforyargongensiskevock1a1a1a1
Pin-cushions, Tufts, Petal-less and Cushions

armeriaflomaritimakevock1a1a1a1
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

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