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There is an order in which to select plants with different plant requirements being used from Selection Level 1 to 6:-

 

Plant Selection Level 1 -
When you have specific Plant Uses to

  • either completely influence all the plants in the whole garden
  • or influence all the plants only for a small garden area

then the plants within a list from the following can located in Level 2:-

 

Attracts Birds and Butterflies for viewing,

Bee-Pollinated Plants for people who suffer from Hay Fever,

Groundcover plants to reduce your maintenance time,

Cultivated poisonous plants or
Wildflower poisonous plants or
Cultivated and wildflower poisonous plants with photos
to avoid having in the garden for young children to sample,

Rabbit-Resistant Plants so that not all your plants get eaten by the local wildlife,

Flower Arranging Plants so that the flowers can be picked for display in the house. These plants add to the pleasure of creating and maintaining a garden or

UK Native Wildflowers for viewing and use by caterpillars eating the leaves, butterflies enjoying the nectar from the flowers and birds eating the seeds.

 

 

Plant Selection Level 2 -
You need to know what your topsoil is based on and
either
select only plants from each list in Level 1 that you require to grow in your topsoil
or
select only plants that you require from those that can either grow in your topsoil or can grow in any topsoil:-


Information - Any Soil (description of soil)
2 Plant Description Rows for Any Soil A-F
Plant Description Rows for Any Soil G-L
Plant Description Rows for Any Soil M-R
Plant Description Rows for Any Soil S-Z


Information - Chalky Soil (description of soil)
14 Plant Description Rows for Chalky Soil A-F
1 Plant Description Rows for Chalky Soil G-L
Plant Description Rows for Chalky Soil M-R
Plant Description Rows for Chalky Soil S-Z


Information - Clay Soil (description of soil)
1 Plant Description Rows for Clay Soil A-F
Plant Description Rows for Clay Soil G-L
Plant Description Rows for Clay Soil M-R
Plant Description Rows for Clay Soil S-Z


Information - Lime-Free Soil (description of soil)
Plant Description Rows for Lime-Free Soil A-F
Plant Description Rows for Lime-Free Soil G-L
Plant Description Rows for Lime-Free Soil M-R
Plant Description Rows for Lime-Free Soil S-Z


Information - Light Sandy Soil (description of soil)
Plant Description Rows for Light Sandy Soil A-F
Plant Description Rows for Light Sandy Soil G-L
Plant Description Rows for Light Sandy Soil M-R
Plant Description Rows for Light Sandy Soil S-Z


Information - Peaty Soils (description of soil)
Plant Description Rows for Peaty Soil A-F
Plant Description Rows for Peaty Soil G-L
Plant Description Rows for Peaty Soil M-R
Plant Description Rows for Peaty Soil S-Z

If the required plant - from the 18 above - is unsuitable for your topsoil then you can grow it in

 

These Plant Description Rows Pages in Plant Selection Level 2 are 1500 pixels wide instead of the normal 1200 pixel width.

 

 

Locate each plant from each required list above in Selection Level 2

 

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This section of the page has no relevance to gardening at all:-

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  • Having groomed your dog to look superb, she also provides details of hotels, inns etc who provide pet friendly accomodation in the UK.
  • Fiona also kindly thought that
    "The Definitive Guide to Funeral Flowers" would provide you with great information about flowers that are suitable for funerals!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 


Topic

Case Studies
Companion Planting
Garden Construction
Garden Design
...RHS Mixed Borders
......Bedding Plants
......Her Perennials
......Other Plants Garden Maintenance
Glossary
Home
Library
Offbeat Glossary
Plants *
Soil
Tool Shed
Useful Data

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Topic - Plant Photo Galleries
Aquatic
Bamboo
Bedding
...by Flower Shape

Bulb
...Allium/ Anemone
...Autumn
...Colchicum/ Crocus
...Dahlia
...Gladiolus
...Hippeastrum/ Lily
...Late Summer
...Narcissus
...Spring
...Tulip
...Winter
Climber
...Clematis
...Climbers
Conifer
Deciduous Shrub
...Shrubs - Decid
Deciduous Tree
...Trees - Decid
Evergreen Perennial
...P-Evergreen A-L
...P-Evergreen M-Z
...Flower Shape
Evergreen Shrub
...Shrubs - Evgr
...Heather Shrub
Evergreen Tree
...Trees - Evgr
Fern
Grass
Hedging
Herbaceous Perennial
...P -Herbaceous
...RHS Wisley
...Flower Shape
Herb
Odds and Sods
Rhododendron
Rose
...RHS Wisley A-F
...RHS Wisley G-R
...RHS Wisley S-Z
...Rose Use
...Other Roses A-F
...Other Roses G-R
...Other Roses S-Z
Soft Fruit
Top Fruit
...Apple

...Cherry
...Pear
Vegetable

Wild Flower
with its
flower colour page,
space,
Site Map page in its flower colour
NOTE Gallery
...Blue Note
...Brown Note
...Cream Note
...Green Note
...Mauve Note
...Multi-Cols Note
...Orange Note
...Pink A-G Note
...Pink H-Z Note
...Purple Note
...Red Note
...White A-D Note
...White E-P Note
...White Q-Z Note
...Yellow A-G Note
...Yellow H-Z Note
...Shrub/Tree Note

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Topic - Flower/Foliage Colour Colour Wheel Galleries
Following your choice using Garden Style then that changes your Plant Selection Process
Garden Style
...Infill Plants
...12 Bloom Colours per Month Index
...12 Foliage Colours per Month Index
...All Plants Index
...Cultivation, Position, Use Index
...Shape, Form
Index

or
you could use these Flower Colour Wheels with number of colours

All Flowers 53

All Flowers per Month 12
All Bee-Pollinated Flowers per Month 12
...Index
Rock Garden and Alpine Flower Colour Wheel with number of colours
Rock Plant Flowers 53

...Rock Plant Photos

or
these Foliage Colour Wheels structures, which I have done but until I can take the photos and I am certain of the plant label's validity, these may not progress much further

All Foliage 212

All Spring Foliage 212
All Summer Foliage 212
All Autumn Foliage 212
All Winter Foliage 212

or
Flower Colour Wheel without photos, but with links to photos
12 Bloom Colours per Month Index
...All Plants Index

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Topic - Wildlife on Plant Photo Gallery
Butterfly
Usage of Plants
by Egg, Caterpillar, Chrysalis and Butterfly

Egg, Caterpillar, Chrysalis and Butterfly usage of
Plant A-C
Plant C-M
Plant N-W
Butterfly usage of Plant

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If no requirement from Selection Level 1 is required, then select the required plants from the required column(s) in Selection Level 2.

 

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Each of the above Plant Description Rows has the following columns in this order:-

Plants - Any Soil (description of soil) ,
Plants - Chalky Soil (description of soil) ,
Plants - Clay Soil (description of soil) ,
Plants - Lime-Free Soil (description of soil) ,
Plants - Poorly Drained (Bog Garden) and
Plants - Peaty Soils (description of soil) ,
Plants - Light Sandy Soil (description of soil)
in the Soil Columns.

 

Plant Selection Level 2a:-
Dry ,
Moist and
Wet
in the Soil Moisture Columns.

Full Sun ,
Part Shade and Dappled Sun with
Full Shade
in the Sun Aspect Columns.

 

Plant Selection Level 2c:-
Acid Soil ,
Alkaline Soil ,
Any Soil for Acid, Neutral or Alkaline Soil ,
Grow for Flower Arrangers ,
Front of Border with Rest of Border and Within Path (Crevice Garden) ,
Bedding ,
Grow in Pot / Container ,
Grow in Hanging Basket ,
Hedge with Thorny Hedge ,
Grow in Bog Area ,
Grow on Bank / Slope - Dry Sun is where situations prone to drought are in full sun. These include steeply sloping banks with rapid drainage, the base of a warm south- or west-facing wall; and shallow, sandy, or stony soils. Slopes have extra problems which include soil erosion, surface water, summer drought and poor access (create path using mattock to pull an earth section 180 degrees over down the slope). Then, stabilise the earth with 4 inches (10cms) depth of spent mushroom compost under the chicken wire; before planting climbers/plants through that mulch,
Seaside / Coastal Plants ,
Cold Exposed Inland Site is an area that is open to the elements and that includes cold, biting winds, the glare of full sun, frost and snow - These plants are able to withstand very low temperatures and those winds in the South England ,
Dust and Pollution Barrier ,
Sound Barrier - The sound waves passing through the plant interact with leaves and branches, some being deflected and some being turned into heat energy. A wide band of planting is necessary to achieve a large reduction in the decibel level ,
Wind Barrier and
Use in Woodland
in the Plant Location Columns.

 

Botanical Plant Name has link to Mail-Order Nursery in UK /Europe in
Plant Name Column

 

Common Name has link to Mail-Order Nursery in America in
Common Name Column

 

Flowering Months of
Jan for January
Feb for February
Mar for March
Apr for April
May for May
Jun for June
Jul for July
Aug for August
Sep for September
Oct for October
Nov for November and
Dec for December
In Flowering Months Column

 

Height and Spread in inches with Height and Spread in cms in
Height and Spread in inches (cms) Column

 

Plant Selection Level 2d:-
Plant Type of
Alpine
Annual
Bamboo
Biennial

Bulb
Climber
Conifer
Deciduous Rhizome
Deciduous Shrub
Evergreen Perennial
Evergreen Shrub
Fern
Fruit Plant
Grass
Herb
Herbaceous Perennial
Remaining Top Fruit
Soft Fruit
Sub-Shrub
Top Fruit
Tuber
Vegetable
with link to Plant Description Page in this website with its availability from a mail-order nursery in its Comment Row ,
link to Companion Plants to help this plant Page ,
link to Alpine Plant for Rock Garden Index Page ; which has plants suitable for a small rock garden split into 53 colours in this website and
link to Native to UK Wildflower Plant in its Family Page ; which has the majority of the native plants of the UK with their flowers split into 13 colours in this website
in the
Plant Type Column.

 

Plant Selection Level 2cc:-
Comments with this plant being suitable for these other garden uses:-
Aquatic
Back of Shady Border
Crevice Garden
Desert Garden
Raised Bed
Scree Bed
Specimen Plant
Trees for Lawns
Trees for Small Garden
in the Comment Column.

 

Plant Selection Level 2b:-
Each tree or shrub will have one of the following growth shapes:-
Columnar in Columnar Column
Oval in Oval Column
Rounded/ Spherical in Rounded/ Spherical Column
Flattened Spherical in Flattened Spherical Column
Narrow Conical/ Narrow Pyramidal in Narrow Conical/ Narrow Pyramidal Column
Broad Conical/ Broad Pyramidal in Broad Conical/ Broad Pyramidal Column
Ovoid/ Egg-shaped in Ovoid/ Egg-shaped Column
Broad Ovoid in Broad Ovoid Column
Narrow Vase-shaped/ Inverted Ovoid in Narrow Vase-shaped/ Inverted Ovoid Column
Fan-shaped/ Vase-shaped in Fan-shaped/ Vase-shaped Column
Narrow Weeping in Narrow Weeping Column
Broad Weeping in Broad Weeping Column
Single-stemmed palm, cyad, or similar tree in Single-stemmed palm Column
Multi-stemmed palm, cyad, or similar tree in Multi-stemmed palm Column
in the Tree/Shrub Growth Shape Columns.

Mature shrubs and perennials will have one of the following growth habits:-
Mat-forming in Mat-forming Column
Stems densely cover the ground and the flowers extend above.
Prostrate or Trailing
in Prostrate or Trailing Column
Stems spread out on the ground and the flowers are borne close to the foliage.
Cushion or Mound-forming in Cushion or Mound-forming Column
Tightly packed stems form a low clump and
the flowers are close to the foliage.
Spreading or Creeping in Spreading or Creeping Column
Stems extend horizontally then ascend, forming a densely packed mass.
Clump-forming in Clump-forming Column
Leaf-stalks and flower stems arise at ground level to form a dense mass.
Stemless in Stemless Column
Leaf-stalks and flower stems arise at ground level.
Erect or Upright in Erect or Upright Column
Upright stems stand vertical, supporting leaves and the flowers.
Climbing and Scandent in Climbing and Scandent Column
Long flexible stems are supported by other plants or structures.
Arching in Arching Column
Long upright stems arch over from the upright towards the ground.
in the Shrub/Perennial Growth Habit Columns.

Refine selected plants via

 

 

 

 

 

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REFINING SELECTION
of Plant Selection 3a by
Flower Colour

Blue Flowers
Orange Flowers
Other Colour Flowers
Red Flowers
White Flowers
Yellow Flowers

 

Choose flowers whose shade of colour will suit your planting scheme.

The 52 Flower Colour Wheel Gallery contains photos split into 52 Comparison Pages; each page containing many of the flowers of this website from 1 of the 52 colours of the Colour Wheel.

The 12 Flower Colours per Month in its Bloom Colour Wheel Gallery contains photos split into 12 Bloom Colours per Month Comparison Pages; each page containing many of the flowers of this website.

 

 

 

 

 

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REFINING SELECTION
of Plant Selection 3b by
Flower Shape

Bedding
Evergreen Perennial
Herbaceous Perennial

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REFINING SELECTION
of Plant Selection 3c by
Foliage Colour and Shape

Aromatic Foliage
Finely Cut Leaves
Large Leaves
Other
Non-Green Foliage 1
Non-Green Foliage 2
If variegated foliage is required use green/yellow, green/white or green/other colour in garden but not 2 or all 3 of them. Addition of other single foliage colours is okay but please do not create an Xmas Tree Decoration
Sword-shaped Leaves

Some heathers besides having flowers have foliage colours that change from 1 season to the next season -

  • Spring (March, April, May),
  • Summer (June, July, August),
  • Autumn (September, October, November) and
  • Winter (December, January, February).

This is one way of creating flowers from design to planting

 

 

 

 

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REFINING SELECTION
of Plant Selection 4 by
Pruning Requirements

Pruning Plants

Reviewing what maintenance requirements are needed for each plant may remove that plant.

 

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REFINING SELECTION
of Plant Selection 5 by
Using these Groundcover Plants

Plant Name - A
Plant Name - B
Plant Name - C
Plant Name - D
Plant Name - E
Plant Name - F
Plant Name - G
Plant Name - H
Plant Name - I
Plant Name - J
Plant Name - K
Plant Name - L
Plant Name - M
Plant Name - N
Plant Name - O
Plant Name - P
Plant Name - Q
Plant Name - R
Plant Name - S
Plant Name - T
Plant Name - U
Plant Name - V
Plant Name - W
Plant Name - XYZ

Ground Cover a thousand beautiful plants for difficult places by John Cushnie (ISBN 1 85626 326 6) provides details of plants that fulfill the above requirements.

Using these groundcover plants in your planting scheme (either between your trees/shrubs in the border or for the whole border) will - with mulching your beds to a 4 inch depth and an irrigation system - provide you with a planted garden with far less time required for border maintainance.

 

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finally use
Plant Selection Level 6 of
COMPANION PLANTING to
aid your plant selected or to
deter Pests
 

 

 

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Plants required have now been selected and you could order them from Mail-Order Nurseries.

 

It may be noted that usually the tables within this site can be downloaded to a word-processing package and the starting letter of the text within each cell can make it easier to re-sort those cells/rows for your own personal - not public - convenience

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I think the following growing method is absolutely brilliant. You end up growing your plants in a clean environment which is slug free if you put copper slug tape from The Organic Gardening Catalogue round the outside near the top of the completed Growring. At the end of the season all the planting medium in the Growrings can be mulched round your shrubs or hedge, the Growrings disassembled and stored in the garden shed with the rolled up weed control fabric. The system can then be reassembled in the Spring.

"GrowRings are an instant and tidy option for anyone wanting to plant a variety of veg in their back garden or allotment. The circle diameter and height match the comfortable reach of an average adult eliminating over reaching and muscle strain . The rings can be placed on either grass and hard surfaces and are great for lettuce and carrots and herbs as well as climbers like beans and peas.

The Rings are dead easy to dig over as they lift up like a sandcastle for the soil to be turned for harvesting spuds and are perfectly adapted to anyone trying to create viable growing space.

The white Mini-Greenhouse attaches securely to the top of the Growring with a couple of ribbons or cable ties. Like a mother ship for early seedlings the greenhouse can be set to ventilate for hardening off young plants before they are transplanted out to other Rings or beds.

The Rings are available in coloured or graphically printed versions and are fully recyclable. They are available from growrings." from www.growrings.ie.

 

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I sent an email to Dave Roberts of GROWRINGS and he sent the following reply:-

I’ve had an idea for making a simple raised bed utilising scrap floor tiles and short lengths of copper electrical wire.  These will last for ever and the copper should help to repel slugs.  I knocked this one up in my garden this afternoon and it really is simple to make.  I’ve attached a series of how to "make it pictures" for your interest.

I got inspired by my visit to Dublin Rooftop Urban Farm and the beds they’re making from scrap containers.  Then I thought of tiles – eureka – lasts for ever.  I happened to have some leftovers in my shed.  I’ve not seen this idea before though I know in North Wales (slate country) I’ve seen rough sheep enclosures made with odd long lengths of slate wired together. The top edge could be finished off with a piece of split plastic pipe or U channelled timber trim to give a broader lip. 

Take a pile of 12 inch (30 cms) or larger scrap tiles with

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pliers and some scrap 1mm square electric wire.

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Using 2 lengths of wire make twists at the edges of the tile,

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then, the wire goes around the tile and make twists at the edges.

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Make a stack of them.

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Now, twist the wire ends edge to edge

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with as many as you like for your bed size.

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Put in a liner - anti-weed fabric or old polythene perforated at the base,

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before filling and planting your stuff.

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Height in inches (cms):-

25.4mm = 1 inch
304.8mm = 12 inches
12 inches = 1 foot
3 feet = 1 yard
914.4mm = 1 yard

I normally round this to
25mm = 1 inch
300mm = 30 cms = 12 inches =1 foot,
900 mm = 3 feet = 1 yard and
1000mm = 100 cms = 1 metre = 40 inches

Site design and content copyright ©December 2006. Page structure changed September 2012. Height x Spread in feet changed to Height x Spread in inches (cms).. Page redesigned June 2015. Chris Garnons-Williams.

DISCLAIMER: Links to external sites are provided as a courtesy to visitors. Ivydene Horticultural Services are not responsible for the content and/or quality of external web sites linked from this site.  

 

PLANTS PAGE
MENU
Introduction
Site Map
 

PLANT USE
Plant Selection
Level 1
Attracts Bird/Butterfly
Photos - Butterfly

Bee Pollinated Plants for Hay Fever Sufferers
Photos - Bloom per Month

Groundcover Height
0-24 inches
(0-60 cms)

24-72 inches
(60-180 cms)

Above 72 inches
(180 cms)

 

Poisonous Cultivated and UK Wildflower Plants with Photos
or
Cultivated Poisonous Plants

or
Wildflower Poisonous Plants


Rabbit-Resistant Plant
Flower Arranging
Wildflower
Photos - Wildflowers

 


PLANTS FOR SOIL
Plant Selection
Level 2
Info - Any Soil
Plants - Any Soil A-F
Plants - Any Soil G-L
Plants - Any Soil M-R
Plants - Any Soil S-Z

Info
- Chalky Soil
Plants - Chalky Soil A-F
Plants - Chalky Soil G-L
Plants - Chalky Soil M-R
Plants - Chalky Soil S-Z

Info - Clay Soil
Plants - Clay Soil A-F
Plants - Clay Soil G-L
Plants - Clay Soil M-R
Plants - Clay Soil S-Z

Info - Lime-Free Soil
Plants - Lime-Free Soil A-F
Plants - Lime-Free Soil G-L
Plants - Lime-Free Soil M-R
Plants - Lime-Free Soil S-Z

Info - Sandy Soil
Plants - Sandy Soil A-F
Plants - Sandy Soil G-L
Plants - Sandy Soil M-R
Plants - Sandy Soil S-Z

Info - Peaty Soils
Plants - Peaty Soil A-F
Plants - Peaty Soil G-L
Plants - Peaty Soil M-R
Plants - Peaty Soil S-Z

Following parts of Level 2a,
Level 2b,
Level 2c and
Level 2d are included in separate columns
together with
Acid Soil,
Alkaline Soil,
Any Soil,
Height and Spread,
Flowering Months and
Flower Colour in their Columns,
and also
Companion Plants to aid this plant Page,
Alpine Plant for Rock Garden Index Page
Native to UK WildFlower Plant in its Family Page in this website

and/or
Level 2cc
in the Comment Column
within each
of the Soil Type Pages of
Level 2

PLANTS PAGE MENU

 


Plant Selection by Plant Requirements
Level 2a
Sun aspect, Moisture


Plant Selection by Form
Level 2b
Tree Growth Shape
Shrub/Perennial Growth Habit


Plant Selection by Garden Use
Level 2c
Bedding
Photos - Bedding
Bog Garden
Coastal Conditions
Containers in Garden
Front of Border
Hanging Basket
Hedge
Photos - Hedging
Pollution Barrier
Rest of Border
Rock Garden
Photos - Rock Garden
Thorny Hedge
Windbreak
Woodland


Plant Selection by Garden Use
Level 2cc Others
Aquatic
Back of Shady Border
Crevice Garden
Desert Garden
Raised Bed
Scree Bed
Specimen Plant
Trees for Lawns
Trees for Small Garden
Wildflower
Photos - Wildflowers


Plant Selection by Plant Type
Level 2d
Alpine
Photos - Evergr Per
Photos - Herbac Per
Photos - RHS Herbac
Photos - Rock Garden
Annual
Bamboo
Photos - Bamboo
Biennial

Bulb
Photos - Bulb
Climber
Photos - Climber
Conifer
Deciduous Rhizome
Deciduous Shrub
Photos - Decid Shrub
Evergreen Perennial
Photos - Evergr Per
Evergreen Shrub
Photos - Evergr Shrub
Fern
Photos - Fern
Fruit Plant
Grass
Herb
Herbaceous Perennial
Photos - Herbac Per
Remaining Top Fruit
Soft Fruit
Sub-Shrub
Top Fruit
Tuber
Vegetable
Photos - Vegetable

 

 

 

 

Website Structure Explanation and User Guidelines

PLANTS PAGE MENU

 


REFINING SELECTION
Plant Selection by
Flower Colour
Level 3a
Blue Flowers
Photos - Bedding
Photos - Bulb
Photos - Climber
Photos - Evergr Per
Photos - Evergr Shrub
Photos - Wild Flower

Orange Flowers
Photos - Bedding
Photos - Wild Flower

Other Colour Flowers
Photos - Bedding
Photos - Bulb
Photos - Climber
Photos - Evergr Per
Photos - Evergr Shrub
Photos - Wild Flower

Red Flowers
Photos - Bedding
Photos - Bulb
Photos - Climber
Photos - Decid Shrub
Photos - Evergr Per
Photos - Evergr Shrub
Photos - Herbac Per
Photos - Rose
Photos - Wild Flower

White Flowers
Photos - Bedding
Photos - Bulb
Photos - Climber
Photos - Decid Shrub
Photos - Decid Tree
Photos - Evergr Per
Photos - Evergr Shrub
Photos - Herbac Per
Photos - Rose
Photos - Wild Flower

Yellow Flowers
Photos - Bedding
Photos - Bulb
Photos - Climber
Photos - Decid Shrub
Photos - Evergr Per
Photos - Evergr Shrub
Photos - Herbac Per
Photos - Rose
Photos - Wild Flower


Photos - 53 Colours in its Colour Wheel Gallery

Photos - 12 Flower Colours per Month in its Bloom Colour Wheel Gallery


Plant Selection by Flower Shape
Level 3b
Photos - Bedding
Photos - Evergr Per
Photos - Herbac Per


Plant Selection by Foliage Colour
Level 3c
Aromatic Foliage
Finely Cut Leaves
Large Leaves
Other
Non-Green Foliage 1
Non-Green Foliage 2
Sword-shaped Leaves

 


PRUNING
Plant Selection by Pruning Requirements
Level 4
Pruning Plants

 


GROUNDCOVER PLANT DETAIL
Plant Selection Level 5
Plant Name - A
Plant Name - B
Plant Name - C
Plant Name - D
Plant Name - E
Plant Name - F
Plant Name - G
Plant Name - H
Plant Name - I
Plant Name - J
Plant Name - K
Plant Name - L
Plant Name - M
Plant Name - N
Plant Name - O
Plant Name - P
Plant Name - Q
Plant Name - R
Plant Name - S
Plant Name - T
Plant Name - U
Plant Name - V
Plant Name - W
Plant Name - XYZ

 


Then, finally use
COMPANION PLANTING to
aid your plant selected or to
deter Pests
Plant Selection Level 6

 

To locate mail-order nursery for plants from the UK in this gallery try using search in RHS Find a Plant.

To locate plants in the European Union (EU) try using Search Term in Gardens4You and Meilland Richardier in France.

To locate mail-order nursery for plants from America in this gallery try using search in Plant Lust.

To locate plant information in Australia try using Plant Finder in Gardening Australia.

 

The following details come from Cactus Art:-

"A flower is the the complex sexual reproductive structure of Angiosperms, typically consisting of an axis bearing perianth parts, androecium (male) and gynoecium (female).    

Bisexual flower show four distinctive parts arranged in rings inside each other which are technically modified leaves: Sepal, petal, stamen & pistil. This flower is referred to as complete (with all four parts) and perfect (with "male" stamens and "female" pistil). The ovary ripens into a fruit and the ovules inside develop into seeds.

Incomplete flowers are lacking one or more of the four main parts. Imperfect (unisexual) flowers contain a pistil or stamens, but not both. The colourful parts of a flower and its scent attract pollinators and guide them to the nectary, usually at the base of the flower tube.

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Androecium (male Parts or stamens)
It is made up of the filament and anther, it is the pollen producing part of the plant.
Anther This is the part of the stamen that produces and contains pollen. 
Filament This is the fine hair-like stalk that the anther sits on top of.
Pollen This is the dust-like male reproductive cell of flowering plants.

Gynoecium (female Parts or carpels or pistil)
 It is made up of the stigma, style, and ovary. Each pistil is constructed of one to many rolled leaflike structures.
Stigma
This is the part of the pistil  which receives the pollen grains and on which they germinate. 
Style
This is the long stalk that the stigma sits on top of ovary. 
Ovary
The part of the plant that contains the ovules. 
Ovule
The part of the ovary that becomes the seeds. 

Petal 
The colorful, often bright part of the flower (corolla). 
Sepal 
The parts that look like little green leaves that cover the outside of a flower bud (calix). 
(Undifferentiated "Perianth segment" that are not clearly differentiated into sepals and petals, take the names of tepals.)"

 

 

 

The following details come from Nectary Genomics:-

"NECTAR. Many flowering plants attract potential pollinators by offering a reward of floral nectar. The primary solutes found in most nectars are varying ratios of sucrose, glucose and fructose, which can range from as little a 8% (w/w) in some species to as high as 80% in others. This abundance of simple sugars has resulted in the general perception that nectar consists of little more than sugar-water; however, numerous studies indicate that it is actually a complex mixture of components. Additional compounds found in a variety of nectars include other sugars, all 20 standard amino acids, phenolics, alkaloids, flavonoids, terpenes, vitamins, organic acids, oils, free fatty acids, metal ions and proteins.

NECTARIES. An organ known as the floral nectary is responsible for producing the complex mixture of compounds found in nectar. Nectaries can occur in different areas of flowers, and often take on diverse forms in different species, even to the point of being used for taxonomic purposes. Nectaries undergo remarkable morphological and metabolic changes during the course of floral development. For example, it is known that pre-secretory nectaries in a number of species accumulate large amounts of starch, which is followed by a rapid degradation of amyloplast granules just prior to anthesis and nectar secretion. These sugars presumably serve as a source of nectar carbohydrate.

WHY STUDY NECTAR? Nearly one-third of all worldwide crops are dependent on animals to achieve efficient pollination. In addition, U.S. pollinator-dependent crops have been estimated to have an annual value of up to $15 billion. Many crop species are largely self-incompatible (not self-fertile) and almost entirely on animal pollinators to achieve full fecundity; poor pollinator visitation has been reported to reduce yields of certain species by up to 50%."

 

The following details about DOUBLE FLOWERS comes from Wikipedia:-

"Double-flowered" describes varieties of flowers with extra petals, often containing flowers within flowers. The double-flowered trait is often noted alongside the scientific name with the abbreviation fl. pl. (flore pleno, a Latin ablative form meaning "with full flower"). The first abnormality to be documented in flowers, double flowers are popular varieties of many commercial flower types, including roses, camellias and carnations. In some double-flowered varieties all of the reproductive organs are converted to petals — as a result, they are sexually sterile and must be propagated through cuttings. Many double-flowered plants have little wildlife value as access to the nectaries is typically blocked by the mutation.

 

There is further photographic, diagramatic and text about Double Flowers from an education department - dept.ca.uky.edu - in the University of Kentucky in America.

 

"Meet the plant hunter obsessed with double-flowering blooms" - an article from The Telegraph.

 

THE 2 EUREKA EFFECT PAGES FOR UNDERSTANDING SOIL AND HOW PLANTS INTERACT WITH IT OUT OF 15,000:-


Explanation of Structure of this Website with User Guidelines Page for those photo galleries with Photos
(of either ones I have taken myself or others which have been loaned only for use on this website from external sources)

Choose 1 of these different Plant selection Methods:-

 

1. Choose a plant from 1 of 53 flower colours in the Colour Wheel Gallery.

 

2. Choose a plant from 1 of 12 flower colours in each month of the year from 12 Bloom Colours per Month Index Gallery.

 

3. Choose a plant from 1 of 6 flower colours per month for each type of plant:-

Aquatic
Bedding
Bulb
Climber
Conifer
Deciduous Shrub
Deciduous Tree
Evergreen Perennial
Evergreen Shrub
Evergreen Tree
Hedging
Herbaceous Perennial
Herb
Odds and Sods
Rhododendron
Rose
Soft Fruit
Top Fruit
Wild Flower

 

4. Choose a plant from its Flower Shape:-

Shape, Form
Index

Flower Shape

 

5. Choose a plant from its foliage:-

Bamboo
Conifer
Fern
Grass
Vegetable

 

6. There are 6 Plant Selection Levels including Bee Pollinated Plants for Hay Fever Sufferers in
Plants Topic.

 

or

 

7. when I do not have my own or ones from mail-order nursery photos , then from March 2016, if you want to start from the uppermost design levels through to your choice of cultivated and wildflower plants to change your Plant Selection Process then use the following galleries:-

  • Create and input all plants known by Amateur Gardening inserted into their Sanders' Encyclopaedia from their edition published in 1960 (originally published by them in 1895) into these
    • Stage 1 - Garden Style Index Gallery,
      then
    • Stage 2 - Infill Plants Index Gallery being the only gallery from these 7 with photos (from Wikimedia Commons) ,
      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
    • Stage 4a - 12 Bloom Colours per Month Index Gallery,
    • Stage 4b - 12 Foliage Colours per Month Index Gallery with
    • Stage 4c - Cultivation, Position, Use Index Gallery and
    • Stage 4d - Shape, Form Index Gallery
    • Unfortunately, if you want to have 100's of choices on selection of plants from 1000's of 1200 pixels wide by up to 16,300 pixels in length webpages, which you can jump to from almost any of the pages in these 7 galleries above, you have to put up with those links to those choices being on
      • the left topic menu table,
      • the header of the middle data table and on
      • the page/index menu table on the right of every page of those galleries.

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

 

 

 

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.

Trees and Shrubs with Scented Leaves.

Trees and Shrubs with Aromatic Bark.

Shrubs bearing Scented Flowers for an
Acid Soil
.

Shrubs bearing Scented Flowers for a
Chalky or Limestone Soil
.

Shrubs bearing Scented leaves for a
Sandy Soil
.

Herbaceous Plants with Scented Flowers.

Herbaceous Plants with Scented Leaves.

Annual and Biennial Plants with Scented Flowers or Leaves.

Bulbs and Corms with Scented Flowers.

Scented Plants of Climbing and Trailing Habit.

Winter-flowering Plants with Scented Flowers.

Night-scented Flowering Plants.

Scented Aquatic Plants.

Plants with Scented Fruits.

Plants with Scented Roots.

Trees and Shrubs with Scented Wood.

Trees and Shrubs with Scented Gums.

Scented Cacti and Succulents.

Plants bearing Flowers or Leaves of Unpleasant Smell.