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Ochna serrulata - Mickey Mouse Plant Plants / Tropical and Subtropical Plants

Ochna serrulata - Mickey Mouse Plant

The Mickey Mouse Plant, Ochna serrulata, is a well known garden shrub that grows to about 9 feet high. Originally a native of southern Africa, Ochna has small, single yellow flowers that bloom in late spring to summer. A useful garden plant, in cooler regions it can also be grown as a patio plant, outside …

All About Citrus and Subtropical Fruits Other / Books

All About Citrus and Subtropical Fruits

Grow your own citrus and subtropical fruit with help from Meredith Book s All About Citrus and Subtropical Fruit. From detailed descriptions of over 70 varieties of citrus and 275 varieties of subtropical fruits, you are bound to find the best type for your garden. And don t forget the easy-to-follow …

Lonicera kamtschatica 'Modrý triumf' - honeyberry Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Lonicera kamtschatica 'Modrý triumf' - honeyberry

Honeyberry is an edible version of honeysuckle with fruit of similar taste and appearance of blueberry. Modrý triumf is a Czech variety selected for the best taste and heavy cropping. The fruit is sweet or sweet-and-sour, 25-35 mm long, oval, deep blue. The fruit ripens very early, often already in …

Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit Other / Books

Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit

Gardeners who want to grow their own vegetables, herbs and fruit will find this book a definitive reference and a remarkable value. Three expert authors combine superb illustrations with reliable information on choosing vegetables, herbs and fruit that can be cultivated to bountiful success. The information …

Juglans regia - common walnut Plants / Deciduous Trees

Juglans regia - common walnut

Common walnut is a native tree of the Old World. Its natural habitat lies between South-eastern Europe and Himalayas. Irrespective of its large size it is still one of the most sought-after fruit trees of our country. …

Actinidia chinensis - Kiwi Fruit Plants / Climber Plants

Actinidia chinensis - Kiwi Fruit

The Hardy Kiwi, are native to the mountains and hills of southwestern China where they grow wild in trees and on bushes. The Hardy Kiwi was introduced to the United Kingdom, Europe, United States, and New Zealand between 1900 to 1910 from China. Commercial plantings were made in New Zealand about 1930 …

Morus nigra - black mulberry Plants / Fruit woods

Morus nigra - black mulberry

The black mulberry is generally considered the best tasting of the various mulberry species. It is grown for its delicious, raspberry-like fruit, mulberries. They have a unique tart-sweet taste and are eaten fresh or can be used just like any berry. …

Mespilus germanica - common medlar Plants / Fruit woods

Mespilus germanica - common medlar

The Common Medlar is a large shrub or small tree. In Middle Europe it grows up to 3 m tall. It has luxuriant dark green foliage, elliptic, 8–15 cm long and 3–4 cm wide. The leaves turn a spectacular red in autumn before falling. The five-petalled white or pinkish flowers are produced in from May …

The Home Orchard Other / Books

The Home Orchard

Developed especially for use by backyard orchardists, rare fruit growers, and small-scale growers, The Home Orchard offers a comprehensive look at standard growing methods, as well as some innovative practices that enthusiasts have developed in recent years, some of which are uniquely suited to the small-scale …

Passiflora 'Incense' - Passion Flower Plants / Climber Plants

Passiflora 'Incense' - Passion Flower

Very fast growing vine to 10-20 ft, sometimes longer. This variety is a hybrid between two hardy passion flower species (Passiflora incarnata and P. cinnicata), and as a result, is very hardy itself, surviving temperatures below 0 F. Vines will die back upon temperatures below 32F but will regrow from …

Ficus carica 'Bornholm´s Diamond' - fig tree Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Ficus carica 'Bornholm´s Diamond' - fig tree

Another hardy fig that can grow and even fruit in our climate (zone 6) is called Bornholm’s Diamond (Bornholms Diamant). Its name and characteristics were derived from a Swedish variety called Bornholm bred on on island of the same name. This one is more tolerant of damp weather which makes it suitable …

Red Hot Chilli Grower Other / Books

Red Hot Chilli Grower

Red Hot Chilli Grower: The complete guide to planting, picking and preserving chillies From Hungarian Hot Wax to Red Savina, and Scotch Bonnet to Elephant s Trunk, chilis come in dozens of shapes, colors and degrees of spiciness - from sweet and succulent to blow-your-head-off hot. …

Quick & Easy Container Gardening Other / Books

Quick & Easy Container Gardening

Whether your garden is large or small, traditional or modern, Quick and Easy Container Gardening is packed with ideas and inspiration. As well as all the basic techniques you need for successful planting in pots, there are 20 step-by-step project ideas that are so simple to follow. If you wish to grow …

Ailanthus altissima - tree of heaven Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Ailanthus altissima - tree of heaven

Tree of heaven is a beautiful name for an extraordinary plant. It comes from China but is completely hardy in our climate. It is a tall tree suitable for large garden, parks or as a street tree. It is grown for unusually big leaves that can be half a meter long. The are compound of upto 30 individual, …

Christopher Lloyd's Garden Flowers Other / Books

Christopher Lloyd's Garden Flowers: Perennials, Bulbs, Grasses, Ferns

Perennials, Bulbs, Grasses, Ferns | Christopher Lloyd knows perennials as well as anyone else alive. Now available in paperback, this book represents the fruit of Lloyd s lifetime study of perennials. Genus by genus, he sets down everything he has learned, thought, seen, tried, liked, or regretted about …