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Gloriosa superba 'Rothschildiana' - Gloriosa Lily, Glory Lily Plants / Bulbs

Gloriosa superba 'Rothschildiana' - Gloriosa Lily, Glory Lily

Glowing crimson red with a yellow base and slight yellow edge. Heres a splendid low climber, easy to grow, does well in sun or partial shade. Grows 5-6ft high, producing 12 or more lily like flowers, blooming in June-July, of exceptional beauty. Also suitable for potting. Top size bulbs. Hardy in zones: …

Cercis siliquastrum - Judas Tree Plants / Deciduous Trees

Cercis siliquastrum - Judas Tree

The most extravagant flowering small tree we know. Simply drips with rose-pink flowers from every conceivable point along the branches and trunk, then gives an encore by producing a mass of purple pods in the Autumn. Frost hardy tree. Prefers sun. …

Cyclanthera pedata - Achocha Plants / Climber Plants

Cyclanthera pedata - Achocha

Achocha (Ladys Slipper) | Vigorous climber producing small edible pods like okra. The small fruits have a tender, crunchy white flesh with a beany, cucumber flavor. Nice in salads or for stir fries. They can also be made into novelty pickles. Pick fruits young, when still green. …

Sempervivum arachnoideum - Houseleeks Plants / Sukulents, Cactuses

Sempervivum arachnoideum - Houseleeks

Sempervivum are succulent, rosette forming plants belonging to the Crassulaceae family. They are commonly known as Hens & Chicks, Houseleeks or Hen and Chickens. The main attraction of these plants is their colourful rosettes of leaves. These range from bright yellow, through various shades of green, …

Plant Resins Other / Books

Plant Resins: Chemistry, Evolution, Ecology, and Ethnobotany

Chemistry, Evolution, Ecology, and Ethnobotany | Few people are aware of the great diversity of resin-producing plants or the remarkable roles resins play for plants and people. Resins evolved millions of years ago to defend plants against their enemies, as recorded by fossil resins like amber, and humans …

Success with Sun-Loving Plants Other / Books

Success with Sun-Loving Plants

As gardeners become increasingly concerned with both drought and water conservation, plants that love the sun are an attractive option. From white flowering hawthorns to richly scented wisteria, they come in all shapes, colors, and sizes, with endless potential for producing stunning planting schemes. …

Euphorbia lathyris - moleplant Plants / Perennials

Euphorbia lathyris - moleplant

Euphorbia lathyris is also known as the mole plant because of its reputation for deterring the activity of this creature. A native of Mediterranean areas, and has also been introduced into the USA. The seeds have in the past been used for medicinal purposes and for the production of lamp oil. …

Geranium - Cranesbill Plants / Perennials

Geranium - Cranesbill (PPH)

Musical theatre buffs will know, but for those of you who don’t, this line comes from a song entitled June is Bustin’ Out All Over! from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel. This piece of musical history is set in Maine, USA and the song refers the stirring and thrilling arrival of summer …

Coronilla varia - Crown Vetch Plants / Perennials

Coronilla varia - Crown Vetch

Crown Vetch (Coronnilla varia) Great for bare slopes and banks! Covers Ground Quickly and Beautifully! Crown-shaped clusters of tiny pink blooms bloom for months, and the rapidly-spreading foliage prevents soil erosion and smothers weeds! Crownvetch is one of the easiest, fastest, and most beautiful …

Trees for Gardens Other / Books

Trees for Gardens

Trees for Gardens, Orchards, and Permaculture Are you wondering which productive trees to plant in your garden? Or are you planning a forest garden? Perhaps you are planting an orchard but want a greater diversity of useful trees than is typical? Or you’d like to know what unusual fruit trees you can …

Nandina domestica - Heavenly Bamboo Plants / Evergreen Shrubs

Nandina domestica - Heavenly Bamboo

Commonly called Heavenly Bamboo, Nandina can be used in virtually any part of the landscape and is especially useful in full or part sun, where the foliage color is superb. The new growth is often bronze to rose in color, becoming green with age. In the fall and winter, the growth takes on autumn leaf …

Magnolia 'Betty' - girl magnolia Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Magnolia 'Betty' - girl magnolia

In 1955 and 1956 several crosses between m.liliflora and m.stellata were made at the U.S. National Arboretum by William F. Kosar and Dr. Francis de Vos. These selections bloom two-four weeks later than other spring blooming magnolias, reducing the possibility of frost damage to minimum. Betty’s flowers …

Actinidia arguta 'Issai' - mini-kiwi Plants / Climber Plants

Actinidia arguta 'Issai' - mini-kiwi

Issai is a self-fertile variety of the so-called mini-kiwi. This means that unlike the species it does not need a male and a female plant to produce fruit. Apart from tasty fruit it is a nice plant, too, with deep green leaves and scented flowers in June. …