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Quick Lists. Easy Reference

If you are looking for some quick and easy ideas for a particular area of your garden, or if you want an easy reference to any number of issues this is the page to visit. We will constantly add to this page so visit often!


The plants listed here are tough and reliable and need only occassional clipping to form an attractive hedge —   

1.     Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna)

2.     Firethorn (Pyeacantha rogersiana)

3.     Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster lacteus)

4.     Abelia (Abelia floribunda)

5.     Berberis (Berberis X stenophylia)

6.     Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea spp)

7.     Snow Bush (Breynia disticha)

8.     Big Num-Num (Amatungulu) (Cariissa macrocarpa) (indigenous)

9.     Cape Leadwort (Plumpago auriculata) (indigenous)

10.  Lemonwood (Pittosporum eugenioides)


Having shade in the garden is a huge opportunity because many of the most exciting shrubs prefer to be in subdued light —  

1. Begonia (Begonia)

2. Lily-of-the-valley (Convallaria majalis)

3. Black-eyed Susan (Thunbergia alata ‘Superstar’)

4. Primrose (Primula)

5. Hellebores (Helleborus x hybridus))

6. Snowdrop (Galanthus reginae-olgae)

7. Heartsease (Viola tricolor)

8. Nemesia (Nemesia ‘Berries and Cream’)

9. Columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris)

10. Lesser Celandine (Renunculus ficaria ‘Brazen Hussey’)

Readers are invited to submit lists for inclusion in this page. See submission details on the home page.