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Reliable, easy-to-grow Veronica

Reliable, easy-to-grow Veronica...

Veronica ranges from prostrate rock garden specimens right up to 90cm tall cutting-garden plants. Veronica, often called Speedwell, is a favourite perennial border plant flowering from summer through to autumn. It is a great plant for attracting bees, butterflies and birds and with its tall flower spikes and deep green foliage is an excellent accent plant. Veronica blooms for an unusually long time for a perennial. There...
Brilliantly coloured Sweet William

Brilliantly coloured Sweet William...

Perhaps the best known of the Dianthus clan is Sweet William which bears its brilliantly coloured blooms in large clusters at the top of stout stems. Sweet William is a traditional cottage plant famous for its late spring and early summer colour and sweet clove-like perfume. Dense clusters of flowers are produced on sturdy self supporting well branched stems in a superb mix of complimentary colours. Sweet William...
Grow a wildflower meadow

Grow a wildflower meadow...

Wildflower meadows have become increasingly popular in recent years, as gardeners combine low-maintenance design with eco considerations. Creating one involves a lot more than sprinkling a wildflower seed mix on your lawn, though. Vast tracts of South Africa form part of the Grassland Biome. The Grassland Biome is found chiefly on the high central plateau of South Africa, and the inland areas of KwaZulu-Natal and the...