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Easy shrubs in containers

Easy shrubs in containers...

Choose the plants according to the conditions in the area where the tubs are to be placed Many of the most decorative shrubs grow well in large pots or tubs. Large tubbed specimens are particularly effec­tive on verandahs and patios, and in areas of open paving.     Shrubs that will grow well in con­tainers include Abutilon, several varieties of Abelia, Agave, Ardisia, Buxus, some varieties of Camellia, Choisya,...
Grow alluring Pansies

Grow alluring Pansies...

The choice of colours and markings on pansies is extraordinary.   Pansies (Viola x wittrockiana) are among the earliest flowering spring plants, blooming right alongside the spring bulbs. The name pansy is from the French word pensie, meaning thought or remembrance. The pansy is a delicate looking flower often with a dark centre or “face”. Pansies are one of three well-loved garden plants contained in...
Growing Herbs — an introduction

Growing Herbs — an introduction...

All over the world people grow herbs — in vegetable and perennials gardens, in containers, or on windowsills. And with good reason! Herbs are perhaps the most useful plants. They add flavour to our foods, and provide us with cures when used in medicines. Herbs are also attractive and add colour, interesting textures and forms, and rich or subtle fragrances to the home and garden. One frequently asked question — what...
Charming Phlox

Charming Phlox...

With their long flowering period, phlox are ideal for easy-care summer gardens.     Looking for a brightly coloured display of profusely blooming flowers? Try growing Phlox. Here is an old fashioned annual that deserves more recognition than it gets. The large clusters of flowers are very showy on compact plants. Compact is an understatement, as these plants grow only 15-30 cm tall. The most common Phlox is annual....