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Easy Summer Flowering Shrubs (Part Two)

Easy Summer Flowering Shrubs (Part Two)...

Shrubs provide colour and a sense of permanence to your garden. There is a wide choice of summer‑flower­ing shrubs and for easier reference they have been listed in alphabetical order. The figures in brackets indicate the ultimate height and spread of the plants. DEUTZIA (Bridal Wreath) ·      D. gracilis (2m x 2m) deciduous, hardy. The arching stems with racemes of pure white flowers resemble a bridal wreath. ·     ...
Growing indigenous

Growing indigenous...

The cultivation of indigenous plants — from the largest trees to the daintiest climbers and ground covers — can be rewarding for even the most inexperienced gardener. More and more South African gar­deners are planting indigenous shrubs and trees in their garden — plants once only seen growing wild. Indigenous plants make an attractive and hardier alternative to exotic plants. Indigenous plants make an attractive...
Hardy and Colourful Geraniums

Hardy and Colourful Geraniums...

These versatile plants are perfect for any sunny spot that calls for a splash of vibrant colour. Geraniums are easy to grow plants that fit well in home gardens, container gardens,  flowerbeds, and even as houseplants. The plants generally known as gera­niums are in fact pelargoniums, and are indigenous to South Africa. They were taken to Europe during the 17th cen­tury, and by the end of the 18th cen­tury had become...
Easy growing Hostas

Easy growing Hostas...

For foliage effect, Hosta is one of the best plants available Grown for their luxuriant, decorative foliage, plantain lilies are hardy, herbaceous perennials from the Far East There is a special value in having plants which have beauty in both flowers and foliage. In this respect, the Hostas or ‘Plantain Lilies’ are well nigh supreme and it is small wonder that in recent years when foliage effect has become...
The Flower Garden

The Flower Garden...

Annuals give life and sparkle to the garden. Many  Southern Hemisphere gardeners are fortunate as the mild climate allows them to have both summer and winter gardens. Annuals give life and sparkle to the garden, providing a change of scene from season to season and  year to year. It pays handsomely to take pencil to paper and plan the summer and winter bedding schemes before the sowing seasons. Use foliage plants...