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Easy to grow Shasta Daisies

Easy to grow Shasta Daisies...

The mid-summer blooms of Shasta Daisies make them a backbone plant for the perennial garden.The simple white flowers with yellow button centres are a symbol of purity and are perfect for cutting. Easy to grow, they are a favourite for beginner flower gardeners and are effective when planted in small groups. Just over 100 years ago, horticulturalist Luther Burbank introduced his Shasta Daisy to the world. Burbank had spent...
Hollyhocks: Beautiful and easy to grow

Hollyhocks: Beautiful and easy to grow...

Hollyhocks are easy to grow plants that are old favourites and are getting new attention as gardening trends evolve. Hollyhocks are the quintessential cottage garden flower. The resurgence in Hollyhock popularity comes from several factors. Renewed interest in cottage gardens, a desire for drought and heat tolerance in garden flowers and the introduction of many new varieties are all helping fuel their new popularity. The...
Superb Scabiosa

Superb Scabiosa...

Scabiosa bloom from late spring through to the first months of autumn     Easy-to-grow Scabiosa must be one of the prettiest garden flowers. Growing in small clumps, the flowerheads stand above the foliage, gently moving with the slightest breeze.  On warm summer days, butterflies are often seen on the flowers, for Scabiosa is one of their favourite nectar plants. The Dipsacaceae or Scabious family is found in...
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...