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Chrysanthemums and How to Grow Them Well

Equipment Required The Chrysanthemum is often called ‘The Queen of the Autumn’, and well deserves the name. A great diversity of form and colour can be produced indoors from October until January, when such beauty is hard to find. Another … Continue reading

06. June 2017 by admin
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CHRYSANTHEMUM GROWING: SECURING AND SWELLING THE BUD

IF all goes well, the buds should arrive in due course at the apex of each stem, and will be surrounded by other buds or leafy growths. To obtain the finest results it is necessary to remove all growths except … Continue reading

31. May 2017 by admin
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First Flowers of Spring

PERHAPS NOTHING IS MORE WELCOME in the garden than the first sightings of spring flowers to mark the end of the drab days of winter. Snowdrops are ideally grown in a woodland situation although they will prosper in cool, moist … Continue reading

23. May 2017 by admin
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Tender Perennials in the Garden

TENDER PERENNIALS AMONGST THE LOVELIEST and most desirable of summer flowers are those which will not withstand frost. Less-hardy plants make excellent subjects for pots and containers. Grouped together on a terrace or beside a door they can form an … Continue reading

13. May 2017 by admin
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Bleeding heart: Dicentra spectabilis

Dicentra spectabilis is a widely distributed, hardy herbaceous perennial that produces red and white, heart-shaped flowers borne on arching stems in late spring and summer. It is a member of the Papaveraceae family and is native to the eastern part … Continue reading

13. May 2017 by admin
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Thrift: Armeria maritima

Armeria is a genus with 80 bushy, cushion-forming, evergreen herbaceous perennials that belong to the Plumbaginaceae. The common thrift grows in the coastal regions of Europe and is often planted in rockeries, flowerbeds, pots and large containers. This grass-like herbaceous … Continue reading

13. May 2017 by admin
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Garden Flowers All Year Round

CONTINUITY OF BLOOM As the season progresses early-flowering plants. Including many of the spring bulbs, will have finished blooming and have died down. To achieve continuity and a well furnished look, these gaps must be filled. In many cases the … Continue reading

13. May 2017 by admin
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Rock Cress: Arabis procurrens

Arabis procurrens, a species of the Arabis genus that itself belongs to the family of the Cruciferae, occurs in the wild in the rocky regions of Europe, Asia and North-Africa. It is a mat-forming, evergreen herbaceous perennial with dense, flat … Continue reading

13. May 2017 by admin
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Shade Loving Plants for the Garden

SHADE LOVERS SHEETS OF WOOD ANEMONE in the wild are one of the delights of springtime. Primula ‘Hose-in-Hose’ – Unusual for flowering above a tiny ruff of leaves. 10 x 10cm/1 x 1in Vinca minor “Burgundy’ – A coloured form … Continue reading

13. April 2017 by admin
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Wall rock cress: Arabis caucasica

Arabis caucasica is one of about 120 mostly evergreen herbaceous perennials belonging to the family of the Cruciferae. It is native to the rocky regions of Europe, Asia and north Africa. As a result they are all very undemanding and … Continue reading

12. April 2017 by admin
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