Category Archives for Evergreen

Foliage Plants

Leaves can supply all the colour a garden needs, and can make it look attractive all the year round. They can also be used as a background or as a complement to flowers, and striking effects can be achieved with … Continue reading

10. January 2013 by admin
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TAXUS (YEW)

(evergreen) All yews grow well in a chalky soil, although they are not really particular. Plant from September to November or from April to May. Taxus baccata (English yew), up to 50 ft., produces red-fleshed fruits on mature trees and … Continue reading

19. October 2012 by admin
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COMMON LAUREL

(evergreen)  P. laurocerasus, 20 ft., has dull white flowers in April followed by black fruit. This species is often used for hedging. P. lusitanica (Portugal laurel), 10 to 25 ft. white flowers in June, is hardy and is also used … Continue reading

17. October 2012 by admin
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FATSIA

(evergreen) Fatsia japonica, 7 to 8 ft., enormous ivy-shaped leaves, is a fine shrub for shade. Established plants bear large heads of milky-white flowers in September and October. This shrub is not particular about soil and does not need pruning. … Continue reading

11. October 2012 by admin
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EUONYMUS

(D = deciduous leaf losing and E = evergreen)   Grown for their foliage and fruits, these are hardy shrubs for any soil including chalky ones. Plant deciduous species in September, October or November, and evergreen species in September, October, … Continue reading

11. October 2012 by admin
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EUCRYPHIA

(D = deciduous leaf losing and E = evergreen)   Grown for their foliage and fruits, these are hardy shrubs for any soil including chalky ones. Plant deciduous species in September, October or November, and evergreen species in September, October, … Continue reading

11. October 2012 by admin
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Successional Planting for Constant Garden Colour

BLOOM AND BLOOM AGAIN If you only have a small space to cultivate, you can make the ground work extra hard. It can be made to produce more than one crop of flowers each year either by successional planting, which … Continue reading

07. April 2011 by admin
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Useful Climbing Garden Plants

Here are some useful and attractive garden climbers:   Actinidia Actinidia chinensis is a fast grower with stems covered in red hairs and large, round leaves. Flowers are buff white and the hairy fruits edible, but its chief value is … Continue reading

07. April 2011 by admin
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Evergreen Azaleas for Garden and Greenhouse

Azaleas One section of the evergreen azaleas, usually described as Indian azaleas, is derived from the distinctly tender Chinese and Formosan species Rhododendron simsii. The garden hybrids from this have fairly large double flowers, white, pink, salmon, orange-red, scarlet and … Continue reading

06. April 2011 by admin
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