Category Archives for Heathers

ERICA (HEATH)

(E=evergreen) Ericas, if carefully chosen, will provide the garden with flowers throughout the year. Most ericas must be grown in lime-free soil, with sedge peat and leaf mould worked in when planting in spring. Trim the plants with shears in … Continue reading

11. October 2012 by admin
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Heather Gardens: Ericas

A sea of colour You can recreate the beauty of natural heather landscapes on a smaller scale in your garden. Heathers have the advantage of needing a minimum of care. With careful planning you can achieve a beautiful mixture of … Continue reading

22. August 2011 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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Winter Flowering Heathers – Ericas

Winter Flowering Heathers The three heaths mainly grown for winter flowering are Erica hyemalis, with pink and white flowers: Erica gracilis, rosy-purple and Erica nivalis, white. All are native to South Africa, require acid, humus-rich soil and are often grown … Continue reading

07. April 2011 by admin
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