Category Archives for Shrubs and Plants

Purple toadflax: Linaria purpurea

This frost-hardy, herbaceous perennial grows up to 100 cm (39 in) high and is a member of the Scrophulariaceae family. Its mid-green leaves up to 6 cm long are arranged in a whorl at the base and alternately higher up … Continue reading

19. August 2017 by admin
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Varieties of Rhododendron, members of the Ericaceae family, grow everywhere in the world. Besides the evergreen hybrids with large flowers and the Yakushimanun varieties, the evergreen Japanese azaleas also make excellent container plants. All share a common feature in the … Continue reading

27. January 2014 by admin
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(deciduous leaf-losing)  Tamarisks are usually seen near the coast, but they are hardy enough inland in the midlands and south of the British Isles. They are graceful shrubs, with feathery flower sprays on long, arching branches. Those that are commonly … Continue reading

30. August 2013 by admin
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