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Plant of the Week – Nandina
The Japanese Sacred Bamboo (Nandina domestica) grows naturally in Japan, China and south-east Asia through to eastern India. It is...
Goldfussia (Strobilanthes anisophyllus) is a hardy, evergreen shrub growing to around 1.5m (5′) tall. It has glossy, dark green leaves...
Snow Flake Bush
Euphorbia leucocephala, or snow flake bush, is an interesting plant from Central America, which puts on a wonderful display of...
The lipstick hibiscus (Malvaviscus penduliflorus) is an evergreen shrub from Mexico. It belongs to the Malvaceae or Mallow family, along...
Grevillea ‘Golden Lyre’
‘Golden Lyre’ is a hybrid between Grevillea ‘Honey Gem’ and the species Grevillea formosa. This beautiful grevillea has arching branches...
Nasturtium – Plant of the week
This wonderful plant is often taken for granted. As well as producing brightly coloured, cheerful flowers, it is the ideal...
Convolvulus – Plant of the Week
Convolvulus mauritanicus is one of those plants that always does a good job. It is hardy, attractive, humble and very...
Pansy Hanging Basket
Warm up your garden with a winter-long riot of cheerful pansies. Eye-level pansies! Don put together a colourful hanging basket...
Dietes – Plant of the Week
Dietes – Plant of the Week One of the great things about our Plant of the Week is that it...
Sasanqua Camellia – Plant of the Week
This week’s Plant of the Week is one of Don’s all time favourites, the sasanqua camellia. Plant details Common name:...
Iresine – Plant of the Week
Plant details Common name: bloodleaf Botanic name: Iresine herbstii Description: a soft-wooded, subshrub from Brazil, growing to around 1m (3′)...
Plant of the Week – Bromeliads
Native to tropical America, bromeliads are members of the Bromeliaceae, or pineapple family. These plants come in a wonderful variety...