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Slug and snail proof Perennials.

Category: Plant lists | Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 8:58 pm

1.) Aconitum Carmichaelii. 'Arendsii.'

2.) Ornamental Onion. Allium. 'Globemaster.'

3.) Western Mugwort. Artermesia Ludoviciana.

4.) Lords and Ladies. Arum Italicum. 'Marmoratum.'

5.) Aster Ericoides. 'Esther.'

6.) Elephant's Ears. Bergenia Species.

7.) Peach-leaved Bellflower. Campanula Percicifolia.

8.) Autumn Crocus. Colchium 'Waterlily.'

9.) Corydalis Lutea.

10.) Barrenwort. Epimedium Pinnatum.

11.) Snowdrop. Galanthus Species..

12.) Cranesbill. Geranium Macrorrhizum.

13.) Bear's Foot. Helleborus Foetidus.

14.) Helleborus x nigercors.

15.) Plantaion Lily. Hosta. 'Halcyon.'

18.) Iris. Chrysographes.

19.) Black-eyed Susan. Rudbeckia Hirta.

20.) Ice Plant. Sedum Telephium. 'Matrona.'

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'Must have' wildlife attracting plants.

Category: Plant lists | Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 8:47 pm

1.) Ornamental Onion. Allium Hollandicum. 'Purple Sensation.'

2.) Snowy Mespilus. Amelanchier Lamarckii.

3.) Michaelmas Daisy. Aster Novae-Angelica.

4.) Barberry. Berberis Darwinii.

5.) Butterfly Bush. Buddleia Davidii.

6.) Cotoneaster. 'Coral Beauty.'

7.) Foxgloves. Digitalis Species.

8.) Globe Thistle. Echinops Species.

9.) Sea Holly. Eryngium Species.

10.) English Lavender. Lavender Angustifolia. 'Hidcote.'

11.) French Lavender. Lavender Stoechas.

12.) Weeping crab. Malus. 'Red Jade.'

13.) Oregano. Marjoram.

14.) Catmint. Nepeta Sibirica.

15.) Mock Orange. Philadelphus. 'Beauclerk.'

16.) Dog Rose. Rosa. (Single) species.

17.) Sage. Dalvia Officinalis.

18.) Cotton Lavender. Santolina Chamaecyparissus. 'Small Ness.'

19.) Scabious. Scabiosa Species.

20.) Ice Plant. Sedum Spectabile.





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Plants for walls and Fences.

Category: Plant lists | Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 8:31 pm

!.) Ampelopsis Brevipendunculata

2.) Butterfly Bush. Buddleia Alterniflora.

3.) Caenothus Impressus.

4.) Clematis Armandii. 'Apple Blossom.'

5.) Clematis cirrhosa Balearic. 'Freckles.'

6.) Clematis Orientalis. 'Bill McKenzie.'

7.) Ornamental Quince. Chaenomeles x Superba. 'Crimson and
Gold.'

8.) Pineapple Broom. Cytisus Battandieri.

9.) Ivy. Hedera Colchica. 'Sulphur Heart.'

10.) Climbing Hydrangea. Hydrangea Petiolaris.

11.) Summer Jasmine. Jasminum Beesianum.

12.) Beauty Bush. Kolkwitzia Amabillis.

13.) Honeysuckle. Lonicera x Brownii. 'Dropmore Scarlet.'

14.) Honeysuckle. Lonicera Periclymemum. 'Sweet Sue.'

15.) Variagated Virginia Creeper. Parthenocissus Hentyana.

16.) Passion Flower. Passiflora Caerulea.

17.) Mock Orange. Philladelphus Burkwoodii.

18.) Climbing Rose. Rosa. 'Mme Alfred Carriere.'

19.) Climbing Rose. Rosa. 'New Dawn, Climbing.'

20.) Climbing Rose. Rosa. 'Warm Welcome.'

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Summer Stunners.

Category: Plant lists | Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 2:32 pm

1.) Spurge. Euphorbia Griffithii. 'Dixter.'

2.) Windflower. Anemone Rivularus.

3.) Boubon Rose. Rosa. 'Louise Odier.'

4.) Clematis. 'Bees Jubillee.'

5.) Clematis. 'The President.'

6.) Rose. Rosa. 'Souvenir Du Docteur Jamain.'

7.) Honeysuckle. Loricera x Tellmanniana.

8.) Passion Flower. Passiflora Caerulea.

9.) Foxtail Lily.Eremurus x Isabellinus. 'Cleopatra.'

10.) Ornamental Onions. Allium Flaxum.

11.) Ornamental Onions. Allium 'Globemaster.'

12.) Ornamental Onions. Alium Karataviense.

13.) Mock Orange. Philadelphus. 'Belle Etoile.'

14.) French Lavender. Lavendua Stoechas.

15.) False Mallow. Sidalcea. 'Elsie Heugh.'

16.) Poppy. Papaver Rhoeas. 'Mother of Pearl.'

17.) Cupid's Dart. Catananche Caerulea.

18.) Sea Holly. Eryngium x Zabelii.

19.) Sea Holly. Eryngium Varifolium.

20.) Sea Holly. Eryngium Alpinum.

21.) Penstemon. 'Stapleford Blue.'

22.) Phlox Paniculata. 'Barnwell.'

23.) Scabious. Scabious Caucasica, 'Clive Greaves.'

24.) Lobelia. 'Bee's Flame.'







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Autumn leaf firework display.

Category: Plant lists | Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 2:14 pm

1.) Acer Palmatum. 'Senkaki.'

2.) Acer Palmatum. 'Osakazuki.'

3.) Chokeberry. Aronia Arbutifolia. 'Erecta.'

4.) Snowy Mespillus. Amelanchier Lamarki.

5.) Barberry. Berberis x Media. 'Red Jewel.'

6.) Beauty Berry. Callicarpa Japonica.

7.) Red Barked Dogwood. Cornus Alba 'Kesselringii.'

8.) Red barked Dogwood. Cornus Alba. 'Sibirica.'

9.) Common Dogwood. Cornus Sanguinea. 'Winter Flame.'

10.) Smoke Bush. Cotinus.'Flame.'

11.) Spindleberry. Euomymus Europaeus. 'Red cascade.'

12.) Fothergilla Gardenia. *** Needs acid soil. ***

13.) Hamamelis x Intermedia. 'Feuerzauber.'

14.) Dark-Leaved Hydrangea. Hydrangea Quercifolia. (Looks great in a tub.)

15.) Sorrel Tree. Oxydendrum Arboreum. *** Needs acid soil. ***

16.) Boston Ivy. Parthenocissus Tricuspidate.

17.) Fuji Cherry. Prunus Incisa. 'Kojo-no-mai.'

18.) Buffalo Currant. Ribes Odoratum.

19.) Spirea Betulifolia. 'Aemelina.'

20.) Highbush Blueberry. Vaccinium Corymbosum.

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Trees for the smaller garden.

Category: Plant lists | Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 1:58 pm

1.) Paper Bark Maple. Acer Griseum.

2.) Snakeskin Bark Maple. Acer Pensylvanicum.

3.) Dark Red Buckseye. Aesculus Pavia. 'Atrosanguinea.'

4.) Snowy Mespilus. Amelnchier Lamarki or Amelancher Leevis.

5.) Japanese Angelica Tree. Aralis Elata.

6.) Strawberry Tree. Arbutus Unedo.

7.) Silver Birch. Betula Pendula. 'Fastigiata.

8.) Flowering Dogwood. Cornus Florida. 'Spring Song.'

9.) Corkscrew Hazel. Corylus Avellana. 'Contorta.'

10.) Hawthorn. Crataegus Persimilis. 'Prunifolia.'

11.) Scots Laburnum. Laburnum Alpinum.

12.) Crab apples. Malus 'Red Jade.' or Malus 'John Downie.'

13.) Desert Apple. Malus Domestica. 'Katja.'

14.) Ornamental Cherry. Prunus 'Kursar.'

15.) Winter Cherry. Prunus x Subhirtella. 'Autumnalis.'

16.) Weeping Spring Cherry. Prunus Subhirtella. 'Pendula Rubra.'

17.) Weeping Pear. Pyrus Salicifolia. 'Pendula.'

18.) Sumach. Rhus Trichocarpa.

19.) Corkscrew Willow. Salix Matsudana. 'Tortuasa.'

20.) Mountain Ash or Rowan. Sorbus Hostii.


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Berry bearing shrubs.

Category: Plant lists | Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 1:29 pm

1.) Beauty Berry. Callicarpa Bodinieri - variety Geraldii "Profusion."
(lovely purple berries)

2.) Ampelopsis Brevipendunculate..

3.) Barberry. Berberis Darwinii.

4.) Clerodendrun Bungei.

5.) Cotoneaster Frigidus 'Cornubia.'

6.) Common Hawthornn. Crataegus Monogyna.

7.) Spindleberry. Euonymus Europaeus - 'Red cascade.'

8.) Prickly Heath. Gautheria Mucronata.

9.) Holly. Ilex Aquifolium.

10.) Pheasant Berry. Leycesteria Formosa.

11.) Oregon Grape. Mahonia Aquifolium.

12.) Cherry Laurel. Prunus Laurocerastus.

13.) Firehorn. Pyracantha Coccinea 'Orange Glow'

14.) Hedgehog Rose. Rosa Rugosa.

15.) Elderberry. Sambucus Nigra.

16.) Skimmia Fortunel.

17.) Snowberry. Symphonicarpos Albus.

18.) Box Blueberry. Vaccinium Ovatum.

19.) Viburnum Davidii.

20.) Guelder Rose. Viburnum Opulus






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Top herbs for a summer hanging baskets.

Category: Plant lists | Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 1:38 am

1.) Basil - try lemon, lime, Thai and sweet varieties. (not hardy.)

2.) Chervil.

3.) Chives.

4.) Coriander (not hardy.)

5.) Dill - fern leaf variety.

6.) Garlic chives.

7.) Lemon balm (wonderful scent too when you rub the leaves - like lemon sherbert!!)

8.) Mint - try apple, pineapple or ginger varieties.

9.) Nasturtiums (not exactly a herb but has great tasting leaves and flowers - lovely in salads.)

10.) Oregano.

11.) Parsley - flat leaved varieties have more flavour.

12.) Rosemary (plant in centre and move when too large.)

13.) Sage - variagated.

14.) Tarragon.

15.) Thyme - try common and lemon varieties.


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Winter flowering trees and shrubs.

Category: Plant lists | Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 1:12 am

1.) Ornamental Quince. Chaenomeles Speciosa.

2.) Wintersweet. Chimonanthus Praecox.

3.) Cornelin Cherry. Corrus Mas.

4.) Fragrant Winter Hazel. Coryopsis.

5.) Corkscrew Hazel. Corylus Avellana 'Contorta.'

6.) Daphnse Avellana "Jaqueline Postill." Daphnae Bholua."

7.) Winter flowering heather - Erica Carnea "Pink Spangles."

8.) Silk Tassel Bush. Garrya Elliptica.

9.) Witch Hazel. Hamamelis x Intermedia 'Jelena.'

10.) Chinese witch Hazel. Hamamelis Mollis.

11.) Winter Jasmine. Jasminum Nudiflorum.

12.) Honeysuckle. Loricera Fragrantissima.

13.) Honeysuckle. Loricera Purpusii 'Winter Beauty.'

14.) Honeysuckle. Loricera Standishii.

15.) Mahonia "Charity.

16.) Persian Ironwood. Parrotia Persica.

17.) Rhododendron Dauricum "Midwinter."

18.) Viburnum x Bodnantense "Dawn."

19.) Viburnum Ferrari.

20.) Rosebud Cherry. Prunus x Subhirtella 'Autumnalis.'




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