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Plants for seaside gardens

Plants for seaside gardens Shrubs Berberis stenophylla Buddleia davidii Ceanothus ‘Gloire de Versailles’ Cistus Cotoneaster horizontalis Cupressus macrocarpa Cytisus scoparius Elaeagnus Escallonia Fuchsia Griselinia Hebe speciosa Hippophae rhamnoides Hydrangea Lavandula Mahonia aquifolium Olearia haastii Quercus ilex Rosmarinus Senecio greyi Spartium…

Seaside Garden Design

What to consider for Seaside Garden Design Seaside and exposed gardens have high winds in common. In seaside gardens there is an added danger of exposure to salt sea-spray which can be very damaging to plants. The first consideration, therefore,…

Courtyard Garden Design

Points to consider for a courtyard garden design Courtyard gardens are usually small nevertheless, it is still possible to apply some of the important principles of good garden design to them. Often such gardens are only large enough to provide…

Design Front Garden

How to design front garden Although front gardens would appear to be very much the same as any other garden when they are laid out and matured, they in fact present a special case, because there are particular aesthetic and…

Garden Soil Types

Garden Soil Types and their preliminary treatment It is very rare to have perfect soil in any garden. All gardens have one of the following type of soils and some types of garden soil call for preliminary treatment before they…

Wall Climbing Plants

A climber (or climbing shrub) is a woody shrub that grows vertically, attaching itself to supports by means of aerial roots, leaf stalks, tendrils, suckers or by twining. There are some so-called climbers that have no inherent means of attaching…

Propagation: Division and Layering

Plants can be propagated from seed, from cuttings, division, from suckers and layers, and by grafting. This articles describes division and layering method of propagation. Division This method of propagation applies to suckering shrubs, tuberous-rooted plants, rhizomes and bulbs. Division…

Houseplant Care – Pruning

Some of the more vigorous foliage plants need to be pruned from time to time if they are not to become straggly or outgrow their quarters. TIMING OF PRUNING Foliage plants are best pruned in spring. This is also the…

Houseplant Pests – Scale Insects

Adult females remain fixed to the plant in one position and can be readily recognised by their shell-like scaley covering. They feed by sucking up the plant sap from stems and leaves. This reduces the vigour of the plant and…