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Lithodora diffusa 'Heavenly Blue'

Lithodora diffusa 'Heavenly Blue'

Lithodoras diffusa 'Heavenly Blue' is a compact, low growing shrubs suitable for the alpine border. It displays deep blue flowers from late spring. Lithodoras cope well with wetter soils than most alpines, prefering humus to a gritty soil. It requ... more...


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Thymus (Thyme)

Thymus are dwarf shrubs and perennials with scented foliage. They are useful in rock gardens and coloured leaf forms can be used in winter planters and baskets. In summer they bear usually pink flowers. Thymus grows best on well-drained soil in fu... more...



Agapanthus africanus

Agapanthus africanus (African lily)

Agapanthus africanus is a perennial with sword shaped leaves and ball shaped heads of blue lily-like flowers. Flowers are borne from mid summer to early autumn. Agapanthus grow best in fertile, well-drained soil in sun. Old clumps can be divided i... more...



Aloe

Aloe

Aloes are perennials and small trees with rosettes of succulent lance shaped leaves. Leaves can be green, blue-grey or variegated. Spikes if lily-like flowers may be borne usually during spring. They can be planted outdoors in frost free areas or ... more...



Aubretia

Aubretias are spreading rockery perennials grown for their spring flowers. Flowers come in colours of pink, mauve and white. All aubretias like a site in full sun on well-drained, limy soil. They are best if pruned back hard after flowering. more...



Chrysanthemum leucanthemum

Chrysanthemum leucanthemum (Oxeye daisy)

Chrysanthemum leucanthemum is a perennial vareity which grows to about two feet high and bears white daisy-like flowers in summer. Chrysanthemum leucanthemum grows well in any well-drained soil in full sun. more...



Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Cyclamen are small perennials which bear pink, red or white flowers. Hardy varieties are suitable for naturalising under trees and banks. Some types are commonly used as houseplants or in winter tubs and baskets. Cyclamen like a fertile soil in su... more...


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Dianthus

Dianthus (Pink, Carnation, Sweet william)

The genus dianthus represents a number of types of plants including pinks, carnations and sweet williams. All are small plants, either perennial, biennial or annual with flat topped, pink or white flowers. Many varieties are suitable for a rock ga... more...


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Draba

Drabas are small, low growing rockery perennials. They bear small yellow or pink flowers in spring. Drabas require a sunny site in well-drained, gritty soil and protection from winter wetness. more...



Echeveria

Echeveria (Hen and chickens)

This is a genus of succulents with tight rosettes of leaves and spikes of small flowers borne at various times of the year depending on the species, but mainly i spring or autumn. The leaves may be green, silver-grey, purple or red and bi-colour v... more...



Artemisia 'Powis Castle'

Artemisia 'Powis Castle' (Wormwood)

Artemisia 'Powis Castle' is a spreading shrub with finely divided silvery-grey foliage. It is grown for its foliage, its flowers being insignificant. It makes an excellent foil to more colourful specimens in the perennial border. Artemisias grow b... more...



Eranthis

Eranthis (Winter aconites)

Eranthis are small, tuberous perennials which bear yellow flowers in early spring. They are good for naturalising under deciduous trees. They can be bought as dried bulbs in the autumn, but are generally better when obtained in flower in the sprin... more...


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Gentiana

Gentiana (Gentian)

Gentians are mostly alpine perennials with upward pointing bell-shaped flowers. The flowers are borne in either spring, summer or autumn depending on the species. Most varieties have blue flowers but there are a few with white blooms. Grow gentian... more...


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