Ivydene Gardens Stage 2 - Infill2 Plants Index Gallery:
Any Plant Type in Bloom Calendar February and March

Ivydene Gardens Stage 2 - Infill2 Plants Index Gallery:
Any Plant Type in Bloom Calendar February and March

Botanical Plant Name

with link to
UK or
European Union
mail-order supplier for you to contact to buy this plant

Flower Colour

Sun Aspect of Full Sun,
Part Shade, Full Shade

with link to external website for photo/data

Flowering Months

with row in each month that it flowers in that colour in
STAGE 4A
12 BLOOM COLOURS PER MONTH INDEX GALLERY
/

with link to
USA or
Canada
mail-order supplier

Height with Spacings or Width (W) in inches (cms)

1 inch =
2.5 cms
12 inches = 30 cms
40 inches = 100 cms

Foliage Colour


with row in relevant pages that it has foliage of that colour in
STAGE 4B
12 FOLIAGE COLOURS PER MONTH INDEX GALLERY

or
Background Colour nearest to middle-aged leaf colour from 212 foliage colours /

followed by
Soil Moisture:-
Dry,
Moist,
Wet

with link to Australia or New Zealand mail-order supplier

 

with data for rows in
STAGE 4C CULTIVATION, POSITION, USE GALLERY and
STAGE 4D
SHAPE, FORM INDEX GALLERY

Pages

Plant Type is:-

A for Aquatic
Ann for Annual / Biennial
Ba for Bamboo
Bu for Bulb
Cl for Climber
Co for Conifer
F for Fern
G for Grass
H for Herb
P for Perennial
Rh for Rhodo-dendron, Azalea, Camellia
Ro for Rose
Sh for Shrub
So for Soft Fruit
To for Top Fruit
Tr for Tree
V for Vegetable
W for Wildflower

followed by:-
E for Evergreen,
D for Deciduous,
H for Herbaceous,
Alpine for being an Alpine as well as being 1 of above Plant Type /

 
Acid for Acidic,
Alk for Alkaline,
Any for AnySoil
 

with links to
STAGE 2 INFILL PLANT INDEX GALLERIES
1
, 2, 3
and
STAGE 3
ALL PLANTS INDEX GALLERIES
1
, 2
pages
 

Comments

 

Annuals - The class of plants which flower and fruit in the same year as that in which the seeds are sown.

Hardy Annuals - Any ordinary garden soil is suitable for hardy annuals and in fact, for annuals generally. It does not require to be at all rich. Annuals do best, however, in light, sandy soil, and they should have this where possible, though, not necessarily. Good drainage is essential
In almost all cases it is wise to incorporate with the natural earth a generous allowance of humus, or of leaves or decomposing vegetable matter which will help to create humus.
Very hardy annuals may be sown in autumn, not earlier than the last week in August, and not later, even in sheltered spots, than the last week in September. Autumn-sown plants, if they survive the winter's frosts, will bloom in spring. The situation best suited for autumn sowing is one that is sheltered from strong and cutting winds, but free from shade and well exposed to the sun. Spring sowings for blooming in summer may be made at any time from the middle of March to the middle of April. Later sowings for flowering in autumn should be made from the middle of May to the middle of June.
To raise annuals for transplanting, they may be sown in V-shaped drills about 0.5 inches (1.25 cms) deep and 10 inches (25 cms) apart, and should be removed when about half-grown to the position in which they are intended to flower; on an average about 9 inches (22.5 cms) should be left between each plant. ---->

Adjacent Planting

 

They should be firmly planted, then well watered to fix the soil round the roots.The transplanting of annuals, unless very carefully done, is always attended with some danger. This may be obviated if they are raised in pots, from which they can be turned out without disturbing the roots. You could also us Peat Pots and simply transplant the plant with its pot into its flowering position. Hardy annuals sown in the spring, and some kinds sown in autumn, need no protection from the weather.

Half-Hardy Annuals - The seeds should be sown under glass in March or April in well-drained pots or pans, in a mixture of loam, leaf-mould, well-decayed manure and silver sand. The temprature should not rise above 75 degrees Fahrenheit (24 degrees Centigrade) by day or fall below 55 degrees Fahrenheit (13 degrees Centigrade) at night. Harden off gradually and remove to flowering quarters about the middle of May.

Plant Associations

It is sad to reflect that in England so few gardens open to the public label their plants or label them so that the label is visible when that plant is in flower, so that visitors can identify; and then later locate and purchase that plant.

Few mail-order nurseries provide the detail as shown in my rose or heather galleries.

If you want to sell a product, it is best to display it. When I sold my Transit van, I removed its signage, cleaned it and took photos of the inside and outside before putting them onto an advert in Autotrader amongst more than 2000 other Transit vans - it was sold in 20 minutes.

If mail-order nurseries could put photos to the same complexity from start of the year to its end with the different foliage colours and stages of flowering on Wikimedia Commons, then the world could view the plant before buying it, and idiots like me would have valid material to work with.

I have been in the trade (until ill health forced my Sole Trader retirement in 2013) working in designing, constructing and maintaining private gardens for decades and since 2005 when this site was started, I have asked any nursery in the world to supply photos. R.V. Roger in Yorkshire allowed me to use his photos from his website in 2007 and when I got a camera to spend 5 days in July 2014 at my expense taking photos of his roses growing in his nursery field, whilst his staff was propagating them. I gave him a copy of those photos.

 

The following plants come from Colour all the Year In My Garden: A selection of choice varieties - annuals, biennials, perennials, bulbs, climbers and trees and shrubs - that will give a continuity of colour in the garden throughout the year. Edited by C.H. Middleton. Gardening Book from Ward, Lock & Co published in 1938, provides plant data for a calendar of plants in bloom throughout the year and for those in the smallest garden.

Acacia dealbata (Mimosa)

Golden-yellow

 

240-600 x
(600-1500 x )

 

Sh

This feathery, fern-like-leaved plant is the only one much cultivated outside in the south and west of Great Britain. Sow seeds when ripe in a cool greenhouse or frame, or take cuttings of half-matured wood with a "heel" and strike in a close frame about midsummer. This shrub requires rather hard pruning in spring, immediately after flowering. The best soil is a fibrous, sandy loam and peat. Plant outside from pots early in May.

 

 

Adonis vernalis

Yellow or White

 

9-12 x
(22.5-30 x )

 

P

Suitable for the Rock Garden.
A genus of delightful little rock plants, annuals and perennials, thriving in shade in a mixture of loam, peat, and leaf-mould.
For culture, see Annuals in Plant Bloom Calendar Feb and Mar Page Header and Herbaceous Perennials in Plant Bloom Calendar Jun, Jul and Aug Page Header.

Further details in Rock Garden Plants Suitable for Small Gardens.

 

Anemone apennina

Sky blue or White

 

6-9 x
(15-22.5 x )

 

P

Suitable for the Rock Garden.
Anemones of both kinds, hardy fibrous-rooted perennials and the tuberous-rooted, thrive best in part shade in a moist, light, rich medium loam, but generally succeed in any which is well-drained, well dug, and manured. The dwarf-growing kinds are excellent for the rock garden.
Culture (Tuberous) - Plant from October to the end of March. Set the tubers about 3 inches (7.5 cms) deep and 5 inches (12.5 cms) apart. The roots are best left undisturbed, but may be taken up for removal or for drying off as soon as the leaves have died down, being replanted in the autumn. A change of position is recommended at intervals of 2 or 3 years, for the maintenance of size and richness of the flowers. These anemones may be propagated by means of division of dry rhizomes from September to March.
Fibrous-rooted Perennials - Sow thinly in the reserve garden in April, in drills 12 inches (30 cms) apart and 0.75 inches (1.8 cm) deep. Shade from the sun until the seed is up. thin out the seedlings to 3 inches (7.5 cms) apart, and leave them in the reserve garden until the leaves have died down after flowering the following spring, replant in their flowering positions, 12 inches (30 cms) apart, early in September.

Tuberous-rooted anemones:-
Anemone apennina
Anemone blanda
Anemone fulgens
Anemone hortensis

Fibrous-rooted Anemones:-
Anemone hepatica
Anemone patens
Anemone vernalis

 

Anemone blanda is Grecian Windflower

anemonecflo9blanda1a

CHALK. SAND.
Anem-one blanda
Rock Plant Flowers

PInfill2 - Hardy Bulbs

SUN AND PART SHADE
Apr-May

Deep Blue in April-May. They open their blooms in the morning and shut them at night.

Part Shade or Full Sun

Apr-May

Deer and Rabbit resistant.

See further details and photos in Anemone blanda page in Allium and Anemone Gallery

6 x 6
(15 x 15)

Dark Green

Moist soil.

Rhizome

Chalk or Sand. Natural habitat is sandy soil enriched by leaf mould in established woodlands, where they receive both full sun and part shade.

Anemone blanda, the Fair, or Greek Windflower, needs a well-drained, warm position, but flowers better on a stiffish soil. The seeds of Anemone blanda should be sown as soon as ripe. "These are excellent for planting with early flowering bulbs as they help hide the spent foliage and also make for delightful "skirts" under deciduous shrubs and trees. Happiest in light, sandy soil and in locations where they are dry during their summer dormancy period. Plant in masses for the greatest impact." from Easy to Grow Bulbs.

Companion plants :-
Alyssum, Arabis, Aster alpinus, Centaurea dealbata, Coreopsis, Digitalis, Gypsophila paniculata, Hemerocallis (yellow cultivars), Iris (rhizomatous white and yellow cultivars), Kniphofia (yellow cultivars), Peonies (white and yellow cultivars), Verbascum, Rhododendron species (deciduous and evergreen), Cotoneaster, Berberis, Acer palmatum, Deutzia gracilis and Weigela.

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Anemone blanda. Photo by Rl, via Wikimedia Commons

Anemone fulgens

Vermilion

 

9-12 x
(22.5-30 x )

 

P

Suitable for the Rock Garden

 

 

Anemone patens

Cream

 

8-9 x
(20-22.5 x )

 

P

Suitable for the Rock Garden

 

 

Arctostaphylos manzanita

Pink or White-tinted

 

60-120 x
(150 x 300 x )

 

Sh E

 

 

 

Azara microphylla

Pale-yellow, scented

 

72-120 x
(180-300 x )

 

Sh E

 

 

 

Berberis japonica

Yellow, scented

 

72 x
(180 x )

 

Sh E

 

 

 

Bulbocodium vernum

Purple-red

 

4-5 x
910-12.5 x )

 

Bu

Suitable for the Rock Garden

 

 

Chionodoxa Luciliae

Mauve, Blue and White

 

9 x
(22.5 x )

 

Bu

Suitable for the Rock Garden

 

 

Clematis alpina

White

 

Climber

 

Cl E

 

 

 

Clianthus carneus

Flesh

 

72-144 x
(180-360 x )

 

Cl E

 

 

 

Cornus mas

Yellow

 

120-180 x
(300-450 x )

 

Sh D

 

 

 

Corydalis angustifolia

Cream to Pale Purple

 

9-12 x
(22.5-30 x )

 

P

 

 

 

Corydalis bracteata

Pale yellow

 

12 x
(30 x )

 

P

 

 

 

Corydalis Ledebouriana

Pink, Red and Purple

 

6-9 x
(15-22.5 x )

 

P

 

 

 

Corydalis Marschalliana

Yellow and White

 

9 x
(22.5 x )

 

P

 

 

 

Corylopsis himalayana

Yellow

 

60-72 x
(150-180 x )

 

Sh D

 

 

 

Corylopsis spicata

Yellow

 

60-72 x
(150-180 x )

 

Sh D

 

 

 

Crocus (various)

White, Yellow, Purple, etc

 

4 x
(10 x )

 

Bu

 

 

 

Cyclamen coum

White, Red, Pink or Purple

 

3-4 x
(7.5-10 x )

 

P

 

 

 

Cyclamen ibericum

Carmine

 

3-4 x
(7.5-10 x )

 

P

 

 

 

Cydonia japonica

White, Yellow, Pink or Red

 

48-60 x
(120-150 x ) As a Bush

 

Shrubs and Trees (Deciduous)

 

 

 

Cydonia japonica

White, Yellow, Pink or Red

 

72-96 x
(210-270 x ) On a Wall

 

Shrubs and Trees (Deciduous)

 

 

 

Cydonia Maulei

Orange and Red

 

24-36 x
(60-90 x )

 

Sh D

 

 

 

Daphne mezereum

Purplish-red or White

 

36-48 x
(90-120 x 0

 

Sh D

 

 

 

Doronicum austriacum

Golden-yellow

 

18 x
(45 x )

 

P

 

 

 

Doronicum plantagineum excelsum

Yellow

 

24-36 x
(60-90 x )

 

P

 

 

 

Eranthis or Winter Aconite

Yellow

 

4 x
(10 x )

 

P

Suitable for the Rock Garden

 

 

Erica arborea

White

 

Up to 180 x
(450 x )

 

Sh E

 

 

 

Erica carnea

Rosy-pink or White

 

6-12 x
(15-30 x )

 

Sh E

See 32 varieties in Heather Erica carnea Gallery

 

 

Erica darleyensis

Rosy

 

12-24 x
(30-60 x )

 

Sh E

 

 

 

Erica multiflora

Pink, Reddish-brown Anthers

 

12-24 x
(30-60 x )

 

Sh E

 

 

 

Erythronium dens canis

Yellow, Pink, Purple

 

6-12 x
(15-30 x )

 

Bulbous Perennial

Suitable for the Rock Garden

 

 

Forsythia ovata

Yellow

 

72 x
(180 x )

 

Sh D

 

 

 

Forsythia suspensa

Yellow

 

72-96 x
(180-240 x )

 

Sh D

 

 

 

Galanthus nivalis

White

 

6-8 x
(15-20 x )

 

Bu

Suitable for the Rock Garden

 

 

Garrya elliptica

Silvery-white or Greenish-white

 

120-144 x
(300-360 x )

 

Sh E

 

 

 

Hamamelis mollis

Golden-yellow

 

72-120 x
(180-300 x )

 

Sh D

 

 

 

Helleborus orientalis rubra

Wine-red

 

18-24 x
(45-60 x )

 

P

 

 

 

Iris tuberosa

Purplish-black and Green

 

12 x
(30 x )

 

P

 

 

 

Iris unguicularis

Lavender-blue, marked White

 

6-12 x
(15-30 x )

 

P

 

 

 

Lonicera fragrantissima

Creamy-white

 

60-72 x
(150-180 x )

 

Semi-Evergreen Shrub

 

 

 

Lonicera Standishii

Creamy-white

 

60-72 x
(150-180 x )

 

Semi-Evergreen Shrub

 

 

 

Magnolia campbell

Pink to Rose

 

360-480 x
(900-1200 x )

 

Deciduous Shrub or Tree

 

 

 

Magnolia conspicua

White

 

240-480 x
(600-1200 x )

 

Deciduous Shrub or Tree

 

 

 

Magnolia stellata

White or Rosy

 

120-144 x
(300-360 x )

 

Sh D

 

 

 

Muscari azureum

Blue

 

6 x
(15 x )

 

Bu

 

 

 

Narcissus bulbocodium

Greenish-yellow

 

4-6 x
(10-15 x )

 

Bu

 

 

 

Narcissus bulbocodium monophyllus

White

 

4-6 x
(10-15 x )

 

Bu

 

 

 

Narcissus cyclamineus

Yellow

 

4-9 x
(10-22.5 x )

 

Bu

 

 

 

Narcissus minor

Sulphur-yellow

 

3 x
(7.5 x )

 

Bu

 

 

 

Narcissus moschatus

White

 

3-9 x
(7.5-22.5 x )

 

Bu

 

 

 

Oxalis arenaria

Violet

 

6 x
(15 x )

 

P

Suitable for the Rock Garden

 

 

Parrotia persica

Red

 

240-480 x
(600-1200 x )

 

Tr D

 

 

 

Primulas (various)

White, Yellow, Pink, Blue, etc

 

4-6 x
(10-15 x )

 

P

 

 

 

Prunus amygdalus var. praecox

Pink

 

240-300 x
(600-750 x )

 

Tr D

 

 

 

Prunus nana alba or georgica

White or Pink

 

36-48 x
(90-120 x )

 

Tr D

 

 

 

Prunus conradinae

Pink

 

Up to 300 x
(750 x )

 

Tr D

 

 

 

Rhododendron barbatum

Scarlet

 

240-720 x
(600-1800 x )

 

Tr E

 

 

 

Rhododendron moupinense

White and Red

 

36-48 x
(90-120 x )

 

Dwarf Evergreen Shrub

 

 

 

Rhododendron nobleanum

Pink or Crimson

 

72-240 x
(180-600 x )

 

Evergreen Shrub

 

 

 

Rhododendron parvifolium

Rosy-Purple

 

36-48 x
(90-120 x )

 

Dwarf Evergreen Shrub

 

 

 

Rhododendron praecox

Rosy-Lilac

 

48-72 x
(120-180 x )

 

Dwarf Evergreen Shrub

 

 

 

Ribes laurifolium

Greenish-Yellow

 

48-72 x
(120-180 x )

 

Sh E

 

 

 

Saxifrage boydii

Yellow

 

4 x
(10 x )

 

P

Suitable for the Rock Garden

 

 

Saxifrage burseriana

White or Yellow

saxifragaflotburseriana
Mar

3-4 x
(7.5-10 x )

 

P

Suitable for the Rock Garden

 

 

Saxifrage kellereri

Pink

 

4 x
(10 x )

 

P

Suitable for the Rock Garden

 

 

Scilla bifolia

White, Pink or Blue

 

6 x
(15 x )

 

Bu

Suitable for the Rock Garden

 

 

Spiraea thunbergeii

White

 

36-48 x
(90-120 x )

 

Sh D

 

 

 

Stachyurus chinensis

Cream or Pale-yellow

 

48-84 x
(120-210 x )

 

Sh D

 

 

 

Stachyurus praecox

Cream or Pale-yellow

 

48-84 x
(120-210 x )

 

Sh D

 

 

 

Sternbergia fischeriana

Yellow

 

10 x
(25 x )

 

Bu

Suitable for the Rock Garden

 

 

Tulip biflora

Yellow

 

6-9 x
(15-22.5 x )

 

Bu

 

 

 

Tulip iliensis

Yellow

 

6-9 x
(15-22.5 x )

 

Bu

 

 

 

Tulip kaufmanniana

Red and Yellow to White

 

7-10 x
(17.5-25 x )

 

Bu

 

 

 

Tulip saxatilis

Yellow and Rose to Mauve

 

9-12 x
(22.5-30 x )

 

Bu

 

 

 

Ulex europaeus flore pleno

Yellow

 

24-72 x
(60-180 x )

 

Sh E

 

 

 

Viburnum fragrans

Pink or White

 

72 x
(180 x )

 

Sh D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following plants come from the Plants for February in the Plants for Every Month chapter of In Your Garden with Percy Thrower. First published in 1959, revised edition published in 1973, Eighth impression published in 1977 by The Hamlyn Publishing Group Limited. ISBN 0 600 34840 7.

Camellia japonica and varieties

 

 

72-96 x
(180-240 x )

 

Sh E

Cool greenhouse, or garden evergreen shrubs. Generally 6-8 feet = 72-96 inches tall, but up to 20 feet (600cm). Camellia japonica and its varieties are excellent flowering shrubs for the greenhouse from which frost is excluded. They can also be grown out of doors in sheltered positions, and are very suitable for a north-facing wall. They need a lime-free soil.

 

 

Crocus tomasinianus

 

 

9-10 x
(22.5-25 x )

 

Corm

Mauvish-blue flowers in February and March. Delightful varieties include Whitwell Purple, mauvish-purple, and Taplow Purple, reddish-purple. Plant corms in September or October 3 inches deep and 3 inches (7.5 cms) apart in well-drained soil. Splendid for borders, the rock garden or for naturalising in grass.

See Crocus tomasinianus in Crocus and Colchicum Gallery.

 

Daphne mezereum

 

 

48 x
(120 x )

 

Sh D

The Mezereon. Perhaps my favourite early-flowering shrub. Its sweetly-scented, purple flowers are a delight in February and March. It needs a moist but free-draining soil.

 

 

Hellebores

 

 

12-18 x
(30-45 x )

 

P H

Helleborus niger has large white, saucer-shaped flowers from December to February. They are easily weather damaged and best covered in cloches. Helleborus corsicus has clusters of attractive, greenish-yellow flowers in February and March and handsome foliage. Both need rich, loamy soil and a cool, shady position.

See 4 Hellebores in Autumn Bulbs Gallery

 

Lachenalias

 

 

12 x
(30 x )

 

Bu

Cool greenhouse. Up to 1 foot tall = 12 inches. The many species and varieties have a good range of colours and flower from February to May. Two popular kinds are Lachenalia aloides nelsonii, golden-yellow; and Lachenalia bulbifera with red, yellow, purple and green shades in its flowers.

See 28 Lachenelias in Late Summer Bulbs Gallery

 

Matthiolas

 

 

18 x
(45 x )

 

Ann

Stocks. Cool greenhouse annuals, or summer bedding plants. In addition to being fine half-hardy annuals for the border, these colourful stocks are excellent for flowering in pots in late winter and early spring in the cool greenhouse.

Matthiola incana (Stocks, Sea Stock is a member of Wildflower Crucifer or Cabbage Family)

Supplier in UK
Supplier in USA

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Gartenlevkoje (Matthiola incana) - Habitus in situ photo taken on 22 March 2008. By Ixitixel via Wikimedia Commons

Primula kewensis

 

 

12 x
(30 x )

 

Ann

Cool greenhouse perennial, but treated as an annual. This yellow-flowered hybrid blooms in spring. Seed is sown in February or March and germinated in a temperature of 16 degrees Centigrade (60 degrees Fahrenheit). Once established it needs lower temperatures than other greenhouse primulas - just enough heat to keep the frost out.

 

 

Sarcococca humilis

 

 

24 x
(60 x )

 

Sh E

Excellent winter-flowering shrub for shade which provides good ground cover. It has shiny, dark green leaves, willow-like in appearance, and small white flowers.

 

 

Scilla sibirica

 

 

4-6 x
(10-15 x )

 

Bu

The bright blue flowers of the Siberian Squill are paricularly welcome in February, normally such an unpleasant month for weather. Plant in ordinary soil between August and November, 2-4 inches (5-10 cms) deep and 4 inches apart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following plants come from the Plants for March in the Plants for Every Month chapter of In Your Garden with Percy Thrower. Eighth impression published in 1977 by The Hamlyn Publishing Group Limited. ISBN 0 600 34840 7.

Abutilon 'Fireball'

 

 

48-72 x
(120-180 x )

 

Sh E

Cool greenhouse, evergreen shrub. This excellent shrub will flower throughout most of the year given a winter temperature of 7 to 10 degrees Centigrade (45 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit) and a temperature of 16 to 18 degrees Centgrade (60 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit) from March to September.

 

 

Anemone blanda is Grecian Windflower

anemonecflo9blanda1

CHALK. SAND.
Anem-one blanda
Rock Plant Flowers

PInfill2 - Hardy Bulbs

SUN AND PART SHADE
Apr-May

Deep Blue in April-May. They open their blooms in the morning and shut them at night.

Part Shade or Full Sun

Apr-May

Deer and Rabbit resistant.

See further details and photos in Anemone blanda page in Allium and Anemone Gallery

6 x 6
(15 x 15)

Dark Green

Moist soil.

Rhizome

Chalk or Sand. Natural habitat is sandy soil enriched by leaf mould in established woodlands, where they receive both full sun and part shade.

Anemone blanda, the Fair, or Greek Windflower, needs a well-drained, warm position, but flowers better on a stiffish soil. The seeds of Anemone blanda should be sown as soon as ripe. "These are excellent for planting with early flowering bulbs as they help hide the spent foliage and also make for delightful "skirts" under deciduous shrubs and trees. Happiest in light, sandy soil and in locations where they are dry during their summer dormancy period. Plant in masses for the greatest impact." from Easy to Grow Bulbs.

Companion plants :-
Alyssum, Arabis, Aster alpinus, Centaurea dealbata, Coreopsis, Digitalis, Gypsophila paniculata, Hemerocallis (yellow cultivars), Iris (rhizomatous white and yellow cultivars), Kniphofia (yellow cultivars), Peonies (white and yellow cultivars), Verbascum, Rhododendron species (deciduous and evergreen), Cotoneaster, Berberis, Acer palmatum, Deutzia gracilis and Weigela.

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Anemone blanda. Photo by Rl, via Wikimedia Commons

Bergenia cordifolia

5-petalled group of Red or White flowers

March-April

18-24 x 24
(45-60 x 60)

Dark Green, bronze tinged, round to cordate, toothed, foliage

P E

Elephant's Ears, Pigsqueak, Megasea. The large-leaved bergenias are particularly useful plants for growing beside a pool or path.
Good for softening edges of beds, at their best when mass planted. Use with bulbs whose flowers will rise above the leaves. Leave the dead leaves on to provide the ground cover and prevent light reaching annual weed seeds to germinate them.
Bergenia is a tough and hardy grower that thrives in just about any position. It can’t be beaten as an evergreen ground cover plant. During the winter the foliage often turns from it’s dark green summer colour to rich browns and reds or even purples.

See Bergenia cordifolia with 6 others in Evergreen Perennials A-L Gallery.
Use with Winter-flowering plants such as Cyclamen coum, early crocuses (Crocus tommasinianus), snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis), winter heaths (Erica carnea 'Springwood White') and winter aconitums can then be followed by evergreen heucheras, small euonymus (Euonymus fortunei 'Silver Queen'), dogwoods (Cornus alba 'Siberica') with evergreen grasses (Carex comans), sedges and ferns.

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Bergenia cordifolia. Photo by Coblands

Brunfelsia calycina

 

 

24 x
(60 x )

 

Sh E

Cool greenhouse. This flowering shrub is an excellent plant for the cool greenhouse, sun lounge or conservatory. The lavender-purple flowers are borne intermittently throughout the year but the main flowering period is late winter and spring.

 

 

Chaenomeles speciosa

 

 

72 x
(180 x )

 

Sh D

The many varieties of Chaenomeles speciosa in shades of red, pink and white are especially good as wall shrubs for March to A pril flowering. Grows well in almost any soil in sunny or partially shaded position.

 

 

Chionodoxa luciliae (Glory of the Snow)

 

 

6 x
(15 x )

 

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This pretty plant has blue, white centred, star-shaped flowers. It is best in a sunny position and needs a well-drained soil.

 

 

Clivia miniata (Kaffir Lily)

 

 

12-24 x
(30-60 x )

 

 

Warm greenhouse. Fleshy-rooted, evergreen plant. The forms of Clivia miniata bear lily-like flowers of orange, red or yellow between March and June - the higher the temperature the earleir the flowering. Pot in February and place in a sunny position providing a temperature of 13 degrees Centigrade (55 degrees Fahrenheit). Minimum winter temperature 7 degrees Centigrade (45 degrees Fahrenheit)

 

 

Forsythias

 

 

120-144 x
(300-360 x )

 

Sh D

These are the best-known shrubs of spring, and they are very easily pleased, growing well in most soils and in sun or part shade.
The most widely grown varieties in 1973 are
Forsythia intermedia spectabilis, with golden flowers;
Forsythia intermedia 'Lynwood', with numerous bright yellow flowers;
and the semi-pendulous Forsythia suspensa, which is a splendid plant for a north-facing wall.

 

 

Magnolia stellata (The Star Magnolia)

 

 

96-144 x 96-144
(240-360 x 240-360)

 

Sh D

A fine shrub for the small garden; it bears star-shaped, white flowers in March and April on the bare branches. An excellent lawn specimen for lime-free soil.

 

 

Pilea cadierei

 

 

6-12 x
(15-30 x )

 

P

Warm greenhouse perennial. Pilea cadierei, which has green leaves boldly marked with silver, is a decorative plant much used in the home these days. It needs a temperature of 13 to 16 degreees Centigrade (55 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit) and liberal amounts of water the year round.

 

 

Polyanthus

 

 

9-12 x
(22.5-30 x )

 

P

The polyanthus (varieties and forms of Primula polyantha) are superb bedding plants for spring display and can be left undisturbed for as long as they continue to grow well. They prefer a shady position and need a soil which does not dry out.

 

 

Ribes sanguineum (Flowering Currant)

 

 

96-120 x 96-120
(240-300 x 240-300)

 

Sh D

Easily pleased, the flowering currants will succeed in any ordinary soil in sun or in part shade and their flowers are a welcome sight in March in March and April. 2 of the best are the crimson 'King Edward VII and 'Pullborough Scarlet'

 

 

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily, Calla Lily)

 

 

24-30 x
(60-75 x )

 

P

Cool greenhouse perennial. This plant, with its pure white spathese and prominent yellow spadices provides a splendid display from March to early summer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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STAGE 2 INFILL PLANT INDEX GALLERIES 1, 2, 3 with its Cultivation Requirements

Alpines for Rock Garden (See Rock Garden Plant Flowers)

Alpine Shrubs and Conifers

The Alpine Meadow
Page 1
Page 2
Page 3

The Alpine Border
1
, 2

Alpine Plants for a Purpose

The Alpines that Dislike Lime 1, 2

Alpines and Walls
Dry Sunny Walls 1a, b
Tops of Walls 2a, b
Dry Shady and Conifers 3a, b

Alpines and
Paving
1
, 2

Sink and Trough gardens
1
, 2

Aquatic
(Water Plants) for

Anti-erosion River-bank

Marginal Plants (Bog Garden Plants)
1
, 2

Oxy-genating Weeds

Water Lilies

Floating Plants

Water-side Plants
and Plants for Dry Margins next to a Pond
1
, 2

Wildlife Pond Plants

Annual for

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ANY PLANT TYPE for
Cut Flowers in
January 1, 2
February
March 1, 2
April
May 1, 2
June 1, 2
July 1, 2
August
September
October
November
December

Exposed Sites

Sheltered Sites with Green-house Annuals from 1916

Extra Poor Soil with Half-Hardy Annuals from 1916

Very Rich Soil with Biennials from 1916

Gap-filling in Mixed Borders with Hardy Annuals from 1916

Patio Con-tainers

Cut Flowers
1
, 2, 3 Ever-lasting Flowers with Red Flowers from 1916

Attract-ing bene-ficial insects
1
, 2

Scent / Fra-grance with Annuals for Cool or Shady Places from 1916

Low-allergen Gardens for Hay Fever Sufferers

Annual Plant Pairing Ideas and Colour Schemes with Annuals
1
, 2

Low-Growing Annuals
1
, 2

Medium-Growing Annuals

Tall-Growing Annuals with White Flowers from 1916

Black or Brown Flowers

Blue to Purple Flowers

Green Flowers with Annuals and Biennials from 1916

Red to Pink Flowers and Cut Flowers
Page
1
, 2, 3

White Flowers
1
, 2

Yellow or Orange Flowers
1
, 2

Dec-orative Foliage

Moist Soil

Shade
1
, 2

House-plants with Yellow Flowers from 1916

Edging Beds

Hanging Baskets

Vining Annuals

 

Bedding for

Spring Bedding

Summer Bedding

Autumn/ Winter Bedding

Bedding for Light Sandy Soil

Bedding for Acid Soil

Bedding for Chalky Soil

Bedding for Clay Soil

Black Flowers

Blue Flowers

Orange Flowers

Pink Flowers

Long Flowering

Coloured Leaves

Attract-ive to Wildlife including Bees, Butterflies and Moths

Purple Flowers

Red Flowers

White Flowers

Yellow Flowers

Multi-Coloured Flowers

Aromatic Foliage or Scented Flowers

Bedding Plant Use

Flowers with 2 Petals

Flowers with 3 Petals

Flowers with
4 Petals

Flowers with 5 Petals

Flowers with 6 Petals

Flowers with more than 6 Petals

Use in Hanging Baskets

Flower Simple Shape

Shape of
Stars

Shape of
Bowls, Cups and Saucers

Shape of
Globes, Goblets and Chalices

Shape of
Trumpets and Funnels

Shape of
Bells, Thimbles and Urns

Use in Pots and Troughs

Flower Elabo-rated Shape

Shape of
Tubes, Lips and Lobes

Shape of
Slippers, Spurs and Lockets

Shape of
Hats, Hoods and Helmets

 

Use in
Screen-ing

Use in
Window Boxes

Shape of
Stand-ards, Wings and Keels

Shape of
Discs and Florets

Shape of
Pin-Cushions and Tufts

Shape of
Rosettes, Buttons and Pompons

 

Use in Bedding Out

Use in
Filling In

Biennial for

Cottage and Other Gardens
1
, 2

Cut Flower with Biennials for Rock Work from 1916

Patio Con-tainers with Biennials for Pots in Green-house / Con-servatory

Bene-ficial to Wildlife with Purple and Blue Flowers from 1916

Scent with Biennials for Sunny Banks or Borders from 1916

 

 

Bulb for
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Explan-ation Intro to Bulbs
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725 Blue, White, Yellow, Unusual Colour, or Red-Purple-Pink flowering Bulbs in each month they flower.

Indoor Bulbs for
Dec-ember
January
February

Indoor Bulbs for
March
April
May

Indoor
Bulbs for
June
July
August

Indoor Bulbs for Sep-tember
October
November

Bulbs in Window-boxes
1
, 2

Bulbs in the Border

Bulbs natural-ised in Grass

Any Plant Type (some grown in Cool Green-house) Bloom-ing in
Dec-Jan
Feb-Mar

Any Plant Type (some grown in Cool Green-house) Bloom-ing in
Apr-May
Jun-Aug 1, 2, 3, 4

Any Plant Type (some grown in Cool Green-house) Bloom-ing in
Sep-Oct
Nov-Dec

Any Plant Type Blooming in Smallest of Gardens

Bulbs for the Bulb Frame

Bulbs in the Wood-land Garden

Bulbs in the Rock Garden

Bulbs in Green-house or Stove

Achi-menes, Alocasias, Amorpho-phalluses, Aris-aemas, Arums, Begonias, Bomar-eas, Calad-iums

Clivias,
Colo-casias, Crinums, Cyclam-ens, Cyrt-anthuses, Euchar-ises, Urceo-charis, Eurycles

Freesias, Gloxinias, Hae-manthus, Hipp-eastrums

Lachen-alias, Nerines, Lycorises, Pen-cratiums, Hymen-ocallises, Richardias, Sprekelias, Tuberoses, Vallotas, Watsonias, Zephy-ranthes

Bulbs in Bowls

Bulbs in the Alpine House

Hardy Bulbs

Aconitum, Allium, Alstroe-meria, Anemone 1, 1a

Amaryllis, Antheri-cum, Antholy-zas, Apios, Arisaema, Arum, Aspho-deline,

Aspho-delus, Belam-canda, Bloom-eria, Brodiae, Bulbo-codium

Calo-chorti, Cyclo-bothras, Camassia, Col-chicum, Con-vallaria,
Forcing Lily of the Valley, Corydalis, Crinum, Crosmia, Mon-tbretia , Crocus

Cyclamen, Dicentra, Dierama, Eranthis, Eremurus, Ery-thrnium, Eucomis

Fritillaria, Funkia, Gal-anthus, Galtonia, Gladiolus, Hemero-callis

Hya-cinth, Hya-cinths in Pots,
Scilla, Pusch-kinia, Chion-odoxa, Chiono-scilla, Muscari

Iris,
Kniphofia, Lapey-rousia, Leucojum

Lilium,

Lilium in Pots, Malvastrum, Merendera, Milla, Narcissus, Narcissi in Pots

Orni-thogalum, Oxalis, Paeonia, Ran-unculus, Romulea, Sanguin-aria,
Stern-bergia,
Schi-zostylis, Teco-philaea, Trillium

Tulip,
Zephy-ranthus

Half-Hardy Bulbs

Acidan-thera, Albuca, Alstroe-meri, Andro-stephium, Bassers, Boussing-aultias, Bravoas, Cypellas, Dahlias, Galaxis,
Geis-sorhizas, Hesper-anthas

Gladioli, Ixias,
Sparaxises, Babianas, Morphixias, Tritonias

Ixio-lirions, Moraeas, Orni-thogal-ums, Oxalises, Phaedra-nassas,
Pan-cratiums, Tigridias, Zephyr-anthes, Cooper-ias

Bulbs for Bedding

Plant each Bedding Plant with a Ground, Edging or Dot Plant for
Spring
1
, 2
or
Summer
1
, 2

Climber 3 sector Vertical Plant System with

Any Plant Type flowers in
Jan,
Feb,
Mar,
Apr,
May 1, 2
Jun,
Jul,
Aug,
Sep,
Oct,
Nov,
Dec
 

----------
Choosing the right Plant

1a.
The Base -
Base of Wall Plants

1b.
Annuals

1c.
Herbs and Vege-tables

1d.
Cut
flowers, Cut Foliage

1e.
Scented flower or foliage

1f.
Foliage use only

 

2a. 1,2,3,4
The Prime - Wall Shrubs

2b.
Fruit trees

3a.
The Higher Reaches -
House-wall Ramblers

3b. 1,2
Non-House-Wall - Climbing Twiners

3c.
Non-House-Wall - Self-clinging Climbers

Raised
Bed
for Wheel-chair Users

Plants for Wildlife-Use as well

Fastest Covering

Least prot-ruding growth when fan-trained

1, 2
Evergreen

Use as
Hedge

Exposed Positions

Use as Ground-cover

1,2
Ornam-ental Fruit

Scented Flowers

1, 2
Autumn Foliage Colour

Winter Bark

Winter and Early Spring Flowers

Summer Colour or Shape of Foliage

Edible Fruit

Needs Conserv-atory or Green-house

Large
Pots and Con-tainers
1
, 2

Cut Flowers

Attractive to Bees

Climber - Simple Flower Shape

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Stars

geraniumflocineremuballerina1a1
Bowls, Cups and Saucers

berberisdarwiniiflower10h3a14k1a1a1a1a1a1a
Globes, Goblets and Chalices

acantholimoncfloglumaceumfoord2
Trumpets and Funnels

phloxflotsubulatatemiskaming
Salver-form

berberisdarwiniiflower10h3a14q1a1a1a1a1a
Bells, Thimbles and Urns

 

Climber - Elabo-rated Flower Shape

prunellaflotgrandiflora
Tubes, Lips and Straps

aquilegiacfloformosafoord
Slippers, Spurs and Lockets

berberisdarwiniiflower10h3a14u1a1a1a1a1a1
Hats, Hoods and Helmets

berberisdarwiniiflower10h3a14v1a1a1a1a1a1
Stand-ards, Wings and Keels

brachyscomecflorigidulakevock
Disks and Florets

andosacecforyargongensiskevock
Pin-cushions, Tufts, Petal-less and Cushions

armeriaflomaritimakevock
Umbels, Buttons and Pompoms

 

STAGE 4A 12 BLOOM COLOURS PER MONTH INDEX GALLERY

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1
Blue

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1
Mauve

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1
Purple

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1
Brown

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1
Cream

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1
Green

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1
Orange

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1
Pink

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1
Red

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1
White

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1 Yellow

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1
Un-
usual

1
Multi-Colou-red

1
Each Flower Diff-

1
erent Colour

 

STAGE 4B 12 FOLIAGE COLOURS PER MONTH INDEX GALLERY
Deciduous Shrubs or Trees, Herbaceous Perennials or Bulbs- if that changes from the main colour for instance to a different autumn colour, then it will be in this column and the relevant colour for those months of Win (Winter), Spr (Spring), Sum (Summer) or Aut (Autumn) group as well.
Evergreen Shrubs or Trees, Evergreen Perennials - if that changes from the main colour for instance to a different autumn colour, then it will be in this column and the relevant colour for those months of Win (Winter), Spr (Spring), Sum (Summer) or Aut (Autumn) group as well.

Jan Win

Feb Win

Mar Spr

Apr Spr

May Spr

Jun Sum

Jul Sum

Aug Sum

Sep Aut

Oct Aut

Nov Aut

Dec Win

Decid
Herba

Ever-green

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1
Blue

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1
Mauve

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1
Purple

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1
Black

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1
Bronze

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1
Green

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1
Orange

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1
Pink

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1
Red

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1
Grey

1
White

1
Silver

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1
Yellow

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1
Un-
usual

1
Varie-gated

1

1

1

1

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Deciduous Shrub
Deciduous Tree
Evergreen Perennial
Evergreen Shrub
Evergreen Tree
Fern
Grass
Hedging
Herbaceous Perennial
Herb
Odds and Sods

Rhododendron
Rose
Soft Fruit
Top Fruit
Vegetable

Wild Flower

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Butterfly

 

STAGE 4C CULTIVATION, POSITION, USE GALLERY

 

Cultivation Requirements of Plant

Outdoor / Garden Cultivation

1

Indoor / House Cultivation

1

Cool Greenhouse (and Alpine House) Cultivation with artificial heating in the Winter

1

Conservatory Cultivation with heating throughout the year

1

Stovehouse Cultivation with heating throughout the year for Tropical Plants

1

 

Sun Aspect

Full Sun

1

Part Shade

1

Full Shade

1

 

Soil Type

Any Soil

1

Chalky Soil

1

Clay Soil

1

Lime-Free Soil

1

Peaty Soil

1

Sandy Soil

1

Acid Soil

1

Alkaline Soil

1

Badly-drained Soil

1

 

Soil Moisture

Dry

1

Moist

1

Wet

1

 

Position for Plant

Back of Shady Border

1

Back of Shrub Border

1

Bedding

1

Bog Garden

1

Coastal Conditions / Seaside

1

Container in Garden

1

Front of Border

1

Ground Cover 0-24 inches (0-60 cms)

1

Ground Cover 24-72 inches (60-180 cms)

1

Ground Cover Over 72 inches (180 cms)

1

Hanging Basket

1

Hedge

1

Hedge - Thorny

1

Pollution Barrier

1

Pond

1

Pot in House, Greenhouse, Conservatory or Stovehouse

1

Raised Bed

1

Rest of Border

1

Rock Garden

1

Scree Bed

1

Speciman on Lawn

1

Sunny Border

1

Tree for Lawn

1

Tree/Shrub for Small Garden

1, 2,
3, 4,
5, 6,
7, 8,
9, 10,
11,12,
13,14,
15,16,
uses of tree/ shrub

Wildflower

1

Windbreak

1

Woodland

1

 

Use of Plant

Pollen or nectar for Bees

1

Hosts to Butterflies

1

Encouraging birds / wildlife, providing food and shelter

1

Bee-Pollinated plants for Hay Fever Sufferers

1

Berries / Fruit

1

Dry Site in Full Sun

1

Dry Shade

1

Filtering noise

1

Flower Arrange-ments

Growing Plants for the Church

1



1, 2,
3, 4,
5, 6,
7, 8,
9,10,
11,12,
13,14

Fragrant Flower

1

Language of Flowers

1

Low maintenance

1

Moist Shade

1

Moist and swampy Sites

1

Nitrogen fixing plants

1

Not Fragrant Flower

1

Rabbit-Resistant

1

Speciman Plant

1

Thornless

1

Tolerant of Poor Soil

1

 

STAGE 4D
SHAPE, FORM INDEX GALLERY

Plant Foliage

Aromatic Foliage

1

Autumn Foliage

1

Finely Cut Leaves

1

Large Leaves

1

Yellow Variegated Foliage

1

White Variegated Foliage

1

Red / Purple Variegated Foliage

1

Silver, Grey and Glaucous Foliage

1

Sword-shaped Leaves

1

 

 

Flower Shape

Number of Flower Petals

Petal-less
lessershapemeadowrue2a1a1a1a1a1a1a1a

1

1 Petal

1

2 Petals

1

3 Petals
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1

4 Petals
aethionemacfloarmenumfoord1a1a1a1a1a1

1

5 Petals
anemonecflo1hybridafoord1a1a1a1a1a1

1

Above 5
anemonecflo1blandafoord1a1a1a1a1a1

1

 

Flower Shape - Simple

Stars
anthericumcfloliliagofoord1a1a1a1a1a1a

1

Bowls
 

1

Cups and Saucers
euphorbiacflo1wallichiigarnonswilliams1a1a1a1a1a1a

1

Globes
paeoniamlokosewitschiiflot1a1a1a1a1a1a

1

Goblets and Chalices
paeoniaveitchiiwoodwardiiflot1a1a1a1a1a1

1

Trumpets
acantholimoncfloglumaceumfoord1a1a1a1a1a1a

1

Funnels
stachysflotmacrantha1a1a1a1a1a1a

1

Bells
digitalismertonensiscflorvroger1a1a1a1a1a1

1

Thimbles
fuchsiaflotcalicehoffman1a1a1a1a1a1a

1

Urns
ericacarneacflosspringwoodwhitedeeproot1a1a1a1a1a1a

1

Salverform

phloxflotsubulatatemiskaming1a1a1a1a1a1a

1

 

Flower Shape - Elaborated

Tubes, Lips and Straps
prunellaflotgrandiflora1a1a1a1a1a1

1

Slippers, Spurs and Lockets
aquilegiacfloformosafoord1a1a1a1a1a1

1

Hats, Hoods and Helmets
acanthusspinosuscflocoblands1a1a1a1a1a1

1

Standards, Wings and Keels
lathyrusflotvernus1a1a1a1a1a1

1

Discs and Florets
brachyscomecflorigidulakevock1a1a1a1a1a1

1

Pin-Cushions
echinaceacflo1purpurealustrehybridsgarnonswilliams1a1a1a1a1a1

1

Tufts
centaureacfloatropurpureakavanagh1a1a1a1a1a1

1

Cushion
androsacecforyargongensiskevock1a1a1a1a1a1

1

Umbel
agapanthuscflos1campanulatusalbidusgarnonswilliams1a1a1a1a1a1

1

Buttons
argyranthemumflotcmadeiracrestedyellow1a1a1a1a1a1

1

Pompoms
armeriacflomaritimakevock1a1a1a1a1a1

1

 

Natural Arrangements

Bunches, Posies, Sprays
bergeniamorningredcforcoblands1a1a1a1a1a1

1

Columns, Spikes and Spires
ajugacfloreptansatropurpurea1a1a1a1a1a1a

1

Whorls, Tiers and Candelabra
lamiumflotorvala2a1a1a1a1a1a

1

Plumes and Tails
astilbepurplelancecflokevock1a1a1a1a1a1a

1

Chains and Tassels
 

1

Clouds, Garlands and Cascades
 

1

Spheres, Domes (Clusters), Plates and Drumsticks
androsacecfor1albanakevock1a1a1a1a1a1a

1

 

STAGE 4D
SHAPE, FORM INDEX GALLERY

Shrub, Tree Shape

Columnar
ccolumnarshape1a1a1a1a1

1

Oval
covalshape1a1a1a1a1

1

Rounded or Spherical
croundedshape1a1a1a1a1

1

Flattened Spherical
cflattenedsphericalshape1a1a1a1a1

1

Narrow Conical / Narrow Pyramidal
cnarrowconicalshape1a1a1a1a1

1

Broad Conical / Broad Pyramidal
cbroadpyramidalshape1a1a1a1a1

1

Ovoid /
Egg-Shaped

ceggshapedshape1a1a1a1a1

1

Broad Ovoid
cbroadovoidshape1a1a1a1a1

1

Narrow Vase-shaped / Inverted Ovoid
cnarrowvaseshapedshape1a1a1a1a1

1

Fan-Shaped /Vase-Shaped
cfanshapedshape1a1a1a1a1

1

Broad Fan-Shaped / Broad Vase-Shaped
cbroadfanshapedshape1a1a1a1a1

1

Narrow Weeping
cnarrowweepingshape1a1a1a1a1

1

Broad Weeping
cbroadweepingshape1a1a1a1a1

1

Palm

1

 

Conifer Cone

1

 

Form

Arching

1

Climbing

1

Clump-Forming

1

Mat-Forming

1

Mound-Forming

1

Prostrate

1

Spreading

1

Stemless

1

Upright

1

 

Poisonous Plant

1

 

STAGE 1
GARDEN STYLE INDEX GALLERY

 

Fragrant Plants adds the use of another of your 5 senses in your garden:-
Sense of Fragrance from Roy Genders

Fragrant Plants:-
Trees and Shrubs with Scented Flowers
1
, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Trees and Shrubs with Scented Leaves
1
, 2, 3, 4, 5

Trees and Shrubs with Aromatic Bark
1
, 2, 3

Shrubs bearing Scented Flowers for an
Acid Soil
1
, 2, 3, 4

Shrubs bearing Scented Flowers for a
Chalky or Limestone Soil
1
, 2, 3, 4

Shrubs bearing Scented leaves for a
Sandy Soil
1
, 2, 3

Herbaceous Plants with Scented Flowers
1
, 2, 3

Herbaceous Plants with Scented Leaves
1
, 2, 3

Annual and Biennial Plants with Scented Flowers or Leaves
1
, 2

Bulbs and Corms with Scented Flowers
1
, 2, 3, 4, 5

Scented Plants of Climbing and Trailing Habit
1
, 2, 3

Winter-flowering Plants with Scented Flowers
1
, 2

Night-scented Flowering Plants
1
, 2

Scented Aquatic Plants
1


Plants with Scented Fruits
1


Plants with Scented Roots
1
, 2

Trees and Shrubs with Scented Wood
1


Trees and Shrubs with Scented Gums
1


Scented Cacti and Succulents
1


Plants bearing Flowers or Leaves of Unpleasant Smell
1
, 2
 

 

STAGE 2
INFILL PLANT INDEX GALLERY 3

Fan-trained Shape
fantrainedshape2a1a1a

From Rhododendrons, boxwood, azaleas, clematis, novelties, bay trees, hardy plants, evergreens : novelties bulbs, cannas novelties, palms, araucarias, ferns, vines, orchids, flowering shrubs, ornamental grasses and trees book, via Wikimedia Commons

 

Ramblers Scramblers & Twiners by Michael Jefferson-Brown (ISBN 0 - 7153 - 0942 - 0) describes how to choose, plant and nurture over 500 high-performance climbing plants and wall shrubs, so that more can be made of your garden if you think not just laterally on the ground but use the vertical support structures including the house as well.

The Gardener's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Climbers & Wall Shrubs - A Guide to more than 2000 varieties including Roses, Clematis and Fruit Trees by Brian Davis. (ISBN 0-670-82929-3) provides the lists for 'Choosing the right Shrub or Climber' together with Average Height and Spread after 5 years, 10 years and 20 years.

 

STAGE 2
INFILL PLANT INDEX GALLERIES 1, 2, 3


Gardening with Alpines by Stanley B. Whitehead. Garden Book Club.
Published in 1962. It provides most of the data about the Alpines.

Plant Solutions 1000+ suggestions for every garden situation by Nigel Colborn ISBN
13:978
0 00 719312 7, provides many of the plants for the pages in these Galleries.

Essential Annuals The 100 Best for Design and Cultivation. Text by Elizabeth Murray. Photography by Derek Fell. ISBN 0-517-66177-2, provides data about annuals.

Indoor Bulb
Growing by
Edward Pearson
. Published by Purnell & Sons, Ltd in 1953. It provides the data about Indoor Bulbs and Bulbs in
Window-boxes.

Colour All The
Year In My Garden
: A selection of choice varieties - annuals, biennials, perennials, bulbs, climbers and trees and shrubs - that will give a continuity of colour
in the garden throughout the year. Edited by C.H. Middleton. Gardening Book
from Ward, Lock & Co published in 1938, provides plant data for a calendar of plants in bloom throughout the year and for those in the smallest garden.

The Book of Bulbs by S. Arnott, F.R.H.S. Printed by
Turnbull & Spears, Edinburgh in 1901. This provides data about Hardy Bulbs, Half-Hardy Bulbs, Greenhouse and Stove Bulbs.

Collins Guide to
Bulbs by Patrick
M. Synge
. ISBN
0 00 214016-0
First Edition 1961, Second Edition 1971, Reprinted 1973. This provides data on bulbs for bedding, bulbs in the border, bulbs naturalised in grass, bulbs in the woodland garden, bulbs in the rock garden, bulbs in pans in the alpine house, bulbs in the greenhouse, bulbs in bowls and the bulb frame.

Annuals & Biennials, the best annual and biennial plants and their uses in the garden by Gertrude Jekyll published in 1916 and
republished by Forgotten Books in 2012
(Forgotten Books
is a London-based book publisher specializing in the restoration of old books, both fiction and non-fiction. Today we have
372,702 books available to read online, download as ebooks, or
purchase in print.).

Cut Flowers All The Year from The New Illustrated
Gardening Encyclopedia
by Richard Sudell, printed before May 1935 for the plant names in each month, followed by details for culture and propagation.

Mr. Middleton's Garden Book by
Daily Express Publication,
reprinted 1941
for the individual
cultivar names with evergreen/
deciduous, flower colour, flower month and height.

 

STAGE 4D
SHAPE, FORM INDEX GALLERY

Tree and Shrubs in Garden Design -

Trees and Shrubs suitable for Clay Soils (neutral to slightly acid)

Trees and Shrubs suitable for Dry Acid Soils

Trees and Shrubs suitable for Shallow Soil over Chalk

Trees and Shrubs tolerant of both extreme Acidity and Alkalinity

Trees and Shrubs suitable for Damp Sites

Trees and Shrubs suitable for Industrial Areas

Trees and Shrubs suitable for Cold Exposed Areas

Trees and Shrubs suitable for Seaside Areas

Shrubs suitable for Heavy Shade

Shrubs and Climbers suitable for NORTH- and EAST-facing Walls

Shrubs suitable for Ground Cover

Trees of Pendulous Habit

Trees and Shrubs of Upright or Fastigiate Habit

Trees and Shrubs with Ornamental Bark or Twigs

Trees and Shrubs with Bold Foliage

Trees and Shrubs for Autumn Colour

Trees and Shrubs with Red or Purple Foliage

Trees and Shrubs with Golden or Yellow Foliage

Trees and Shrubs with Grey or Silver Foliage

Trees and Shrubs with Variegated Foliage

Trees and Shrubs bearing Ornamental Fruit

Trees and Shrubs with Fragrant or Scented Flowers

Trees and Shrubs with Aromatic Foliage

Flowering Trees and Shrubs for Every Month:-
Jan
, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

The following table shows the linkages for the information about the plants
described in Sanders' Encyclopedia of Gardening in The Gardeners' Golden Treasury, revised by A. G. L Hellyer F.L.S, Editor of 'Amateur Gardening', (thirty-first impression of original published in 1895) was published in 1960 by W. H. & L. Collingridge Limited,
between:-

  • Stage 1 - Garden Style Index Gallery (in this Table) and Stage 1 Fragrant Plants (in Table on left), then
  • Stage 2 - 3 Infill Plants Index Galleries (in Table on right), then
  • Stage 3a - All Plants Index Gallery with each plant species in its own Plant Type Page followed by choice from Stage 4a, 4b, 4c and/or 4d REMEMBERING THE CONSTRAINTS ON THE SELECTION FROM THE CHOICES MADE IN STAGES 1 AND 2 (in this Table)
  • Stage 3b - All2 Plants Index Gallery for Alpines without a Garden for your health and productivity (in this Table)
  • Stage 4a - 12 Bloom Colours per Month Index Gallery (in Table on right)
  • Stage 4b - 12 Foliage Colours per Month Index Gallery (in Table on right) with
    column for Deciduous / Herbaceous plants with the same foliage colour during their growing season and
    column for Evergreen plants with the same foliage colour during the entire year
  • Stage 4c - Cultivation, Position, Use Index Gallery (in Table on left)
  • Stage 4d - Shape, Form Index Gallery (in Table on left)

STAGE 1 GARDEN STYLE INDEX GALLERY
It would be useful if when you decide to change your garden that you use a uniform garden style throughout your garden and the GARDEN STYLE INDEX GALLERY aims to provide pointers.
The new pages (April 2016) in the gallery will have a suitable list of plants on each page (as that plant gets further detailed in the ALL PLANTS INDEX GALLERY), then each row containing that plant name in the GARDEN STYLE INDEX GALLERY will also be updated. I aim to input details of plants starting with A in alphabetical order to Z.

Private Garden Design:-
What is your Budget and What are the purposes for your garden?
Designing for a purpose: Areas which require answers before answering your Designing for a Purpose Questionaire.
Then, do the Site Survey with Photographs, before putting the Current Garden Design on paper or in your computer.
Using the Broad Design elements of Scale, which Garden Style to use:-
Low Maintenance Garden Style, Cottage Garden Style, Wildlife Garden Style or Japanese Garden Style and the
Hard and Soft Landscaping elements, create the Broad Proposed Design. Then, the Detailed Design of each Hard Landscaping item followed by the Soft Landscaping elements: The Soil, changing the Microclimate; and the
Plant Selection is influenced by the Colour Wheel, with Plant Quantities determined by time to establish versus width between plants and Companion Planting will provide helpful neighbouring plants
or
Click on text in cells below to jump to that page describing that data
.

 


Container

Gardening at my work-place

 

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Yes
|
v


Do you want to garden and grow plants?

 

No

Cannot be bothered.
If you wish to improve your productivity and health, then, plant an Alpine Pan in your work area or at home using the information within Alpines without a Garden by Lawrence D. Hills, using these pages:-


Potted
House-plant


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v


No
Garden

At Home with Gard-ening Area


Yes


---->

Balcony Garden or Roof Garden


Yes
---->

Grow flowers for flower arranging and vegetables on Balcony Garden or Roof Garden

Pan Plant Back-grou-nd Colour

STAGE 3b
ALL2 PLANTS INDEX GALLERY

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v


Conservatory Gardening

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|

 

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No
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Outside Garden
|
v

Pan, Trough and Window-Box Odds and Sods
1
, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
11, 12, 13, 14,
15

The beginner's dozen for the small pan

Plants for the pan gar-den


Stovehouse for Tropical Plants

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An extra dozen for the larger pan

Kinds of Pan Plants that may be split up and tucked in Corners and Crevices

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|
v

Miniature trees and shrubs for pan

The leafy soil pan

The gritty soil pan

The Limy Soil Plan

Blue Flower Colour Pan Plants

Lilac, Violet and Purple Flower Colour Pan Plants

Reds, Carm-ines Flower Colour Pan Plants

Pinks Flower Colour Pan Plants

White Flower Colour Pan Plants and Bicol-ored

Yellow Flower Colour Pan Plants

Blue Flower Colour Trough Plants

Violet, Lilac and Purple Flower Colour Trough Plants

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|
v

Reds and Carm-ines Flower Colour Trough Plants

Pinks - all shades Flower Colour Trough Plants

Yellow Flower Colour Trough Plants

White and Cream Flower Colour Trough Plants

Bi-colour-ed Flower Colour Trough Plants

Feb Flower Season Pan

Mar Flower Season Pan

Apr Flower Season Pan

May Flower Season Pan

Jun Flower Season Pan

Jul Flower Season Pan

Aug Flower Season Pan

Sep Flower Season Pan

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|
v

Oct Flower Season Pan

Nov Flower Season Pan

Pans for Semi-shade

Pans for In-doors

Mini-ature Pot

Feb Flower Season Trough

Mar Flower Season Trough

Apr Flower Season Trough

May Flower Season Trough

Jun Flower Season Trough

Jul Flower Season Trough

Aug Flower Season Trough

Sep Flower Season Trough

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|
v

Oct Flower Season Trough

Nov Flower Season Trough

Dec Flower Season Trough

Bulb Pan

Bulb Cover-ing Carp-eters

Trough and Window-box plants 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Trough and Window-Box Background Colour

Pan Plant
Alpines without a Garden

ABC 1
Pan Plants

DEF 1
Pan Plants

GHI
Pan Plants

JKL 1
Pan Plants

|
|
v

MNO 1
Pan Plants

PQR 1
Pan Plants

STU 1
Pan Plants

V 1
Pan Plants

WXYZ 1
Pan Plants

You need to know the following:-
1. How much time per week are you prepared to look after your garden or prepared to pay someone else to do it for you?
2. How much are you are prepared to spend on creating your garden and then on its maintenance for its feeding and replacement of its plants and hard landscaping?
3. In order for you to go into your garden, there must be mystery in it, so that from any position in the house you cannot see all the garden, otherwise you will not be tempted to go out into it.
4. You must decide what garden style you are going to use THROUGHOUT the garden and make sure of using 3. the mystery in it as well.
5. What plants do you want to keep in your existing garden and incorporate into your new garden?
6. What Human Problems do you have and what Site Problems are there?

A) Bee Pollinated Plants for Hay Fever Sufferers List leads onto the
B) Bee Pollinated Bloom in Month galleries and
C) extra Plants for Hay Fever Sufferers.


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Human Prob-lems
v


---->

Blind,
Deaf,
in a Wheelchair, or
you cannot bend easily

 

 

 

Garden Style, which takes into account the Human Problems above

 

 

Classic Mixed Style


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Cottage Garden Style


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Naturalistic Style

Formal English Garden

 

Mediterranean Style


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Meadow and Corn-field


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v


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Paving and Gravel inland,
Coastal Conditions near the sea, Seashore with shingle/sand

 

 

 

 

Problem Sites within your chosen Garden Style from the above

 

 

Exposure to Wind


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Excess Shade


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Exce-ssively Dry Shade


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.
.
.
.
v


---->

Exce-ssively Hot, Sunny and Dry Site is suitable for Drought Resistant Plants

Excessively Wet Soil - especially when caused by poor drainage

Control of Pests (Aphids, Rabbits, Deer, Mice, Mole, Snails) / Disease by Companion Planting in Garden

Whether your Heavy Clay or Light Sandy / Chalk Soil is excessively Alkaline (limy) / Acidic or not, then there is an Action Plan for you to do with your soil, which will improve its texture to make its structure into a productive soil instead of it returning to being just sand, chalk, silt or clay.


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.
.
.
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.
.
v


---->

Problems caused by builders:- 1. Lack of soil on top of builders rubble in garden of just built house.
2. Clay soil of Garden slopes towards house with no drainage of this rainwater by the house wall.

In planning your beds for your garden, before the vertical hard-landscaping framework and the vertical speciman planting is inserted into your soft landscaping plan, the following is useful to consider:-
1. The ground plan usually depends upon 1 or more unalterable existing features. The position of the doors of the house will dictate the positions of paths, the shortest route to the kitchen may indicate the best place for a paved area for eating and drinking out of doors, or the kept trees/shrubs may indicate what garden style is used.
2. Rules of Proportion -
A. A border should be roughly 1/2 as wide as the hedge or wall behind it.
B. The proportion of planted areas to paved or turfed areas should be 1/3 to 2/3, or a 1/4 to 3/4, not 1/2 and 1/2.
C. Within a bed or border, unless a 2-dimensional pattern on the ground is the objective, the height and bulk of the plants should be varied to avoid monotony; it is particularly important to provide strong planting, in terms of either height or bulk or both, at either end of a long bed.
D. The ground surface provides a background to the plants that is as important as the hedges, walls or fences that surround it. Grass is perhaps the most satisfying carpet to use, the cool green forming a restful antidote to the dancing colours of the flowers. Use different coloured pea-shingle inside Cedar Gravel for people in wheelchairs, or infirm in their legs or who suffer from Hay Fever.

Reasons for stopping infilling of Sense of Fragrance section on 28/07/2016 at end of Sense of Fragrance from Stephen Lacey Page. From September 2017 will be creating the following new pages on Sense of Fragrance using Scented Flora of the World by Roy Genders.
ISBN 0 7090 5440 8:-

 

 

 

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After you have selected your vertical hard-landscaping framework and the vertical speciman plants for each bed or border, you will need to infill with plants taking the following into account:-

 

 

 

Sense of Fragrance from Roy Genders

Fragrant Plants:-
Trees and Shrubs with Scented Flowers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Trees and Shrubs with Scented Leaves 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Trees and Shrubs with Aromatic Bark 1, 2, 3
Shrubs bearing Scented Flowers for an
Acid Soil 1
, 2, 3, 4
Shrubs bearing Scented Flowers for a
Chalky or Limestone Soil 1
, 2, 3, 4
Shrubs bearing Scented Flowers for a
Sandy Soil 1
, 2, 3
Herbaceous Plants with Scented Flowers 1, 2, 3
Herbaceous Plants with Scented Leaves 1, 2, 3
Annual and Biennial Plants with Scented Flowers or Leaves 1, 2
Bulbs and Corms with Scented Flowers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Scented Plants of Climbing and Trailing Habit 1, 2, 3
Winter-flowering Plants with Scented Flowers 1, 2
Night-scented Flowering Plants 1, 2
Scented Aquatic Plants.
Plants with Scented Fruits.
Plants with Scented Roots 1, 2
Trees and Shrubs with Scented Wood.
Trees and Shrubs with Scented Gums.
Scented Cacti and Succulents.
Plants bearing Flowers or Leaves of Unpleasant Smell 1, 2

Flower Perfume Group:-
Miscellaneous Group with scents - Balm, Brandy, Cedar, Cloying, Cowslip, Cucumber, Damask Rose, Daphne, Exotic, Freesia, Fur-like, Gardenia, Hay-like, Heliotrope, Honeysuckle, Hops, Hyacinth, Incense-like, Jasmine, Laburnham, Lilac, Lily of the Valley, Meadowsweet, Mignonette, Mint, Mossy, Muscat, Muscatel, Myrtle-like, Newly Mown Hay, Nutmeg, Piercing, Primrose, Pungent, Resinous, Sandalwood, Sassafras, Seductive, Slight, Soft, Stephanotis, Sulphur, Starch, Sweet, Sweet-briar, Tea-rose, Treacle and Very Sweet.

Flower Perfume Group:-
Indoloid Group.
Aminoid Group with scent - Hawthorn.
Heavy Group with scents -
Jonquil and
Lily.
Aromatic Group with scents - Almond,
Aniseed, Balsamic,
Carnation, Cinnamon, Clove,
Spicy and
Vanilla.
Violet Group.
Rose Group.
Lemon Group with scent -
Verbena.
Fruit-scented Group with scents -
Apricot,
Fruity,
Green Apple,
Orange, Pineapple,
Ripe Apple , Ripe Banana and
Ripe Plum.
 

Flower Perfume Group:-
Animal-scented Group with scents -
Cat,
Dog,
Ferret,
Fox,
Goat,
Human Perspiration,
Musk,
Ripe Apple and
Tom Cat.
Honey Group.
Unpleasant Smell Group with scents -
Animal,
Fetid,
Fishy,
Foxy,
Fur-like,
Garlic,
Hemlock,
Manure,
Nauseating,
Perspiration,
Petrol,
Putrid,
Rancid,
Sickly,
Skunk,
Stale Lint
Sulphur and
Urinous,

Leaf Perfume Group:-
Turpentine Group.
Camphor and Eucalyptus Group.
Mint Group.
Sulphur Group.
Indoloid Group.
Aminoid Group.
Heavy Group.
Aromatic Group.
Violet Group.
Rose Group.
Lemon Group.
Fruit-scented Group.
Animal-scented Group.
Honey Group.

Scent of Wood, Bark and Roots Group:-
Aromatic Group.
Turpentine Group.
Rose Group.
Violet Group.
Stale Perspiration Group.

 

Scent of Fungi Group:-
Indoloid Group.
Aminoid Group.
Sulphur Group.
Aromatic Group.
Rose Group.
Violet Group.
Fruit Group.
Animal Group.
Honey Group

Sense of Sight

Emotion of
Hot /Cool; Calm / Agitated

Emotion of
Low-key / High Key


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Emotion of
Inviting
/ Forbidding

Emotion of Intellectual versus Emotional

Sense of Touch

Sense of Taste

Sense of Sound

 

 

STAGE 2 INFILL PLANT INDEX GALLERIES 1, 2, 3 for
lists of plants of 1 plant type for 1 cultivation requirement is in Table on right

 

 

 

STAGE 3a ALL PLANTS INDEX GALLERY
Click on Blue or underlined text to jump to page comparing flower thumbnails of that blue colour in the
Other Plant Photo Galleries. RedPP is Red, Pink, Purple and Other is Unusual or Other Flower Colour.

Plant Type
with links to Other Plant Photo Galleries

ABC

DEF

GHI

JKL

MNO

PQR

STU

VWX

YZ

Alpine in Evergreen Perennial,
Herbaceous Perennial and Rock Garden

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Aquatic

1
 

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Annual/ Biennial

1
 

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Bamboo

1
 

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Bedding, 25
RHS Mixed Border Beds 75 and
Flower Shape, Flower Colour and Bedding Plant Use

1

Blue

1

Green

1

Orange

1

Pink

1

RedPP

1

Purple

1

White

1

Yellow

1

Bicolour

Other Flower Colours

White / Colour Bicolour

Bulb, 746 with Use, Flower Colour/Shape of
Allium / Anemone, Colchicum / Crocus, Dahlia, Gladiolus, Narcissus and Tulip

1

Blue

1

1

1

1

RedPP

1

1

White

1

Yellow

1

Other

Climber 71 Clematis, 58 other Climbers with Use, Flower Colour and Shape

1

Blue

1

1

Orange

1

Pink

1

RedPP

1

1

White

1

Yellow

1

Other

Conifer

1
 

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Deciduous Shrub 43 with Use and Flower Colour

1

Blue

1

1

1

1

RedPP

1

1

White

1

Yellow

1

Other

Deciduous Tree

1
 

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

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Evergreen Perennial 104 with Use, Flower Colour, Flower Shape and Number of Petals

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RedPP

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Evergreen Shrub 46, Semi-Evergreen Shrub and Heather 74 with Use and Flower Colour

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RedPP

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Evergreen Tree

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Fern with 706 ferns
within 21 types and 41 uses

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Grass

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Herbaceous Perennial 91,
RHS Mixed Border Beds 176 and
Peonies 46 with Flower Colour/Shape

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RedPP

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Yellow

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Other

Herb

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Odds and Sods

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Rhododendron, Azalea, Camellia

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Rose with 720 roses within Flower Colour, Flower Shape, Rose Petal Count and Rose Use

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Orange

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Pink

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RedPP

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Soft Fruit

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Sub-Shrub

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Top Fruit

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Vegetable

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Wildflower 1918 with
Plants used by Egg, Caterpillar, Chrysalis and Butterflies in the UK
I am inserting the plants described in Sanders' Encyclopedia of Gardening into STAGE 3a ALL PLANTS INDEX GALLERY

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Cream

Mauve

Brown

Shrub and Small Tree

Botanical Names Page

Common Names Page

Finally, you might be advised to check that the adjacent plants to the one you have chosen for that position in a flower bed are suitable; by checking the entry in Companion Planting - like clicking A page for checking Abies - and Pest Control page if you have a pest to control in this part of the flower bed.
Companion Planting
- A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z
Pest Control using Plants

 

STAGE 1 GARDEN STYLE INDEX GALLERY
The planning a Rose Garden chapter from Rose Gardens by Jane Fearnley-Whitingstall ISBN 0 7011 3344 9 and
Plant Solutions by Nigel Colborn provides information for this gallery.

STAGE 2 INFILL PLANT INDEX GALLERIES 1, 2, 3 Reference books for these galleries in Table on left

STAGE 3a ALL PLANTS INDEX GALLERY
In addition to these 10 galleries, there are links to the Other Plant Photo Galleries in the table above like Bulb , which have plant descriptions accessed by clicking a flower thumbnail in its flower comparison page. Click the respective flower colour - like Green - to change page to that flower colour comparison page. Then, you can also choose these other plants.
It will also state the Plant Combinations for each plant from The Ulimate Visual Guide to Successful Plant Harmony - The Encyclopedia of Planting Combinations by Tony Lord ISBN 1-55209-623-8

STAGE 4C CULTIVATION, POSITION, USE GALLERY
Some extra details about the Cultivation Requirements of Plant:- Outdoor /Garden Cultivation, Indoor / House Cultivation, Cool Green-house Cultivation with artificial heating in the Winter, Conservatory Cultivation with heating throughout the year, and Stovehouse Cultivation with heating throughout the year for Tropical Plants

Since 2006, I have requested photos etc from the Mail-Order Nurseries in the UK and later from the rest of the World. Few nurseries have responded.
I worked for a lady, who with her husband took 35 mm slides of plants in the 1960's and 1970's. She allowed me to digitise some of her Kodachrome slides, which I have used in my website. I discovered that at least the green colour of the foliage became very much darker over that period of years to 2008, by comparing wildflower photos from her slides with digital photos supplied by a current Wildflower mail-order nursery, so I stopped creating my Foliage Galleries.
I bought myself a camera some years ago and started taking photos, some of which have been put into the website. I started taking photos of the Heathers at the Royal Horticultural Society at Wisley garden. I have displayed the Heathers foliage in closeup since their leaves are 2mm long and in macro-scale in the Heather Galleries - sometimes the foliage colour at the terminal end of the foliage stem is only a few leaves, whereas others have the same foliage colour throughout the stem. I discovered that some of the heathers did not have the correct plant label, since the flower colour did not correspond with the flower colour in the literature. I was informed that since kids have free rein, that perhaps they move the plant labels. Since, I cannot rely that the heather plant label next to the heather plant is valid, I have stopped taking photos of those heathers.
This leaves a small problem, especially since very few gardens open to the public have their plants labelled so that the public can use the data on their label to buy that named plant from a nursery or garden centre. Currently (June 2018) I insert photos from Wikimedia Commons as well as my own.
I have found the above book - which does not contain any colour plant photos. Since it had the following experts help in creating it, I have decided to use its information in these 10 galleries to help the public:-

  • T.W. Sanders Editor of Amateur Gardening in 1895.
  • A.J Macself Editor of Amateur Gardening in 1926 - both Sanders and Macself had worked entirely to the handlists published by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • A.G.L. Hellyer in this work of revision and also in checking the all-important cultural notes sought the help of experts in the various classes of plant:-
    • Mr S.A. Pearce, Assistant Curator at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew undertook the revision of those genera of plants which in this country are mainly grown under glass.
    • Mr Will Ingwersen dealt with the Rock plants,
    • Mr N. Catchpole made himself responsible for trees and shrubs;
    • Mr G.A Phillips for herbaceous plants,
    • Mrs Francis Perry for water plants,
    • Mr A.J. Macself for ferns,
    • Mr E. Cooper for orchids,
    • Mr J.S Dakers for annuals,
    • Miss Doreen Crowther for fruit and vegetables

with the aid of further information from other books, magazines and cross-checking on the internet.
In this edition of the book Sander's Encyclopaedia, the individual soil mixtures to grow plants have been retained, for it was considered that many gardeners might still wish to use them in certain circumstances. The John Innes mixtures may be substituted wherever desired. Details of these individual mixtures will be put into these galleries.

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