Saturday, 11 March 2017 08:08

Gladiolus callianthus

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The leaves of acidanthera are straight and sword-like, resembling those of a distant relation, crocosmia. They emerge from corms the size of large hazelnuts so late in the summer that it is easy to give them up for lost. In September, lofty flower stalks follow and finally bear a succession of pure-white, hooded, slightly tubular and drooping blooms, each with a startling maroon throat, on a spike 2.5ft tall.

Sunday, 29 May 2016 12:31

Muscari comosum plumosum

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Feather Hyacinth yields plume-like flowering racemes of fine, feathery, thread-like, reddish-violet tepals above rather sparse foliage. Not resembling any other Muscari on the planet, it is most definitely a conversation piece.

Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00

Ipheion

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March-flowering bulbs giving star-shaped flowers that grow on long slender scapes
Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00

Japanese anemone

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Anemones are essential ingredients in the late summer/autumn garden adding height and clear colours in shades of purple pink and white. Grow them in cottage gardens and borders
Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00

Brodiaea

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The Brodiaea resembles a crocus. 'Queen Fabiola' flowers in very late spring (June) and lasts for 2-3 weeks. Plants are 40 cm tall with blue flowers.
Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00

Chionodoxa

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One of the first bulbs to flower in spring. When planted generously they create a dazzling carpet of blue stars borne in dainty sprays. Flowering lasts for 3-4 weeks after which both the flowers and the foliage quickly fade from sight

Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00

Snowdrop

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For many gardeners snowdrops herald the end of winter. They are extraordinarily hardy especially the common species and can be depended on to flower very early whatever the weather - the colder and gloomier it is the longer the blooms last
Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00

Crocus

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Well-known spring flowering bulbs that can be naturalized in grass and will spread with the passing years
Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00

Iris (bulb)

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(A) Bright yellow throat against white petals (B) yellow throat against blue petals
Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00

Montbretia

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The small trumpet-shaped flowers are deep scarlet with yellow throat. This beautiful French hybrid produces dense clusters of flowers. This variety can spread quickly so these vigorous forms make very good landscape plants in large gardens
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