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Common Name    Latin Name
Wood Spurge     Euphorbia amygdaloides2]
S_euphorbia_amygdaloides2]-c_wood_spurge In spring this Euphorbia produces these yellow green flower bracts that stand out in the border. They are best in clumps rather than individual plants. Euphorbia have adapted and colonized almost every niche on the planet, and the thousands of different varieties range from dessert succulents often resembling cacti, to the Pointsetta. One problem with all Euphorbias is that all they produce a toxic milky sap that can produce blisters on sensitive people's skin.
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Woodland Phlox     Phlox subulata 'Candystripe'
S_phlox_subulata_candystripe-c_woodland_phlox This subspecies of Phlox divaricata is a hardy perennial rock plant. That flowers in late summer. I have it growing in the front brick fence. The leaves in winter can esily be overlookd as grass, but when it flowers it is a wonderful sight. Every year it is getting larger and I am looking forward to this years flowering. It flowers for a long time with masses of these delicate pink flowers with darker center line of the petals. It is striking to look at in full bloom.
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Yarrow Pink     Achillea millifolium Serise Queen
S_achillea_milefolium_serise_queen-c_yarrow_pink This form of yarrow is very beautiful when in full flower. It reaches a height of about one metre. In the winter it dies down only to return the following spring. It needs staking to get the best results otherwise the stems tend to fall over and the flowers are then not so spectacular. Its compound umbel type flowers spread out to form a mat of pink flowers that last for a long time.
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Yarrow yellow     Achillea____
S_achillea____-c_yarrow_yellow This form of yarrow is spectacular given rich soil. It can reach up to two metres and needs staking in order to keep the flowers together for maximum effect. Yarrow is drought resistant, and will grow in almost any soil. The plants bloom from July onwards.
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Yellow Flag[3]-DUP12     Iris pseudacorus
S_iris_pseudacorus-c_yellow_flag[3]-dup12 Providing that it is kept in check, by regular dividing the tough rhizomes, This Iris is a great architecual plant that gives height to the garden. I find that the leaves are smooth and tactile. The long strap shaped leaves tend to break and fall over when they reach a certain height, but they continue to grow, until the winter when it all dies back to the rhizomes. The tough leaves then have to be cut away and later the remnants are removed when they have rotted enough to be remoove easily f...
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Yew     Taxus baccata
S_taxus_baccata-c_yew The Yew is a versatile tree. It can be used in topairy, as a hedge, or as a large tree. It is evergreen and grows back from bare stems. I originately wanted this one to be used as a christmas tree with the lights for the yultide. I now use it to hide the compost bin. It has been growing in the pot for about three years now.
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Zebra Plant     Haworthia attenuata
S_haworthia_attenuata-c_zebra_plant This is a clump forming succulent plant from South Africa. It is easy to grow and propagate from offsets. It is said to tolerate temperatures just below zero Centigrade, but as this is a new plant to my collection I am not sure. It is said not to like low temperatures, but if kept dry will cope well. It requires light shade and will send up flower spikes in spring or summer. Bees are said to love the flowers, but mine is grown indoors. After growing for some time some leaves can get a brown ...
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Zinnia____     Zinnia____
S_zinnia____-c_zinnia____ Zinnias are a bright addition to the summer garden. The flower heads of these double varieties are eye catching in the garden. They are easy to grow and flower for a long period. They continually branch and flower reaching a height of about 18 inches(500mm). There are many other coulurs to choose from.
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Zulu_snowflake     Zaluzainskya_ovata
S_zaluzainskya_ovata-c_zulu_snowflake This long flowering tender perennial needs a good rich soil that is moist during the summer but well-drained in winter. being tender it is only perennial in mild areas or warm, sheltered spots in the garden. There are other varieties to choose from, some of which are annuals. Don't let the pots dry out through the summer as this will make the stems of the plant become woody. Cuttings are easy to make from the tips of non-flowering shoots.
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