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Common Name    Latin Name
Blue Pea Vine[1]     Clitoria ternatea
S_clitoria_ternatea-c_blue_pea_vine[1] I saw this climber growing in Belize and taught it was very pretty, so I obtained some seeds. It was not easy to grow and was attacked by red spider on several occasions. It is a climber which is vigorous and can look like a bush. It produces these wonderful blue and white tubular flowers. The plant also has herbal uses.
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Blue_Ginger     Dichorisandra_thyrsiflora
S_dichorisandra_thyrsiflora-c_blue_ginger This plant is commonly called the Blue Ginger this plant is not a true ginger, but it does resembles ginger in growth and habit.<br /> It belongs to Commelinaceae family of plants, which includes the Tradescantia. It is an evergreen perennial herb which requires like most gingers filtered sunlight. It is clump forming and gradually spreads in width.<br /> It is best to position it in a partially shady place, where it can enjoy direct sunlight only during the coolest hours of the day.<br /> ...
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Bottle brush[1]     Persicaria bistorta
S_persicaria_bistorta-c_bottle_brush[1] This bottle brush flower is a tough plant.It will hold its own in deep grass and spread by creeping rhizomes. It flowers for a long time in the summer. It is about 12 to 15 inches high with leaves that are lanceolet to ovate and looking peltate on thge flower stalk. It is hardy and dies down during the winter.
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Bougainvillia     Bougainvillia glabra
S_bougainvillia_glabra-c_bougainvillia This tropical climber is vigorous in the tropics and is most splendorous in full bloom. It has sharp thorns and often used as fencing to deter burgulars. Over here it grows and flower well from late spring to late autumn (June to December). It needs plenty of water during growth. If allowed to dry it will drop leaves and flower. I overwinter it in a cold to cool conservatory where it drops most of its leaves, but recovers as the weather warms up. I plant it out in May. This one is now about ...
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Broom     Cytisus____
S_cytisus____-c_broom Broom is a magnificant flowering tree when in full flower. This one is in my neighbours garden and overhangs my garden. The problem with it is that you cannot prune to old wood or it will die. That is what happened to this one when the neighbours tidied the garden. In this respect it is like callistemon. There are other colours and mixtures of colour and sizes to choose from. The scent is also pleasing.
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Buddleja Deep Purple     Buddleja____
S_buddleja____-c_buddleja_deep_purple When I first saw this Buddleja many years I just had to ask for a few cuttings. Most of the cuttings rooted and the one I kept now reaches 15 feet. (~ 5mtrs) The butterflies and bees love it and it flowers for a long time in summer. Every year I cut it back to keep it small as it would take over my small garden. The deep purple of the flowers are, I think, much better than the lighter purple or the white version.
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Busy lizzie     Impatients_____
S_impatients_____-c_busy_lizzie Busy lizzie is a plant that can be grown almost anywhere in the garden or in pots and baskets. This is the double form of the buzy lizzie and the flowers looks like little roses. This plant is one of the most used plant in gardens. Both the single and the double forms flower continiously all spring aummer and autumn. Plenty of water is required as it dropps the flowers if it is too dry.
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Busy Lizzie Mixed Double     Impatients mixed
S_busy_lizzie_mixed-c_busy_lizzie_mixed_double This is the double form of the buzy lizzie and the flowers looks like little roses. This plant is one of the most used plant in gardens. Both the single and the double forms flower continuously all spring,summer and autumn. Plenty of water is required as it drops the flowers if it is too dry. There is a vast range of colours to choose from. They are also easy to propagate from cuttings.
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Busy Lizzie Pink     Impatients Pink
S_busy_lizzie_pink-c_busy_lizzie_pink Like little roses this double version of the single and common Busy lizzie is beautiful. It continually flowers until killed by frost. Apart from feed and watering very little care is needed. It even tolerates shade.
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Butterworth     Pinguicular weser
S_pinguicular_weser-c_butterworth There are about 80 species of Pinguicula, commonly known as the butterworts, with many hybrids. This one I think is P.weser. Pinguiculars are a genus of carnivorous plants of the Bladderwort family (Lentibulariaceae) that use sticky, glandular leaves to lure, trap, and digest insects in order to supplement the poor mineral nutrition they obtain from their environments. Of the roughly 80 currently known species, 12 are native to Europe, 9 to North America, and some in northern Asia. Most of sp...
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Cactus pendulus     Rhipsalis capilliformis
S_rhipsalis_capilliformis-c_cactus_pendulus This plant has many synonyms including Rhipsalis tetragona, Rhipsalis maricaensis, Rhipsalis penduliflora, Rhipsalis prismatica, Hariota prismatica, Rhipsalis teres, Cactus pendulus, Rhipsalis pendula, Hariota riedeliana, Rhipsalis virgata, Rhipsalis heteroclada, Rhipsalis clavellina, Rhipsalis riedeliana, Rhipsalis teres, Cactus teres, Hariota teres, Rhipsalis gracilis, Rhipsalis capilliformis, Hariota conferta, Rhipsalis conferta, Rhipsalis cribrata, Hariota cribrata, Erythrorhipsalis cribr...
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Calla lily     Zantedeschia aethiopica
S_zantedeschia_aethiopica-c_calla_lily This plant is neither a Calla or a lily, but more an arum. It produces large white spathe flowers in late winter and spring. Although tender if the crown is protected the roots go deep and the plant recovers, producing flowers for a long time. Once it stops flowering the leaves are very archetectural and adds to any garden If space can be found for it. I grow it in a pot giving it plenty of water all year round. This variety also grows well in the pond. Other names are Pig lily, Trumpet lily,...
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Calla lily[3]     Zantedeschia aethiopica Green Goddess
S_zantedeschia_aethiopica-green_goddess-c_calla_lily This version of the Zantedeschia is unusual in that it has a green edging to its flowers. The green varies with the plant and can be almost totally green. The flowers also tend to have some undulations instead of being smooth like the white variety, also the veins are sometimes prominently colured. Its growing conditions are similar to the white variety above. I am growing both varieties in the same pot for a greater effect.
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Canary Bird Flower     Tropaeolum peregrinum
S_tropaeolum_peregrinum-c_canary_bird_flower This climber did not give the dense covering I required, but nevertheless it gave a good display. (See the front gargen 2006B) It was planted in the pots in the wall and trained along wires. Along with other climbers at the back it did not look sparse as on the front wall. It also started to fade by july. I suspect you have to plant several plants together if you want a dense covering.
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Canna tropical[2]     Canna ____
S_canna____-c_canna_tropical[2] This Canna is grown from seed brought back from a tropical visit of a friend. Like most cannas it grew well, but I was disapointed by the insignificant flowers. It also only reached about 2.5 feet(.75mtrs). I prefer the more blousy large flowered variety(Indian shot plant), which can easily reach 8 feeet(2.8mtrs).
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Cape Fuchsia     Phygelius aequalis
S_phygelius_aequalis-c_cape_fuchsia This is another plant from South Africa. It is not fully hardy as the soft stems are damaged by frost and the plant may die. It resprouts from old wood easily and this one has been in the present position for some years. I prune it hard in the spring to keep it to a reasonable size and every year it gives me a mass of flowers. In my garden it would easily reach 6 feet(2Mtrs) if I let it. It is best to overwinter cuttings if you live in colder climate.
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Capetown Stars     Ornithogalum_dubium
S_ornithogalum_dubium-c_capetown_stars I bought this plant as O.sunrise, but I think it is O. dubium, which is also known as Sun Star. It is a perennial bulbous flowering plant of the family Hyacinthaceae. It is native to South Africa (Cape Province). The bright orange colour of the petals are a delight. It is frost-tender and is best grown in containers and is not easy to flower the next season. The main soil requirement is excellent drainage, ample water in the spring. It is mainly grown for cut flower and flowering pot-plant p...
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Caribbean Lily     Scilla peruviana
S_scilla_peruviana-c_caribbean_lily Although not native to Peru, but to the mediterranean, this bulb is eyecatching in the dry area. I am hoping for many more flowers in the future. this bulb only asks for good drainage and preferable a not-too-rich soil. It resprout from a dry bulb with the autumn rains and producing its handsome flowers in spring (March-May). The densely packed, corymbose head last for a considerable time, often with hundreds of flowers opening over time. Usually a deep blue color
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Carrion Flowers     Stapelia gettliffei
S_stapelia_gettliffei-c_carrion_flowers This is another plant from South Africa. It is a succulent that is very easy to grow. It should flower great regularity if the conditions are right. Like many succulent it seems to prefer a slight lowering of temperature when the summer has past and bright light at all times to initiate flowering. The 3" to 4" blooms are a beautiful mixture of purples and creamy yellow, with the edge of the petals covered by highly defined purple hairs. A dark 5-pointed star defines the flower's center. The b...
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Cast Iron Plant     Aspidistra elatior
S_aspidistra_elatior-c_cast_iron_plant1 Aspidistra elatior originates from east Asia and is more commonly known by its common name Cast-Iron Plant. It has earn't this name as it is almost impossible to kill it and it will grow in the most smokiest dingiest conditions. Very few pests or diseases will trouble it; though occasionally it can be killed by a very disfiguring leaf spot disease. Aphids can also infest the new growth. Over-watering can cause blackening of the leaves and dry air will cause the leaf margins to wither and brow...
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