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Common Name    Latin Name
Castor Oil Plant     Ricinus communis
S_ricinus_communis-c_castor_oil_plant This plant is grown for its large palmate leaves, which are brown in colour and then turning green later. Care must be taken with the seeds of this plant a sit contains one of the most potent poisons.
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Cats paws     Polypodium aureum
S_polypodium_aureum-c_cats_paws This is a very beautiful but unusual fern. The leaves can reach 3 feet in length, but what is unusual is that the rhizomes looks very much like cat's paws. The dark green leaves and the silvery bloom gives the leaves a special look. On the underside of the leaves are spots in groups of three which are the spores. I find it very temperamental and fussy. It does not like some insecticides and fungicide often dying back and regrowing.
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CatsTail     Bulbine frutescens
S_bulbine_frutescens-c_cats_tail[3] Bulbine frutescens (syn. B. caulescens), a succulent plant native to South Africa. It produces branching, trailing stems of long, thin, succulent leaves, with elongating spikes of yellow flowers throughout most of the year. The flowers of bulbines are distinctive on account of their hairy stamens. An orange-flowered cultivar called ‘Hallmark’ is commonly grown. It makes excellent groundcover in hot dry areas. It is said that it is not frost hardy, but I have grown it outside in this ...
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Cattleya Orchid     Cattleya orchid
S_cattleya_orchid-c_cattleya_orchid I bought this Orchid without knowing what it was. It had finished flowering in the shop. It was very cheep as Orchids go, but it was worth the wait to see these magnificent flowers. Knowing about the mechanisms of its pollination only fills me with more wonder. I still do not know the specific Cattleya so if anyone knows please let me know. In the background you can see the seed-head of the Dragon Lily (Dracunculus vulgaris.
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Century Plant     Agave americana
S_agave_americana-c_century_plant This succlent originally from Mexico has a slight blue tinge and is known by many names including Maguey and American Aloe. It seems to be hardier than the verigated variety and survives well outside if I enclose it with a plastic cloche. As this plant gets larger it looks most majestic.The leaf tips has a sharp spine and care needs to be taken when handling. It only flowers after the plant is a minimum of 15 years old usually 25 years or more. When it does flower the plant dies leaving many ...
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Cestrum Purpureum     Cestrum purpureum
S_cestrum_purpureum-c_cestrum_purpureum This shrub is overwintered in a cool conservatory. It is a tough plant that can recover from being dried out. It is a good addition to any garden as it flowers continually all year round. The bright red of the flower contrast well with the dark green of the leaves. At every growing tip a flower appears. I plant it out in the late spring and dig it up in December and bring it inside. Apart from water and feed it needs little attention.
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Champion     Lychnis coronaria
S_lychnis_coronaria-c_champion This flower is best seen in a group or small clump. The vivid bright pink flowers are produced over a long time in the summer. It grows to a hight of about 2.5 feet(80cm). It is a perennial and is fully hardy. The vivid pink stands out even more against the hairy light green of the leaves. As the season progresses it may need staking if it is in its own.
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Cherries     Prunus cerasus
S_prunus_cerasus-c_cherries Cherry trees look fantastic in spring and providing you can keep the birds from the cherries the fruit is also wonderful. It is a fast and vigorous and large tree, but can be grown in a large pot as this one is. The choice if variety is important. I wondered why the birds did not strip this tree for about three years. The cherries were large red and plump, but tasted sharp. After looking up the variety I found it was a cooking variety. One benifit of growing it in a pot is that it is easier t...
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Cherry Pie     Heliotrope arborescens
S_heliotrope_arborescens-c_cherry_pie This is a plant that turns heads in at least two ways. One is the flower itself and the other is the scent. It scent the area around and as people pass they wonder where the scent is comming from. The scent remind one of cherry pies just from the oven, hence its common name. There are numerous varieties and cultivars to choose from. In nature it is a short live shrub growing to about four feet(1.2mtrs). This one is trained as a small standard tree. and grown in a chimney pot.
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Chilean Glory Vine     Eccremocarpus carmineus
S_eccremocarpus_carmineus-c_chilean_glory_vine This is exotic looking flowering climber is not fully hardy, but here in London it survives the winter and flowers late into the year. It adds interests to the everlasting peas when they are in growth. After the flower it produces many seed pods which scatter many hundreds of seeds when ripe. Mostly it is grown as an annual and can reach 6 feet (2mtrs) in one year.
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Chinese Lantern Lily     Sandersonia aurantiaca
S_sandersonia_aurantiaca-c_chinese_lantern_lily This is a lovely flower with leaves almost identical to the Glory Lily. It grows to a height of about 2 feet(60 cm) and needs treatment similar to Dahlias. Tubers need to be stored dry at 63°F (13°C); dormancy broken after storage at 3 degrees C for 100 days. It needs to be started off in the greenhouse in the spring and can be brought out after all frost has ceased in early summer. It has flowers at each leaf axil as it grows. The tuber is a smaller version of the Glory lily. As a member o...
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Chocklate Cosmos     Cosmos astrosanguineus
S_cosmos_astrosanguineus-c_chocklate_cosmos Flowers come and goes into fashion, at the moment Chocklate Cosmos is in fashion. The flower is pretty in its own right and flowers all summer long. It actually smells like chocklate if you sniff the flower. It is a tender perennial and needs diging up the roots and storing in a frost free place.
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Christmas Cactus     Schlumbergera x buckleyi
S_schlumbergera_x_buckleyi-c_christmas_cactus This hybrid succulent is not always easy to get to flower regularly. There is also another species which look identical but flower in the Spring-Summer. I find that in order to get it to flower at Christmas time it needs plenty of sunlight and some harsh treatment as regards watering. Then in the Autumn it needs a chilling period with moderate amounts of water. Then it will produce its majestic Epiphyllum type flowers at Christmas.
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Christmas Cherry     Solanum pseudocapsicum
S_solanum_pseudocapsicum-c_christmas_cherry Most people grow this Solanum as an indoor plant, but it also does very well in the garden where the ripe berries adds interests. It is quite a tough plant and I have wintered one in the garden in one of our mild winters.
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Christmas Rose     Helleborus niger
S_helleborus_niger-c_christmas_rose This hardy perennial comes in many colours from white through red, blue to blabk. This white, bowl-shaped variety flowers from February to April and has leathery, dark green leaves. In olden times hellebores were planted close to cottage doors to prevent evil spirits from crossing the threshold. It is one of the earliest flowering plants, it's perfect for brightening the front of a partially shady mixed border. The new cultivars are even more spectacular with mixed colours. It is easy to gro...
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Cinguefoil     Potentilla____
S_potentilla____-c_cinguefoil This hardy shrub is a fighter and flowers profusely all summer long. Here it is fighting for survival with Hebe, Cotenester and Crocosmia. There are many varieties and cultivars and colours to choose from. The bright yellow flowers and the fine leaves adds interest to most gardens.
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Clematis Armandii     Clematis armandii
S_clematis_armandii-c_clematis_armandii Of all the hundreds of clematis to choose from this one is a must and is very popular. It is an evergreen and flowers in Feburary or March. When it does the whole area is perfumed with a wonderful scent. This at a time when yery little is in flower. It is a slow grower at first, but when it gets going it is vigorous and can cover a large fence easily. The larger it gets the more scented flowers are produced.
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Clematis Mighty Blue     Clematis mighty blue
S_clematis_mighty_blue-c_clematis_mighty_blue This Clematis is a slow grower, but it flowers last a long time. Initially the flowers open with large, brilliant, blue sepals, but later the center continuse to grow producing a large tuft, like these, which stays on the plant for a long time. It also seems to have two flushes of flowering one in the early spring and one in the late spring and summer.
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Clematis Montana     Clematis montana
S_clematis_montana-c_clematis_montana Clematis montana is magnificent when it flowers in mass in the early spring. After flowering the vine seems to disappear into the other vines and care is needed during pruning as it is easily mistaken for honeysuckle stems. Every few years I prune deep into the undergrowth in order that the vines do overpower the small garden. Doing this keeps it growing close to the fence as shown here.
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Clematis Nelly Moser     Clematis nelly moser
S_clematis_nelly_moser-c_clematis_nelly_moser This clematis is actually my neighbours, but I get the benifits of its large beautiful pink and white flowers and therefore I encourage it to grow by removing some of the Honeysuckle. It is very difficult to tell between old Clematis and Honeysuckle stems and care is needed when pruning. Together these two climbers spread their flowering period oner a long time.
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