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Common Name    Latin Name
Clematis pink     Clematis____
S_clematis____-c_clematis_pink This Slow growing pink clematis is adding to the flowering time of this wall. It was planted to augment the flowering of the Winter Jasmine, honeysuckle and another Clematis Rouge Cardinal. Its flowering time is from summer to early autumn. It is gradually climbing higher and flowering longer as it ages. When this clematis stops flowering the Rouge Cardinal takes over and flowers until October.
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Clematis Rouge Cardinal     Clematis rouge cardinal
S_clematis_rouge_cardinal-c_clematis_rouge_cardinal This Clematis flowers from the late spring until October. If deadheading the flowers is practiced it flowers more or less continually. Otherwise it flowers more in spurts and stops. The deep purple to red adds welcome colour to the garden for a long time. The plant appears completely dead and lifeless in the winter and the stems are thin and easily snapped, but in the spring it sprouts new growth and flower buds. Slugs and snails do like the flowers.
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Climbing Rose     Rosa oklahoma
S_rosa_oklahoma-c_climbing_rose This is a brilliant dark red rose. I am hoping that this climbing rose will reach the roof but it does not seem to want to grow above 15 feet(5mtrs). Perhaps this is because it is being grown in a container. Nevertheless it flowers several times through the year and the contrast with the white and blue of the house is striking.
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Clover     Trifolium____
S_trifolium____-c_clover Although clover is a hardy field plant it can make a good dangling plant for a pot. It is vigorous and will fill the pot with roots very quickly. There is a multi coloured leaf form much like the gerainum in the picture, but the common variety in the photo has swamped it, prehaps because it can withstand drought better. When in flower it is a pleasing sight.
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Coleus     Solsetmon____
S_solsetmon____-c_coleus Coleous comes in a large choise of leaf colours, size and shapes. This one is trained as a half standard and the colours blend in with the surroundings. The flowers are not striking, but the leaves makes up for this. It is grown as an annual.
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Columbine Purple[3]     Aquileja____
S_aquileja____-c_columbine_purple[3] Although this plant is biennial , because it readily self seeds, it is almost a perennial. There is a vast range of colours that the breeders has developed and there is a colour combination to please any gardener. I find staking keeps the flowers together for maximum effect. They flower for a long time if treated with good rich sandy soil although in poorer soil it does not needs staking..
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Common Rose Mallow     Hibiscus moscheutos Luna Red
S_hibiscus_moscheutos_luna_red-c_common_rose_mallow This plant is said to be hardy down to about -15 degrees C. Last year it died down to the bare stump and this year it is taking its time to resprout. Finally at last it is now growing fast and I am looking forward to another year of gigantic 6 inch bright burgundy-red flowers! The shorter stature of Hibiscus 'Luna Red' makes it an excellent choice for smaller gardens or large patio containers. Other colours are available.
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Common Rose Mallow[2]     Hibiscus moscheutos Luna Pink
S_hibiscus_moscheutos_luna_pink-c_common_rose_mallow This pink variety compliments the dark Burgundy red variety I have growing. The flowers and growth are similar. It seems to take a long time to start to regrow in the spring.It is said that it is hardy down to minus 15 degrees C. The plant has a bushy compact appearance and the flowers are large and are produced in aboundance.
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Compost Bin     Compost bin
S_compost_bin-c_compost_bin I make no apologies for including this picture every garden should have a compost bin. It is the engine that recycles the prunings in as little as three months, once it has started to work properly. It is what keeps my garden growing exceptionally well with little or no fertilizer. To speed the proces the prunings are shredded and some of the compost from the bottom is added to the fresh prunings. All living things can be added to the compost, but to avoid blowflies meat should not be added. ...
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Coneflower     Echinacea____
S_echinacea____-c_coneflower This North American native has many medicinal uses as well as being a trouble free perinneal for the garden. The anemone-centered flowers are good for cut flowers and the plant flowers for a long time(1 to 2 months). Here it is struggling to fight its way through the large leaves of the Alcea. It can easily reach a height of 24 inches(60cm). There are other colours of Echinacea to choose from.
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Congo Cockatoo     Impatiens niamniamensis
S_impatiens_niamniamensis-c_congo_cockatoo This plant is easy to grow, It thrives in ordinary plant soil. If you pinch out the growing tips it helps to produce branching. The plant can reach up to shrubby 1 m in height, and like most impatiens, dislikes full sun and loves water. It responds well to fertilizer. In winter it will survive in an unheated green house, but will not tolerate frost.
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Coral Cactus     Rhipsalis cereuscula
S_rhipsalis_cereuscula-c_coral_cactus Rhipsalis Cereuscula has a interesting growth habit of forming coral like growths. It flowers on the tips of the growth blooming with small white flowers.It will mound and cascade easily and withstand temperatures down to at least 2 degrees Centigrade. When it flowers on mass the sight reminds me of Gypsophillia.
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Coral Flower     Heuchera micrantha
S_heuchera_micrantha-c_coral_flower This plant comes in several leaf and flower colour. This purple leaf variety can be used in many bedding schemes where height is not required. The raceme of flowers reaches up to about 12inches(30cm) and adds interest during summer. It is clump forming, hardy and is a good ground cover. It can stand being dried out but does best when wateres well during summer.
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Corydalis Flexuosa     Corydalis flexuosa
S_corydalis_flexuosa-c_corydalis_flexuosa There are several different colours of this flower. The common yellow variety self seeds itself. readily and after dying down after the frost regrows in the spring like a perennial. This variety relies more on its roots and is a perinnial that tends to die down by the end of summer. It is easy to discard it if it is not labelled. The striking blue flowers appear in the spring and sporadically in summer. It has herbal and medicinal uses.
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Corydalis Lutea     Corydalis lutea
S_corydalis_lutea-c_corydalis_lutea This perennial is a wonderful plant that flowers from the spring until winter. It self seeds easily and grows into a good bedding plant. The bright yellow leaves contrasts well with its pale green fernlike leaves, which reminds me of the maidenhair fern. By the end of the summer it can reach a height of 1 feet all covered with yellow flowers and tiny pea like seed pods.
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Cosmos-DUP7     Cosmos____
S_cosmos____-c_cosmos-dup7 Cosmos comes in a large range of colours. The fine featherly foilage allows other plants to grow around it. It can reach 3 feet(1mtr) and continually flowers until the autumn. It is a trouble free plant and adds much to the garden. Here the purple flowers blend in with the brown of the Canna.
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Costa Rican Nightshade[3]     Solanum wendlandii
S_solanum_wendlandii-c_costa_rican_nightshade[3] This climbing plant is difficult to handle because of its back curving thornews on its leaves and stems. It is also tender and will not withstand frost. In Mexico city where the temperature can go down to two degrees it flourishes. This is one of the first plants I have to take indoors in the autumn. It does not like the cold nights of the English summer as the leaves tend to curl upwards, but here in London I leave it out until just befdore the frost in late November.
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Cotton Grass     Eriophorum angustifolium
S_eriophorum_angustifolium-c_cotton_grass This plant forms a mound of about 1 feet(30cm) in a pot in the pond. It will colonise a field and when in full flower the field looks like it is covered in snow or cotton. I think it needs a spell of dryness to initiate flowering, because when I keep it wet alll year round it does not flower. Found in abundance on acid peat on raised and blanket bogs. The plant is fairly inconspicuous in flower, but in fruit it produced plumes of white cotton-like hairs which give the plant its common name. F...
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Cranesbill     Geranium phaeum
S_geranium_phaeum-c_cranesbill This hardy Geranium is called mourning widow because the late spring and early summer flowers are dark maroon and sultry. Grows well in shady places as here where it forms a good ground cover. It reaches a height of about 9 inches(25cm) and the leaves are fairly large. It adds a great interest in spring and early summer. It would make a good blend with Chocolate Cosmos.
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Cranesbill     Geranium x Rozanne
S_geranium_x_rozanne-c_cranesbill This variety of Geranium is quite stunning and a good addition to any garden. As most geraniums can put up with some shade I am using it here even though it is south facing it receives shade due to the Yew hiding the compost bin. The lovely sky blue flowers are large and produced in aboundance.
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