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Sedum Autumn Joy

30. March 2012

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Sedum Autumn Joy

Latin name: Sedum spectabile Description: There are many different sedums, from small low mounding to tall forms like Sedum spectabile. This well known garden classic has light green stems and opposite pairs of thick spoon shaped glaucous greyish-green leaves. In late summer it produces large heads up to 15cm across with small densely packed, star-shaped […]

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Stonecrop

30. March 2012

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Stonecrop

Latin name: Sedum spathulifolium Description: These succulent plants bring pleasing variation in form and colour to the less hospitable parts of the garden where the soil is poor and often parched. For this reason, many of the more prostrate species are used for green roofs on buildings. They range from tiny mat forming species to […]

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Thyme

30. March 2012

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Thyme

Latin name: Thymus vulgaris Description: All Thymes are sun-loving evergreen perennials grown for their aromatic culinary uses and often attractively coloured foliage. Thymus vulgaris, the common thyme (25 x 30cm) is a wiry stemmed shrubby plant with small, very dark green leaves, where as T. caespitius is much more prostrate at 5 x 36cm with […]

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Trailing Ice Plant

30. March 2012

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Trailing Ice Plant

Latin name: Lampranthus Description: With warmer winters becoming more prevalent, this fabulous plant will be seen more often in our warmer gardens, giving a truly Mediterranean feel. This gem is a very low growing, spreading perennial succulent, with fleshy, narrowly cylindrical, three sided, bright green leaves which are slightly flushed at the tips. From summer […]

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Yarrow

30. March 2012

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Yarrow

Latin name: Achillea filipendulina Description: One of the best yellow yarrows for areas that experience hot summers with baking sun and dry soils. This gem has soft ferny green foliage that is toped during the summer months with large flat golden yellow clusters from summer to early autumn. It looks great planted en masse and […]

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