Gardenia

  1. Colourful plants that brave winter

    Colourful plants that brave winter
    As the days begin to cool, a new wave of colour invades the garden. Clockwise from top left: Japanese maple, pin oak, azaleas, crepe myrtle. Colours glow as Japanese maples turn fiery red, crimson and gold. In cooler spots, pin oak will turn a brilliant scarlet and the orange leaves of the crepe myrtle make a last splash of colour...
  2. In the night garden

    In the night garden
    Night scent Scented plants add an extra dimension to the night garden. Perfume is one of the lures plants use to attract pollinators to their flowers. Those plants that rely on night-flying insects for pollination (such as moths and beetles) may be extra fragrant at night or may only open at night, furling their flowers by day. To enjoy plants...
  3. Happy medium hedging plants

    Happy medium hedging plants
    Looking for a hedge that's not too small and not too high but just right? Here's a list of popular plants suited to create hedges about one metre high. Perfect plants for a one metre high hedge Buxus micropyllia japonica If you're wanting your new hedge to fill in fast Buxus micropyllia japonica is a great option for you. This...
  4. 21 plants for a fragrant garden

    21 plants for a fragrant garden
    Spoil one of your strongest senses with some of the most fragrant flowers around.   1. Murraya paniculata Also known as cosmetic bark, jasmine orange and orange jessamine, this evergreen shrub makes for a five-star hedging plant and offers a profusion of white, sweetly-perfumed flowers from spring to autumn. 2. Heliotrope or ‘Cherry Pie’ (Heliotropium arborescens) For a vision of violet...
  5. Mass planting appeal

    Mass planting appeal
    Mass planting brims with benefits. It can give your garden the wow factor. It can create harmony. It's even a saviour for the time-poor gardener. Plus, thanks to its simplicity, it complements modern home design and small spaces perfectly. What’s not to love?   What is mass planting? Mass planting (or group planting as it’s also known) is when the same plant...
  6. Plants that give your garden a summer feel

    Plants that give your garden a summer feel
    Being on holidays during summer is more than just having time off. It’s about soaking up the laid back atmosphere of summer: spending time sitting under a shady tree, lounging beside a pool, chilling at a holiday house or zoning out at a lush resort. The plants that surround you become part of the summer holiday and can be the...
  7. Gardenia Care in Spring

    Gardenia Care in Spring
    A heady fragrance, massed cream flowers from spring to autumn and glossy green leaves make a highly desirable combination for gardens, hedges or pots.

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