Photinia fraseri - little red robin £9.99 at garden centre - ISSUE WITH SIZE? Position: Full sun or partial shade Soil: Any fertile, well-drained neutral to alkaline soil Interest: Evergreen, with red young growth Rate of growth: 30-60cm per year Flowers: Small white, April and May Hardiness: Frost hardy
Photinia Fraseri 'Red Robin' is a shrub with attractive foliage. New leaves are red, turning a glossy green as they mature. This shrub has small white flowers which are followed by small red fruits in winter. Does well in part shade and keeps its leaves all winter - great for garden privacy.
For all the drama they add to a landscape, hillsides present their own set of problems. Here's how to cope with a steep learning curve. In Robin Benson's garden in the Hollywood Hills, purple hop bush and silver echium climb a hill, their colors echoing the succulents and shrubs that have been planted below to soften the hard lines of a poolside retaining wall.
Stonechat. Stonechats are robin sized birds. Males have striking black heads with white around the side of their neck, orange-red breasts and a mottled brown back. Females lack the male's black head, but have brown backs and an orange tinge to their chests. Birds are frequently seen flicking their wings while perched, often doing so on the tops of low bushes. As its name suggests, birds utter a sharp loud call that sound like two stones being tapped together.
Dorothy Walker Bush Koch, often called "Doro", (born August 18, 1959), is the daughter of the 41st President of the United States George H. W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush, and the youngest sibling of George W. Bush, the 43rd President. Her other four siblings are Jeb Bush, Neil Bush, Marvin Bush, and Pauline Robinson Bush, who died of leukemia in 1953.
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