Plant Focus: Bougainvillea ‘Tom Thumb' Bougainvillea ‘Tom Thumb' is a compact plant (about 50 x 70 cm) with small lilac bracts. One cannot miss bougainvilleas when they are in full flower. Looking magnificent, they hang over walls, form dense impenetrable hedges, mimic bright carpets over pergolas and create explosions of colour in large containers. The warmer the summer, the prettier they become. Bougainvilleas are primarily classified as creepers or semi-creepers.

Plant Focus: Bougainvillea ‘Tom Thumb' Bougainvillea ‘Tom Thumb' is a compact plant (about 50 x 70 cm) with small lilac bracts. One cannot miss bougainvilleas when they are in full flower. Looking magnificent, they hang over walls, form dense impenetrable hedges, mimic bright carpets over pergolas and create explosions of colour in large containers. The warmer the summer, the prettier they become. Bougainvilleas are primarily classified as creepers or semi-creepers.

Plant Focus: Buddleja davidii hybrids (butterfly bush) have terminal racemes of small, highly fragrant flowers in an array of colours from white to pink, lavender and purple. The showy blooms attract many butterflies and other insects to the garden. The shrubs, which can grow in excess of 2 m tall and equally as wide, can become straggly and untidy with age and are best pruned down to knee-height in early spring.

Plant Focus: Buddleja davidii hybrids (butterfly bush) have terminal racemes of small, highly fragrant flowers in an array of colours from white to pink, lavender and purple. The showy blooms attract many butterflies and other insects to the garden. The shrubs, which can grow in excess of 2 m tall and equally as wide, can become straggly and untidy with age and are best pruned down to knee-height in early spring.

Magnolia x soulangeana (tulip magnolia) and its numerous forms and variations are certainly the harbingers of spring in many gardens. The first blooms of this spectacular flowering shrub unfurl in late winter or early spring, heralding the beginnings of a new growing season. Flowers are borne before the first leaves emerge, transforming barestemmed shrubs into a floral spectacle.

Magnolia x soulangeana (tulip magnolia) and its numerous forms and variations are certainly the harbingers of spring in many gardens. The first blooms of this spectacular flowering shrub unfurl in late winter or early spring, heralding the beginnings of a new growing season. Flowers are borne before the first leaves emerge, transforming barestemmed shrubs into a floral spectacle.

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Alstroemeria hybrids (Inca or Peruvian lily) As the common name implies, these members of the lily family are all hybrids of plants that originate from South America. They have become so popular in recent times, lasting well in the vase, even if... Read More: http://kb.thegardener.co.za/article/alstroemeria-hybrids.html

Alstroemeria hybrids (Inca or Peruvian lily) As the common name implies, these members of the lily family are all hybrids of plants that originate from South America. They have become so popular in recent times, lasting well in the vase, even if... Read More: http://kb.thegardener.co.za/article/alstroemeria-hybrids.html

#Aloe'Hedgehog' Aloes have become extremely popular garden plants, primarily for their drought tolerance and showy blooms that are produced mainly in the winter months. Of the numerous hybrids that have been bred to meet the demand... Read more: http://kb.thegardener.co.za/article/aloe-hedgehog.html

#Aloe'Hedgehog' Aloes have become extremely popular garden plants, primarily for their drought tolerance and showy blooms that are produced mainly in the winter months. Of the numerous hybrids that have been bred to meet the demand... Read more: http://kb.thegardener.co.za/article/aloe-hedgehog.html


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