A South African registered no-nonsense variety of lavender that is tough, fragrant and flowers nearly all year round. Plant them in full sun with ample spacing for good air circulation between plants. Lavenders can thrive in pots but use a quality potting soil that drains well. Fertilise lavender from spring to autumn with a product such as Atlantic Bio Ocean or Vigorosa 5:1:5
Clusters of flowers cover this popular vine-like shrub for many months of the year. Often used for covering garden banks but can be trimmed beautifully for use in pots. Flowering mainly from November to May.
Strelitzia is a bold structural plant that is wind resistant and grows well in coastal gardens too. They typically flower in late winter or early spring. Provided that they are given lots of bright light with some direct sun they can be successfully grown indoors. Feed with compost in early spring before new growth begins and then fertilize during the growing season.
With its striking golden foliage this versatile plant is a favourite for many. An ideal choice for either a low, clipped hedge or border or a tall growing screen. . This shrub provides great colour contrast in your beds and its blue flowers contrast perfectly with its yellow foliage
This easy-to-grow plant normally reaches a height of 1,5–2m in a garden setting and has a small non-invasive root system which makes it ideal for planting next to a pool or a boundary wall. Its compact conformation also makes it perfect for accent planting and containers; it’s an excellent bonsai tree and is great for hedges.
These truly ‘green’ succulents help fight air pollution in that it removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, acting like a carbon sponge.
This exquisite plant is every gardener's dream as it is easy to grow, fast growing and has a long display of blooms. From mid-spring to early winter expect waving wands dotted with dozens of flowers that create a butterfly banquet.
This exquisite plant is every gardener's dream as it is easy to grow, tough, fast growing and has a long display of blooms. Expect waving wands dotted with dozens of flowers that create a butterfly banquet from spring to late autumn. Fabulous for mass planting.
Delicate, petite blue flowers cover these grey-foliage plants for months on end. Heat and drought-tolerant once established, these tough little plants make fine ground covers and combine well in mixed baskets and containers.
A showstopper with its thick, round, smooth and curly foliage that is very suitable to be used in containers or in mixed beds. Heavenly fragrant flowers in spring and autumn. The orange blossom fragrance alone makes it an essential for a small to medium-sized garden. The flowers are also often seen in flower arrangements.
An evergreen perennial with hairy white stems, grey-green leaves and velvet-like purple flower spikes. It is a decorative and aromatic shrub that is tough and wind resistant. It blooms through summer reaching peak flowering in early autumn.
This compact thick evergreen shrub is widely used in landscaping and is ideal for hedging. It will probably create the densest hedge you will be able to grow and it is widely used in maze gardens. Prune regularly to keep shape and for compact growth. It grows on the slow side.
Foxglove remains a favourite for shady gardens. These easy-to-grow beauties with their large spikes of trumpet flowers, will provide striking colour and height to the flower border. The velvety flowers will also last long in a vase. The plants will bloom through summer if their spikes are regularly picked *Just be aware that the plant does contain the chemical digitalis and all parts of the plant is toxic if eaten.
‘McConnell’s Blue‘ is the most widely grown rosemary. It bears small blue flowers in summer, and grows slowly but surely into a large bush. Prune and shape it regularly if you want a smaller, more compact shrub.
This prolific grower, lends itself to marvellous formal applications such as shaped balls, and clipped hedges. The silver-grey foliage makes a statement from afar and this plant should not be overlooked when planning a drought resistant garden.