70cm. Evergreen rosettes, producing stems bearing large pale lemon, fragrant trumpets, fading to apricot, and flowering all summer and into autumn. For moderately fertile, well-drained soil in sun. Self-seeds mildly.
These aromatic plants, some of which are culinary herbs, are very attractive to bees and other insects. The spikes of small flowers have conspicuous bracts, which often remain attractive for weeks. They generally prefer a poor to moderately fertile, well-drained soil in sun (exceptions noted below).
30cm. Forms a small shrub, becoming smothered in masses of small white flowers with a deep pink central ring. Remove spent flower stems for continued flowering from spring into autumn. For well-drained soil in a sunny position.
30cm. Clusters of small burgundy-red flowers throughout summer, over a mound of very attractive, aromatic, soft, grey-green foliage. Well-drained soil in sun. Good container plant. Has survived frosts here, in a pot near the house, dying back but re-sprouting from base as temperatures rise.
An ancient fern, discovered by Richard Kayse in 1668, growing on a limestone cliff in South Wales. The plant is sterile, and so all plants in cultivation are divisions of the original plant.
This is a beautiful fern, which grows for me on very slightly acid, shaded soil under an apple tree. It dies down for a few weeks in mid-summer, and then sends up new fronds from mid-August, which remain...
10-15cm in flower, this summer-dormant buttercup produces its white flowers, which become tinged with pink, in mid to late winter. They are frost hardy, but the flowers can be damaged by inclement weather and they may be better under glass when the flowers open. Grow in fertile, well-drained soil in a generously-sized pot.
Plants are usually supplied in summer as dormant roots.