Monthly Archives: November 2014
Looking for a nice plant to mask your walls and borders?
Take a look at Actinidia kolomikta.
This is wonderful climber for any garden.
|Name:||Actinidia kolomikta AGM|
|Detailed Description:Actinidia are vigorous, mostly deciduous, twining climbers with simple ovate leaves which are variegated in some species. Small cup-shaped flowers may be followed on female or hermaphrodite plants by edible fruits
A. kolomikta is a large vigorous deciduous climber with twining stems. Leaves ovate, those of mature plants tipped with silver, later pink. Flowers white, male and female on separate plants. Grown for foliage effect
|Color flower:||White in Summer|
|Hardiness:||H5 (hardy – cold winter)|
|Color foliage:||Green and Pink in SummerGreen and White in Spring|
|Pests:||Generally pest free|
|Pruning:||Pruning group 11 in late winter|
|Time to ultimate height:||5-10 years|
|Exposure:||A vigorous climber that thrives in fertile, well-drained soil. Full sun is needed to bring out the colours of the foliage|
|Garden characteristics:||Wall-side Borders|
Name: Scilla mischtschenkoana ‘Tubergeniana’
Common Name: squill ‘Tubergeniana’
Scilla are perennial bulbs with narrow basal leaves and erect stems bearing racemes of star-shaped, flat or bell-shaped flowers which are often blue ‘Tubergeniana’ is a bulbous perennial to 15cm in height, with 3-5 narrow leaves. Flowers 2cm in width, star-shaped, the tepals whitish-blue with darker central stripes, in racemes of up to 6 appearing with the leaves from late winter .
Color flower: Pale Blue in Spring and
Winter Hardiness: H5 (hardy – cold winter) Color foliage: Green in Spring and Winter Height: 0.1-0.5 metres
Pests: Stem and bulb eelworm and slugs may be a problem
Pruning: No pruning required
Time to ultimate height: 2-5 years
Exposure: Plant bulbs 8-10cm deep in late summer or early autumn in a moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade Garden characteristics: City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Garden Edging, Gravel Garden, Patio/Container Plants, Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs or Rock Garden