Monthly Archives: November 2014

Actinidia kolomikta – Perfect climber to make your walls amazing

Looking for a nice plant to mask your walls and borders?

Take a look at Actinidia kolomikta.


This is wonderful climber for any garden.


Family: Actinidiaceae
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

Common Name: kolomikta
Color flower: White in Summer
Hardiness: H5 (hardy – cold winter)
Color foliage: Green and Pink in SummerGreen and White in Spring
Height: 4-8 metres
Habitid: Climbing
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


Scilla mischtschenkoana ‘Tubergeniana’ – nice plant for your garden.


Family: Asparagaceae

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

Habitid: Clump-forming

Pests: Stem and bulb eelworm and slugs may be a problem

Pruning: No pruning required

Spreadid: South-facing

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

Stone in your garden – interesting idea

Do you ever think that not only flowers can be placed in your garden. What about the stones?

What do you think about this idea?