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A floral profusion in purple and grey-green Nothing makes you think of Provence and a sun-drenched Summer like lavender (Lavandula). The plant comes in many forms, offers colours ranging from near white and lilac to deep purple, requires little maintenance and spreads a delectable fragrance. Lavender is particularly suitable as a balcony bloomer because the plant can cope well with sun and wind, ...Read more
Flowers on the patio all summer long Elegant stems, long green leaves and elegant blue or white flowers made up of a host of small calyxes: Agapanthus, also known as the African lily, is a look of splendour on the patio or terrace. You can create attractive lines in your outdoor space with this plant, which features plenty of greenery at the base, smooth stems in middle, and flowers that resemble ...Read more
Spring is about to arrive - the perfect opportunity to celebrate with not one, but three Spring-time flowers in the Flower Agenda: ranunculus, anemone and Leucospermum. The origin of ranunculus, anemone and Leucospermum Ranunculus originally comes all the way from Central Asia. By a roundabout route the flower finally ended up in Europe, where it was given its official name: Ranunculus. The ...Read more
The story of Springtime bulbs Nothing create a spring mood in store and in the home like potted bulb plants. They offer convenience for the consumer, are almost guaranteed to flower and radiate lots of energy thanks to all the sprouting bulbs. Five stars in the potted bulb category have been selected for March to celebrate the start of Spring. Narcissi, grape hyacinths (Muscari), tulips, ...Read more
A touch mysterious and quietly ever-present: ivy (Hedera) is the big source of greenery that represents a stable element in the garden through all four seasons. This ground-covering or climbing foliage shrub is a hardy and evergreen. There’s a wide range of leaf colours, whilst all ivy species grow quickly and are easily trained, they can therefore be used to cover fences, wire fencing, ...Read more
Smaller Salix (Willow) is a welcome addition to any garden or patio. The branches can reach upwards, but can also hang down low. First soft, silver-white catkins emerge (which is the Salix’s version for flowering), later the green leaves appear, and in winter the stems are an attractive ochre colour. The garden Salix is the mini version of the large pollard and weeping willows that grace parks, ...Read more
Winter bloomers offer scent and colour Winter bloomers are ideal plants for bringing the spring indoors when everything outside is still grim and bare. Colourful primula (Primula obconia), cheerful ragwort (Senecio) and white jasmine (Jasminium) provide scent and colour in the home in many shapes and sizes. They’re easy to look after, and have been specially grown to be able to go outdoors as ...Read more
February is bursting with elegance. The freesia’s cheerful petals always look perfectly styled. Origin The tuberous freesia was ‘discovered’ in South Africa, where it was called ‘Cape lilies of the valley’. The flower was given the name ‘freesia’ in around 1830 by the South African botanist Ecklon, who named it after his friend, the German doctor F. Freese. Did you know that a freesia’s Floral ...Read more
A New Year, a fresh start. The tulip is the perfect flower for welcoming in the New Year with its bright colours and astonishing varieties. The tulip's origin In the wild, ulips can be found from North Africa and Southern Europe across to north-west China, with the greatest diversity in three mountain ranges in Central Asia: the Pamir, the Tian Shan and the Hindu Kush. The climate here is ideal ...Read more
It’s like something out of a fairytale: when everything is still bare, the evergreen shrub Camellia japonica (also known as Japanese camellia) is already flowering abundantly. Neither cold nor snow will stop this winter bloomer. In the first four months of the year the plant sparkles with large rose-like flowers with a diameter of up to 12 cm. The combination with the large, shiny dark green ...Read more