Daily Flower Candy

Winter Heliotrope: Petasites fragrans

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What better way to start the New Year at The Frustrated Gardener than with a plant that flowers through the darkest, coldest months. The […]

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Plant Profile: Dahlia ‘Nicholas’

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  I should have predicted it. I take a holiday, I unwind (sort of), and up creeps the dreaded tonsillitis. It happens every time, […]

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Plant Profile: Asarina scandens

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As the heatwave drags on, my evenings are consumed by watering the garden. Already short, their length is reducing daily so that I am […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Jasminum nudiflorum

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Jasminum nudiflorum: winter jasmine Most plants when translated from their native habitat into gardens adapt quite nicely. Some run riot, others curl up and […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Polygala myrtifolia

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Polygala myrtifolia: myrtle-leaf milkwort, September bush, Augustusbossie   At the end of the summer I often buy plants to plug gaps in the garden, […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Nerine filamentosa

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  When I chose to buy bulbs of Nerine filamentosa, I was wooed by the catalogue description of flowers so delightful that one might […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Osteospermum

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  As indispensable plants for seaside gardens go, ostespermums are high on the list, and most certainly in the top ten. They are low-growing, […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Iris bucharica AGM

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Despite being a plantaholic, the existence of certain plants eludes me. Then, all of a sudden, a ‘new’ discovery will burst onto the scene, […]

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