Planting Alliums for early summer flowers

Alliums are tremendous flowers for the border, with the taller stemmed varieties making a wonderful punctuation to the summer display. These can be planted later than some other Spring-flowering bulbs, and are often offered alongside the autumn and summer-flowering bulbs/tubers (such as Dahlia), however for the best results these should Continue Reading

Plant Profile: Sphaeralcea grossulariifolia – Stunning xeric subshrub

  Sphaeralcea species occasionally pop up in seed and plant offerings of various nurseries and seed-merchants. Usually the species on offer is the striking Sphaeralcea coccinea – a pretty plant for a sheltered rockery, with a low-growing habit. Of that species perhaps 50% of the seedlings will thrive in colder, Continue Reading