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Cotoneaster

  And so it was with me when, some years ago, I set five excellent young Cotoneaster microphyllus on the western-facing slope of...

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Artemisia

The artemisias are a group of shrubs, or sub-shrubs, grown mainly for their fern-like, silvery foliage, which, in some cases,

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Bird of Paradise

I have a confession to make. I must come right out with it and admit that I am not, on...

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Fascinating Lilium

Many years ago, when I was starting to garden in earnest, I determined that, of all flowers, I had to...

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Cardiocrinum giganteum

Mysterious and aloof, Cardiocrinum giganteum (zones 7-9) reaches a height of up to three metres in the woodland garden.

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Easy-to-grow Shrubs: Viburnum

There is a genus of over 150 different shrubs that seems to be overlooked by the majority of gardeners. But...

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Invasive Lamium

Mention the word “invasive” and most gardeners will throw up their hands - but one can always turn a problem...

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Dodecatheon: beautiful wildflower, threatened species

Dodecatheon is not only a beautiful wildflower but also a threatened species.

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Garden Travels: Margaret Baxter

The otherworldly charm of Margaret Baxter's haven in the heart of Victoria

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Eryngium

Although I had prepared for a sprinkler system, I nevertheless felt that most of the newcomers should be well suited...

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Garden of Enchantment

To stroll through the garden of Margaret Baxter in one of the leafy purlieus of Greater Victoria is to feel...

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Eryngium

So I brought in lavenders, phormiums, and thrift - by the dozen - Achemilla mollis (lady's mantle) rhizomes by the...

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