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Category Archives: Season Plants

An insight into a plant’s body clock

What lovely weather we are having!  Warm days and sunshine – perfect gardening weather.  Be cautious with your tender plants though as the nights are still cold.  Plants see the world differently from us.  We rejoice in the warm days; they shudder at the cold nights.  In fact a plant...
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Wallflowers and Foxgloves (Digitalis)

Wallflowers and Foxgloves (Digitalis)     – perfect to plant now for lovely spring colours… Our wallflowers come as dwarf mixed and Persian carpet mixed, and for those of you wanting self-colours, we have sunset yellow, orange, white and apricot and treasure red.  Just one or two for you to choose from...
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Schizostylis Plants: Pink Princess & Cindy Towe, Salvias Royal Bumble & greggii Caramba with Corynephorus canescens Spiky Blue

The soft Pink Princess and vivid red Cindy Towe Schizostylis plants make a beautiful addition to late summer and autumn gardens, producing clumps of spiky, rich-green foliage and spears of star-shaped flowers that are reminiscent of a wide open crocus. Flowers September to December. The Pink Princess Kaffir Lilly’s long thick...
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October Planting – Wallflowers, Digitalis (Foxgloves) and Pansies

Wallflowers, Digitalis (Foxgloves) and Pansies Wallflowers All the self-colour wallflowers at Downside are F1 Hybrids which means that not only will they be naturally bushy without having to pinch out, but also they will have superior garden performance in terms of flowers.  This gives you a much better plant than...
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