Bellis perennis is a common European species of daisy, of the family Asteraceae, often considered the archetypal species of that name.
Many related plants also share the name "daisy", so to distinguish this species from other daisies it is sometimes qualified as common daisy, lawn daisy or English daisy.
Did you know: The name "daisy" is considered a corruption of "day's eye", because the whole head closes at night and opens in the morning.
Images show Tasso Strawberries and Cream, Tasso Red and Tasso White.
Myosotis sylvatica, the wood forget-me-not or woodland forget-me-not, is a species of flowering plant in the family Boraginaceae, native to Europe.
It is a short-lived herbaceous perennial or biennial growing to 12–30 cm (5–12 in) tall by 15 cm (6 in) wide, with hairy leaves and a profusion of flowers with petals longer than their tube, pink in bud then opening disc-shaped, intensely sky-blue with yellow centres in Spring.
Did you know: Mysotis sylvatica is also a parent of numerous cultivars in shades of pink, blue and white? The cultivars ‘Bluesylva’ and the compact ‘Blue Ball’ have gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit
Image shows Rosylva
Primula is a genus of mainly herbaceous flowering plants in the family Primulaceae. They include the familiar wildflower of banks and verges, the primrose (Primula vulgaris). Other common species are Primula auricula (auricula), Primula veris (cowslip) and Primula elatior (oxlip). These species and many others are valued for their ornamental flowers. They have been extensively cultivated and hybridised - in the case of the primrose, for many hundreds of years. Primula are native to the temperate northern hemisphere, south into tropical mountains in Ethiopia, Indonesia and New Guinea, and in temperate southern South America. Almost half of the known species are from the Himalayas. Primula has about 500 species in traditional treatments, and more if certain related genera are included within its circumscription.
Did you know: The word primula is the Latin feminine diminutive of primus, meaning first (prime), applied to flowers that are among the first to open in spring.
Images show Bella rose, Blue shades, Pure white, and colour mix.
This is a herbaceous perennial, often grown as a biennial, with one or more highly branching stems reaching heights of 15–80 cm (6–31 in).
The leaves are generally narrow and pointed and may be up to 20 cm (8 in) long.
The top of the stem is occupied by a club - shaped inflorescence of strongly scented flowers.
Each flower has purplish-green sepals and rounded petals which are two to three centimeters long and in shades of bright yellows to reds and purples.
The flowers fall away to leave long fruits which are narrow, hairy siliques several centimeters in length.
Did you know: The common name "wallflower" attaches to all cultivars of this plant, as well as other species within the genus Erysimum and the former genus Cheiranthus.
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We are aware that the Box hedges are suffering from Box blight which is an airborne fungal disease which causes leaf loss specific and severe dieback to this specie with no known cure. This has had a devastating effect on our formal planting areas. We are in the process or replacing the box hedging with suitable substitute hedging in trial beds initially in order to determine a continual replacement programme for the remaining areas within the Walled Gardens.
Ilex crenata, the Japanese holly or box-leaved holly is a species of flowering plant in the family Aquifoliaceae, native to eastern China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Sakhalin. It is an evergreen shrub or small tree growing to a height of 3–5 m tall, with a trunk diameter up to 20 cm.
The Ilex crenata is being planted to replace the existing box hedging.