What’s Growing at The Cottage No. 028

Flowering Plum. Simply gorgeous. I remember when we first put it in about 6 years ago when it was a ...
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What’s Growing at The Cottage No. 021

Camellias (Camellia japonica). This year the camellias really outdid themselves. I know, I know, I say this every year. But the ...
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What’s Growing At The Cottage No. 099

What's Growing At The Cottage No. 099
Dwarf Plumbago (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides) – don’t even try pronouncing the Latin name! Showy, versatile and durable groundcover for sun or ...
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What’s Growing At The Cottage No. 098

What's Growing At The Cottage No. 098
Impatiens. The classic old reliable annual for shade. They are native to tropical Africa where they are perennials but in ...
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What’s Growing At The Cottage No. 097

Cosmos are renowned for their profuse blooms and generous self-seeding habit of comic proportions - sorry, I couldn’t resist! They ...
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What’s Growing At The Cottage No. 096

Spicebush (Calycanthus occidentalis). This shrub is native to the mountains of central and northern California and is pollinated by beetles ...
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What’s Growing At The Cottage No. 095

Dwarf New Zealand tea tree or sometimes known as Manuka myrtle (Leptospermum scoparium). It’s an evergreen shrub which grows 2 ...
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What’s Growing At The Cottage No. 094

Weeds. And more weeds! We seem to have an endless supply. The weird thing is they've never been planted anywhere ...
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What’s Growing At The Cottage No. 093

Carpet Rose. If you’re interested in a shrub that’s low maintenance, disease resistant, drought tolerant and offers a rainbow of ...
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What’s Growing At The Cottage No. 092

Swan River Daisy (Brachycome iberidifolia). This charmer originates from Australia and does best when planted in the spring a few ...
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