droserifolia 2 Zilla spinosa 3 Citrullus colocynthis 4 Fagonia cretica 5 Zizphus spina- christi 6 Aerva javanica 7 Bassia eriophora 8 Cornulaca monacantha 9 Haloxylon salicornicum 10 Salsola imbricata 11 Acacia ehrenbergiana 12 Acacia gerrardii 13 Acacia tortolis 14 Logonychium farctum 15 Alhagi mannifera 16 Alhagi maurorum 17 Rhynchosia minima 18 Crotalaria aculeate 19 Tephrosia uniflora 20 Rhazia stricta 21 Calotropis procera 22 Hyoscymus muticus 23 Lycium barbarum 24 Convolvulus lanatus 25 Heliotropium bacciferum 26 Heliotropium digynum 27 Heliotropium europium 28 Echinops
husoni 29 Phaeopappus scoparius 30 Rhanterium epapposum 31 Panicum Monocots turgidum 32 Pennisetum divisum 33 Cyperus conglomeratus No.
Expert tip: Although echinops
are perennials, it is best to plant new globe thistles every four years.
This condition is fairly common and may be noted in various degrees of conglomeration in the genera Nassauvia (Mutisieae), Echinops
(Cardueae), Elephantopus (Vernonieae), and Espeletia (Heliantheae), to name but a few.
They work best with plants that make long thick roots such as Acanthus, Echinops
, Verbascum and Oriental poppies.
In this idyllic setting with far-reaching views across the Colne Valley, the couple have created a delightful garden brimming with striking plants including ligularia, oriental poppies, echinops
ritro, giant knapweed, alliums, hemerocallis, deep blue Veronicas and the soft silver foliage of stachys lanata.
Take root cuttings of border perennials such as acanthus, border phlox, echinops
, oriental poppies and verbascum, then put them in a cold frame or greenhouse.
TIME-SAVING TIP If you hate the bother of staking plants, put in some self-supporting varieties including Digitalis (foxglove), Kniphofia (red hot poker), Rudbeckia (coneflower) and Echinops
Plants such as the sedums, cone flowers, Echinops
and pot marigolds are firm favourites, the latter being a real draw for red admirals.
A few of the most prominent companions of this Artemisia are Ephedra pachyclada, Atraphaxis spinosa, Tanacetum sinaicum, Centaurea scoparia, Echinops
glaberrimus, and Gymnocarpos decander.
There's a surprisingly wide choice of plants that will survive and thrive in a well-drained gravel garden in a sunny spot, including alliums, ceanothus, salvia, lavender, rosemary, thyme, echinops
, nepeta and cosmos, as well as a variety of ornamental grasses.
SPIRIT OF THE BEES (left) GARDEN designer Janey Auchincloss and architect Paul Hammond produced an attention-grabbing garden that highlighted the plight of the bee and showed how we can all do our bit for wildlife even in a small urban space by choosing not only wild flowers but ornamental plants which attract bees, such as salvia, echinops
ritro not only behaves itself but also supports bees and butterflies.