Picture Folder Name Pages:-

Since 14 June 2019 I have also started to put my own full-sized 4000 x 3000 digital Camera images into the relevant topics in this website again for use in the Public Domain - since there may be 9 or more to a page the resulting
43 Mb website page may take some time to load
. Since I have more than 26,522 photos using 111,460 Mb of my disk space, then the extra upfront cost per annum before creating more folders like Photo coleus is just over 3.16 pence per photo has been paid for the total number in that entire photo collection before any are sent to the website.

It is hoped that you may find them of interest.


Coleus Bedding Foliage Trial Folder
from Plant Trials Field in RHS Garden
at Wisley taken on
2 October 2013
1, plus Tables of Annuals with/for:-
2, Blue to Purple Flowers
3, Red to Pink Flowers 1, 2
4, Green Flowers
5, Black or Brown Flowers
6, Yellow, and Orange Flowers
7, White Flowers
8,
9, Low-Growing
10,
11, Medium-Growing
12, Tall-Growing
13, Heat-Tolerant
14, Moist Soil
15, Shade
16, Indoors
17, Cutting
18, Naturalize
19, Decorative Foliage
20, Edging
21, Fragrance
22, Hanging Baskets
23, Vining
24, Wildflower Meadows
25, Coastal Gardens
26, Mounded Habit
27, Erect Habit
28, Clump-Forming Habit
29, Compact/Bushy Habit
30, Spreading/Sprawling Habit
31, To Cover Fences
32, Odds and Sods 1, 2
Coleus Bedding Trial Index
Range, Culture and Description Details of each of the above are within
Essential Annuals The 100 best for Design and Cultivation.
Text by Elizabeth Murray. Photography by Derek Fell.
Published by Crescent Books in 1989. ISBN 0-517-66177-2

 

Bedding Gallery has
other bedding plants, in their
flower colour,
flower shape and
bedding plant use
pages.

 

Topic - Flower/Foliage Colour
Colour Wheel Galleries

Following your choice using Garden Style then that changes your Plant Selection Process
Garden Style
...Infill Plants
...12 Bloom Colours per Month Index
...12 Foliage Colours per Month Index
...All Plants Index
...Cultivation, Position, Use Index
...Shape, Form
Index

Further details on Bedding from the Infill Plants Galleries of the above topic:-
...for Spring
...for Summer
...for Autumn
...for Winter
...for Sandy Soil
...for Acid Soil
...for Chalky Soil
...for Clay Soil
...Flower Colour:-
......Black
......Blue
......Orange
......Pink
......Purple
......Red
......White
......Yellow
......Multi-coloured
...Use of Bedding:-
......Aromatic Fol
......Scented Flo
......Long Flo
......Coloured Fol
......for Bees, etc
......Cut Flos
......Hanging Pot
......Pots/ Troughs
......Screening
......Window Box
......Bedding Out
......Filling in

Further details on Annuals from the Infill Galleries:-
Uses of Annuals

...Exposed Sites
...Sheltered Sites
...in Greenhouse
...Extra Poor Soil
...Very Rich Soil
...Gap Filling
...Patio Pots
...Cut Flowers 1, 2
...Everlasting Flos
...Attract Insects
...with Fragrance
...Bee Pollinated
...Annual Pairing
...Low-Growing
...Med-Growing
...Tall Growing
...Flower Colour:-
......Black/Brown
......Blue-Purple
......Green
......Red-Pink
......White
......Yellow/Orange
...for its Foliage
...in Moist Soil
...in Shade
...as Houseplants
...Edging Beds
...Hanging Basket
...Vining Annuals

 

Damage to Trees in Pavement in Madeira caused by the action of man during January/February 2019.

Solution to holes in trees.
Remove mesh covers and rot within the hole. Then blast the remaining rot with a high pressure water hose to try and clear more of the rot. Spray with Boron (a water based preservative kills only wood boring insects - not spiders, birds or bats) as a treatment for insect, wet and dry rot attack. While it is still wet, apply a layer of Expanding Foam to the bottom of the hole. Immediately place bottles on this 
and allow to set for 5 minutes. Apply another layer of expanding foam and another layer of bottles. The aim of the bottles is to occupy space, they are not there as a deterrent. That is why the foam has to be in contact with the inside of the tree not the glass bottle. The poisons in the foam will kill anything eating it and the foam does stick better when wet with water. Keep up this operation until the hole is covered. 
Leave to set and then paint the foam surface twice with a recommended water-based, but not oil-based, sealant.

Solutions to stop creating holes in trees.
When a branch is cut off, remember to cut it off on the other side of the Branch Collar. (See Figure 1 - Optimum position of the final pruning cut in "Guide to Tree Pruning" by the Arboricultural Association which shows the branch collar within and outside the tree. My Comments: I disagree with their recommendation not to apply wound paint as you can see the result if you do not paint trees which are dehydrated, starved and gassed as these trees in the pavements of Madeira are.) 
Once that is done, then immediately apply Boron and 2 coats of protective sealant as used for holes in trees above.

Solution to current problem on these mosaic pavements:-
Carefully remove the existing marble mosaic, concrete, tarmac, or paver and 
the concrete/metal enclosures round the trees. If any further solid material like gravel, bricks, stones etc can be removed as well, then do so. Level the ground with sharp sand (Sharp sand is like pyramids which lock together, builder's sand is like ball bearings which displaces itself elsewhere if it can when downward pressure is applied to it). 
The time to execute the above and complete the refilling with sharp sand must 
be completed within 20 minutes, otherwise the exposed roots will dry up and die. 
It is useful to now water it to settle the sand and keep the roots wet. Put the roll 
of continuous geotextile over the top before laying down the
CEDAdrive slabs on 
top. Fill the slabs with the required colours of marble pea-shingle and leave a 
3 inch (7.5 cm) gap between the trunk and the CEDAdrive section (Besides black 
and white marble, you can get many other colours). Spread Green Manure seed in 
the gap and cover to the same level as the top of the CEDAdrive with its pea-shingle; 
with sharp sand. The Green manure will provide a little nourishment for the tree 
and protection for the expanding trunk, together with protection from cigarettes. 
Further protection can be carried out by providing seating round the trunk, so that 
old fogeys like me can rest.
Pop-up irrigation water pipes can be supplied from these water manholes currently in the pavements and they can be set to irrigate each section in rotation from 
Midnight to 06:00 in the morning. A dissolved mixture of seaweed, fully composted animal waste and fully worm composted human food waste from restaurants/hotels can be applied over a pavement an hour before that section is irrigated 3 times a year to provide the same fertilizer regime as practised by the gardeners at the Pestana Mirimar for that hotel's garden. The drained solids from the above fertilizer solution can be applied over the sand between the tree and the CEDAdrive.
An alternative to using marble pea-shingle is Topmix Permeable Concrete within the
CEDAdrive slabs. This would perform the same function as the marble pea-shingle, but it may be cheaper and quicker to use in other pavements. The depth of the Cedadrive slabs might have to be increased if traffic is allowed to cross or park on this type of pavement surface.

166 trees in the pavements in a short section of a road in Funchal, Madeira are being slowly, starved, dehydrated, asphyxiated, poisoned by tarmac and concrete, burnt inside their hollow trunks, roots pounded by 40 ton lorries or shoes of pedestrians, and allowed to rot until killed off during February 2019 (see information in Problems with trees in pavements in Funchal, Madeira in January/February 2018 Page, which appears to have had no effect) as shown by my 433 photos in the following pages within the Home Topic:-

  • Death of tree roots and
  • Death of tree trunks/branches caused by people.
  • Solution to problems for trees caused by people using irrigation -
    Growth of Pollarded Tree in Hotel Garden in 1 year provides a water solution to this destruction.
  • Damage to Tree Trunks 1, 2, 3, 4 caused by people,
  • Damage to Tree Roots caused by people,
  • Area of Open Ground round trees,
  • New Trees in pavements 1, 2,
  • Irrigation of current trees,
  • Watersprouts on trees,
  • Crossing Branches in trees,
  • Utility Equipment with tree Foliage,
  • Lights on trees,
  • Bycycle Lane in Pavement,
  • Public Gardens alongside pavements,
  • Hotel/Private Gardens alongside pavements,
  • Current Permeable Pavement Surface round trees and
  • Irrigation and Fertilising of trees.

Articles on

  • Branch Collar (see Solutions to stop creating holes in trees above) and the importance of leaving all of it while cutting off that branch
  • My repair to a 1300 year old yew tree in my church at the bottom of pages 1-12
  • Some of my work on trees using a chainsaw and chipper-shredder on page 13
  • Protective Dressing, Cavities and 'do not use plastic twine or wire to tie a plant' are at the bottom of pages 14-25 with Forked Leaders, also Terminal Bud and Dormant Branch Growth Bud.
    Details on Boron woodworm, wet and dry wood rot treatment on Page 16.
  • Ways to install trees at the bottom of pages 26-37 includes the following on watering - "Throughout the warm, summer weather, the tree will need the equivalent of 1 inch (2.5 cm) of rain per week and this water needs to be applied about twice each week (My Comments - since this is over the entire root area of this tree - which is at least the radius from the trunk of the height of the tree - then if the CEDAdrive slabs are used, apply 0.5 inchs (1.25 cms) of irrigation twice a week to that entire area).  Approximately 5-10 gallons (20 – 40 liters) of water is sufficient to moisten a 20-inch (50 cm) diameter root ball.  A 40-inch (100 cm) diameter root ball has more than twice the volume and would require 35-45 gallons (130 – 170 liters). 
    Another way to measure water need is with the following formula:   The tree needs 5 gallons minimum and 5 additional gallons per inch of diameter (DBH); hence a 3 inch DBH tree needs 20 gallons of water per week to equal 1 inch of rainfall, in other words, 5 gallons minimum + (3 X 5) 15 gallons = 20 gallons."
  • The Pruning and Maintenance of Mature Trees:
    • 'Lifting' or the removal of the lower branch systems,
    • Crown Thinning and
    • Crown Reduction
    • at the bottom of
      pages 38-45
  • Explaination of watersprouts and watershoots in the Watersprouts on Trees in Pavements in Funchal, Madeira Page. These should be removed from the trees since they are weakly joined to the branch/trunk from which they originated and are dangerous to use as supports for electricians or tree surgeons; as well as likely to fall down in a storm.

List of Pictures in a Picture Folder:-

Photos of Plans, Lists and Work done are in work of chris folder.

This folder has 710 photo images.

Up to 11 photo images in this folder will be inserted onto only a page in a Photo of Work Done by Chris G-W Galleries.

Each photo image will count as 1 photo in the Plant with Photo Index of Ivydene Gardens on the respective Page W.

A link to a page in another
Ivydene Gardens Gallery providing further details on the respective list, plan or work done may be supplied.
 

Work Done by Chris Garnons-Williams:-

Page 1 - Work Item 1 is
New Patio, Path, Trellis and Picket Fence with Picket Gate for
Abbey Gate Cottages

Work Item 1 is
Abbey Gate Cottages plan 41
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Original Patio and Back Fence with Rock Garden

Work Item 1 is
Abbey Gate Cottages plan 18
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Original Picket Fence

Work Item 1 is
Abbey Gate Cottages plan 10
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Current Garden Design

Work Item 1 is
Abbey Gate Cottages plan 12
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Proposed Garden Design

Work Item 1 is
abbey gate cottages plan 56
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Proposed Garden Design with a proposed site plan,

Work Item 1 is
abbey gate cottages plan 49
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Proposed Garden Design details of wood required plan and

Work Item 1 is
abbey gate cottages plan 48
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Proposed Garden Design
and details of paving materials required plan.

Work Item 1 is
Abbey Gate Cottages plan 14
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Trellis erected and building patio foundations

Work Item 1 is
abbey gate cottages plan 37
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Completed patio and path with the slab separators

Work Item 1 is
abbey gate cottages plan 22
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Patio and Path completed with sharp sand replacing the slab separators.

Work Item 1 is
abbey gate cottages plan 19
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Picket Fence completed.

Page 2

Work Item 1 is
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Picket gate erected.

Work Item 1 is
abbey gate cottages plan 3
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Plan of Work Item 1 completed.

Work Item 2 is
planting more plants in front and back gardens of
Abbey Gate Cottages

Work Item 2 is
Abbey gate cottages plan 47
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Back Garden Current Planting Plan

Work Item 2 is
Abbey gate cottages plan 44
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Back Garden Proposed Planting Plan

Work Item 2 is
Abbey gate cottages plan 45
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Front Garden Current Planting Plan

Work Item 2 is
Abbey gate cottages plan 46
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Front Garden Proposed Planting Plan.

Work Item 2 is
Abbey gate cottages plan 53
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Plant Descriptions Page 1

Work Item 2 is
Abbey gate cottages plan 54
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Plant Descriptions Page 2

Work Item 2 is
Abbey gate cottages plan 55
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Plant Descriptions Page 3

Work Item 2 is
Abbey gate cottages plan 28
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Back garden planted by patio

Work Item 2 is
Abbey gate cottages plan 29
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Back Garden planted by Picket Fence

Page 3

Work Item 2 is
Abbey gate cottages plan 31
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Back Garden planted by Old Fence

Work Item 2 is
Abbey gate cottages plan 34
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Back Garden planted by Picket Gate.

Work Item 2 is
Abbey gate cottages plan 33
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Having a drink with my client.

Work Item 3 is
replacing sloping patio with flat patio in back garden of
Abbey Gate Cottages

Work Item 3 is
abbey gate cottages plan 1
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Some years later she asked to replace the sloping back lawn, patio and crazy paving with a level patio.

Work Item 3 is
abbey gate cottages plan 7
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so I came up with a proposed plan.

Work Item 3 is
abbey gate cottages plan 36
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When I started I looked at the crazy paving outside the house

Work Item 3 is
abbey gate cottages plan 39
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and the entry garden gate, I found that I could not get my wheelbarrow through because the new gate had been installed too far down the hill and the roof of Firewood Store stopped it going at right-angles to allow full access.

So -

Work Item 3 is
abbey gate cottages plan 6
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I replaced the open fronted Firewood Store with a new roof structure which was then felted, battened, retiled with Kent Peg Tiles and leaded to stop the rain going down the house wall or the back wall of the Firewood Store.

Work Item 3 is
abbey gate cottages plan 5
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Having reached the back door, I found that rainwater was coming into the cottage .
As you can see from the plan; the rainwater was then stopped from coming in.

Work Item 3 is
abbey gate cottages plan 9
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But, in removing the crazy paving by the kitchen, I found that the drain was broken
and that the mains water pipe was leaking, so

Work Item 3 is
abbey gate cottages plan 8
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they were replaced.

Before I could get back onto my landscaping job the neighbour requested that I descale his hot water pipe to his bath. Was I now a fully qualified plumber? So having become a sanitation engineer, a joiner, electrician, roofer and water engineer, not being a plumber; I immediately did it for him.

Page 4

Work Item 3 is
Abbey gate cottages plan 6
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So I got on and did the requested patio, electrical sockets and water taps. Then, she requested a dry stone wall. So, I became a dry stone waller in contructing 66 feet of waal that could be sat on using ragstone.

Work Item 3 is
Abbey gate cottages plan
Photo09 5A
Many years later, I went and took photos. Note the Hostas on the left which you will see again in the last photo on this page as I took photos round this back garden.

Work Item 3 is
Abbey gate cottages plan
Photo10 6A

Work Item 3 is
Abbey gate cottages plan
Photo20 16A

Work Item 3 is
Abbey gate cottages plan
Photo21 17A

Work Item 3 is
Abbey gate cottages plan
Photo16 12A

Work Item 3 is
Abbey gate cottages plan
Photo14 10A

Work Item 3 is
Abbey gate cottages plan
Photo15 11A

Work Item 3 is
Abbey gate cottages plan
Photo22 18A

Work Item 3 is
Abbey gate cottages plan
Photo11 7A

Work Item 3 is
Abbey gate cottages plan
Photo12 8A

Page 5

Work Item 4 is
11 city way 1 front garden 1
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Mulching front garden beds with sawdust

Work Item 4 is
11 city way 1 front garden 6
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Work Item 4 is
11 city way 1 front garden 2
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Work Item 4 is
11 city way 1 front garden 1
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Work Item 5 is
11 city way veg garden 1
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Work Item 5 is
11 city way veg garden 2
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Keep vegetable garden annual rotation plans and mulch the vegetable garden in spring

Work Item 5 is
11 city way veg garden 4
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Work Item 5 is
11 city way veg garden 3
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Work Item 5 is
11 city way veg garden 6
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Work Item 5 is
11 city way veg garden 8
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Work Item 5 is
11 city way veg garden 5
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Page 6

Work Item 6 is
236 city way 1
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Work Item 6 is
236 city way 1
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Work Item 6 is
236 city way 1
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Work Item 6 is
236 city way 1
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Work Item 6 is
236 city way 1
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Existing back garden 3-dimensional site survey carried out during 2003.
This existing site plan created from the site survey and above 2 sheets provide important information in determining any proposed design - using DESIGNCAD.

Work Item 7 is
236 city way 9
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Work Item 7 is
236 city way 11
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Work Item 7 is
236 city way 10
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Work Item 8 is
abbotsleigh plan 8
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Work Item 8 is
abbotsleigh plan 6
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Work Item 8 is
abbotsleigh plan 7
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Page 7

Work Item 8 is
abbotsleigh plan 3
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Work Item 8 is
abbotsleigh plan 4
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Work Item 8 is
abbotsleigh plan 1
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Work Item 8 is
abbotsleigh plan 5
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Work Item 8 is
abbotsleigh plan 9
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Work Item 8 is
abbotsleigh plan 10
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Work Item 8 is
abbotsleigh plan 19
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Work Item 8 is
abbotsleigh plan 20
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Work Item 8 is
abbotsleigh plan 12
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Work Item 9 is
Drive laid without foundations
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Work Item 9 is
Drive laid without foundations
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Page 8

Work Item 10 is
Applegarth 2
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Work Item 11 is
Balmoral road
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Work Item 11 is
Balmoral road
Provide Cedagravel plastic and sand to make drained surface for staff to use
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Work Item 11 is
Balmoral road Provide Cedagravel plastic and sand to make drained surface for staff to use
Photo08 4A.jpg

Work Item 11 is
Balmoral road
Provide Cedagravel plastic and sand to make drained surface for staff to use
Photo05 2.jpg

Work Item 11 is
Balmoral road
Provide Cedagravel plastic and sand to make drained surface for staff to use
Photo06 3.jpg

Work Item 11 is
Balmoral road
Provide Cedagravel plastic and sand to make drained surface for staff to use
Photo07 4.jpg

Work Item 11 is
Balmoral road
Provide Cedagravel plastic and sand to make drained surface for staff to use
Photo08 5.jpg

Work Item 12 is
Blendon road 1
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Work Item 12 is
Blendon road 2
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Work Item 12 is
Blendon road 3
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Page 9

Work Item 12 is
Blendon road 5
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Work Item 13 is
Blendon road 7
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Work Item 13 is
Blendon road front garden
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Work Item 13 is
Blendon road 10
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Work Item 14 is
Blendon road 28
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Work Item 14 is
Blendon road 30
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Work Item 14 is
Blendon road 31
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Work Item 14 is
Blendon road 11
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Work Item 14 is
Blendon road 12
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Work Item 14 is
Blendon road 13
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Work Item 14 is
Blendon road chipper shredder IMG 0378.JPG

 

Pages 10, 11, 12, 13 contain information concerning the complete rewiring of my home, with the report by a qualified electrician about the result and his statement:-
"The result of my observations and testing, I am recommending that all the fixed wiring be recovered and a complete new fixed wiring installation is installed. Unfortunately the work previously carried out is of such a poor standard I cannot re use any of it."

Unfortunately, any electrical work carried out at your home is your responsibility.
If it is not carried out correctly, then you are stuffed :-

  • you need to get another electrician to make out a report so that your contracted electrician cannot claim any more from you,
  • then there is no point contacting the organisations that the contracted electrician is a member of, since they wish you to use the same elecrician to make the job up to standard,
  • so you write off the expense and go through the rigmarole all over again, if you carry out the work yourself then you still need a qualified electrician to check your work and give you an electrical certificate, so that you can eventually sell your house. You used to be able to put up your own scaffolding, but not anymore - you must employ a recognised firm instead.
  • if your gas boiler is fitted the wrong way round as mine was, and the annual maintenance engineer did not discover that for 6 years, then your house could have blown up before it was found out and then you had it installed correctly - others who had their gas boilers incorrectly installed have refused to have them changed and so their boilers could also blow up. If the Grundfos pump that pumps the water from the boiler round your house to the hot water tank and radiators is incorrectly positioned, then its motor will not be lubricated by that water and will need replacing within 6 months - another job for an incompetent plumber.
  • the government is acting as a complete terrorist by building the new school opposite me, with its entry from Otterham Quay Lane instead of Seymour Road. The stationary traffic will kill the drivers and the pupils when being dropped off and collected at the end of the day, but this notification to the Department of Education who have paid for the school has been entirely dismissed and so asthma will occur for pupils who will not have access to doctors, since Medway has an insufficiency.
  • the building going on in the country, especially the South-East is crazy, since the amount already built within the last 5 years has exceeeded the proposed increase of water supply by Southern Water up to 2035.

 

I am currently working on updating the Common and Botanical Name Galleries of the UK Wildflowers - 2 June 2021.

Having discovered that the National Trust is deciding as to whether it will put plant labels for each of the plant groups in Sissinghurst Castle Gardens or not, I am disappointed to note that the current ones are getting broken, unreadable due to age or not existing at that garden. They also do have the manpower to provide these plant labels - They are currently looking for a head gardener to look after Sissinghurst Castle Gardens and other gardens with a total of only 8 staff. I have pointed out to the manager the lack of foundations under the paths in the garden and the fact that the concrete slab paths either side of the stone path in the middle going down the Lime Walk are all topsy-turvy. This means that people could fall over when they are wet from the rain - this is due to heave by the roots of the pleached limes. I have suggested that they lay weed control fabric over the existing ground where these conrete slabs and insert a depth of 4 inches (10cms) of Type I Rodstong, with 2 inches (5 cms) of sharp sand over the top before laying the consrete slabs back on top for those 2 side paths. Lift up the stone slabs from the central path and repeat the process. That is providing that the soil is based on sand not clay - if clay is involved then the Type I Roadstone depth may need to be extended to 8 inches (20 cms).

Due to lack of money, there is no money to improve the situation until the possibility that the returns from this current year might make up for their losses during the last pandemic year and things might improve in the following years. It is a shame that the 250,000 visitors to the garden have to put with lack of safety due to this slipshod maintenance procedure as do the ones in the Wisley Royal Horticultural Society Garden in 2014 for the same reason. Wisley only has 1,000,000 visitors a year and after 5 requests it takes from April to November for the pivoting slabs to have some sharp sand inserted under them to stop that and then for that sand to grow grass by April the following year, indicating that there was no foundation under that path in the Mixed Borders bed even after repair.

Why do institutions in the UK that have visitors to their premises ignore the correct installation procedure of providing access throughout their gardens as these minute organisations such as the RHS and the National Trust for year after year? One man and his dog do the maintenance at each property - unfortunately the man is still on holiday and the dog cannot keep up with demand.

 

 

 

 

 

Plant Labelling - A suggestion for plant labelling to help visitors

A different solution is that each gardening member of the RHS staff at Wisley be provided with Large White Plastic Angled-Head Labels which are 20 inches (50 cms) in height with a 6 x 4 inch (16 x 10 cms) writing surface and a Marker pen with Black ink to provide a good temporary label for the above broken label (in Lost Flowers page) or for missing labels.
Then, the black background permanent label could be ordered at the end of that working day to replace this temporary label, which has been inserted into the ground in front of the relevant plant section.

If you are concerned about these labels going on "Walkabout", then insert another white label behind the plant and make it invisible to the public.

 

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Chris Garnons-Williams.

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Ivydene Gardens Photo Work Done by Chris G-W 1 Gallery:

Having discovered that the National Trust is deciding as to whether it will put plant labels for each of the plants in Sissinghurst Castle Gardens or not, I am disappointed to note that the current ones are getting broken, unreadable due to age or not existing at that garden. They also do not have the manpower to provide these plant labels - They are currently looking for a head gardener to look after Sissinghurst Castle Gardens and other gardens with a total of only 8 staff.
I have pointed out to the manager the lack of foundations under the paths in the garden and the fact that the concrete slab paths either side of the stone path in the middle going down the Lime Walk are all topsy-turvy. This means that people could fall over when they are wet from the rain - this is due to heave by the roots of the pleached limes. I have suggested that they lay weed control fabric over the existing ground where these concrete slabs are and insert a depth of 4 inches (10cms) of Type I Roadstone, with 2 inches (5 cms) of sharp sand over the top before laying the concrete slabs back on top for those 2 side paths. Lift up the stone slabs from the central path and repeat the process. That is providing that the soil is based on sand not clay - if clay is involved then the Type I Roadstone depth may need to be extended to 8 inches (20 cms).

Due to lack of money, there is no money to improve the situation until the possibility that the returns from this current year might make up for their losses during the last pandemic year and things might improve in the following years. It is a shame that the 250,000 visitors to the garden have to put with lack of safety due to this slipshod maintenance procedure as do the ones in the Wisley Royal Horticultural Society Garden in 2014 for the same reason. Wisley only had 1,000,000 visitors a year and after 5 requests it took from April to November for the pivoting slabs to have some sharp sand inserted under them to stop that and then for that sand to grow grass by April the following year, indicating that there was no foundation under that path in the Mixed Borders bed even after repair.

Why do institutions in the UK that have visitors to their premises ignore the correct installation procedure of providing access throughout their gardens as these minute organisations such as the RHS and the National Trust do for year after year? One man and his dog do the maintenance at each property - unfortunately the man is still on holiday and the dog cannot keep up with demand.

Ivydene Gardens Photo Work Done by Chris G-W 1 Gallery:
Pages 10, 11, 12 and 13 contain information concerning the complete rewiring of my home, with the report by a qualified electrician about the result and this statement:-
"The result of my observations and testing, I am recommending that all the fixed wiring be recovered and a complete new fixed wiring installation is installed. Unfortunately the work previously carried out is of such a poor standard I cannot re use any of it."

More than 1100 metres of new mouse-proof cable was installed to replace the electrical cable installed by Manderson and the original cabling from 1987. Each of the lights in and outside the house are now wireless controlled, so one saves the cable going from the light circuit to the switch - this means that since 2 complete wiring systems were removed, then it is likely that in the correctly installed new system of 1 fuseboard replacing the 3 from 1987 with the 2 from Manderson earlier this year, that over 3000 metres of cable has been removed (the cable from 1987 had been made from material that smelt like fish-oil to the rodent population, so that is why they gnawed their way though it).
The cable installed by Manderson in Codex would over time have been cut through by the jagged ends of the cut codex, since proper endings were not used (because every house moves, vibrates, heats up and cools down). This would have necessitated another complete re-wiring.
If a mouse eats through the cable from the connector block to a new wireless light or the light bulb fails, then the fixture is replaced and the problem solved, since the rodent is not going to eat through the white plastic - it does not smell of fish-oil - and the tube of aluminium inside from that light fixing connector to the new fusebox.

How you locate reliable, properly trained and honest tradespeople in the UK is a real mystery? When I built the roof on my garage, I used the book "Site Carpentry and Joinery" as shown in Case 2a to calculate the lengths and sizes of the roof timbers and I built it by myself together with the required Dragon Beams, felting, battening, kent peg tiling, inside electrical work, installation of toilet, hot water system, scaffolding, soakaway for rain from roof, drains, side and roof windows, external shiplap cladding and painting etc.
If I got it wrong then that is my fault, so do that rather than get a gas engineer to install a new gas boiler the wrong way round and let the maintenance engineer service it 5 times before discovering on the 6th year that there is a major safety issue. Us UK homeowners being as thick as two short planks should receive the installation booklet from the installer - in it there is a diagram showing the flow of water from the boiler and back to it. When the boiler and the pipes round it are cold, then switch on the boiler and hold the flow and return pipes close to the boiler. When one of them gets hot, then that is the flow and the cold one the return pipe. Check that those pipes are the valid ones. If not, call out the police and the gas board and turn off your gas supply, until the situation is made safe. Otherwise, you could have your own boom, boom!! You will be pleased to know that they are still being incorrectly installed.

Unfortunately, any electrical work carried out at your home is your responsibility.
If it is not carried out correctly, then you are stuffed :-

  • you need to get another electrician to make out a report so that your contracted electrician cannot claim any more from you,
  • then there is no point contacting the organisations that the contracted electrician is a member of, since they wish you to use the same elecrician to make the job up to standard,
  • so you write off the expense and go through the rigmarole all over again, if you carry out the work yourself then you still need a qualified electrician to check your work and give you an electrical certificate, so that you can eventually sell your house. You used to be able to put up your own scaffolding, but not anymore - you must employ a recognised firm instead.
  • if your gas boiler is fitted the wrong way round as mine was, and the annual maintenance engineer did not discover that for 6 years, then your house could have blown up before it was found out and then you had it installed correctly - others who had their gas boilers incorrectly installed have refused to have them changed and so their boilers could also blow up. If the Grundfos pump that pumps the water from the boiler round your house to the hot water tank and radiators is incorrectly positioned, then its motor will not be lubricated by that water and will need replacing within 6 months - another job for an incompetent plumber.
  • the government is acting as a complete terrorist by building the new school opposite me, with its entry from Otterham Quay Lane instead of Seymour Road. The stationary traffic will kill the drivers and the pupils when being dropped off and collected at the end of the day, but this notification to the Department of Education who have paid for the school has been entirely dismissed and so asthma will occur for pupils who will not have access to doctors, since Medway has an insufficiency. This year another surgery closed at Rainham Health Centre, so where does the new houses in Maidstone Road, Rainham, the new houses to be built next to the new school and the new houses built the other side of the railway line by the new schoool get their doctor?
  • the building going on in the country, especially the South-East is crazy, since the amount already built within the last 5 years has exceeeded the proposed increase of water supply by Southern Water up to 2035.
  • The following article about flash-flooding caused by concreting over front gardens by Janice Turner in her Notebook was published by The Times on Thursday July 1 2021:-
    "Walking down a pretty street I'd always admired for its front gardens with wooden gates and well-tended flower beds, I noticed men at work laying concrete slabs. With a power point being installed too, it was clear the garden was being paved to charge an electric car.
    In London, with an ultra low emission zone extended to the suburbs from October, many people are busy switching vehicles. With fears that even hybrids will soon be verboten, most have bought electric. But this creates a problem: running cables from house o pavement is an illegal trip hazard and, as yet, not enough lamposts have been adapted into charging stations.
    So how many front gardens will be concreted over to create private power sources? A 2015 study by the Royal Horticultural Society noted that 1 in 4 front gardens had been paved, mainly to avoid parking fees. The result was more flash-flooding, higher urban temperatures and less biodiversity and opportunity for birds to feed. Plus it makes neighbourhoods ugly and monochrome. Now more gardens will be dug up, this time because the owners aspire to be green."

    "Mon, 27 Nov 06
    Britain is now building the smallest homes in Europe, it seems. A recent think-tank report shows most of Europe builds houses of an average 100 sq m, while here in the UK fresh data from Wolsey Securities shows the national average plot size decreased a further 0.2% last month to 968 sq ft. (89.9 sq m.)" from Home.co.uk.
    A new house is approximately 31 x 31 feet, which would fit into my front garden. "The median garden size for a house in London is 140 square metres, just over half the size of a tennis court. This compares with 188 square metres across Great Britain and 226 square metres in Scotland (the largest)." from One in Eight British Households has no garden by the Office for National Statistics.

    "The length of a compact car is about 14.5 to 15 feet and measures about 5.5 to almost 6 feet wide." from reference.
    Allowing 2 feet around the car for access, then the drive becomes 19 feet x 10 feet (570 x 300 cms). 2 inches (5cm) of rain falling onto this 5.70 x 3.00 concrete drive is 0.855 cubic metres of water. Modern contractors only dig a 1 cubic metre sump for this 2 inch (5cm) depth of rainwater per occasion over their new drives. If the drive is larger, then the sump will fill up and overflow onto the public road. If the subsoil is clay, then no matter it's size, it will become full of rainwater and new rain will overfill it. The only way it will reduce the stored water is for it to be absorbed into the clay. Clay can absorb 40% of its volume before it turns from a solid to a liquid. So what happens is the clay expands and the house gets subsidence. Then, the excess rainwater goes into the storm drains and that is what causes the flash-flooding mentioned in The Times article. Remember that the rainwater falling on the roof also goes into this stormdrain.
    "Many storm drainage systems drain untreated storm water into rivers or streams." from wikipedia.

    The rainwater that used to fall on that plot and soak into the ground, now mostly goes into a storm drain, then a river and then the sea, so we lose that rainwater for it to be used as a supply of water to the household. So, the more you cover the ground with concrete motorways, roads, houses, and other buildings the less water will be going into reservoirs to be used for humans as shown by my Drinking Water deprivation in Medway article.

    Raw Sewage is discharged into rivers (more than 200,00 times in 2019) and the sea (2,900 occasions onto English and Welsh beaches in a year) across the UK and Ireland. The Environment Agency published full data on raw sewage discharges last year, showing a 37% year-on-year increase: 3.1m hours of human effluent flows, pumped via storm drains into English waters in some 400,000 occasions.
    Because you do not keep your own rainwater on your own property, then it either overflows your soakaway and goes into the road and down a storm drain or the water is directed into your downpipe from your roof and then into the same stormdrain. This then overloads the system. Also, if you keep on building, but do not provide the necessary upgrade to the sewage system, then that causes the same problem.
    You should not go anywhere near the beach or any river in Great Britain to either drink its water, swim in it or fish it. "The National rat population is increasing and in Common with most Waterways the River Medway is infested with the rats. Between 50% and 60% of rats carry and excrete the organism Leptospira ictero- haemorrhagiae in their urine. Infection of humans by this organism causes an illness, Leptospirosis (commonly called Weil's disease) which has been known to result in death in 10% of cases. The incidence of WeilÕs Disease amongst water sports users of waterways has been increasing. The majority of deaths are now related to water activities. In 1989 there were 19 deaths and 13 of these were associated with water users." from This is a Health and Safety Notice for your information Rats are Killers - by Maidstone Invicta Rowing Club who row on the River Medway that flows through Maidstone to the Medway towns and then to the sea.

    "The oxygen you breathe to keep you alive has mostly been produced by plants. A 25 feet x 25 feet lawn can produce enough oxygen for you to keep breathing each year, which is approximately 56 square metres. If all the garden in the 140 square metres of garden in London was lawn, then this could support the mum, dad and half a child. If you had the 188 square metres in much of Great Britain, then you provide the oxygen for mum, dad and 1 child. This is providing that you did not use gas to heat your hot water or central heating system; you did not run a motor vehicle such as a motorbike or motorcar, or smoke cigarettes and you did not leave the house to take public transport to get food or clothing.
    A car driven 60 miles will consume the same amount of oxygen that a mature beech tree produces in 1 year, creating more Carbon Dioxide. Increasing Carbon Dioxide increases the heat in the atmosphere and creates Climate Change. The increase in temperature will raise sea level to drown many acres of coastal areas around the world within the next 30 years, including my house.

    Green Solution: Use Cedadrive Stabilisation system instead of concrete slabs for drive area. Fill it with Heicom Tree Sand, water it, sow wildflower meadow mixture Barflora Flower Meadow and retop with same sand. Then in the autumn, mow it once and have something that provides you with oxygen as well as hard standing for your car.
    This Cedadrive could occupy the whole of your front garden and thus keep all the rainwater that falls on it as well.
    If you put the same system on your back garden, then maintenance time is minimal, small children and pets can play on it, and you can have a table/set of chairs with barbecue being supported by it.

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Topic
Plants detailed in this website by
Botanical Name

A, B, C, D, E, F, G,
H, I, J, K, L, M, N,
O, P, Q, R, S, T, U,
V, W, X, Y, Z ,
Bulb
A1
, 2, 3, B, C1, 2,
D, E, F, G, Glad,
H, I, J, K, L1, 2,
M, N, O, P, Q, R,
S, T, U, V, W, XYZ ,
Evergreen Perennial
A
, B, C, D, E, F, G,
H, I, J, K, L, M, N,
O, P, Q, R, S, T, U,
V, W, X, Y, Z ,
Herbaceous Perennial
A1
, 2, B, C, D, E, F,
G, H, I, J, K, L, M,
N, O, P1, 2, Q, R,
S, T, U, V, W, XYZ,
Diascia Photo Album,
UK Peony Index

Wildflower
Botanical Names,
Common Names ,

will be
compared in:- Flower colour/month
Evergreen Perennial
,
F
lower shape Wildflower Flower Shape and
Plant use
Evergreen Perennial Flower Shape,
Bee plants for hay-fever sufferers

Bee-Pollinated Index
Butterfly
Egg, Caterpillar, Chrysalis, Butterfly Usage
of Plants.
Chalk
A, B, C, D, E, F, G,
H, I, J, K, L, M, N,
O, P, QR, S, T, UV,
WXYZ
Companion Planting
A, B, C, D, E, F, G,
H, I, J, K, L, M, N,
O, P, Q, R , S, T,
U ,V, W, X, Y, Z,
Pest Control using Plants
Fern Fern
1000 Ground Cover A, B, C, D, E, F, G,
H, I, J, K, L, M, N,
O, P, Q, R, S, T, U,
V, W, XYZ ,
Rock Garden and Alpine Flowers
A, B, C, D, E, F, G,
H, I, J, K, L, M,
NO, PQ, R, S, T,
UVWXYZ

Rose Rose Use

These 5 have Page links in rows below
Bulbs from the Infill Galleries (next row), Camera Photos,
Plant Colour Wheel Uses,
Sense of Fragrance, Wild Flower


Case Studies
...Drive Foundations
Ryegrass and turf kills plants within Roadstone and in Topsoil due to it starving and dehydrating them.
CEDAdrive creates stable drive surface and drains rain into your ground, rather than onto the public road.
8 problems caused by building house on clay or with house-wall attached to clay.
Pre-building work on polluted soil.

Companion Planting
to provide a Companion Plant to aid your selected plant or deter its pests

Garden
Construction

with ground drains

Garden Design
...How to Use the Colour Wheel Concepts for Selection of Flowers, Foliage and Flower Shape
...RHS Mixed
Borders

......Bedding Plants
......Her Perennials
......Other Plants
......Camera photos of Plant supports
Garden
Maintenance

Glossary with a tomato teaching cauliflowers
Home
Library of over 1000 books
Offbeat Glossary with DuLally Bird in its flower clock.

Plants
...in Chalk
(Alkaline) Soil
......A-F1, A-F2,
......A-F3, G-L, M-R,
......M-R Roses, S-Z
...in Heavy
Clay Soil
......A-F, G-L, M-R,
......S-Z
...in Lime-Free
(Acid) Soil
......A-F, G-L, M-R,
......S-Z
...in Light
Sand Soil
......A-F, G-L, M-R,
......S-Z.
...Poisonous Plants.
...Extra Plant Pages
with its 6 Plant Selection Levels

Soil
...
Interaction between 2 Quartz Sand Grains to make soil
...
How roots of plants are in control in the soil
...
Without replacing Soil Nutrients, the soil will break up to only clay, sand or silt
...
Subsidence caused by water in Clay
...
Use water ring for trees/shrubs for first 2 years.

Tool Shed with 3 kneeling pads
Useful Data with benefits of Seaweed

Topic -
Plant Photo Galleries
If the plant type below has flowers, then the first gallery will include the flower thumbnail in each month of 1 of 6 colour comparison pages of each plant in its subsidiary galleries, as a low-level Plant Selection Process

Aquatic
Bamboo
Bedding
...by Flower Shape

Bulb
...Allium/ Anemone
...Autumn
...Colchicum/ Crocus
...Dahlia
...Gladiolus with its 40 Flower Colours
......European A-E
......European F-M
......European N-Z
......European Non-classified
......American A,
B, C, D, E, F, G,
H, I, J, K, L, M,
N, O, P, Q, R, S,
T, U, V, W, XYZ
......American Non-classified
......Australia - empty
......India
......Lithuania
...Hippeastrum/ Lily
...Late Summer
...Narcissus
...Spring
...Tulip
...Winter
...Each of the above ...Bulb Galleries has its own set of Flower Colour Pages
...Flower Shape
...Bulb Form

...Bulb Use

...Bulb in Soil


Further details on bulbs from the Infill Galleries:-
Hardy Bulbs
...Aconitum
...Allium
...Alstroemeria
...Anemone

...Amaryllis
...Anthericum
...Antholyzas
...Apios
...Arisaema
...Arum
...Asphodeline

...Asphodelus
...Belamcanda
...Bloomeria
...Brodiaea
...Bulbocodium

...Calochorti
...Cyclobothrias
...Camassia
...Colchicum
...Convallaria 
...Forcing Lily of the Valley
...Corydalis
...Crinum
...Crosmia
...Montbretia
...Crocus

...Cyclamen
...Dicentra
...Dierama
...Eranthis
...Eremurus
...Erythrnium
...Eucomis

...Fritillaria
...Funkia
...Galanthus
...Galtonia
...Gladiolus
...Hemerocallis

...Hyacinth
...Hyacinths in Pots
...Scilla
...Puschkinia
...Chionodoxa
...Chionoscilla
...Muscari

...Iris
...Kniphofia
...Lapeyrousia
...Leucojum

...Lilium
...Lilium in Pots
...Malvastrum
...Merendera
...Milla
...Narcissus
...Narcissi in Pots

...Ornithogalum
...Oxalis
...Paeonia
...Ranunculus
...Romulea
...Sanguinaria
...Sternbergia
...Schizostylis
...Tecophilaea
...Trillium

...Tulip
...Zephyranthus

Half-Hardy Bulbs
...Acidanthera
...Albuca
...Alstroemeri
...Andro-stephium
...Bassers
...Boussing-aultias
...Bravoas
...Cypellas
...Dahlias
...Galaxis,
...Geissorhizas
...Hesperanthas

...Gladioli
...Ixias
...Sparaxises
...Babianas
...Morphixias
...Tritonias

...Ixiolirions
...Moraeas
...Ornithogalums
...Oxalises
...Phaedra-nassas
...Pancratiums
...Tigridias
...Zephyranthes
...Cooperias

Uses of Bulbs:-
...for Bedding
...in Windowboxes
...in Border
...naturalized in Grass
...in Bulb Frame
...in Woodland Garden
...in Rock Garden
...in Bowls
...in Alpine House
...Bulbs in Green-house or Stove:-
...Achimenes
...Alocasias
...Amorpho-phalluses
...Arisaemas
...Arums
...Begonias
...Bomareas
...Caladiums

...Clivias
...Colocasias
...Crinums
...Cyclamens
...Cyrtanthuses
...Eucharises
...Urceocharis
...Eurycles

...Freesias
...Gloxinias
...Haemanthus
...Hippeastrums

...Lachenalias
...Nerines
...Lycorises
...Pencratiums
...Hymenocallises
...Richardias
...Sprekelias
...Tuberoses
...Vallotas
...Watsonias
...Zephyranthes

...Plant Bedding in
......Spring

......Summer
...Bulb houseplants flowering during:-
......January
......February
......March
......April
......May
......June
......July
......August
......September
......October
......November
......December
...Bulbs and other types of plant flowering during:-
......Dec-Jan
......Feb-Mar
......Apr-May
......Jun-Aug
......Sep-Oct
......Nov-Dec
...Selection of the smaller and choicer plants for the Smallest of Gardens with plant flowering during the same 6 periods as in the previous selection

Climber in
3 Sector Vertical Plant System
...Clematis
...Climbers
Conifer
Deciduous Shrub
...Shrubs - Decid
Deciduous Tree
...Trees - Decid
Evergreen Perennial
...P-Evergreen A-L
...P-Evergreen M-Z
...Flower Shape
Evergreen Shrub
...Shrubs - Evergreen
...Heather Shrub
...Heather Index
......Andromeda
......Bruckenthalia
......Calluna
......Daboecia
......Erica: Carnea
......Erica: Cinerea
......Erica: Others
Evergreen Tree
...Trees - Evergreen
Fern
Grass
Hedging
Herbaceous
Perennial

...P -Herbaceous
...Peony
...Flower Shape
...RHS Wisley
......Mixed Border
......Other Borders
Herb
Odds and Sods
Rhododendron

Rose
...RHS Wisley A-F
...RHS Wisley G-R
...RHS Wisley S-Z
...Rose Use - page links in row 6. Rose, RHS Wisley and Other Roses rose indices on each Rose Use page
...Other Roses A-F
...Other Roses G-R
...Other Roses S-Z
Pruning Methods
Photo Index
R 1, 2, 3
Peter Beales Roses
RV Roger
Roses

Soft Fruit
Top Fruit
...Apple

...Cherry
...Pear
Vegetable
Wild Flower and
Butterfly page links are in next row

Topic -
UK Butterfly:-
...Egg, Caterpillar, Chrysalis and Butterfly Usage
of Plants.
...Plant Usage by
Egg, Caterpillar, Chrysalis and Butterfly.

Both native wildflowers and cultivated plants, with these
...Flower Shape,
...
Uses in USA,
...
Uses in UK and
...
Flo Cols / month are used by Butter-flies native in UK


Wild Flower
with its wildflower flower colour page, space,
data page(s).
...Blue Site Map.
Scented Flower, Foliage, Root.
Story of their Common Names.
Use of Plant with Flowers.
Use for Non-Flowering Plants.
Edible Plant Parts.
Flower Legend.
Flowering plants of
Chalk and
Limestone 1
, 2.
Flowering plants of Acid Soil
1.
...Brown Botanical Names.
Food for
Butterfly/Moth.

...Cream Common Names.
Coastal and Dunes.
Sandy Shores and Dunes.
...Green Broad-leaved Woods.
...Mauve Grassland - Acid, Neutral, Chalk.
...Multi-Cols Heaths and Moors.
...Orange Hedge-rows and Verges.
...Pink A-G Lakes, Canals and Rivers.
...Pink H-Z Marshes, Fens, Bogs.
...Purple Old Buildings and Walls.
...Red Pinewoods.
...White A-D
Saltmarshes.
Shingle Beaches, Rocks and Cliff Tops.
...White E-P Other.
...White Q-Z Number of Petals.
...Yellow A-G
Pollinator.
...Yellow H-Z
Poisonous Parts.
...Shrub/Tree River Banks and other Freshwater Margins. and together with cultivated plants in
Colour Wheel.

You know its
name:-
a-h, i-p, q-z,
Botanical Names, or Common Names,
habitat:-
on
Acid Soil,
on
Calcareous
(Chalk) Soil
,
on
Marine Soil,
on
Neutral Soil,
is a
Fern,
is a
Grass,
is a
Rush,
is a
Sedge, or
is
Poisonous.

Each plant in each WILD FLOWER FAMILY PAGE will have a link to:-
1) its created Plant Description Page in its Common Name column, then external sites:-
2) to purchase the plant or seed in its Botanical Name column,
3) to see photos in its Flowering Months column and
4) to read habitat details in its Habitat Column.
Adder's Tongue
Amaranth
Arrow-Grass
Arum
Balsam
Bamboo
Barberry
Bedstraw
Beech
Bellflower
Bindweed
Birch
Birds-Nest
Birthwort
Bogbean
Bog Myrtle
Borage
Box
Broomrape
Buckthorn
Buddleia
Bur-reed
Buttercup
Butterwort
Cornel (Dogwood)
Crowberry
Crucifer (Cabbage/Mustard) 1
Crucifer (Cabbage/Mustard) 2
Cypress
Daffodil
Daisy
Daisy Cudweeds
Daisy Chamomiles
Daisy Thistle
Daisy Catsears Daisy Hawkweeds
Daisy Hawksbeards
Daphne
Diapensia
Dock Bistorts
Dock Sorrels
Clubmoss
Duckweed
Eel-Grass
Elm
Filmy Fern
Horsetail
Polypody
Quillwort
Royal Fern
Figwort - Mulleins
Figwort - Speedwells
Flax
Flowering-Rush
Frog-bit
Fumitory
Gentian
Geranium
Glassworts
Gooseberry
Goosefoot
Grass 1
Grass 2
Grass 3
Grass Soft
Bromes 1

Grass Soft
Bromes 2

Grass Soft
Bromes 3

Hazel
Heath
Hemp
Herb-Paris
Holly
Honeysuckle
Horned-Pondweed
Hornwort
Iris
Ivy
Jacobs Ladder
Lily
Lily Garlic
Lime
Lobelia
Loosestrife
Mallow
Maple
Mares-tail
Marsh Pennywort
Melon (Gourd/Cucumber)
Mesem-bryanthemum
Mignonette
Milkwort
Mistletoe
Moschatel
Naiad
Nettle
Nightshade
Oleaster
Olive
Orchid 1
Orchid 2
Orchid 3
Orchid 4
Parnassus-Grass
Peaflower
Peaflower
Clover 1

Peaflower
Clover 2

Peaflower
Clover 3

Peaflower Vetches/Peas
Peony
Periwinkle
Pillwort
Pine
Pink 1
Pink 2
Pipewort
Pitcher-Plant
Plantain
Pondweed
Poppy
Primrose
Purslane
Rannock Rush
Reedmace
Rockrose
Rose 1
Rose 2
Rose 3
Rose 4
Rush
Rush Woodrushes
Saint Johns Wort
Saltmarsh Grasses
Sandalwood
Saxifrage
Seaheath
Sea Lavender
Sedge Rush-like
Sedges Carex 1
Sedges Carex 2
Sedges Carex 3
Sedges Carex 4
Spindle-Tree
Spurge
Stonecrop
Sundew
Tamarisk
Tassel Pondweed
Teasel
Thyme 1
Thyme 2
Umbellifer 1
Umbellifer 2
Valerian
Verbena
Violet
Water Fern
Waterlily
Water Milfoil
Water Plantain
Water Starwort
Waterwort
Willow
Willow-Herb
Wintergreen
Wood-Sorrel
Yam
Yew


Topic -
The following is a complete hierarchical Plant Selection Process

dependent on the Garden Style chosen
Garden Style
...Infill Plants
...12 Bloom Colours per Month Index
...12 Foliage Colours per Month Index
...All Plants Index
...Cultivation, Position, Use Index
...Shape, Form
Index


Topic -
Flower/Foliage Colour Wheel Galleries with number of colours as a high-level Plant Selection Process

All Flowers 53 with
...Use of Plant and
Flower Shape
- page links in bottom row

All Foliage 53
instead of redundant
...(All Foliage 212)


All Flowers
per Month 12


Bee instead of wind pollinated plants for hay-fever sufferers
All Bee-Pollinated Flowers
per Month
12
...Index

Rock Garden and Alpine Flowers
Rock Plant Flowers 53
INDEX
A, B, C, D, E, F,
G, H, I, J, K, L,
M, NO, PQ, R, S,
T, UVWXYZ
...Rock Plant Photos

Flower Colour Wheel without photos, but with links to photos
12 Bloom Colours
per Month Index

...All Plants Index


Topic -
Use of Plant in your Plant Selection Process

Plant Colour Wheel Uses
with
1. Perfect general use soil is composed of 8.3% lime, 16.6% humus, 25% clay and 50% sand, and
2. Why you are continually losing the SOIL STRUCTURE so your soil - will revert to clay, chalk, sand or silt.
Uses of Plant and Flower Shape:-
...Foliage Only
...Other than Green Foliage
...Trees in Lawn
...Trees in Small Gardens
...Wildflower Garden
...Attract Bird
...Attract Butterfly
1
, 2
...Climber on House Wall
...Climber not on House Wall
...Climber in Tree
...Rabbit-Resistant
...Woodland
...Pollution Barrier
...Part Shade
...Full Shade
...Single Flower provides Pollen for Bees
1
, 2, 3
...Ground-Cover
<60
cm
60-180cm
>180cm
...Hedge
...Wind-swept
...Covering Banks
...Patio Pot
...Edging Borders
...Back of Border
...Poisonous
...Adjacent to Water
...Bog Garden
...Tolerant of Poor Soil
...Winter-Flowering
...Fragrant
...Not Fragrant
...Exhibition
...Standard Plant is 'Ball on Stick'
...Upright Branches or Sword-shaped leaves
...Plant to Prevent Entry to Human or Animal
...Coastal Conditions
...Tolerant on North-facing Wall
...Cut Flower
...Potted Veg Outdoors
...Potted Veg Indoors
...Thornless
...Raised Bed Outdoors Veg
...Grow in Alkaline Soil A-F, G-L, M-R,
S-Z
...Grow in Acidic Soil
...Grow in Any Soil
...Grow in Rock Garden
...Grow Bulbs Indoors

Uses of Bedding
...Bedding Out
...Filling In
...Screen-ing
...Pots and Troughs
...Window Boxes
...Hanging Baskets
...Spring Bedding
...Summer Bedding
...Winter Bedding
...Foliage instead of Flower
...Coleus Bedding Photos for use in Public Domain 1

Uses of Bulb
...Other than Only Green Foliage
...Bedding or Mass Planting
...Ground-Cover
...Cut-Flower
...Tolerant of Shade
...In Woodland Areas
...Under-plant
...Tolerant of Poor Soil
...Covering Banks
...In Water
...Beside Stream or Water Garden
...Coastal Conditions
...Edging Borders
...Back of Border or Back-ground Plant
...Fragrant Flowers
...Not Fragrant Flowers
...Indoor
House-plant

...Grow in a Patio Pot
...Grow in an Alpine Trough
...Grow in an Alpine House
...Grow in Rock Garden
...Speciman Plant
...Into Native Plant Garden
...Naturalize in Grass
...Grow in Hanging Basket
...Grow in Window-box
...Grow in Green-house
...Grow in Scree
...Naturalized Plant Area
...Grow in Cottage Garden
...Attracts Butterflies
...Attracts Bees
...Resistant to Wildlife
...Bulb in Soil:-
......Chalk
......Clay
......Sand
......Lime-Free (Acid)
......Peat

Uses of Rose
Rose Index

...Bedding 1, 2
...Climber /Pillar
...Cut-Flower 1, 2
...Exhibition, Speciman
...Ground-Cover
...Grow In A Container 1, 2
...Hedge 1, 2
...Climber in Tree
...Woodland
...Edging Borders
...Tolerant of Poor Soil 1, 2
...Tolerant of Shade
...Back of Border
...Adjacent to Water
...Page for rose use as ARCH ROSE, PERGOLA ROSE, COASTAL CONDITIONS ROSE, WALL ROSE, STANDARD ROSE, COVERING BANKS or THORNLESS ROSES.
...FRAGRANT ROSES
...NOT FRAGRANT ROSES


Topic -
Camera Photo Galleries showing all 4000 x 3000 pixels of each photo on your screen that you can then click and drag it to your desktop as part of a Plant Selection Process:-

RHS Garden at Wisley

Plant Supports -
When supporting plants in a bed, it is found that not only do those plants grow upwards, but also they expand their roots and footpad sideways each year. Pages
1
, 2, 3, 8, 11,
12, 13,
Plants 4, 7, 10,
Bedding Plants 5,
Plant Supports for Unknown Plants 5
,
Clematis Climbers 6,
the RHS does not appear to either follow it's own pruning advice or advice from The Pruning of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers by George E. Brown.
ISBN 0-571-11084-3 with the plants in Pages 1-7 of this folder. You can see from looking at both these resources as to whether the pruning carried out on the remainder of the plants in Pages 7-15 was correct.

Narcissus (Daffodil) 9,
Phlox Plant Supports 14, 15

Coleus Bedding Foliage Trial - Pages
1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
11, 12, 13, 14, 15,
16, 17, 18, 19, 20,
21, 22, 23, 24, 25,
26, 27, 28, 29, 30,
31, 32, Index

National Trust Garden at Sissinghurst Castle
Plant Supports -
Pages for Gallery 1

with Plant Supports
1, 5, 10
Plants
2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9,
11, 12
Recommended Rose Pruning Methods 13
Pages for Gallery 2
with Plant Supports
2
,
Plants 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Dry Garden of
RHS Garden at
Hyde Hall

Plants - Pages
without Plant Supports
Plants 1
, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Nursery of
Peter Beales Roses
Display Garden

Roses Pages
1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
11, 12, 13

Nursery of
RV Roger

Roses - Pages
A1,A2,A3,A4,A5,
A6,A7,A8,A9,A10,
A11,A12,A13,A14,
B15,
B16,B17,B18,B19,
B20,
B21,B22,B23,B24,
B25,
B26,B27,B28,B29,
B30,
C31,C32,C33,C34,
C35,
C36,C37,C38,C39,
C40,
C41,CD2,D43,D44,
D45,
D46,D47,D48,D49,
E50,
E51,E52,F53,F54,
F55,
F56,F57,G58,G59,
H60,
H61,I62,K63,L64,
M65,
M66,N67,P68,P69,
P70,
R71,R72,S73,S74,
T75,
V76,Z77, 78,

Damage by Plants in Chilham Village - Pages
1, 2, 3, 4

Pavements of Funchal, Madeira
Damage to Trees - Pages
1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
11, 12, 13
for trees 1-54,
14, 15,
16, 17, 18, 19, 20,
21, 22, 23, 24, 25,
for trees 55-95,
26, 27, 28, 29, 30,
31, 32, 33, 34, 35,
36, 37,
for trees 95-133,
38, 39, 40,
41, 42, 43, 44, 45,
for trees 133-166

Chris Garnons-Williams
Work Done - Pages
1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9,

Identity of Plants
Label Problems - Pages
1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
11

Ron and Christine Foord - 1036 photos only inserted so far - Garden Flowers - Start Page of each Gallery
AB1 ,AN14,BA27,
CH40,CR52,DR63,
FR74,GE85,HE96,

Plant with Photo Index of Ivydene Gardens - 1187
A 1, 2, Photos - 43
B 1, Photos - 13
C 1, Photos - 35
D 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
Photos - 411
with Plants causing damage to buildings in Chilham Village and Damage to Trees in Pavements of Funchal
E 1, Photos - 21
F 1, Photos - 1
G 1, Photos - 5
H 1, Photos - 21
I 1, Photos - 8
J 1, Photos - 1
K 1, Photos - 1
L 1, Photos - 85
with Label Problems
M 1, Photos - 9
N 1, Photos - 12
O 1, Photos - 5
P 1, Photos - 54
Q 1, Photos -
R 1, 2, 3,
Photos - 229
S 1, Photos - 111
T 1, Photos - 13
U 1, Photos - 5
V 1, Photos - 4
W 1, Photos - 100
with Work Done by Chris Garnons-Williams
X 1 Photos -
Y 1, Photos -
Z 1 Photos -
Articles/Items in Ivydene Gardens - 88
Flower Colour, Num of Petals, Shape and
Plant Use of:-
Rock Garden
within linked page


Topic -
Fragrant Plants as a Plant Selection Process for your sense of smell:-

Sense of Fragrance from Roy Genders

Fragrant Plants:-
Trees and Shrubs with Scented Flowers
1
, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Shrubs bearing Scented Flowers for an Acid Soil
1
, 2, 3, 4
Shrubs bearing Scented Flowers for a
Chalky or Limestone Soil
1
, 2, 3, 4
Shrubs bearing Scented leaves for a
Sandy Soil
1
, 2, 3
Herbaceous Plants with Scented Flowers
1
, 2, 3
Annual and Biennial Plants with Scented Flowers or Leaves
1
, 2
Bulbs and Corms with Scented Flowers
1
, 2, 3, 4, 5
Scented Plants of Climbing and Trailing Habit
1
, 2, 3
Winter-flowering Plants with Scented Flowers
1
, 2
Night-scented Flowering Plants
1
, 2


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