This perennial Gazania is native to the mountains of South Africa and produce large, daisy-like flowerheads in brilliant shades of yellow and orange, over a long period in summer. They are often planted as a drought-tolerant groundcover.
This agapanthus has near black (very dark purple blue) flower buds that burst into large flower heads in spring. They have a unique colour and form and add a touch of drama to your garden throughout the warmer months. Mature plants have multiple flower stems which make a great cut flower with an excellent vase life of 12 to 14 days.
Highly recommended as a fast growing hedge plant, this scrambling shrub is also often used as a framework plant in flower beds. Expect a lively concert from honey bees and birds as they come to feast on the nectar.
This popular decorative plant is grown for its abundance of fragrant flowers in spring. The purple flowers soften to a lavender colour and finally fade to white. Fantastic when planted with azaleas, camellias and hydrangeas..
‘McConnell’s Blue‘ is the most widely grown rosemary. It bears small blue flowers in summer, and grows slowly but surely into a large bush. Prune and shape it regularly if you want a smaller, more compact shrub.
Fig trees are quite adaptable, and can be grown in smallish gardens if their roots are contained. The cultivar Ficus carica 'Evita' produces a slightly flattened fruit with a purple skin and ruby-red flesh. It is popular to use on a cheese plate with dry biscuits or as a dessert.