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Half Hardy and Summer Patio

Bring a taste of the exotic to your garden with half-hardy plants. If you can provide some winter protection it is amazing how many more interesting and plants you can grow, to the envy of your friends and family. You can grow these plants in pots and enjoy them in the garden between June and September when there is no risk of frost (UK). All they need is a greenhouse, porch or conservatory over winter kept above freezing.

Many plants will relish a spell outdoors, the local birds can get at any pests, and the sun and wind helps to strengthen the plants. September is a good time to start thinking about bringing plants undercover, as the nights will be rapidly getting longer and colder, and excess moisture can build up. Some plants will be happy tucked up against the house wall, with a bit of fleece to hand for very cold nights. 

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Fuchsia  'Bryan Breary'

Fuchsia 'Bryan Breary'£6.50   £5.20

An encliandra cultivar with small leaves and small flowers. Likes soil based compost and cool frost-free conditions with a moist atmosphere.

 
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Furcraea longaeva

Furcraea longaeva£6.50   £5.20

Giant Furcraea

Related to the Agave, and with a similar habit (though less spiny!), this much sought after plant grows for several (many) years before producing a giant flower spike up to 40 foot tall.

 
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Jasminum  mesnyi

Jasminum mesnyi£6.50   £5.20

Primrose Jasmine

A tall, lax evergreen shrub for a frost free location, in full sun or part shade. The double bright yellow flowers appear in spring, earlier if grwon under glass.

 
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Lampranthus  'Purple'

Lampranthus 'Purple'£6.50   £5.20

Spreading succulent with grey-green leaves and bright mauve dasies from late spring-summer. Grow in loam based compost with added grit in full sun. Should take a touch of frost but won't like winter wet.

 
Lavandula dentata

Lavandula dentata£7.00

Slightly tender species of Lavender with attractively toothed, aromatic green foliage, topped by pale mauve flowers in summer. Hardy to -5C but needs protecting from wet in winter.

 
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Lycianthes (Solanum) rantonnetii 'Album'

Lycianthes (Solanum) rantonnetii 'Album'£6.50   £5.20

The rare white form of S. rantonettii. Makes an arching shrub, needing support against a wall, for a cool conservatory or sheltered city garden. Long flowering. Can be pruned hard in spring.

 

Lycianthes (Solanum) rantonnetii 'Variegatum'£6.50   £5.20

Blue Potato Bush

Vigorous, variegated, semi-evergreen shrub with masses of mauve-purple flowers to 1in across in summer. Best trained against a wall/ trellis. May survive outside in very mild areas, otherwise keep frost free

 
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Othonna capensis

Othonna capensis£6.50   £5.20

Little Pickles, Ruby Necklace

A quick growing succulent with trailing stems adorned with fleshy leaves shaped like little beans which take on a red or purple hue in sun and when underwatered. For a mild garden, or a sunny spot indoors.

 
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Pelargonium  'Rollers Pioneer'

Pelargonium 'Rollers Pioneer'£6.50   £5.20

Ivy leaved trailing variety with fleshy yellow veined leaves and deep burgundy red semi-double flowers all summer. Great in tubs and baskets

 
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Pelargonium 'Attar of Roses'

Pelargonium 'Attar of Roses'£6.50   £5.20

One of the nicest of the scented-leaved Pelargoniums, this has leaves which smell strongly of roses when crushed. Small pink flowers from summer to autumn. Compact and bushy

 
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Pelargonium 'Charity'

Pelargonium 'Charity'£6.50   £5.20

A sport from a rose scented variety, with attractively variegated green and gold leaves, and small pale pink flowers. A quick grower, despite its variegation, lovely in a container by itself.

 
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Pelargonium 'Clorinda'

Pelargonium 'Clorinda'£6.50   £5.20

A vigorous, scented leaved, scrambling variety with bright pink, flowers from spring-autumn. Makes a great specimen for a pot getting to around 1m high in a couple of seasons

 
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Pelargonium 'Creamy Nutmeg'

Pelargonium 'Creamy Nutmeg'£6.50   £5.20

Variegated, scented leaved Pelargonium with masses of small leaves and tiny whitish pink flowers in summer. Foliage is pine scented when crushed.

 
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Pelargonium 'Frank Headley'

Pelargonium 'Frank Headley'£6.50   £5.20

Variegated variety with salmon-pink flowers in summer. Lovely in a large pot.

 
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Pelargonium 'Wilhelm Langath'

Pelargonium 'Wilhelm Langath'£6.50   £5.20

Tall variety with silver-edged leaves and long stems with clusters of bright red double flowers in summer. Not backwards about coming forwards this one!

 
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Pelargonium grandiflorum

Pelargonium grandiflorum£6.50   £5.20

A species Pelargonium with attractive slightly glaucous foliage and pale pink flowers all summer. It does have a rather sprawling habit and would look good billowing over the edge of a large pot. Grows to about 75cm

 
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Pelargonium quinquelobatum

Pelargonium quinquelobatum£6.50   £5.20

A small species not often offered for sale, this produces small but attractive flowers, the colour of which is difficult to describe - depending on the light, they can appear a subtle grey, blue, pink or cream.

 
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Phlebodium aureum areolatum

Phlebodium aureum areolatum£8.00   £6.40

Blue Bearís Paw

A striking indoor fern with large, coarsely cut glaucous bluish grey fronds.

 
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