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Jo-Anna Cottage Plants Blog

Today's news from the Jo-Anna Gardening Guide and Forum and from the Jo-Anna Cottage Plants nursery...

Jan 28, 2015

Plants delivered in freezing conditions

Plants delivered in freezing conditions page shows you what to do if you order arrives when it is freezing

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Nov 11, 2014

Plants and Dormancy

Plants and Dormancy explains why perennials die back in the winter and what to expect. Also discuss frosts, temperature zones and care of plants during dormancy.

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Oct 12, 2014

Plants for sandy Soil

Plants for sandy soil gives you a list of plants suitable for this type of often acidic soil with links to my plant encyclopedia for further info

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Oct 06, 2014

Jo-Anna Gardening Projects

Jo-Anna Gardening Projects Page, A showcase of gardening projects submitted by our readers including pictures, garden ideas and garden designs.

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Oct 06, 2014

Jo-Anna Gardening Questions

Jo-Anna Gardening Questions; A forum for you to send in your gardening questions, including photo's for advice and help

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Oct 06, 2014

Jo-Anna Plant Encyclopedia

Jo-Anna Plant Encyclopedia, plant information and plant selector of perennials, annuals, biennials, fruit and vegetables to help grow a perfect garden.

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Oct 06, 2014

Primula Vialii

Primula Vialii; pictures and information about this structurally fascinating spring flowering perennial plant

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Oct 04, 2014

Achillea Millefolium

Achillea Millefolium, pictures and information about this wonderful cottage garden plant

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Oct 03, 2014

A BUSY WEEK WITH NEW PLANTS IN THE SHOP

I am catching a few moments this morning to update you all on what we have added for sale this week...

Euphorbia Amygdaloides is a show stopper in the garden. Ruby purplish foliage contrasting with yellowy lime flowers appearing in spring are incredibly striking.

Alpines are not as popular as they used to be but that seems a shame as there are some beautiful varieties. We have this week Aster Alpinus which flowers at this time of the year. They are very much underestimated, bringing an amazing touch of colour when most plants have faded in the garden. It is not a miniature plant like so many alpines, but dwarf, reaching 30cm in height.

Acanthus Mollis is a giant of a plant. I wrote a page all about it last night so pop so have a look. www.jo-anna-gardening-guide-and-forum.com/Acanthus.html Another plant that is bound to be admired by visitors to your garden.

We are thinking Spring so that you can get out in the garden and prepare for some colour after all those dark winter months. Elephant's Ear's (Bergenia Cordicofolia) is spring flowering & evergreen. Giant leathery leaves from dense clumps which act as great ground-cover if you have a problematic area. Purplish tinge to the leaves through winter months followed by red stems in spring up to 60cm carrying fabulous sprays of bell shaped pinky purply rose flowers.

If you have poor soil it can be a bit of a nightmare but Echninops Blue Globe added this week is the answer! Also called Globe Thistle it produces spherical shaped blooms starting in a silvery blue maturing to a darker blue. Loves sun or partial shade, loved by bees and butterflies alike so you are also doing your bit for nature conservation! Perfect for flower arrangers too.

A pure white garden can be stunning and if it's evergreen that has to be a bonus! Iberis Snowflake (Perennial Candytuft) is a relatively dwarf plant that produces a mass of pure white (the purest white you could imagine) flowers from late spring into early summer. Now available in 1 litre pots.

Monarda Didyma Fistulosa (also known as Bee Balm) is on sale in 9cm pots. With beautifully pinky lilac flowers in summer it is loved by bees. These are a good size now and on the verge of needing to be potted up to 1 litre pots so grab a bargain now before they go off sale and increase in price.

Seedum Kamtschaticum is wonderful for pots, rockeries, gravel gardens and the front of borders. You could even add them to pockets in a wall. They are drought resistant and amazingly bright and cheerful. Now ready for sale in 9cm pots.

Pop over to our shop to have a look at these items. Will write later to let you know what has been happening this week and what will be ready for sale next week. Enjoy your gardening. Autumn is the perfect time of the year to plant!

Kind wishes, Anna Jo-Anna Cottage Plants, Norfolk

Oct 03, 2014

New Plants added week ending 3rd October 2014

New plants added to the Jo-Anna Cottage Plant range, week ending 3rd October 2014.

Oct 02, 2014

Acanthus

Acanthus, pictures and information about this unusual perennial plant

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Sep 26, 2014

Bellis Perennis

Bellis Perennis, pictures and information about this beautiful perennial daisy

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Sep 21, 2014

Jo-Anna Cottage Plants Shop

Jo-Anna Cottage Plants Shop on ebay, purchase a wide range of perennial, annual and biennial plants for your cottage garden or modern perennial border.

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Sep 21, 2014

Polytunnel, Gailardia, Anacyclus and Myosotis...

It has been a busy Sunday at Jo-Anna Cottage Plants. No peace for the wicked they say... we must have been very wicked! The polytunnel arrived last week so the better half spent most of the morning and afternoon preparing the frame whilst I spent most of the day in the shed potting up Myosotis (Forget Me Nots), Gailardia Burgundy (Blanket Flower) and Anacyclus Garden Gnome (Mount Atlas Daisy)... These will hopefully be on sale in our ebay shop in a few weeks time. Click the "Our Ebay Store" Link on the Navigation Bar" to see what we currently have available.

Each day I will add pages with to the Jo-Anna Plant Encyclopedia so that you can find out more about them, see what they look like and how they should be grown. If you like them and want to purchase some, either follow our ebay store or subscribe to this site. I will blog each time I add a page so that you can head over to my shop and purchase them if you wish.

Going back to the days activities... we managed to finally get the cover on just after 7pm this evening and all is looking good. Am really looking forward to getting the sand beds down so that it is ready to overwinter my less hardy plants.

So all in all an exhausting but highly productive day. I am now going to write my first pages for the Enclyclopedia.. as I said, there is no peace for the wicked.. until next time.

Anna (Jo-Anna Cottage Plants/Jo-Anna Gardening Guide and Forum)



Recent Articles

  1. Plants delivered in freezing conditions

    Jan 28, 15 08:27 PM

    Plants delivered in freezing conditions page shows you what to do if you order arrives when it is freezing

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  2. Plants and Dormancy

    Nov 11, 14 07:51 PM

    Plants and Dormancy explains why perennials die back in the winter and what to expect. Also discuss frosts, temperature zones and care of plants during dormancy.

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  3. Plants for sandy Soil

    Oct 12, 14 07:53 AM

    Plants for sandy soil gives you a list of plants suitable for this type of often acidic soil with links to my plant encyclopedia for further info

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