Euphorbia myrsinites , creeping Spurge (pictures)

Euphorbia myrsinites


Euphorbia myrsinites, creeping Spurge (pictures)


Exposure : full sun , soil : well-drained light soil.  It is a succulent species of spurge with trailing stems bearing lime-yellow flowers in spring. At all times his blue-grey leaves make it a decorative perennial.  Like all euphorbias the milky sap can cause significant skin and eye irritations.







cephalaria gigantea,


Cephalaria gigantea giant scabious


Exposure: full sun, part shade

Height 2 m, spread  : 60 cm

Bloom time : June, July, September

Soil type: well drained light

Yellow prime rose” with scabious-like flowers supported on tall growing stems which appear at the beginning of summer.  Cephalaria has to be planted at the back of a herbaceous mixed border among large shrubs.  Cephalaria is self supporting when it  is located in a well sheltered place.

Propogation methods : sowing or dividing in spring

Cephalaria is a good cut flower and attracts bees



Hemerocallis "Artic Snow"


Artic Snow :

Near white with contrasting black pollen sacs and green throat. A slight gold edge. A good performer with nice branching and excellent flower form.  Extended blooming



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Some of our perenials blooming at the end of May

Hydrangea anomala "petiolaris" and allium christophii  
Crambé cordifolia and geranium endressi

 Persicaria polymorpha and achillea millefolium 
Dianthus and nigella  damascena (Love-in-a-mist) 
Phlomis russeliana and sisyrinchium 

Paeonia (white) and hostas  
Centranthus ruber and phlomis fruticosa 

Many more pictures of the garden and roses on the Dutch and French sites.

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What is blooming at this moment ? (1.03.2008)

crocus "remembrance"
Nice colour combination of euonymus fortunei "gaiety " and crocus vernus "remembrance" 
Helleborus orientalis
 Helleborus Nigercors "Pink" 
Mahonia    “Charity”
It is a beautiful impressive winter-flowering shrub.
Evergreen with spiky, dark leaves and lily-of-the-valley scented yellow flowers which appear late winter.
The wonderfully scented flowers in late winter, early spring, are an added bonus for this distinguished evergreen shrub. Mahonia is relatively slow-growing. Once planted, it  needs no further care, apart from the occasional removal of dead wood.  Mahonia is in flower for a considerable time. Prefers moist soil.


Iris Pseudacorus”Bastardi”, Yellow Flag

At the beginning of April  
At the end of April
Flowering at the end of May


 As you can notice the leaves became light green

Iris Pseudacorus”Bastardi”, Yellow Flag,  Iris des marais “Variegata”, gele lis The variegated form of the wild yellow flag which produces golden flowers in early summer..  It is less invasive than the self-seeding plain green form.  The leaves become green in summer.I often use the leaves for my flower decorations (weaving).  It will grow in the margins of a pool or in a moist or wet soil.  Propagation : an old overgrown clump will benefit of being lifted and divided and in that way you increase your plants.  


Meconopsis cambrica,

Meconopsis  cambrica, Welsh Poppy, schijnpapaver, pivot jaune (pictures)
Invasively self-sowing but delicately pretty yellow or orange summer-flowering Welsh Poppy. It is an easy to grow and reliable perennial .  They both exist :  single and double forms.  The double forms can only be propagated by division.
Position : sun or partial shade  Height 30 cm.  Blooming from mid-spring to mid-autumn   
Beautiful combination with crocosmia masoniorum


Angelica Archangelica (pictures)

Angelica archangelica (picture) Angélique, grote engelwortel

H. 1.40/2 m. Flowering June/July. It is a well-known ornamental herb.  It is a biennial plant that should be positioned in a sunny spot.  Angelica is very decorative in leaf and creamy flowers.  The stems can be crystallized and used in cakes.  As for all self-sowers the seed heads should be removed. It likes humus and wet soil in Summer.



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Crinum x powelli

Crinum  x powelli, haaklelie, la crinole (picture)

 H. 1.20  Flowering season : 7/9. Plant in Spring.  Crinum needs full sun and well-drained, though not dry, humus soil. They develop best if you leave them undisturbed for many years. Long strap-shaped leaves (1m).  Out of the middle of the loaf rosette comes a tall stem with several lily-alike flowers over a period of weeks. A magnificent bulbous plant that mostly is cultivated in pots.  In our garden the crinums grow in the borders and are protected in winter with leaves.  They appreciate a big gift of compost before flowering.  Plant the bulbs so that the tips are only lightly covered.  They also exist in white.

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