Common Name: Dalmation bellflower Genus: Campanula Species: portenschlagiana Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade Hardiness: Hardy Soil type: Well-drained/light, Chalky/alkaline Height: 15cm Spread: 50cm Time to divide plants: March to April Flowering period: July to August Hardy, vigorous and persistent, it's easily grown on the rockery, on walls, in front of borders or even in pots.
euphorbia characias Common Name: Wood spurge Genus: Euphorbia Species: amygdaloides Cultivar: var. robbiae Skill Level: Beginner Exposure: Partial shade, Shade Hardiness: Hardy Soil type: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Moist Height: 60cm Spread: 30cm Time to divide plants: March to April Flowering period: April to June http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/plants/plant_finder/plant_pages/305.shtml
Common Name: Red campion Genus: Silene Species: dioica Skill Level: Beginner Exposure: Partial shade, Shade Hardiness: Hardy Soil type: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline, Dry, Moist Height: 30cm Spread: 30cm This little pinky-red meadow flower is often found in the wild growing in woo
Common Name: Grape hyacinth Genus: Muscari Species: armeniacum Skill Level: Beginner Exposure: Full sun Hardiness: Hardy Soil type: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Sandy Height: 20cm Spread: 8cm Time to divide plants: June to August Flowering period: April to May
Lavender plants will tolerate many growing conditions, but it thrives in warm, well-drained soil and full sun. Like many plants grown for their essential oils, a lean soil will encourage a higher concentration of oils. An alkaline and especially chalky soil will enhance lavenders fragrance.
Daphne odora (winter daphne) is a species of flowering plant in the family Thymelaeaceae, native to China and Japan. It is an evergreen shrub, grown for its very fragrant, fleshy, pale-pink, tubular flowers, each with 4 spreading lobes, and for its glossy foliage. It rarely fruits, producing red berries after flowering. It grows best in fertile, slightly acid, peaty, well-drained soils. It grows in full sun or partial shade, and is hardy to −10 °C (14 °F), possibly lower.