Centaurea cyanus - asteraceae - flower = blue capitulum - ray florets surrounding disk flowers - actinomorphic - grey green leaves and stems - wildflower meadow - cottage garden  CHALK

Cornflowers or Bachelor Buttons (Centaurea cyanus) ‘Blue Diadem’ sold by Annie's Annuals and Perennials

Carpinus betulus - Betulaceae - pale grey bark - accuminate leaf tip - ovate - ribbed - serrated margins - minimal pruning to thin canopy - specimen - hedging - deciduous CHALK

Carpinus betulus, European Hornbeam foliage close-up: tolerant of clay soils and polluted areas. Very useful tree even for a small garden.

Tsuga heterophylla - Pinaceae - conical habit - evergreen flattened linear leaves - varying sizes (heterophylla) - white abaxial - small ovoid cones - 30m - specimen tree

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Eucalyptus gunii - myrtaceae - young leaves = orbicular glaucous blue - mature = grey green elliptic to sickle shape - margins entire - peeling cream and brown bark - evergreen - clusters of small yellow flowers  - sand tolerant

Eucalyptus gunii - myrtaceae - young leaves = orbicular glaucous blue - mature = grey green elliptic to sickle shape - margins entire - peeling cream and brown bark - evergreen - clusters of small yellow flowers - sand tolerant

Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Garnet' - sapindaceae - medium deciduous shrub - leaves palmately compound - 7 leaflets - deeply dissected - purple red - best in partial shade

dissectum 'Garnet' - sapindaceae - medium deciduous shrub - leaves palmately compound - 7 leaflets - deeply dissected - purple red - best in partial shade

Cotoneaster horizontalis. LO1.

Cotoneaster horizontalis (Wall Cotoneaster) - Cotoneaster - Hedges A-Z

Clerodendrum trichotomum var. fargesii. LO1.

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Vinca difformis - Apocynaceae - simple, ovate, oppposite leaves - margins entire - 5 petalled actinomorphic flowers - 4cm - pale blue - late winter/early spring - evergreen - prostrate/mat forming - best in full sun but can live in shade

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Trachycarpus fortunei - Arecaceae - evergreen palm - stout fibrous trunk - leaves up to 1m - deeply palmately divided into linear segments - small yellow flowers in summer - mostly hardy, may require winter protection in hard frost or strong cold winds - dry soil

Evergreen palm with attractive habit fan shaped (coarse) leaves. Well drained fertile soil in full sun or dappled shade. Shelter from drying winds.

Vitis coignetiae. LO1

Vitis coignetiae AGM - for outer circle trellis. Removed Oct, v poor autumn colour so replaced with V vinifera 'Spetchley Red'

Cornus mas - cornaceae - deciduous shrub - oval leaves - purple in autumn - yellow winter flowers - red berries

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Buxus sempervirens. LO1.

Evergreen shrub to tree. Good wind, salt and drought resistance and tolerates the complete range of light conditions. Long-lived and slow growing, B. sempervirens is ideal for clipping and shaping.

Tilia x europea - Malvaceae - pale grey ridged bark - characteristic epicormic growth - hairy abaxial with tufts in leaf vein axils - asymmetrical cordiform leaves

Tilia x europea - Common Lime. Grows with alternating stems. Leaves are asymmetrical (unusual feature). New growth has a reddish hue. Red buds with very smooth bark.

Cortaderia selloana 'Sunningdale Silver' - Poaceae - clump - long linear leaves - 1.5m long - rough margins - long feathery panicle inflorescence on erect stalks - low maintenance architectural - prairie planting - drought tolerant

Cortaderia selloana 'Sunningdale Silver' - Poaceae - clump - long linear leaves - long - rough margins - long feathery panicle inflorescence on erect stalks - low maintenance architectural - prairie planting - drought tolerant

Euonymus fortunei var. radicans 'Variagata' - clay soil -

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