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

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

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

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

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

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

Cotoneaster horizontalis. LO1.

Cotoneaster horizontalis. LO1.

Clerodendrum trichotomum var. fargesii. LO1.

Clerodendrum trichotomum var. fargesii. LO1.

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

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

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

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

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