P261 CEEFAX 261 Fri 6 Oct 19:21/01   1/6 :.   ::.   vvvvvvvvvvvvv((((((((((((((((((((((  GARDENERS' WORLD  (BBC2 Friday October 6) CAMELLIA JAPONICA "PROFESSOR" CS SARGENT" A beautiful, rich, red camellia of very full, peony form, with ruffled and frilled flower within a single ring of outer 0ftals. Grows well in part shadd and in a lime-free soilN CURCULIGO CAPITATA (PALM GRASS) A palm- like plant for the warm greenhouse It needs perfect drain!ff; merely good drain!ff will not do.  More
P261 CEEFAX 261 Fri 6 Oct 19:20/11   2/6 :.   ::.   vvvvvvvvvvvvv((((((((((((((((((((((  GARDENERS' WORLD  (BBC2 Friday October 6) CALLIANDRA HAEMA NBFPHALAPOWDERPUFF Spectacular shrub when flowering, whYch is always in February in the northfrn Hemisphere. Quite often seen in gardens in Florida, but only in a warm greenhouse in BritainN CORNUS FLORIDA (FLOVFRING DOG+NND) Native to eastern America. Thf name means "full of flowers"N Grown in southern Britain, where several varieties with white or pink bracts are available.  More
P261 CEEFAX 261 Fri 6 Oct 19:21/00   3/6 :.   ::.   vvvvvvvvvvvvv((((((((((((((((((((((  GARDENERS' WORLD  (BBC2 Friday October 6) OPUNTIA (PRICKLY PEA3) This cactus is native to desert parts of thf United States. Opuntias are almost hardy, but not quite, and require a greenhouse or conservatory with a minimum tem0frature of 40F. AGAVE AMERICANA (CENTURY PLANT) A very large, spectacular, spiny succulent which can be grown out of doors in the mildest parts of Britain. It is too large for most greenhouses. "Variegata" is smaller, but is still perhaps best left to public collections.  More
P261 CEEFAX 261 Fri 6 Oct 19:12/01   4/6 :.   ::.   vvvvvvvvvvvvv((((((((((((((((((((((  GARDENERS' WORLD  (BBC2 Friday October 6) EUPHORBIA MILII (C NNOFTHORNS Sometimes grown in our greenhouses as E splendens, it is a succulent that is not often seen except in collections. Not possible outside in Britain. ACACIA FARNESIANA One of the acacias that are called "mimosas"V Not hardy in Britain, but widely grown in the Mediterranean for thf perfume that is made from its flowers. The spineless A. dealbata is a very fast-growing, similarly, beautiful tree found in the mildest parts of BritainN  More
P261 CEEFAX 261 Fri 6 Oct 19:20/11   5/6 :.   ::.   vvvvvvvvvvvvv((((((((((((((((((((((  GARDENERS' WORLD  (BBC2 Friday October 6) PYRACANTHA These are well-known, utterly hardy firethorns that are universally grown in our gardens. CRINUM HYBRIDS Tropical crinums, from Africa and Asia, are not hardy, with the exception of one hybrid, C. powellii, a first-class bulbous plant, with large, pink, amaryllis-like flowers in late sunZfr and early autumn Needs winter protection in the coldest areas here. Bulbs are the size of a school football.  More
P261 CEEFAX 261 Fri 6 Oct 19:20/11   6/6 :.   ::.   vvvvvvvvvvvvv((((((((((((((((((((((  GARDENERS' WORLD  (BBC2 Friday October 6) MAGNOLIA GRANDIFLORA "LITTLE GEM" The s0fcies itself is a native of Florida and often reaches 100ft in swamps, where it seeds itself generously. This new variety is so small as to make a hedge, and it flowers when young. Large, creamy flowers are borne in late suller. It is not currently available in the UK, but is being commercially prop!f—ted. EvergreenN  More