Miniature roses are most likely descendants of the old Chinese rose Rosa chinensis.  With the help of hybridizers these small flowered plants were refined. Originally, it was said that a miniature rose had to fit under a teacup.

Miniature roses are known to be dainty. They were bred to produce smaller plants and flowers rather than full size roses. Since in the Victorian era they were popular potted plants. During this time Pompon de Paris became a well-known variety. Miniature roses therefore have a fascinating history.

For many years this was Britain’s favourite flower, until it was popularised by the Americans. New breeds and colours were added to spice up the garden and market.

If you have limited space for a garden, miniature roses would be ideal for you. Please note that they do not like to be split up. Trim occasionally and fertilize with Miracle Gro Bloom Booster.

Until next week, Happy Gardening.



Bandicoot Berry

Leea Indica commonly called Bandicoot Berry originated in Asia and Australia. It has green foliage and is the sister of Leea Coccinea ‘Rubra’, which has similar traits.

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Hawaiian Holly

Leea Coccinea ‘Rubra’ commonly called Hawaiian or West Indian Holly originated in Burma and comes from the Leeaceae family.

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Four o’clock flower

Marvel of Peru or Mirabilis commonly called Four O’ Clock flowers originated in Peru and is native to tropical South America.

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Agave americana, also called sentry plant, century plant, maguey or American aloe, is a species of flowering plant in the family Agavaceae and native to  Mexico and the United States in New Mexico,  Arizona and  Texas.

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Umbrella plant

Cyperus Papyrus and Cyperus Alterni-folius, commonly known as Umbrella Grass, Umbrella Plant, Umbrella Papyrus, Umbrella Sedge or the Umbrella Palm, originated in Egypt many years ago.

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