A list of some annual grasses.
A small genus of which only one species is of interest to the general gardener.
This is an enormous genus of some 700 species of evergreen and semi-evergreen ferns.
A half-hardy shrubby perennial, up to 1 m (3 ft) in height.
A shrub which grows to 2 m (6 ft), with sharp spines on the stems and small oval leaves.
A native of Malaysia, and found throughout India, the Far East and eastern Africa, usually on coastal sites.
Rich in vitamins A, B and C, and has energizing tonic properties.
Hardy, deciduous shrub, growing to 1.5 m (5 ft), it has narrow, bright-green,
oval to lanceolate leaves.
An upright, deciduous shrub, growing to 1.5 m (5 ft), it has arching, twiggy branches and covered in a mass of bright-yellow pea flowers in spring.
Several species are used, all indiscriminately termed buchu, or “buka”, meaning powder in the local language.
Grows in most soils and tolerates dry conditions well.
A hardy evergreen shrub, growing to 2 m (6 ft), with lanceolate, sticky, dark-green leaves.
Lemon verbena is a deciduous shrub from Chile and Argentina where it grows up to 3m (10ft) high.
Convolvulus cneorum is an attractive small shrub with eye-catching silver-grey leaves.
Small gardens almost inevitably have a lot of potential space for climbers and wall shrubs.