Dividing perennial plants

Herbaceous perennials are those plants where the top growth dies off in the autumn leaving roots and the crown of the plant to survive the winter and throw up new stems the following spring.  Many are easily divided to provide extra plants and rejuvenate an old clump where flowering is poor and spring is a good time as the...

Plant types – all those acronyms!

Plant type abbreviations are simple once you understand them! The first letter(s) refer to the hardiness and the final letter refers to the lifecycle.  Thus HP is a Hardy Perennial and HHB is a Half Hardy Biennial.  Of course there are trees that do not withstand freezing conditions, but apart from a couple of frost hardy palms they are...