The Plants

I made a wish list, then amended it after visiting the nurseries over a few months.

Availability of plants is seasonal, so each time you visit, the selection will be slightly different.

For example, I want some heliconia – they’ll be ready in two months, as the nursery has just propagated them.

A couple of months ago, I wanted some cordylines – no-one had any.

You have to be patient. It’s the natural way of things.

Except, I want them now!!!!!!

But, on the plus side, you might find a plant that you hadn’t considered as it wasn’t there the last time you went.

Anyway, this is what I currently have planted.

(X) =  these plants don’t look tropical – they’re the Cottage garden element of the garden style


  • Canna
  • Hibiscus
  • Ginger
  • Bromeliad
  • Chilli Hibiscus


  • Day lilies
  • Heliconia
  • Other lilies
  • Marigolds (X)
  • Bougainvillea


  • Gardenia
  • Cape Jasmine
  • Spider lilies
  • Easter lilies
  • Madagascan Frangipani


  • Geraniums (X)
  • Medinilla
  • Frangipani
  • Bromeliads
  • Bougainvillea
  • Anthurium


  • Ruellia
  • Agapanthus (X)
  • Tibouchina (shrub) (X)


  • Dracaena
  • Cordyline
  • Chocolate Bush
  • Bamboo
  • Croton
  • Moses in a cradle
  • Agave
  • Mother-in-laws tongues
  • Zigzag plant
  • Ornamental banana


  • Butternut pumpkin (X)
  • Spider plants


  • Rodrigues or Spindle
  • Golden Cane
  • Veitchia


  • Black mulberry (X)
  • Pawpaw
  • Strawberries (X)
  • Passionfruit vine
  • Lemon (X)
  • Lime (X)
  • Pineapple

Plus a few other things I don’t know the name of.

It looks impressive on paper, but keep in mind that they’re teeny, tiny, wee things.