This beautiful sweet almond makes a highly ornamental tree bearing showy, light pink blossom in spring. Grafted on a semi-dwarfing 'St Julian' rootstock, Almond 'Robijn' will form a medium sized, spreading tree with excellent resistance to peach leaf curl. In areas with mild, frost free winters the soft shelled nuts will form from the third year after planting, and can be harvested from late august. Although perfectly hardy, almond trees require a frost free winter and a warm dry summer in order to produce a crop. As Almond 'Robijn' is grafted onto peach rootstock it is advised not to plant near peaches as hybridisation may occur resulting in bitter nuts. Almonds are self fertile but pollination is improved when more than one almond tree is grown. Height and spread: 3.5m (11').
Estimated time to cropping once planted: 2 years.
Estimated time to best yields: 3 years.
Useful links:Fruit rootstock guide
Clematis 'Elizabeth' is a well known variety, deserving of its RHS AGM. The purple-tinged foliage provides the perfect contrast to its spring displays of sweet almond scented blooms in late spring and early summer. Like all montana varieties, Clematis 'Elizabeth has a vigorous habit that will romp over walls and fences with ease. Height: 10m (30'). Spread: 3m (10'). Pruning group: 1.
Also known as the Dwarf Flowering Almond, Prunus glandulosa 'Rosea Plena'makes a wonderfully compact, low-maintenance shrub for small gardens. In mid to late spring, masses of voluptuous double pink blossoms smother the bare stems before the leaves appear. This pretty, eye-catching shrub looks stunning planted as a free-standing specimen or as part of a mixed border where it adds real impact to the spring garden. Height: 150cm (59"). Spread: 150cm (59").
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Named after myself in 1986, this attractive Sweet Pea has lightly scented, large blooms in a gorgeous almond pink with a hint of cream. Ideal used a garden cut flower and regular prizewinner on the show bench. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 30cm (12").
Climbing semi-evergreen stems carry starry white flowers from midsummer, with a deliciously sweet almond fragrance. The flowers give way by late summer to silky seed heads that make a striking Autumn display. Clematis flammula is fast growing and wonderfully vigorous, and pruning to ground level each year makes it easy to maintain. Superb for growing through shrubs and trees, or scrambling over walls and fences. Height: 5m (16'). Spread: 1m (3'). Pruning group: 3.
This hardy, deciduous shrub is one of the last to break bud in spring - but well worth the wait! Tropical looking, mauve blue flowers smother the dark three-lobed foliage in late summer and autumn, when many other blooms have faded. Hibiscus syriacus 'Sugared Almonds' will thrive on most soils but is particularly useful for tricky alkaline conditions. Rose Mallow requires little maintenance but enjoys a long, hot summer to produce the most stunning hibiscus flowers. Height: 3m (10'). Spread: 2m (6',5").
Culinary note: The flowers can be infused to make a mildly citrus flavoured tea. The petals can be cut and added to fruit salads too. For more details about edible flowers click here.
The wood alpine strawberry produces masses of dainty, sweet tasting berries from July to September. The small fruits have a delicate flavour with an almond undertone making them perfect for decorating pastries and cakes or dropping into a glass of champagne! Strawberry 'Mignonette' is ideal for growing in hanging baskets and containers. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 30cm (12").
Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.
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An extremely beautiful, sweetly perfumed variety with large, rich pink blooms on an almond-cream background. The long flower stems of Sweet Pea 'Tickled Pink' are ideal for cutting so that you can enjoy their powerful fragrance in your home. A lovely variety for growing over obelisks and trellis to add colour and fragrance to your summer garden. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 30cm (12").