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Around the campus - May and June 2008
'New Zealand Holly' (olearia macrodonta). Holly-like leaves, evergreen, good plant for both coastal and inland areas. See this in borders near Marlborough and Solsbury residences.
Variegated form of the common Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus 'Marbled White') in borders at Marlborough residence.
Sisyrinchium striatum. In new herbaceous border opposite the Arrival Square. Plant in full sun, drought intolerant.
'Cape Figwort' (Phygelius 'Yellow trumpet') Likes a south facing sunny aspect. Origin : South Africa.
They can be used in shrub or herbaceous borders. See good specimens of these near the pond area above the lake.
Garden variety of Yarrow (Achillea fillipendula 'goldplate'). See this in the new Arrivals Square border.
'Manna Ash' (Fraxinus ornus). Medium size tree, which flowers abundantly. See this near 4 South Annex. Origin : Southern Europe to Middle East.
Genista Lydia. South of the lake near Chemistry. Origin : Croatia, Serbia.
'Whitebeam' (Sorbus aria), many around campus, as it grows well on lime-rich soils. Origin : Europe.
'Cotton Lavender' (Santolina chamaecyparissus). To be seen on south side of the lake. Origin : Southern France and the Pyrenees.
'The Blanket Flower' (Gaillardia aristata variety 'Kobold'). A very compact variety of this herbaceous perennial. Tolerant of poor soils and drought conditions. Origins : Germany ('Goblin'). See this opposite the Arrivals Square.
Geranium variety 'Wargrave Pink'. One of the best of the hardy herbaceous geraniums. See opposite residences on route to the STV.
Contact Peter Brown, Landscape Manager on 5552.