The tough get go­ing

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This hardy plant is al­ready bloom­ing 600ft high in the Pen­nines, writes

Seneciois­a­plant­that­peo­ple nor­mally as­so­ciate with sum­mer, but the one pic­tured here was bloom­ing last week – ad­mit­tedly in a shel­tered spot – 600ft up in the Pen­nines. So, it is ob­vi­ous that this is quite a hardy lit­tle beast and well worth con­sid­er­ing for those spots in the gar­den where the sun shines but the soil is noth­ing spe­cial.

The most com­mon forms avail­able com­mer­cially are S greyi and S lax­i­folius, and­both­havealot­toof­fer.Th­elovely, nu­mer­ous, daisy-like flow­ers start ap­pear­ing in early sum­mer to com­ple­ment the equally at­trac­tive fo­liage.

Nor­mally, Senecio will grow – flop­pily, to say the least – to a height of three feet. It can spread far more, but it doesn’t seem to mind grow­ing in and among other shrubs or even against a wall or fence.

And it is one of those very valu­able

EV­ER­GREEN: Senecio plants are hardy lit­tle beasts well worth con­sid­er­ing for your gar­den.

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