I was just wondering if any one can help me? I want to grow a St George
cross in my front garden for the world cup in the summer of 2006, bu
as I know absolutely nothing about gardening or plants. Can any on
tell me what flowers I need and what to do.
The St. George's Cross isn't a plant - it's a flag. It
has a white background with a red cross. It is the
origin of the red cross in the British Union Jack flag.
Since the original poster mentions the World Cup,
(rugby? soccer?), he wants to show his support for the
So, basically, he is looking for any short flowers that
are available in white and red, which can be done with
minimal effort (e.g. *not* roses.)
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Probably you want red- and white-flowered bedding plants, of similar,
and probably low, height. Sweet Alison (Lobularia maritima) is a good,
floriferous, white-flowered annual. IIRC, there's white bedding Lobelias
as well. Bedding Salvias include some bright scarlet forms. Or, if
taller plants will do the trick, there's the combination of Lavatera
'Mont Blanc' and Lavatera 'Ruby Regis'.
You'd probably be better inquiring on uk.rec.gardening, where people are
more likely to be familiar with British conditions. Also, let them know
what time of year you're aiming for, and roughly were you are, as that
will constrain your choices.
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