Tradescantia fluminensis can be found growing in the wild in the region that stretches from South Eastern and Southern Brazil through to North Argentina, where the plants grow primarily in the wet tropical biome.  Common names for Tradescantia fluminensis ‘Viridis’ include Spiderwort and Inch Plant, but there are many other common names.  These plants have sweet mid to dark green coloured foliage, whilst the undersides of the leaves are paler in colour and display a slightly silvery tint.

Kalanchoe blossfeldiana ‘Perfect White’ is a double-flowered form of Kalanchoe blossfeldiana with fully-double, snow-white coloured flowers.  The blooms are beautifully complimented by this plant’s gorgeous dark-green coloured, scallop-edged foliage.  Kalanchoe blossfeldiana ‘Perfect White’ is a houseplant that’s available to buy online or from garden centres, nurseries, or supermarkets.  In addition to this double-flowered, white form of Kalanchoe blossfeldiana that’s part of my houseplant collection, look out for Kalanchoe blossfeldiana forms with yellow, red, and pink flowers.

Tradescantia cerinthoides ‘Nanouk’ is a striking plant with variegated leaves that look as if they have been artistically painted in complementary shades of ivory, green, and pink.  Each Tradescantia cerinthoides ‘Nanouk’ plant’s variegation will vary according to the lighting and growing conditions the plant experiences.  A Tradescantia cerinthoides ‘Nanouk’ plant grown in more shaded conditions than the plant would wish for will soon start to produce leaves that have more green in their pigmentation. 

‘Moonlight’ is a lovely white-flowered runner bean that was bred by Tozer Seeds, in the UK.  This is a tall, climbing runner bean.

Runner bean ‘Moonlight’ seeds are widely available.  Very occasionally ‘Moonlight’ runner beans are available to purchase as plants – try your local garden centre, or search for online retailers and mail order suppliers.  Plants tend to be significantly more expensive than seeds. 

Runner bean ‘Snowstorm’ is a tell climbing runner bean variety that was bred in the UK by Tozer Seeds.  ‘Snowstorm’ is an easy to grow, productive variety with pretty white flowers.  This variety has been created by crossing French beans with runner beans to create a runner bean cultivar that is is pollinated more readily and more reliable at cropping.  Tozer have bred a number of runner bean cultivars with French bean genetics in their family tree as part of their extensive breeding programme, that has ran for more than twenty years. 

Runner bean ‘Benchmaster’ is a runner bean with handsome red flowers and long runner beans.  This is a good variety to grow if you’re thinking of entering your runner beans into your local flower show.

Runner bean ‘Benchmaster’ is a tall, climbing runner bean that will grow up to a minimum of 2m (6.5ft) tall, and taller!  If you’re growing ‘Benchmaster’, it’s vital to provide your runner bean plants with a sturdy support frame that will be strong enough to hold the full height and weight of your mature runner bean plants, together with a hefty harvest of runner beans, and will be robust enough to withstand high winds and storms. 

‘Polestar’ is a tall climbing runner bean that will grow to at least 2m (6.5ft) tall and like other climbing runner beans, will happily grow taller!  Runner bean ‘Polestar’ plants have red flowers and produce runner beans with a good flavour.  ‘Polestar’ was the first stringless runner bean bred by Tozer Seeds.

Runner beans are available to purchase as seeds, or occasionally as plants – try your local garden centre or search for online retailers and mail order suppliers. 

Runner bean ‘St George’ is a very ornamental runner bean cultivar that produces striking red and white bi-coloured flowers.  This is an ideal choice of runner bean if you’re looking to grow decorative, yet flavourful, edible plants.

‘St George’ is a climbing runner bean that will grow up to a minimum of 2m (6.5ft) tall.  All tall climbing runner bean plants require substantial support frames that are strong enough to hold full-sized runner bean plants, along with the weight of their beans, but are also robust enough to hold the beans and plants whilst withstanding high winds and storms. 

Runner bean ‘Firestorm’ (also known by the botanical name, Phaseolus coccineus ‘Firestorm’) is a climbing runner bean variety that was bred in the UK by Tozer Seeds.  ‘Firestorm’ is an easy to grow, productive variety with handsome red flowers and delicious runner beans.

‘Firestorm’ has been available for a few years now – this particular runner bean has a truly excellent flavour and texture. 

I bought this endearing little plant about ten years ago.  For me this is a truly charming terrarium plant.  I adore Goeppertia micans leaves; their foliage may appear to be lovely, but fairly ordinary plain green, narrow leaves, but when you touch this foliage it’s a delightful surprise to discover that these leaves are sumptuously soft!  The undersides of every leaf are smooth and silky, they feel like the softest velvet. 

Kalanchoe blossfeldiana var. alba is tender perennial from Madagascar that’s often grown as a houseplant, in the UK.  I think this plant’s common name is Flaming Katy, but I am sure Kalanchoe blossfeldiana has many other common names.  I find that these plants are very drought tolerant and low maintenance, making them great gifts for both experienced and new gardeners.  Due to the fact that these plants are so easy to grow and they don’t need to be watered every week, Kalanchoe blossfeldiana is a perfect plant to give anyone that’s not overly interested in plants!

Physalis peruviana is a tender, herbaceous perennial plant that produces absolutely delicious tasting orange berries, which are quite exquisitely wrapped in these gorgeous papery lanterns.  Also known as Cape Gooseberries, Ground Cherries, or Inca Berries, Physalis peruviana is a lovely plant, with a slightly shrubby habit.

I find that Physalis peruviana plants don’t grow very tall.  Physalis peruviana plants eventual height depends on the seed the plant was grown from, as well as the plant’s age, and the overall growing conditions the plant has enjoyed. 

Chilli pepper ‘Trinidad Perfume’ (Capsicum chinense) is a ‘no heat’ or ‘heatless’ Habanero chilli pepper with a truly gentle flavour.  ‘Trinidad Perfume’ chilli peppers can be enjoyed raw or used in culinary dishes; these lovely chilli peppers have a mild flavour, rather like a sweet green pepper, but with added perfume.

‘Trinidad Perfume’ chilli pepper plants produce green fruits that ripen slowly to a very pretty yellow colour. 

Begonia rex ‘Escargot’ is a rhizomatous perennial that produces these striking patterned leaves that spiral attractively.  This Begonia cultivar’s eye-catching, spiralling form is rather like the coiled form of snail shells, hence the name ‘Escargot’.

This Begonia makes a handsome houseplant.  If you’re considering growing Begonia rex ‘Escargot’, ensure that your plants are safeguarded from cold winter temperatures.  Provide your plants with a minimum temperature of 15C (60F).

Pilea microphylla is a low-growing tender perennial; it’s a native plant of Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and nearby countries.  This is a very small-leaved plant with teeny, tiny leaves that measure just 1-2mm (0.04-0.08″) in size.  At first glance, Pilea microphylla looks rather similar to mosses or ferns.  I am afraid that I am hopelessly in love with Pilea microphylla.  This diminutive plant would be an ideal choice for an indoor fairy garden!

Callisia repens is a low growing, tender herbaceous perennial plant from Mexico, North, Central, and South America.  Plants thrive in partially shaded conditions, in shallow, free draining, acid soils.  This easy-to-grow plant readily adapts to a range of circumstances; tolerating both brighter and more shaded environments, as well as moist, humid, and drier conditions and neutral compost and soils; making Callisia repens a superb houseplant, thats hard to kill!

Chilli peppers (also known as chillies, chile peppers, and by their botanical names of Capsicum annuum, Capsicum frutescens, Capsicum baccatum, Capsicum pubescens, and Capsicum chinense) are a group of tender vegetables that flourish in warm and sunny conditions.  Gardeners can grow green, white, red, yellow, orange, purple, black, and indigo, coloured chillies.  Chilli peppers are decorative and handsome plants that can enhance your garden as well as producing peppers to compliment your meals.

Gerbera jamesonii ‘Red’ is a fun houseplant that produces large and quite dramatic, intense red coloured daisy flowers, which are really rather dazzling; they’re guaranteed to brighten up your day!

I find this type of Gerbera thrives when grown in a pot of slightly gritty, well-drained, peat-free compost.  When placing your pot of Gerbera jamesonii ‘Red, find a spot where your plant can bask in the sunlight – perhaps a sunny windowsill, a porch, or conservatory. 

Gerbera jamesonii ‘Yellow’ is a tender, perennial Gerbera.  This plant is great fun to grow indoors, as a houseplant.  Gerbera jamesonii ‘Yellow’ produces vivid, intense yellow coloured daisy flowers, which are large in size and really rather dazzling; they’re guaranteed to bring an abundance of cheer to any dull day!

I find this type of Gerbera thrives when grown in a pot of slightly gritty, well-drained, peat-free compost. 

Dahlia ‘Sunshine Girl’ is a collarette Dahlia that was raised by Jack Gott, and introduced in 2012.  Plants produce these lovely, creamy white flowers; each bloom features a white ruff that’s attractively highlighted with touches of creamy sunshine yellow.  This yellow infused, white collar encircles every flower’s centre.  Dahlia ‘Sunshine Girl’ plants produce lovely fresh green leaves and stems, which co-ordinate rather beautifully with the white flowers, giving a fresh and lovely touch of green and white to the garden.