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Yoke van der Meer

Yoke van der Meer

Yoke started her Yoke’s Magic Gardening business in April 2012. She has also recently (January, 2019) started growing a very colourful plant called the Salvia again, of which she used to have a National Collection at former Rodbaston College in Staffordshire.

Yoke's Salvia blog Chapter 4

The most easy, versatile ones for use in sunny borders or pots are which I call the ‘Shrubby, small leaved Salvias’. These are hardy to at least – 10 degr. C.  and much more than this in my experience.

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Yoke's Salvia blog Chapter 3

Here in Britain we had Pat Vlasto, Beth Chatto, Beryl Davies (from former Probus Demonstration Garden in Cornwall) and later Christine Yeo to thank for the wonderful pioneering work the'd done with salvias. We now have two lovely salvias to at least honour Pat in Salvia x jamensis 'Pat Vlasto' and Salvia 'Christine Yeo', which is, what I always believed,  a tough cross of S. microphylla and S. chamaedryoides.

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Yoke's Salvia blog Chapters 1&2

This year I would like to start a whole new 'New World Salvia collection'! 
First this will be virtual on my blog, but hopefully I will soon be able to grow all these lovely plants into a fantastic collection in reality!

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