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When dead head make sure you cut the seed head off not just pull the dead petals.
It looks like a laurel
I took flowering cuttings off my osteospermums earlier last month I just took any flowers and buds off and they have rooted fine.
You can get flowering shoots to root try cutting the flowers off when you prick them out so the cutting concentrates on rooting rather than flowering.
Stem and tip cuttings don't work as Mike said. I took a rooted cutting of one last spring and it's coming on great.
It helps if you get a book to identify the wild flowers as well that way you can distinguish them from the weeds.
You could also put hardy geraniums in I have heavy clay soil and they love it also geum's, heuchera. Primroses would probably like it .
Some of my customers have broom ans they were in flower for a good couple of months last year I think it depends on where you plant them or have them situated if in a pot.
I love coreopsis the way they just keep flowering right through summer and that you can divide them so easy and they just take and keep flowering aslong as you dead head them.
One of my customers has osteospermums flowering which I put in last summer all different colours. Also one of them has freesia in flower. I think in 4thPanda's photo they look like osteospermums.