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There is seldom a more welcome sight than the arrival of our native spring bulbs heralding the hope of warmer times to come. They thrive in our wooded areas and naturalise in grass to brighten our dullest days. Bulbs such as snowdrops (Galanthus), bluebells (Hyacinthoides) and winter aconites (Eranthis) can be planted as dry, dormant[…]

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The alluring flowers of this delightful new breeding caught my eye the moment  I saw them. The flower shape is completely unique in Begonias. Ideal for patio containers, window boxes and hanging baskets, the cascading stems will cover the edges of baskets and containers providing a glamorous summer long display. For years the growers have[…]

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  As soon as I saw this plant in the catalogue I fell in love with it.  Busy Lizzie ‘Wild Romance’ is in my opinion the best double flowered Busy Lizzie on the market.  But what is different about it? We have had double flowered  Busy Lizzies available for many years.  Well this one is[…]

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Montessori St Nicholas reveals its Centenary Children’s Garden design The UK’s leading charity for Montessori education, Montessori St Nicholas has collaborated with award-winning landscape designer Jody Lidgard, to create a Space to Grow garden at the 2019 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The design is intended to demonstrate children’s keen interest in planting, growing and caring[…]

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Sponsored by Savills, the global real estate services provider and award-winning artist and sculptor, David Harber. Designed by Andrew Duff MSGD Award-winning international artist and RHS Chelsea Flower Show stalwart, David Harber, is thrilled to announce that he will once again sponsor a Main Avenue Show Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019. The[…]

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With a burst of artistic flair, Viking, the award-winning river and ocean cruise line, unveils its garden ahead of the 2019 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Following the success of Viking’s gold-medal winning wellness garden in 2018, the ‘Art of Viking’ reflects the brand’s Nordic heritage and promises to offer visitors an immersive and culturally enriching[…]

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For the first time HRH The Duchess of Cambridge has co-designed a garden for the Royal Horticultural Society at the world famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show (21-25 May 2019), sponsored by M&G Investments. The RHS Back to Nature Garden has been designed by The Duchess of Cambridge and Award Winning Landscape Architects Andree Davies and[…]

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Phalaenopsis or Moth Orchids have become one of the U.K’s most popular houseplants.  In my early experience of horticulture orchids were considered collectors plants for the expert and could be vastly expensive.  In more recent times much progress has been made with propagation in laboratories, which has led to mass production and therefore a vast[…]

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The flower shows throughout the year display horticulture at it’s finest. Whether you are a gardening novice or much more experienced, we can all do with the inspiration that these shows provide.  You may take ideas from the many show gardens, or simply discover a new or unusual plant that would be perfect for that[…]

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