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Camassias originate from the woodland edges and damp meadows of the Pacific Northwest of America.  They have many common names including camas, quamash, Indian hyacinth and wild hyacinth. Camassias produce tall spires of star like flowers in blue, white and ocassionaly pink,  at a time when the early spring bulbs, such as Crocus and Daffodils[…]

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I have long extolled the virtues of the patio plants bred by the Kerley family in Cambridgeshire, and yet again they have triumphed with this stunning range of Polyanthus for masses of wonderful, miniature rose like blooms in the coldest months of the year.  It may seem a little early to be planning your autumn[…]

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We all love to see the daffodils heralding the coming of spring, but it’s also lovely to have a brand new variety that friends and neighbours have not seen before.  Here we feature a few of the brand new varieties available this year. Daffodil Sunny Side Up Daffodil Sunny Side Up is a delightfully cheery[…]

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It’s never too early to be planning your garden displays for next spring. Although Tulips should not be planted until the soil is cold in the autumn, some of the bulbs will be delivered in August, and you need to get your orders in before the cream of the crop has all gone.  This is[…]

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Succulents have become more and more in vogue in recent years.  Even the winner of the RHS Chelsea Plant of the year was a succulent in 2022.  The newly developed Mangaves I wish to highlight here are at the height of fashion in the garden. Particularly with the rise in popularity of Xeric landscaping. For[…]

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This stylish 8-seater rattan furniture set immediately stood out to me as outstanding value for money because of it’s low price and the following qualities:- Creates the perfect comfortable space both in the garden or conservatory with this exquisitely designed, easily assembled set. The cushions are constructed of a special water-resistant and dirt-resistant fabric to[…]

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There has been huge innovation in the breeding of Buddleias in recent years, especially in breeding shorter varieties for our often smaller plots.  The Buddleia davidii ‘Butterfly Candy’ Series seems to be amongst the very best of this breeding, and I recommend them for your gardens for the following reasons. Very much smaller than traditional[…]

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For many years the blooms of Campsis have adorned our late summer gardens with their exotic flowers that look as if they might be more accustomed to a mediterranean setting, and yet they are quite hardy in the U.K.  They are covered in fiery flowers from July through to at least October and are quite[…]

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