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I have long had a fascination with the deepest darkest flowers that are the nearest you can get to black.  I don’t know whether it is because they are dark and mysterious, their rarity or whether it is simply the stark contrast between black flowers and the surrounding foliage and blooms. Below I would like[…]

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I just love to be able to introduce new plants to you like this new French Lavender from the Butterfly Garden series.  French Lavenders have a longer flowering period compared to our English varieties.  They are a little more temperamental in that they love to bake in hot sun and well drained conditions, not cold[…]

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This gorgeous new Strawberry variety is not for those with a smaller appetite! It was originally bred for one of the high-end supermarkets, but, luckily for us, it has been released to be grown by the general public. Strawberry Sweet Colossus produces the largest berries I have ever come accross, with many of them reaching[…]

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Raymond Evison has dedicated sixty years of his life to breeding and developing some of the best Clematis in the world.  Throughout this time he has bred many outstanding varieties and won multiple gold medals for his exhibits at the RHS shows. Here I want to highlight  the wonderful Boulevard Clematis, bred by Raymond at[…]

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Many people do not have the knowledge or confidence to be able to carry out planting design for their own borders.  They may not know which plants grow well in the site available, for instance do they grow well in sun, shade, clay soils, seaside locations etc. They may not know when each of their[…]

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You may often find a blue agapanthus in the garden centres, sometimes a white one and on occasion even a bicolour one.  However I think you are unlikely to find such a gorgeous variety as Agapanthus sea breeze, with its stunning combination of colours. Below I describe some of the best features of this delightful[…]

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I wanted to draw your attention to this superb new breeding in tomatoes, which I think is perfect for your gardens and allotments for the following reasons:- Excellent resistance to common tomato diseases including blight. This delicious cherry tomato has the old fashioned tomato flavour that many of us yearn for, and is not always[…]

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