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It is possible to have an absolute riot of colour in our gardens throughout May and June and then suddenly to have nothing but green. We all need to think about the blooms that are to come to provide late summer and autumn colour and create a continuously beautiful space to enjoy. Asters, better known[…]

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When I first saw this delightful new breeding in Pot Carnations I just knew I had to recommend them to my readers.  They are absolutely invaluable in our gardens.  Below I list 10 of the reasons why. Deliciously scented blooms just like carnations of times gone by. Larger double blooms than other Pot Carnations Slow[…]

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Many of us take great inspiration from the RHS Flower Shows, and perhaps from Chelsea more than any.  Unfortunately like many events the RHS Chelsea Flower Show had to be cancelled in 2020 due to lockdown.  However all is not lost. The RHS website is hosting a virtual flower show and we are able to[…]

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Gardening News

  The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) announces some of the daily highlights planned for the first ever RHS Virtual Chelsea Flower Show, 18 – 23 May, supported by M&G. Throughout the week the RHS website will host a packed schedule of fresh and inspirational content from some of the nation’s favourite gardening experts. Each day[…]

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Penstemons have long been a favourite in our gardens with their stunning bell shaped flowers, particularly for those of us that garden in the cottage style.  They could however be a little temperamental.  The Pensham series of Penstemons were originally bred by the late renowned plant breeder Edward Wilson in Pensham in Worcestershire. He bred[…]

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Gardening News

Prestigious competitions to be incorporated into virtual show (18-23 May) RHS Chelsea Garden Product of the Year finalists announced with sustainability and small-space growing among this year’s key themes People’s Choice vote to find RHS Chelsea’s Plant of the Decade The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), the UK’s leading gardening charity, has announced it will host[…]

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Gardening News

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and BBC 1 The One Show are joining forces to launch My Chelsea Garden, a competition encouraging amateur gardeners across the nation to share images of their green spaces and growing efforts at home in search of the very best. The charity and broadcaster are asking people to enter pictures[…]

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The Buddleia Buzz series are a breakthrough in breeding.  We all know the giant Buddleias that were beautiful but thuggish  in our gardens.  They had to be hacked to the ground every spring to stop them getting out of control, and generously seeded themselves around as you may have seen alongside the tracks if you[…]

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Any among you that have visited the Mediterranean regions on your holidays will surely remember seeing these beautiful plants lapping up the sunshine. Oleanders (sometimes called Nerium Oleander) are a delightful shrub with willow-like leaves and single or double white, cream, pink or red flowers with fragrance. If you dream of bringing the Mediterranean look[…]

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