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Polianthes Tuberosa (Tuberose) is a half hardy, deciduous,  tuberous perennial native to Mexico. It’s main attraction is it’s glorious scent.  The essence of the flowers is used to produce some of the world’s finest perfumes. It is reputed to be the most scented bulb of all. The delicious scent is strongest in the evenings. Erect[…]

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Camellias are evergreen shrubs or small trees.  Their flowering periods vary from autumn to spring. They are hardy in most parts of the U.K.  They are originally woodland plants native to India, Japan and China.  To mimic their woodland conditions they are best grown in shelter and light shade.  Morning sun on the dew covered[…]

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  The UK’s largest repository of dried garden plants will be available online after the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) digitised its collection of specimens dating from 1731, future-proofing it for gardeners. More than 86,000 dried specimens stored at RHS Garden Wisley have now been sorted and photographed with the support of the National Lottery through[…]

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Whether you are an avid seasoned gardener or a novice there is always new things to be learnt and events to be enjoyed.  Here we bring you a range of courses and events arranged by the renowned TV presenter and garden and food writer Sarah Raven.  From cut flower gardening to vegetable gardening there is[…]

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A home filled with the fresh pine fragrance of a real Christmas tree is a treat not to be missed. It is something that an artificial Christmas tree can never replace.  With the deals we have chosen for you below the trees will be delivered directly to you, saving time and effort without forsaking the[…]

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The RHS and Reading University map daffodil’s chloroplast genome for the first time Genetic markers could help identify bulbs at point of sale and aid conservation efforts and breeding of new cultivars Gardeners might end up never planting the wrong bulb again after the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and Reading University successfully mapped a daffodil’s[…]

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With Christmas getting ever closer what gift could be more suitable for a gardener than a supply of seeds,both vegetables/salads and ornamental, to use throughout the coming year at the correct sowing time.  Many of these are beautifully presented in tins.  They are very easy and cheap  to post if necessary and are sure to[…]

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