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  In recent years vegetable plant suppliers have been offering the gardener grafted vegetable plants.  This simply means that the best vegetable varieties have been taken and grafted on to a very vigorous rootstock.  This method has been used for many years with fruit trees for example to change the vigour of an apple tree[…]

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  • Striking display of thousands of Dahlias • Incredible sensory floral immersion experience • Power of Trees celebration From 5-9 June, the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) newest Show, RHS Chatsworth Flower Show partnered by Wedgwood will return to the magnificent 1,000acre Chatsworth Estate bursting with exciting new content including a mass planting of thousands[…]

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Your local garden centres and DIY outlets are full of all kinds of composts, but what do they contain and are they fit for purpose? They are often cheap but will they provide the results that the professional nurserymen can achieve with the blends available to them that provide optimal conditions for the plants? Often[…]

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Itoh or intersectional Peonies are thought by many to be the best Peonies available.  They are produced by crossing herbaceous garden Peonies with Tree Peonies.  The initial reason for doing this was to create herbaceous Peonies with pure yellow flowers which were previously only found in Tree Peonies.  It was once thought to be  an[…]

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  The design for The RHS Back to Nature Garden, co-designed by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge and Landscape Architects Andree Davies and Adam White, for the 2019 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, sponsored by M&G Investments, has been unveiled. Key elements of the woodland Garden include a beautifully crafted hollow log for children to climb[…]

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The Campaign for Female Education launches ‘Giving Girls in Africa a Space to Grow’   Cambridge, UK – November 28, 2018 – As part of a year of 25th anniversary celebrations, The Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED) will unveil its first ever garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show (21-25 May 2019). The CAMFED Garden:[…]

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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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