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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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  There are not many plants which are ideally planted in July or August, but Colchicums are one of them. Sometimes called Autumn Crocus or Naked Lady, they provide an attractive display in autumn in borders, rough grass or containers, and continue to bloom between September and November for many years to come.  They are[…]

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There are jobs to be done in the garden even in the depths of winter.  However, on the dullest, darkest and frostiest days, even the hardiest horticulturist finds it preferable to stay indoors with their hands wrapped around a warm cup of tea.  On these days there is much that can be achieved from the[…]

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  The majestic flowers of Hyacinths can fill an entire room with their glorious scent.  This is even more desirable when these bulbs can be made to flower during our Christmas festivities or just brightening the gloomiest winter day with the promise of spring to come. To force Hyacinths it is essential to buy bulbs[…]

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Tulips

  Top tips for tulips No spring flower display would be quite complete without the elegant tulip. From vibrant red cups to dazzling yellow and pretty pink petals, the tulip is an integral part of any spring garden. To get the best possible results follow these tips from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and you[…]

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