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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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  As soon as I saw this plant in the catalogue I fell in love with it.  Busy Lizzie ‘Wild Romance’ is in my opinion the best double flowered Busy Lizzie on the market.  But what is different about it? We have had double flowered  Busy Lizzies available for many years.  Well this one is[…]

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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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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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Daphne x transatlantica ‘Eternal Fragrance’ is a delightful semi-evergreen shrub famed for it’s exquisite fragrance.  It has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit, and therefore has been tested for it’s outstanding performance in U.K garden conditions.  It’s compact nature makes it ideal for containers as well as borders. The fact that this shrub[…]

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  Following its success at RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May, Thompson & Morgan’s in-house-bred sunflower, SunBelievable™ ‘Brown Eyed Girl’ has won even more awards and accolades. Proving hugely popular in the US, the new sunflower was awarded the Retailers’ Choice Award at the FARWEST Show in Portland, Oregon, as well as the 2018 American[…]

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Begonias have been voted a plant favourite in the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) annual People’s Choice Awards. Visitors to RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey were asked to vote for their favourite from 84 new varieties trialled over the summer, with the basket and bedding classic securing the top two spots. The pink-frilled petals and lemony[…]

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Hydrangea hybrid Runaway Bride® ‘Snow White’  is fantastic new breeding, hence it achieved the prestigious accolade of Plant of the Year 2018 at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018.  It is an extremely floriferous and vigorous Hydrangea.  Many of the Hydrangeas you see for sale produce only one bloom on the end of each branch, but Hydrangea[…]

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  Many of the new season’s seed ranges are available online now or in the coming weeks.  If you are anything like me you will derive great pleasure from trawling through the new seed selections and, with baited breath, you will be eager to discover the latest breeding in flowers for your summer displays and[…]

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