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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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Pansies are a key ingredient of our autumn, winter and spring garden displays, whether it be in containers or borders.  Their bright, happy blooms add colour at a time when few other plants are in flower. Below are a handful of varieties that I would recommend from the online catalogues for this season.   Pansy[…]

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  The collections below have been put together by the expert eye of presenter and writer Sarah Raven, taking the guesswork out of putting together your own combinations for your winter/spring containers.  The colours have been mixed as if by an artist and all the plants have been tested previously in Sarah’s garden at Perch[…]

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