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Bred by French breeder Delbard, ‘Belle de  Jour’ is a stunning new rose variety that has become the fortieth winner of the competition held by Roses U.K. One of many entrants, it beat all others to the prestigious accolade after being tested in various conditions all around the U.K for two years. This gorgeous variety[…]

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Many people have wonderful late spring and early summer displays in their gardens, followed by a rather drab time when all the earlier blooms have faded. The amazing Echibeckia ‘Summerina’ Series plug this gap by continually blooming through to the first frosts. Many of us will be familiar with Echinaceas (Coneflowers) in our gardens. You[…]

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  The top London florists charge a small fortune for a designer bouquet for gifts or for the home. Luckily gardener, cook, writer and television presenter Sarah Raven has used her astonishing talent to put together collections of seedlings that you can grow on in your prized plots to create your very own designer bouquets[…]

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Lilies are a long standing favourite in our summer gardens, but what is so special about the Roselilies? Well there are some important advantages that I attempt to list below:- Stunning, double blooms which unfurl like roses.  A light and pleasant perfume which is not overpowering like the spicy scent of  some traditional Oriental hybrids.[…]

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    There are a great many varieties of Alstroemeria, some short, some tall, some bright and some in delicate pastel shades. The brand new Alstroemeria ‘Valley’ Collection (Summer Paradise Series) however have an attribute seldom held by other varieties.  That is that they are exceptionally winter hardy.  Many other Alstroemeria series have had the[…]

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Peonies have long been a great favourite of mine, and I am familiar with many varieties.  However I was quite taken aback to see this stunning new form which I believe may be one of the best herbaceous varieties. Below I have listed some of it’s many endearing attributes:- A very long lived, perennial garden[…]

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I can think of so many reasons why we should all be growing this stunning new Rose Timeless Purple. Below I have listed just a few:- A perfect cut-flower rose that can be grown by the amateur at home in our gardens. This Hybrid Tea rose bears old-fashioned style, multi-petalled, deep purple blooms that have[…]

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Rose Sweet Honey has been named as Rose of the Year 2020. It was launched at the 2019 RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival In the Festival of Roses display by Roses UK on behalf of Kordes Rosen of Germany. This elegant floribunda variety was chosen for it’s many qualities including:- Outstanding disease resistance Strong,[…]

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Gerberas, sometimes known as Barberton Daisies or Transvaal Daisies, have always been an attractive plant, but in the past they have been best grown in a warm greenhouse.  That is until the Garvinea series of Gerberas were bred and came to the market.  Garvineas have proven to be hardy plants in UK conditions. They are[…]

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