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When I first saw this delightful new breeding in Pot Carnations I just knew I had to recommend them to my readers.  They are absolutely invaluable in our gardens.  Below I list 10 of the reasons why. Deliciously scented blooms just like carnations of times gone by. Larger double blooms than other Pot Carnations Slow[…]

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Many of us take great inspiration from the RHS Flower Shows, and perhaps from Chelsea more than any.  Unfortunately like many events the RHS Chelsea Flower Show had to be cancelled in 2020 due to lockdown.  However all is not lost. The RHS website is hosting a virtual flower show and we are able to[…]

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Dahlias are so popular in our summer gardens. This wonderful new variety really caught my eye as soon as I saw it.  Dahlia Tropical Breeze is not one of the tall varieties that need staking, but rather a bedding variety that is ideal for our containers and front of border. Rather than having to wait[…]

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Some of the older readers may remember the Calceolaria from past times, but these wonderful Calynopsis varieties with their exotic, jewel-like blooms  are a real breakthrough.  The Calceolarias have been named things such as Slipper Flower, Pocketbook Plant, Pouch Flower and Slipperwort. Below I want to list some reasons why I think these new varieties[…]

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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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Rhododendron BloomChampion are the latest breeding in evergreen Azaleas. They not only produce blooms at the normal time for an Azalea to flower in April-May, they also rebloom in July-September.  This means they can provide a huge flowering period of up to five months, as well as having evergreen foliage for the remainder of the[…]

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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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