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Ornamental gardening


  A bulb lasagne is simply layers of flower bulbs between layers of compost.  The reason for doing this is to greatly increase the season of interest.  For example, you could plant tulips on their own.  This, though undoubtedly beautiful, would only provide weeks of colour.  By planting layers of bulbs that come into flower[…]

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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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Beware, the English Bluebell is under threat from Spanish invaders!  The quintessential English bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) that we all see and love in our woodlands is in danger due to people inadvertently planting Spanish Bluebells (Hyacinthoides hispanica). The English Bluebells are now being overtaken by the more vigorous Spanish Bluebell and hybridising with them.  There[…]

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Gardening has always been a traditional pastime with methods handed down through generations.  However maybe for some it is time to break the mould and step into the 21st century with the latest smart technology available to us.  The smart technology we talk about here is not going against the important knowledge that our predecessors[…]

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This beautiful, exotic plant is sometimes also known as Justicia rizzinii or Justicia floribunda. Despite it’s common name it is not a Fuchsia at all but does originally hail from Brazil.  It bears it’s scarlet and yellow tropical, pendulous blooms non stop throughout the winter and spring months when most other plants are at their[…]

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Brugmansias are grown as tender shrubs in the UK.  They are a plant that will bring an exotic, and tropical look to your summer garden or conservatory.  Huge trumpet shaped blooms hang from it’s woody stems in summer, giving the plant it’s common name of Angel’s Trumpets. The flowers can be single or double.  The[…]

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Sedum Atlantis Sedum Atllantis was crowned RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the year 2019! It is perfect for our modern gardens in that it is drought tolerant, attractive to bees and ideal for small spaces. The serrated, variegated leaves take on a pink blush in autumn. Pink tinged flower buds open yellow from July[…]

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