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Ornamental gardening


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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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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It is practically unheard of to garden in the cottage garden style without including at least one Honeysuckle. Lonicera periclymenum ‘Fragrant Cloud’ is a particularly profusely flowering variety with a heavenly scent. The deep pink spidery blooms have a contrasting beige interior. Copious flowers appear from June to September. After flowering the red berries that[…]

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