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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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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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Thompson & Morgan published their first seed catalogue in 1855 and has since grown to become one of the UKs largest mail order seed and plant companies. They are also one of the few mail order companies to have their own breeding programme based in Suffolk. They have already had outstanding success with the introduction[…]

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Phalaenopsis or Moth Orchids have become one of the U.K’s most popular houseplants.  In my early experience of horticulture orchids were considered collectors plants for the expert and could be vastly expensive.  In more recent times much progress has been made with propagation in laboratories, which has led to mass production and therefore a vast[…]

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Polianthes Tuberosa (Tuberose) is a half hardy, deciduous,  tuberous perennial native to Mexico. It’s main attraction is it’s glorious scent.  The essence of the flowers is used to produce some of the world’s finest perfumes. It is reputed to be the most scented bulb of all. The delicious scent is strongest in the evenings. Erect[…]

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