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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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Zygopetalum Trozy Blue is a stunning, tender orchid which is more suited to the enthusiast rather than the amateur as it is not quite as easy to care for as the more readily available Phalaenopsis orchids, but definitely worth a try if you are a little more experienced. Originally Zygopetalums are native to Brazil, the[…]

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Many of us will be familiar with Helleborus Niger, the Christmas Rose.  It’s English name however is a bit of a myth as it is rarely in flower before late winter in our gardens. Helleborus Niger Christmas Carol however can be in flower from Christmas through to mid spring. This evergreen, hardy perennial will provide[…]

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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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try { window._mNHandle.queue.push(function (){ window._mNDetails.loadTag("235786757", "728x90", "235786757"); }); } catch (error) {} Some of you who are beginners in gardening may have thought that any rhubarb you buy is just the same old variety.  This could not be further from the truth.  The breeders have been hard at work creating this brand new, superior variety[...]

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The alluring flowers of this delightful new breeding caught my eye the moment  I saw them. The flower shape is completely unique in Begonias. Ideal for patio containers, window boxes and hanging baskets, the cascading stems will cover the edges of baskets and containers providing a glamorous summer long display. For years the growers have[…]

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  As soon as I saw this plant in the catalogue I fell in love with it.  Busy Lizzie ‘Wild Romance’ is in my opinion the best double flowered Busy Lizzie on the market.  But what is different about it? We have had double flowered  Busy Lizzies available for many years.  Well this one is[…]

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