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Succulents have become more and more in vogue in recent years.  Even the winner of the RHS Chelsea Plant of the year was a succulent in 2022.  The newly developed Mangaves I wish to highlight here are at the height of fashion in the garden. Particularly with the rise in popularity of Xeric landscaping. For[…]

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This stylish 8-seater rattan furniture set immediately stood out to me as outstanding value for money because of it’s low price and the following qualities:- Creates the perfect comfortable space both in the garden or conservatory with this exquisitely designed, easily assembled set. The cushions are constructed of a special water-resistant and dirt-resistant fabric to[…]

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There has been huge innovation in the breeding of Buddleias in recent years, especially in breeding shorter varieties for our often smaller plots.  The Buddleia davidii ‘Butterfly Candy’ Series seems to be amongst the very best of this breeding, and I recommend them for your gardens for the following reasons. Very much smaller than traditional[…]

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For many years the blooms of Campsis have adorned our late summer gardens with their exotic flowers that look as if they might be more accustomed to a mediterranean setting, and yet they are quite hardy in the U.K.  They are covered in fiery flowers from July through to at least October and are quite[…]

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Roses are one of Britain’s favourite blooms, and what a stunner  ‘Sophie Rochas’ is! Below I have listed some of it’s best attributes:- One of the most outstanding properties of this rose is the almost unique ruffled edges to the baby pink blooms. The gorgeous flowers contrast well with the glossy green foliage. As this[…]

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I have long had a fascination with the deepest darkest flowers that are the nearest you can get to black.  I don’t know whether it is because they are dark and mysterious, their rarity or whether it is simply the stark contrast between black flowers and the surrounding foliage and blooms. Below I would like[…]

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I just love to be able to introduce new plants to you like this new French Lavender from the Butterfly Garden series.  French Lavenders have a longer flowering period compared to our English varieties.  They are a little more temperamental in that they love to bake in hot sun and well drained conditions, not cold[…]

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This gorgeous new Strawberry variety is not for those with a smaller appetite! It was originally bred for one of the high-end supermarkets, but, luckily for us, it has been released to be grown by the general public. Strawberry Sweet Colossus produces the largest berries I have ever come accross, with many of them reaching[…]

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