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The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has revealed what plants, designs and activities it expects to prove popular with the UK’s 27 million gardeners in 2020. Drawing on the expertise of horticultural experts from its gardens, retail centres, science and communities teams, the charity has shortlisted what it thinks the new year has in store for[…]

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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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Traditionally most of the world’s forced rhubarb was grown in West Yorkshire in forcing sheds in an area called the rhubarb triangle. It can however be successfully forced in our home gardens or allotments. Two to three year old crowns (roots) should be used.  In December or January the crowns should be covered with a[…]

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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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