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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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Raymond Evison has dedicated sixty years of his life to breeding and developing some of the best Clematis in the world.  Throughout this time he has bred many outstanding varieties and won multiple gold medals for his exhibits at the RHS shows. Here I want to highlight  the wonderful Boulevard Clematis, bred by Raymond at[…]

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You may often find a blue agapanthus in the garden centres, sometimes a white one and on occasion even a bicolour one.  However I think you are unlikely to find such a gorgeous variety as Agapanthus sea breeze, with its stunning combination of colours. Below I describe some of the best features of this delightful[…]

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I wanted to draw your attention to this superb new breeding in tomatoes, which I think is perfect for your gardens and allotments for the following reasons:- Excellent resistance to common tomato diseases including blight. This delicious cherry tomato has the old fashioned tomato flavour that many of us yearn for, and is not always[…]

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Whether Rose Black Baccara reminds you of the finest romance, or whether it puts you in mind of the darkest voodoo witchcraft, it is undoubtedly a stunning addition to the garden.  The sumptuous blooms just exude quality and exclusivity. It is the darkest most brooding of all roses I am aware of. It is also[…]

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You’ve only got to look at social media to see how Dahlias have had a huge resurgence in popularity in recent years.  And quite rightly so.  Their bold, bright blooms, in almost every colour of the rainbow, bring joy to the late summer and autumn garden when many other blooms have faded. The Dahlia Lubega[…]

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For many years, Non-stop Begonias have been revered for their continuous blooms throughout summer and into autumn, for their heat tolerance and also their suitability for a cooler, shadier spot. There have been few introductions to beat their outstanding performance. This new addition to the range is a real joy to behold.  The large blooms[…]

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