Browsing category:

Cut flowers


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[…]

Read More

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[…]

Read More

My favourite roses are always those that have the romantic blooms of the old-fashioned roses of yesteryear.  The original varieties however often do not posess the repeat flowering properties of the modern roses, or their disease resistance.  Thankfully new breeding ensures we can have these gorgeous blooms with the garden performance we need from our[…]

Read More

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[…]

Read More

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[…]

Read More

U.K rose growers and breeders Dickson Roses have really come up trumps with this delightful Floribunda rose, which has been given the prestigious title of Rose Of The Year 2022 by Roses U.K.  To receive this award, a rose really needs to be outstanding to beat the competition.  Any rose that receives this award is[…]

Read More

Hyacinths are often thought of as a houseplant for indoor colour from Christmas onwards.  Whilst these forced arrangements can provide welcome decoration during a time when there is little garden colour, we must not forget the joy of Hyacinths in the garden, both in borders and containers. These beautiful bulbs burst up through the soil[…]

Read More