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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[…]

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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[…]

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As soon as I saw this magnificent plant I was blown away by the colour of the opulent blooms and knew I had to write about it.  Below are some of the features and benefits of this delightful, easy to grow border Carnation:- Stunning plum purple, double blooms with a depth of colour I have[…]

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It gives me great pleasure to be able to market the latest and most extraordinary breeding from some of the world’s greatest experts, and these varieties are no exception. Growing plants for cut flowers has become all the rage in recent years with perfect examples in gardens such as Sarah Raven’s Perch Hill.  Roses of[…]

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Introduced by the world renowned Danish breeder Poulsen, these stunning varieties have all the benefits of modern breeding alongside the delightful appearance of the romantic, traditional flower forms of times gone by. Below are some of the reasons why this astonishing range of plants undoubtedly deserve a place in our gardens. Large, colourful old rose[…]

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Many among us are delighted by the appearance of the first daffodils, more correctly known as Narcissi,  heralding that spring is well and truly on the way. Some of us will always love the quintessential yellow trumpet varieties that perhaps remind us of halcyon days. There are of course many other types these days in[…]

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Bred by French breeder Delbard, ‘Belle de  Jour’ is a stunning new rose variety that has become the fortieth winner of the competition held by Roses U.K. One of many entrants, it beat all others to the prestigious accolade after being tested in various conditions all around the U.K for two years. This gorgeous variety[…]

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Many people have wonderful late spring and early summer displays in their gardens, followed by a rather drab time when all the earlier blooms have faded. The amazing Echibeckia ‘Summerina’ Series plug this gap by continually blooming through to the first frosts. Many of us will be familiar with Echinaceas (Coneflowers) in our gardens. You[…]

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