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Fragrant plants


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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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[…]

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Most of us will have seen gorgeous wisterias with their stunning blooms draped across the front of houses or perhaps on a pergola.  But what is so special about Wisteria Amethyst Falls that makes it stand out from the crowd.  If I have sparked your curiosity then read on:- Amethyst Falls is a very compact[…]

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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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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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Rosa ‘Queen Elizabeth II’ has been produced to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. This stunning and exceptional plant has been officially selected by Her Majesty. Below are some of the benefits of this beautiful new variety. Grown by a U.K nursery. Gorgeous, large dusky pink blooms. Makes a perfect gift. Particularly fragrant flowers. Suited to[…]

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Inimitable Cambridgeshire patio plant breeders the Kerleys really came up trumps with their breeding of the stunning Belarina Primroses and their later Prima Belarina Primroses with larger flowers. Their sumptuous double blooms come at a time of year when most plants have retreated beneath the soil in hibernation. Each of their blooms are like a[…]

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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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Famous rose breeders Meilland have really come up trumps this time with a truly innovative creation.  Rose Zepeti is the kind of plant that is a workaholic to earn it’s place in our gardens, with it’s vivid red semi-double blooms. Below are some of the reasons why I think it deserves a spot in your[…]

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