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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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For the uninitiated I would like to introduce this astonishing series of Salvias that can bring months of colour to your display.  Below are some of the reasons I think they are worthy of a place in all our gardens:- Beautiful two-tone flowers, half white and half coloured. The flowers are colour changing, depending on[…]

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Most roses are grown for their stunning blooms, and believe me these Incredible Roses possess beauty in spades full.  However there is a lot more to this series of roses than meets the eye, it is what meets the taste buds that is of additional interest here. On top of their beauty, each variety in[…]

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Normally when we think about Clematis we imagine a climbing plant.  Clematis New Love however is a herbaceous Clematis with a bush habit. This makes a delightful addition to the herbaceous border or cottage style garden.  Below I list some of it’s features and benefits:- Stunning Indigo blooms of a most unusual shape with reflexed[…]

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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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  Here I would like to introduce you to some of the best Geraniums (strictly called Pelargoniums) that have been bred in recent years. They are a little bit special and differ from our traditional Zonal Geraniums. Below are some of the fantastic qualities I see in them:- Delightful bicoloured blooms repeatedly throughout summer when[…]

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White flowers add brightness to the dingiest of corners.  Whole borders and even gardens have been based around white flowers against a foliage background of green or grey.  The most famous perhaps is the White Garden created by Vita Sackville-West at her home, Sissinghurst Castle in the Weald of Kent in England. In this part[…]

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