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Many of us are familiar with the fashionable globe shaped alliums that are planted in autumn as bulbs and bloom in spring and early summer.  However, in recent years a newly bred type of allium has begun to become available which is treated more as a herbaceous perennial.  Will this become the future of Alliums?[…]

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I am very happy to introduce this scrumptious new breeding in gooseberries which is an excellent addition to the kitchen garden or allotment for the following reasons:- Plump, rounded, juicy fruits with a delicious flavour. Powdery mildew can be a destructive problem when growing gooseberries.  These varieties have displayed a remarkable resistance to powdery mildew.[…]

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I’m proud to introduce to you a world exclusive to Thompson and Morgan in 2021, straight from their own breeding by Charles Valin, the stunning Sweet Pea ‘Three Times As Sweet’. This gorgeous plant is the very first modern Grandiflora tri-colour variety to be on the market, and one that you can be one of[…]

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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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I recommend you be one of the first to grow this unique Japanese breeding breakthrough. Many of us are familiar with the stunning spring-flowering Camellias with their stunning, exotic blooms, whether we’ve seen them in the gardens of stately homes or grow them in our own gardens. This however is something even more special. This[…]

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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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When I first saw this delightful new breeding in Pot Carnations I just knew I had to recommend them to my readers.  They are absolutely invaluable in our gardens.  Below I list 10 of the reasons why. Deliciously scented blooms just like carnations of times gone by. Larger double blooms than other Pot Carnations Slow[…]

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Many of us take great inspiration from the RHS Flower Shows, and perhaps from Chelsea more than any.  Unfortunately like many events the RHS Chelsea Flower Show had to be cancelled in 2020 due to lockdown.  However all is not lost. The RHS website is hosting a virtual flower show and we are able to[…]

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Dahlias are so popular in our summer gardens. This wonderful new variety really caught my eye as soon as I saw it.  Dahlia Tropical Breeze is not one of the tall varieties that need staking, but rather a bedding variety that is ideal for our containers and front of border. Rather than having to wait[…]

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