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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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This, at first glance, may look like our gorgeous native Primrose, but don’t be fooled.  This is the superhero of Primrose breeding. A supercharged version that has been released to the market in recent years and is set to take the gardening world by storm. Primrose Everlast retains the beautiful soft yellow blooms of the[…]

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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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You may have seen Cannas used as central dot plants in council bedding planting.  However they are invaluable in the garden for their lush architectural foliage and bright, gladioli-like blooms.  Their height and their dramatic, large, banana shaped leaves make them perfect for an exotic, jungle style garden.  The Tropicanna series is particularly stunning, with[…]

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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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Japanese Anemones are highly valued in the garden for the fact that they provide late summer colour when most of our perennials are past their best.  Once again Thompson & Morgan have come up trumps and introduced to us this stunning and unusual, double flowered variety which looks set to take the gardening world by[…]

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