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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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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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Back in 2018 I was writing about the wonderful Hydrangea Runaway Bride, then newly introduced by Thompson & Morgan, which won the prestigious accolade of  RHS  Chelsea Flower Show Plant Of The Year.  Three years later Thompson & Morgan have pulled it out the bag once more with a pink version of this plant, Hydrangea[…]

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This astonishing new plant is from Thompson & Morgan’s own breeding programme, one that is a world exclusive to them and one that I am excited to introduce to you for the following reasons:- Geranium Tall Dark & Handsome Hot Pink has long stems which can be trained upwards on a trellis, fence or obelisk. […]

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I am delighted to introduce this stunning breeding by Thompson & Morgan which is currently exclusive to them.  It is not just another Petunia, it is a remarkable new form that changes colour daily throughout the season.  The blooms are constantly changing from yellow to orange and peach. This fantastic new breeding is perfect for[…]

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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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