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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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Raymond Evison has dedicated sixty years of his life to breeding and developing some of the best Clematis in the world.  Throughout this time he has bred many outstanding varieties and won multiple gold medals for his exhibits at the RHS shows. Here I want to highlight  the wonderful Boulevard Clematis, bred by Raymond at[…]

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You’ve only got to look at social media to see how Dahlias have had a huge resurgence in popularity in recent years.  And quite rightly so.  Their bold, bright blooms, in almost every colour of the rainbow, bring joy to the late summer and autumn garden when many other blooms have faded. The Dahlia Lubega[…]

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For many years, Non-stop Begonias have been revered for their continuous blooms throughout summer and into autumn, for their heat tolerance and also their suitability for a cooler, shadier spot. There have been few introductions to beat their outstanding performance. This new addition to the range is a real joy to behold.  The large blooms[…]

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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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