Garden Plants

Jun 29
BY Angela Slater
Calla lilies at Hayes Garden World
Plant easy colourful calla lilies for the border, containers or the house These beautiful, elegant lilies add a sculptural element to the late spring, early summer garden. Try growing a mass of them in a large container to provide a focal point at the end of a path, at the top of a flight of steps or in the centre of a round stone paving area. They are easy to grow, just make sure they are kept... READ MORE
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Jun 22
BY Angela Slater
Rambling rose Francoise Juranville at Sizergh Castle, Kendal, Cumbria
Find space in your garden for the nation's favourite flower Rambling rose 'Francoise Juranville' at Sizergh Castle, Kendal, Cumbria This week we promote the glories of the nation’s favourite flower, the delicious rose. We stock plants from the renowned Chelsea Flower Show gold medal winners David Austin and Peter Beales. Also in store we have the David Austin expert Andrew Rollings, who will be... READ MORE
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Apr 23
BY Angela Slater
Herbaceous border, Holehird, Lakeland Horticultural Society, Windermere
Grow majestic phlox in the border along with old roses and campanulas Herbaceous border at Lakeland Horticultural Society garden, Holehird, Windermere (pictured above) READ MORE
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Apr 20
BY Angela Slater
mixed herbaceous border at Holehird Gardens, Lakeland Horticultural Society
Hardy geraniums are one of the easiest most troublefree perennials Herbaceous border at the Lakeland Horticultural Society Holehird Gardens, Windermere (pictured above) READ MORE
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Apr 19
BY Angela Slater
Aubretia growing over a stone wall with tulips
What better to herald the arrival of spring than a cascade of purple You know spring has arrived when you see walls covered in a purple waterfall of Aubretia. This alpine member of the Brassica family needs full sun and dry conditions so is ideal to plant in the top of a wall where you will see it to its best advantage, cascading down the sides. It looks fantastic grown with bright yellow Alyssum... READ MORE
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Aug 11
BY Angela Slater
New Guinea Impatiens
Colour your summer with this versatile Impatiens; in the garden or indoors The New Guinea impatiens are a great value bedding plant, they flower all summer into autumn and they make quite a large plant so you don’t need as many to have a good show. They have become a lot more popular in the last few years as they don’t get the highly contagious downy mildew that has plagued Busy Lizzies.... READ MORE
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Aug 11
BY Angela Slater
Delphiniums at Holehird, Lakeland Horticultural Society garden
Add height to your border with majastic spires of of blooms Delphiniums at Holehird the Lakeland Horticultural Society garden at Windermere, Lake District (pictured above) READ MORE
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Aug 10
BY Angela Slater
Trachelospermum (Rhyncospermum) jasminoides
Bring a touch of the Mediterranean to your garden with heavenly scent Who hasn’t been to the Mediterranean and been bowled over by the delicious scent of the tiny starry white flowers of the Star Jasmine. This woody, evergreen climber is fairly easy to grow at home provided you have a nice sunny, sheltered south or west facing spot for it to reach its full potential. An ideal spot would be over... READ MORE
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Aug 09
BY Angela Slater
Hardy geraniums in a mixed border at Holehird, Lakeland Horticultural Society
Essential in the border; easy, long flowering period, great ground cover Mixed border with geraniums at Holehird the Lakeland Horticultural Society garden, Windermere (pictured above) READ MORE
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Aug 09
BY Angela Slater
Alstroemeria Summer Breeze
Enjoy a fantastic show all summer in the house and herbaceous border Alstroemeria 'Summer Breeze' pictured above READ MORE
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