Garden Plants

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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Aug 08
BY Angela Slater
Geraniums on a balcony in Assissi, Italy
Bring a touch of the Mediterranean to your summer bedding containers What could be a better reminder of a Mediterranean holiday than a pot of bedding geraniums. They are ideal for all those who think that they cannot colour co-ordinate a hanging basket full of an assortment of summer bedding. A basket full of a single coloured geranium can look spectacular, and you don’t have to be particularly... READ MORE
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Aug 07
BY Angela Slater
Salvia Mystic Spires Blue
Pair with David Austen shrub roses for a stunning display Salvia 'Mystic Spires Blue' READ MORE
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Jul 07
BY Angela Slater
Penstemon Volcano Vesuvius
Enjoy a fantastic show all summer in the herbaceous border Penstemons are one of the best value herbaceous plants as they will flower from June until well into autumn and also make lovely cut flowers. They have masses of spikes of small foxglove-like flowers in a huge range of colours, except yellow which is very rare, which are loved by the bees. There are about 250 - 275 wild species but the... READ MORE
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May 02
BY Angela Slater
David Austin rose' Mortimer Sackler'
Cover that unsightly fence panel with glorious blooms and scent all summer 'Mortimer Sackler' (pictured above) READ MORE
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Apr 12
BY Angela Slater
David Austin rose' Darcey Bussell'
Tiny garden? Fill it with scent and colour by choosing compact plants Darcey Bussell (pictured above) READ MORE
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