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Category Archives: BBC TV featured plants

White plants for your borders – Orlaya grandiflora, Perennial Stocks, Nicotiana affinis and sylvestris, White tree lupins and New Guinea Impatiens

If you’re looking for white plants for your borders, then here’s a few options for your consideration: Orlaya grandiflora- the white flowers of this gorgeous short lived perennial form in big, flat-topped clusters, which can look a little like lace-cap hydrangeas.  They flower throughout the summer and continue until first frosts...
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Orlaya grandiflora available now at Downside Nurseries (23 May)

Orlaya grandiflora was Carol Klein’s choice at Chelsea and I’m delighted to say these are now ready for you here at Downside Nurseries.   It’s also one of the RHS’s top 10 Hardy Annuals – see link here  from where I’ve used the image. The small central florets are surrounded by a...
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Lysimachia atropurpurea ‘Beaujolais’ – Chelsea Flower Show winner for Monty Don’s choice plant

Lysimachia atropurpurea ‘Beaujolais’ Chelsea Flower Show winner for Monty Don’s Chelsea choice plant has been here at Downside, lovingly raised and nurtured by Lorraine. But sadly now sold out as at 23 May. Most frustrating as we could have raised lots more!   Isn’t hindsight wonderful!  It works really well...
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Echium pininana

Echium pininana is a stunning plant for any sheltered sunny border. Featured in Chris Beardshaw’s Arthritis Research UK garden in Chelsea this year one of the reviews was :   “I was particularly taken with the planting of what he termed the “radiant” part of the garden (highlighting the feeling of...
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Nursery News 21st July 2012

RHS Flower Show Tatton Park. BBC1 TV on 20th July 2012 Fabulous gardens and plants featured and Carol Klein identified plants to add colour to a late-flowering border.  We’re delighted that many of the plants mentioned we have here in stock at Downside.  For example, Hydrangea quercifolia a lovely chocolate...
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