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Category Archives: Perennial

Plants this week at Downside Nurseries – 5th June

Here are a few images of plants looking particularly wonderful this week at Downside Nurseries. Perennial Perennial antirrhinum Pretty in Pink A fantastic perennial snapdragon, bearing masses of pink flowers from summer through to the first frosts. Shrub Phygelius Devil’s Tears A robust suckering shrub with dark green leaves and large panicles...
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Hellebores

Hellebores are looking wonderful now.  Do not neglect H.foetidus – stinking Hellebore.  The leaves only smell if crushed and the sprays of lime green flowers contrast nicely with the finely cut bottle green leaves.  Flowering starts in December and continues until March so this can be used to give some...
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Ornamentals

The perennial beds are full of colour.  There are Achilleas,  Phlox , Monardas , Echinaceas and Rudbeckias.  We are particularly pleased with Terry Dowdeswell’s New Millennium Delphiniums – the flower spikes have real quality and some of the stems are like bamboo canes. The roses have survived the wet and...
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