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Category Archives: Roses


It has not been an ideal season for roses, a lot of black spot around, but some of the old favourites are showing their worth and performing wonderfully.  We still ahve Sally Holmes in full flower and the delightful and hard to find Rosa mutabilis.  This is one of the...
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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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Valentine’s Day and Mothering Sunday gifts

If you’re looking for that perfect gift for Valentine’s Day and Mothering Sunday (6th March),  then check out our ready-made baskets and tubs, as well as our roses. They make such lovely presents and last so very much longer than cut flowers.    Our selection of roses include: 90cm Standard Red...
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Dead-heading roses

Gardening ‘Which’ have just reported on a trial about dead-heading roses.  Cutting back to the first leaf showed by far the best results, rather than just removing the dead head or cutting back to a leaf with five leaflets.  I think that is what most of us do anyway, but...
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Pruning Tips

Pruning Hydrangeas Just a reminder not to trim the dead heads until you are sure the frosts are over – however tempting this may be!  See the RHS guide to pruning hydrangeas The Hydrangea paniculata Pinky-Winky (‘Dvppinky’) is really stunning.   Really well suited to small gardens, they bloom from early...
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