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Category Archives: Spring colour

Vegetables at Downside Nurseries

When we checked our vegetable list against ‘Gardening Which’s’ list of recommended varieties, we were pleased to find most of the varieties we grow on it. Those that are not are all top-quality commercial varieties not generally available as seed for amateurs so outside their remit. This year we have...
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Spring border colours

For your borders, we have Sweet Williams, Forget-me-not (blue and white) Canterbury Bells and Foxgloves.  The Foxgloves are particularly worthwhile: they will give a stunning early start to your herbaceous borders – white, mixed and Sutton’s Apricot. The Wallflowers are ready – Persian Carpet (mixed) and Bloomsby Baby (dwarf mixed)...
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Mothering Sunday

After the snow, gardens are looking a bit battered.   Mothers’ Day is a good opportunity to brighten things up a bit.  We have loads of colour, primroses and cyclamen at pocket money prices. There are still trays of polyanthus in bloom and the trays of primroses are beginning to flower....
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Spring is coming 

 At long last, we are getting a few bright days interspersed with the gloom and it seems possible to venture out into the garden again. It is a good time to plant deciduous trees and shrubs. Nowadays, with containerised stock, you can plant any time of year but spring is...
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