Fabulous plants for October

As the days grow shorter and things start to wind down in the garden world, there’s still a lot to enjoy before Autumn truly kicks in.  Here are some of my top planting recommendations for October. Verbena bonariensis If I had a pound for everyone who has told me they love Verbena bonariensis I’d be […]

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Fabulous plants for September

Here’s a small selection of wonderful plants I’d recommend for the garden in September.  When I drew up the shortlist I hadn’t realised that most of them hold the RHS Award for Garden Merit (AGM), but that just helps to indicate what great plants they are.  No need to just take my word for it!! Tricyrtis formosana […]

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Fabulous plants for August

If you’re looking for colour in midsummer, here’s a small selection of my favourite easy plants for August Perovskia atriplicifolia This plant, commonly known as ‘Russian Sage’ is technically known as a sub-shrub, as it grows from a woody base. This is a plant that thrives in hot sunny borders with well-drained soil and it’s […]

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Fabulous plants for July

There are so many wonderful plants to recommend at this time of year it’s hard to draw up a short list, but here are just a few of my favourites for July interest: Clematis Fujimusume AGM Clematis have to be one of the most popular flowers grown in the UK, and rightly so. There are so many […]

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Fabulous plants for June

It’s so hard to pick a short list of great plants to talk about in early summer, as everywhere you look there’s something worth mentioning, but here are just a handful of my favourites for now. Sanguisorba officinalis ‘Tanna’ With neat, ground-hugging clumps of attractive foliage, this burnet is smaller than many other varieties of […]

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Fabulous plants for May

This is a really exciting time of year as new plants start to emerge and gardens really come alive.  Every day seems to bring something new to admire.  These are just some of the plants I really recommend for flowers at this time of year. Omphalodes cappadocica ‘Cherry Ingram’ It may be a bit of […]

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Fabulous plants for April

As spring really kicks off now, woodland gardens and all their associated plants really come into their own.  Here are just some of my favourite plants for lovely April flowers. Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’  AGM This fantastically useful ground cover plant is a real bonus in early spring.  It has pretty blue forget-me-not type flowers […]

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Jobs for the garden in April

It’s starting to get busy now as plants really begin to take off.  It’s such a lovely time of year to be outside enjoying the garden – even if it can feel a bit overwhelming at times! Keep on top of hoeing and weeding, and apply mulch to weed-free moist ground if you haven’t already. […]

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Fabulous plants for March

As winter draws to a close, it’s always fantastic to see things stirring and a bit more colour in the garden.  Below are my selection of just a few lovely plants for early spring interest. Anemone blanda Commonly known as the winter windflower, the many shades of blue, through purple, mauve and pink to white, […]

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