Primlets – sweetheart rosebuds in sorbet colours

Primlets, a very pretty but extremely tough addition to the family of primroses and polyanthus and at your garden centre now - dark green, textured leaved subtly scented evergreen in milder areas a rainbow of colours double, rosebud flowers edible flowers full shade to part/bright shade in the garden and great for containers flowering December…

Dogwoods and container displays…. and car parks

I saw these pots at Wisley earlier in the week and very effective they are too! Cut 'canes' have been inserted into planted containers - I can see muehlenbeckia in one, though the choice is endless. Left to their own devices, these stems will very likely root but that isn't really the idea. Equally this…

Hellebore Harvington Hybrids ‘Picotee’

Picotee relates to pale flowers with a red or purple edging to the petals and sometimes purple veins and purple nectaries. Hellebore flower forms can be anemone-centred, double, spotted and single. A lot of hybridising is going on for greater colour range and more extravagant forms. I should think not all will be completely successful…