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Plant of the month for September

Plant of the month for September

Plant of the month for September Hedychium densiflorum Native to the Himalayas. a relatively small "Ginger Lily" that is hardy in the UK (mostly) plus is one of the most reliable to flower in the UK climate. Keep the rhizomes well mulched to protect them during the...

Plant of the month for August

Plant of the month for August

My choice for plant of the month for August is... Eucryphia cordifolia A large evergreen shrub, or in Cornwall a medium sized tree. It has evergreen, wavy edged, leaves which are heart shaped hence cordifolia in the name. In summer to early autumn it has simple white...

June highlights

June highlights

I have added some of the floral highlights for June to our gallery page. Follow the link to have a look. Visit the gallery

Plant of the month. June 2016

Plant of the month. June 2016

Crinodendron hookerianum. The Chilean lantern tree. The common name actually does this plant justice. In early summer the dark evergreen foliage is completely covered in gorgeous waxy red lantern like flowers. An absolute haven for bees that can be seen working...

The "Chelsea Chop"

The "Chelsea Chop"

Around the time of the RHS Chelsea flower show it is advisable to perform the “Chelsea Chop” on your Sedum plants in your garden. We were a little bit late this year but then spring has been all over the place.   The idea behind the “Chop” is to produce a more...

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