Plant of the month

September – Anemone Honorine Jobert

September – Anemone Honorine Jobert
This beautiful tall Japanese Anemone adds some much needed late summer and autumn flower. The yellow stamens stand out against the pure white petals and look magnificent both close up and from a distance. It is sure to brighten any semi-shaded border in the late summer. Don’t worry if your Anemone doesn’t perform too well in the first season or two as they can be a little fussy about movin

August – Echinacea Cleopatra

August – Echinacea Cleopatra
Echinacea are the jewel of the garden in late summer and gone are the days when purple and white were the only choice. Now they come in an array of colours to suit any perennial border. Cleopatra is named after a beautiful yellow butterfly from the Mediterranean and the sunshine colour of this variety conjures up images of summer days in that region. Give it a sunny spot and dead head regul

July – Agapanthus campanulatus Navy Blue

July – Agapanthus campanulatus Navy Blue
Agapanthus in July always evokes memories of foreign holidays to the Mediterranean and South Africa. As the name suggests this beautiful and tall Agapanthus has stunning large flower heads of rich navy blue which sit well above the strappy green leaves. As a campanulatus variety, this Agapanthus will lose its leaves over the winter however this makes it a hardier choice to keep outside in

June – Lupins

June – Lupins
Lupins are a favourite in any cottage garden with spires of bright flowers in late May and June. There are many different varieties to choose from including the very bright Lupin Manhattan Lights which have purple and yellow bi-coloured flowers. If you prefer something a little more subtle Lupin Masterpiece is the one for you as it is a lovely rich purple and red. Lupins prefer a well-drained s

May – Geum Totally Tangerine

May – Geum Totally Tangerine
There has been a surge in popularity in Geums over the past few years, in particular Geum Totally Tangerine, which was seen in many gardens at Chelsea flower show in 2015. Totally Tangerine starts flowering in early May and will continue throughout the summer reaching a height of approximately 1.2m; it is perfect for the middle of a mixed border. The vibrant orange colour of this Geum goes parti

April – Daphne Tangutica

April – Daphne Tangutica
A compact, evergreen shrub producing clusters of white flowers that have a reddish purple flush on the outside in late spring and early summer. These have a delicious scent and are followed by rounded red fruits. It is a wonderful plant to include in a mixed border or woodland garden, ideally close to a path or entrance so you can enjoy the scent of the flowers every time you pass. We suggest t

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