Plants in Detail

The Great Chrysanthemum Comeback

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Chrysanthemums are making a comeback. You heard it here first. How do I know? I’ll tell you; because it’s inevitable. Flowers are like clothing […]

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Plants In Detail – Dahlia ‘Akita’

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One aspect of gardening in a small space that I enjoy most is that no detail goes unnoticed. Whilst this counts equally for annoying […]

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Winter Heliotrope: Petasites fragrans

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What better way to start the New Year at The Frustrated Gardener than with a plant that flowers through the darkest, coldest months. The […]

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In Search of the Surreal

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No visit to Cornwall is complete without a spot of plant shopping. The nurseries in the county I consider home are among the best […]

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How to Grow Ornamental Gingers in UK Gardens

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  Ornamental gingers – we’ve admired them whilst on holiday in tropical countries, or seen them curated in the glasshouses of botanical gardens, but […]

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Crazy for Corydalis

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  The defining plants of my pre-teen years were those that grew in the garden of my parents’ 1930’s semi-detached house in Plymouth. Climbing […]

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RHS Botanical Art Show 2017

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  Had I not been a landscape architect, gardener or fashion designer – all professions suggested by my school careers advisor, who was largely […]

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Its been a sultry week here in London. Moisture has been heavy in the air, reluctant to fall, forming a dull haze over the Thames […]

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Geranium maderense vs Geranium palmatum

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Three years ago when I started The Frustrated Gardener this was my first ‘proper’ post. For some reason it has gone on to be […]

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Plants in Detail – Gunnera manicata AGM

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You may have picked up on my recent fascination with large, jungly-looking plants. I don’t really have room for such colossi in either garden, but I can still […]

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