perennials

Daily Flower Candy: Geranium ‘Rozanne’

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I will admit to being underwhelmed when the RHS named Geranium ‘Rozanne’ their ‘Plant of the Centenary’ in 2013. The hardy perennial was chosen […]

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Jolly Hollyhocks

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Long standing followers of The Frustrated Gardener will know that I have something of a crush on hollyhocks (Alcea). So it was no surprise […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Ypsilandra thibetica

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Just occasionally, well, maybe a little more often than that, I buy a plant for all the wrong reasons. Invariably my foolishness leads to […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Phytolacca polyandra

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One of the joys of writing this blog is having the incentive to seek out and learn about new plants. Today, on a training course […]

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Double Dutch

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Earlier this year I was contacted by Kristel Engelen at Dutch gardening magazine ‘Tuinieren’, asking if The Frustrated Gardener would like to be featured on the publication’s ‘online harvest’ page. […]

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Daily Flower Candy – Campanula lactiflora

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I have been a little quiet of late and that’s for three reasons. The first is work, which has been abnormally busy.  The second […]

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Return to the Salutation

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With both gardens almost locked-down for winter it’s time to start writing about some of the places that have not yet made it on […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Eupatorium purpureum

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Need some colour at the back of your herbaceous border in late summer? Then look not further than Eupatorium purpureum, otherwise known as Joe Pye […]

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Blue Gold

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The days ahead promise more warm dry weather, but we’ve enjoyed some much needed rain today. The last time we encountered ‘the wet stuff’ […]

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Plants Portraits: Acanthus spinosus

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It’s not often that I make time to really study a plant or flower in detail.  Last weekend, whilst staying with family, I seized […]

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