Roses

Daily Flower Candy: Rosa glauca AGM

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Rosa glauca is a rose with many virtues. The coppery-mauve, glaucous foliage clothing purple stems remains attractive throughout the growing season. Just once a […]

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A Feast of Foliage

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Whether it’s the sun, too much water or too much food I don’t know, but the garden in going nuts at the moment. The […]

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Hampton Court 2013: Wild at Heart

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Nikki Tibbles, the creative talent behind florist ‘Wild at Heart‘, designed a special bouquet for this year’s Hampton Court Flower Show. It combined Peony […]

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Whitstable Castle Gardens, Kent

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On our frequent visits to Whitstable, we’ve often been intrigued by a glinting weather vane, perched high above the trees at the Tankerton end […]

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The Stage is Set

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It struck me last weekend that, amid all the frantic garden visiting, I’ve written very little about what’s been going on in our town […]

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A Mughal Moment

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This peaceful shot was taken during my last visit to Delhi in the gardens surrounding Humayun’s tomb. It was early in the morning as […]

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Chelsea 2013: My Top Ten Plants

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At a show on the scale of Chelsea picking out just ten plants which really get you excited is a tough job. Every year […]

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Chelsea 2013: Let the Show Begin!

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The shop windows of Sloane Square are decorated with flowers, Alan Titchmarsh has been applying the Grecian 2000 and the weather’s set to be […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Rosa banksiae ‘Lutea’

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These pretty primrose pompoms belong to vigorous climbing rose Rosa banksiae ‘Lutea’. Hailing from the mountains of China, it’s not 100% hardy in the […]

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Let the Show Begin!

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After almost four weeks away from our coastal garden I am back in the driving seat. For a fleeting moment this morning it felt […]

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