This week we’re bringing to you some of the best flowers currently on display in the garden centre. The Tropical Hibiscus is suitable for inside the home, but is happiest in the conservatory where the alluring blooms will last much longer. Offer it bright, humid conditions and don’t hesitate to pop it outside during the summer. Next up is the Icelandic Poppy, who’s crinkly petals you can’t help but fall in love with. Grow in full sun, in deep and well drained soil and later in the season enjoy the beautiful rattle-like seed heads. Bring the closest thing to sunshine into your life with these gorgeous Sunflowers. And lastly don’t miss the stunning climber Clematis Rebecca, bearing extra-large red hot flowers with beautiful cream anthers from June to October. Grow in part or full sun and aim to keep the base of the plant cool and shaded. Have a fab flower filled bank holiday weekend!
Gracing the shop this week we have a fabulous Variegated Monstera with its’ leaves spanning over 40cm in length. Outdoor the little evergreen Dawin’s Barberry stands out with soft orange flowers against tiny holly-like leaves. The low and spreading Lithodora ‘Heavenly Blue’ truly is heavenly with its’ deep blue flowers lasting from early spring to summer. Lastly the Rosemary Grevillea originating from Australia, is a largeish shrub with thin rosemary-like leaves and the prettiest flowers which last all the way from late winter until late summer.
This week we’re venturing into the shop! We recently visited Holland to hand-pick some really special houseplants. Two plants we picked out are Phalaenopsis Liodoro, a beautifully scented orchid with long flowering periods, and Philodendron ‘Moonlight’ a low clump-forming plant who’s new leaves are a brilliant lime green. Also in the shop, a new range of Basket Room pots each hand woven from sisal grass in rural Kenya, and a stunning range of nature inspired ceramic pots! We hope to see you soon.
Here is a selection of fabulous spring colour that’s just arrived at the garden centre.
Diosma ‘Pink Fountain’ is a favourite evergreen shrub with tiny white to pink flowers popping out against needle-like bright green foliage. Genista ‘Porlock’ has slightly fragrant and pea-like bright yellow flowers. Cherry ‘Kojo-no-mai’ is a show stopper with its pearly white flowers appearing just before the leaves. Lastly the stars, Syringa vulgaris, or the common lilac. These shrubs stand tall with extremely fragrant and pretty panicle flower heads!
Welcome to our new blog which will feature NEW IN - where you can be the first to discover exciting new plants and products that just have arrived in the garden centre. We will also be sharing some horticultural news, as well as educational posts on gardening and how to care for your plants.