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May 19, 2020

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Sedums come in many varieties with over 400 species with different flowering colours and times. They vary in size as well but this incredible variety makes them very well suited to just about any garden you might have and are even at home indoors or outdoors. They look beautiful with their waxy green foliage and almost as beautiful when they flower. Check out 10 of of our favourite alpines rockery plants Plant in full sun…

Penstemons are grown for multiple reasons the most common being their ability to attract bees and butterflies into your garden and the long flowering season they have with some flowering in early summer and flowering well to autumn. If you want to add a great deal of colour to your border gardens especially later in the summer when many perennials have finished flowering, these are a wonderful solution especially if you plant them in groups…

There is nothing quite like an array of stunning bedding plants to add colour to your garden. You can purchase the summer beddings plants at the end of spring usually around April or May, but why head to the nursery multiple times when you can grow bedding plants from seed and have much more fun and the satisfaction of growing yours own? When you grow from seed you will probably save a little money especially…

Lobelia seeds might look very small, and difficult to sow and handle but they are very easy to sow and very easy to germinate. The rewards you get from growing lobelia from seed are truly worth the effort. Trailing varieties of Lobelia such as Trailing Saphire or Trailing mixed can be grown in hanging baskets and containers to trail over the sides but bush varieties such as crystal palace, Cambridge blue and White lady are…

Osteospermum is very colourful flowers that are perfect for border gardens or patios and are usually planted as a summer bedding plant in the UK although you can get some hardy perennial varieties but most people plant summer bedding types. They take on a daisy-like shape with colourful flowers with contrasting centres which you will enjoy from the end of spring all the way through the first frost if they are deadheaded regularly. These are…

Laburnum trees are known for their stunning yellow flowers and are also known as Golden Chain because of the draped flowers which look somewhat similar to wisteria flowers. It’s no wonder that many people want to grow them. The two most popular types are Laburnum (laburnum anagyroides) and the hybrid Laburnum x watereri ‘Vossii’ with the latter probably be the most popular of the two. The good news is that while they flower for a…