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Calibrachoa (Million Bells) Growing Guide

Native to South America, these dense, colourful and trailing flowers have been exported all over the world since the 1800s and have proven enduringly popular. Closely related to the Petunia, Million Bells (or Calibrachoa, after the Mexican botanist Antonio de la Cal i Bracho) are hardier and longer blooming, making them a favourite in gardens […]

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Dianthus Growing Guide

Dianthus is a highly diverse genus of flowers that all share a range of charming characteristics sure to recommend them to any garden. Notable for their heavy clove-like scent and their serrated, frilly edges (the name ‘pinks’ comes not from the colour, but from the familiar pattern cut by a pair of pinking shears). Blooming […]

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Geranium Growing Guide

Geraniums – also known as Pelargoniums – are one of Britain’s best loved flowers, and for good reason. Although it is important to remember that they are not frost hardy, geraniums are perennial, and so are a winning choice to provide splashes of Mediterranean colour to your garden for months on end. If grown inside […]

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Fuchsia Growing Guide

As iconic as they are popular, Fuchsia’s are famous the world over for bringing dazzling displays of pastel pink, violet and white to spring and summer gardens. Famous for their distinctive pendulous bell shaped flowers, Fuchsias normally grow as a shrub or small tree, and are famous for adorning beds, borders, hanging baskets and even […]

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Dahlia Growing Guide

Dahlias come in a diverse array of heights, colours and flowering patterns, meaning they can form part of all manner of flower displays in a garden. Blooming in late summer and autumn, these flowers can bloom with pastel or bright colours, with everything from wide dinner plate flowers to condensed ruffles, and in heights ranging […]

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