Summer Gardening Archives - Squire's Garden Centres

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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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Lavender Growing Guide

Lavender is prized above all else for its rich fragrance and one of the surest benefits of having this versatile shrub in your garden is the joy of rubbing a little between your hands and absorbing the aroma. Lavender is also surprisingly easy to grow and hardy enough to survive periods of drought, meaning so […]

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