Michaelmas Daisies Add a last burst of colour to your garden before winter sets in with the Michaelmas daisy. Coming in many different varieties, colours and sizes, they are most known for their star shaped purple petals encompassing a golden yellow head in the centre. Where to plant These look fantastic planted alongside ornamental grasses…

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Rudbeckia Commonly known as black-eyed susan’s, with their signature black centres and bright leafy yellows the Rudbeckia are a hardy easy to grow plant. Native to North America, they have the ability to keep flowering before the frost hits, bringing a splash of sunshine to your garden for many months. Where to plant Rudbeckia’s thrive…

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Gazania The Gazania, also known as the African daisy possess an eccentric mix of bright and bold hues. This perennial can give a pleasing pop of colour to any back garden.  A particularly eye-catching plant that has the amazing ability to close their flowers in dull weather, making them a chosen cultivar for the warmer…

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Lavender With its bushing habit, vivid flowers and pleasing scent, lavender is a real cottage garden staple. A favourite for bees and other insects, it is a must have for any wildlife garden too!   Where to plant Lavender enjoys full sun and well-drained soil. They struggle in heavier soils such as clay and loam,…

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Lupins Known for their colourful and striking spikes, this prominent perennial is an easy way to add drama to your garden. Available in a variety of heights and colours, there is a lupin to suit every garden! Where to plant With heights varying from 75cm upt to a meter tall, they are perfect for the…

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In 19th century Britain, roses were shrubs or climbers with a limited colour range and flowering season. During Queen Victoria’s reign, however, they were bred with roses from the East, introducing bright yellows and oranges, greater hardiness and repeat flowering. Today there are over 1000 varieties on sale (20 years ago), and new varieties are…

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Our Garden Centre Ambassadors have a wealth of knowledge and ideas. They understand first-hand the needs of schools and community gardens and can tailor their advice to this. Our Plant of the Month is written by our 2018 Cultivation Street Ambassador of the Year winner Steve Purton from Dobbies in Milton Keynes. Steve has a…

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Our Garden Centre Ambassadors have a wealth of knowledge and ideas. They understand first-hand the needs of schools and community gardens and can tailor their advice to this. Our Plant of the Month is written by our 2018 Cultivation Street Ambassador of the Year winner Steve Purton from Dobbies in Milton Keynes. Steve has a…

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