Suttons new plants to rescue a dull summer garden

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Helenium Short 'n' Sassy
Helenium Short ‘n’ Sassy. Picture; Suttons

Fallen behind with your garden plans and think it’s too late to plant for summer colour? Well, it’s not – these examples for Suttons Summer/Autumn Catalogue will rescue your garden from the doldrums.

Everyone likes something new and these four varieties will give your garden great late season highlights.

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Dobies Bulb Catalogue 2017

Vibrant Ranunculus and Anemones not to be missed

Ranunculus Mirabelle Vert Mix
Ranunculus Mirabelle Vert Mix. Picture; Dobies

I’m completely guilty of overlooking some late spring/summer flowering bulbs, partly due to my dad massacring some Ranunculus when I was a kid.

However, no more! Dobies of Devon’s Bulb Catalogue 2017 is released in August with some real stunners.

Bulbs are a decent size for good flowering – an easy way to bring vibrant colour to your garden and home.

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RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year 2017

Top new flowers, fruit, and veg of the year

Zantedeschia Dubai Nights
Brighter Blooms’ Zantedeschia Dubai Nights. All pictures unless otherwise stated RHS Media Image Collection

One of the highlights of the Chelsea Flower Show is the Plant of the Year competition and this year sees a host of bigger, better and brighter blooms, veg and fruit to tempt you to part with your cash.

Not all of the new plants get entered into the competition but those below have been. The winner is picked on Press Day, Monday, May 22.

Good luck to you all!

Zantedeschia Dubai Nights, Brighter Blooms, Walton-le-Dale, Preston,
Flowers are a rich velvet purple with an outer margin of cream, held well on very speckled foliage. The plant is nice and compact.
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David Austin’s new roses for Chelsea 2017

Buy after May 22 launch – Dame Judi Dench, Vanessa Bell and James L Austin

Rose Vanessa Bell
Rose Vanessa Bell. Picture; David Austin

Rose expert David Austin is launching three new varieties at next week’s Chelsea Flower Show – and a trio of beauties they are, too.

They’ll be available to buy after the launch day on May 22 and to help gardeners explore the vast collection of roses, there is a new brochure broken down into handy sections, such as ‘roses for shady areas’, ‘roses for small gardens’ and ‘bee friendly roses’.

The new Chelsea roses are:

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New plants from Suttons at RHS Chelsea

Two exclusive plants in RHS Chelsea’s Great Pavilion

Edelweiss Blossom of Snow, on show at Harperley Hall Farm Nurseries, stand at RHS Chelsea. Picture; Suttons

RHS Chelsea is the most prestigious gardening show in the world and Suttons has two plants from their new range in the Great Pavilion – and one of them is on our own Harperley Hall Farm Nurseries stand.

The four-time gold medal winners (and President’s Award winners) from near Stanley, County Durham, will show Edelweiss Bergman Blossom of Snow, Suttons new UK exclusive, which will be entered into the RHS Chelsea Plant of The Year competition. Find the stand at GPD186.

This new variety, exclusive to Suttons, grows larger low clumps, flowers longer and has bigger flowers than most other varieties. With their long, straight and strong stems, they are also ideal for use as a cut flower. Continue reading “New plants from Suttons at RHS Chelsea”

New perennials from Dobies

More than 150 to choose from on a pick ‘n’ mix basis

Agastache Blue Boa
Agastache Blue Boa. Picture; Dobies

Perennials are the flesh that fills out your garden – plants that ‘come back every year’, as my mam would say.

Now, Dobies has launched a range of more than 150 pick ‘n’ mix perennials to make your garden look great this summer.

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