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Top 10 posts of 2019: numbers 10 to 6

Preston Hall Walled Garden, Pathhead. Picture; Scotland's Garden Scheme
Preston Hall Walled Garden, Pathhead. Picture; Scotland's Garden Scheme

From Britain in Bloom to Scotland’s Garden Scheme

It’s been a funny old year on the website, with a mix of old favourites and new posts being the most popular with readers. Here are numbers 10 to six – tomorrow you’ll see the top five and the year’s most-read post.

10: Britain in Bloom finalists 2019

Boat planted up at Sunny Corner, Truro in Bloom. Picture; RHS/Jim Wileman
Boat planted up at Sunny Corner, Truro in Bloom. Picture; RHS/Jim Wileman

Concentrating on the finalists for the RHS’s 2019 Britain in Bloom competition, with links to the winners and Northumbria in Bloom posts.

9: New dwarf sunflower Sunbelievable

Sunflower Sunbelievable. Picture; Thompson & Morgan
Sunflower Sunbelievable. Picture; Thompson & Morgan

This one first appeared on December 19, 2017 and it’s been in the top 10 ever since. It’s a very popular plant!

8: Can you bring plants into the UK from abroad?

Madeiran banana divisions on sale, Mercado dos Lavradores, Funchal, Madeira
Madeiran banana divisions on sale, Mercado dos Lavradores, Funchal, Madeira

It’s fair to say this post has attracted more readers the closer we get (or don’t) to Brexit. Initially written in 2018, it was updated on July 4 this year. Expect an update soon, as these rules are bound to change.

7: David Austin new roses 2019

Rose Eustacia Vye (Ausegdon). Picture; David Austin Roses
Rose Eustacia Vye (Ausegdon). Picture; David Austin Roses

David Austin’s new roses are always popular and this year’s announcements, Eustacia Vye and Gabriel Oak were no exception.

6: Scotland’s Garden Scheme 2019

Scotland's Gardens Scheme 2018
Scotland’s Gardens Scheme 2018

A new entry into the top 10 and a very welcome one, highlighting the best of Scotland’s gardens.

Watch out tomorrow for the top 5 posts of the year.

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Mandy Watson is a freelance journalist and an incurable plantaholic. MandyCanUDigIt grew from the tiny seed of a Twitter account into the rainforest of information you see before you. Gardening columnist for the Sunderland Echo, Shields Gazette and Hartlepool Mail and editor of the Teesdale Mercury Magazine. Attracted by anything rebellious, exotic and nerdy, even after all these years. Passionate about northern England and gardens everywhere. Falls over a lot.

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