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Geranium ‘Joy’

Geranium ‘Joy’ is one of Alan Bremner’s hybrids (Geranium traversii var. elegans x Geranium lambertii) and named after Joy Jones,organiser of the Hardy Geranium Group of the Hardy Plant Society.It forms mounds of almost evergreen foliage. The flowers are 3cm. across,bowl shaped and … Continue reading

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Eschscholzia californica

Eschscholzia californica. (The Californian Poppy) In general, the Californian poppy exhibits a growth form that is low-spreading to erect  (0.5 – 2 ft) with basal and cauline foliage that is generally blue-green (glaucous) in appearance. Plants produce upright flowers on freely … Continue reading

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A Concise Profile of Euonymous europaeus (Spindle Tree)

Euonymous europaeus. (Spindle Tree) The European spindle is a hugely adaptable tree. Growing throughout Europe it can be found from Ireland and parts of Scandinavia in the north, to Spain in the south and as far east as Lithuania. Its range also … Continue reading

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Clematis microphylla ‘Miss Bateman’

Clematis ‘Miss Bateman’ A hybrid of Clematis ‘Fortunei’ x Clematis ‘Standishii’ raised by Charles Noble and introduced in 1869. White rounded flowers, initially striped green. Reddish-brown stamens. Charles Noble was born in Bromham, near Bedford in the UK, in 1817 … Continue reading

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The short history of Metasequoia glyptostroboides or Dawn Redwood ( 3 Million Years)

Metasequoia glyptostroboides A short history of Metasequoia glyptostroboides or Dawn Redwood (over 3 million years!) Metasequoia glyptostroboides is known to have grown in many parts of the world in prehistoric times from its fossilised remains. That it had existed as a distinct species was … Continue reading

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Blue Geraniums

‘Rozanne’ has been my favourite ‘blue’ Geranium for several years now. It is a hybrid of G. himalayense and G. wallichianum ‘Buxton’s Variety’ and named after Rozanne Waterer. It was marketed in some places and by some people for some … Continue reading

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